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HAY, JACK (JOHN) December 24, 1942 - February 25, 2019 Professor of Immunology, farmer of shiitake mushrooms, captain of our crew. A selfless and giving man who showed us every day how to live life to the fullest. He had an inquiring mind and a kind, generous heart. Jack was loved by so many he leaves behind. He will be missed by Kazy, his wife of 51 years, his children, Robert (Catherine), Janine (David Lee), Justin (Gwen Calder) and his adoring grandchildren (Sydney, Tristan, Nathan, Max, Toby, Alex and Matthew). Jack also leaves behind his dear brother Neil (Jackie), numerous nieces and nephews; he was predeceased by his sisters Charlotte (Gary Graham) and Roberta (Gordon Ironside). Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity St., Toronto, ON M5A 3C6 on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Tribute at 1:30 p.m. Coffee and refreshments to follow. Please join us to toast, honour and remember the life of this very special man. Donations in Jack's memory can be made to the Jack Hay Studentship Fund (by email via jack.hay.studentship@gmail.com) or to Princess Margaret Hospital (www.thepmcf.ca).

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Published in Toronto Star on Feb. 28, 2019.
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March 11, 2019
I would like to express condolences on behalf of the current and past board members, staff and volunteers of Partners In Research Canada where Jack was a long time supporter and served as president of the board
Brent Peltola
March 4, 2019
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Although I did not get to see Uncle Jack that much I do remember those times that I did and I can remember how much joy he gave off. I can only imagine he must have been a great Dad. Take care and love Renee.
March 4, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, Justin.
Savage family
March 3, 2019
Living across the country we did not see Uncle Jack much as we wanted but when we did, it was an immediate and familiar connection. It was fun and joyful. The memories from the early visits on Howland to the Christmas in the Caribbean and your visits back to Vancouver are forever cherished. Lots of love for Aunty Kaz, Rob and Catherine, Janine and Dave, Justin and Gwen. We wish we could be there with you to celebrate wonderful Uncle Jack.
Dan + Erin Hay
March 3, 2019
Condolences to Kazy and family on the loss of Jack.
May your happy memories of him be a comfort at this time.

Alice. Dublin Ireland.
March 3, 2019
Sending love and warmth to you all. When I think of Uncle Jack I think of moments like him teaching me about some of the constellations while on the houseboat, his accordian playing, New Year's Eve in the Caribbean and always always laughter. Aunty Kaz, I hope you get lots of rest soon.
Colleen Hay
March 2, 2019
I remember Jack with such fondness from the years I worked in the Immunology Department. He was a gentle man, always kind, always generous.
March 2, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time. Jack was always such a personable man and always made our family feel so comfortable when we were together. He will be remembeed with much fondness
Wilma + Kang Lee
March 2, 2019
Justin, we are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and the rest of your family.
Ted and Joanne Calder
March 1, 2019
Jack leaves us all a shining example of a life well lived. It is a privilege to have known him and he will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt condolences go to Kazy and all the crew for the loss of such a very special man.
Cheryl and Allan Smith
February 28, 2019
Dear Kazy and extended Hay family, We offer our deepest condolences to you. Jack was an energetic and accomplished man who will be remembered always.
Lesia and John Deacon
February 28, 2019
Kazy and family, I know no words can diminish your loss. Just know that my deepest sympathies are with you. Jack was an exceptional person and he will be missed.
Colleen Ash
February 28, 2019
Dear Kazy, my deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones. May you find comfort and healing in your wonderful 51+ years of togetherness. Take care.
Liemy Tagsa
February 28, 2019
Dear Kazy, Iris and I offer our sincere condolences to you and your family on this very sad news. May your loving memories help ease your grief.
Teresa Selander
February 28, 2019
Sending hugs and love to all of you. Jack made growing up on Howland a truly memorable childhood. So grateful for his amazing spirit. Much love and peace to all of you at this time.
Natasha Smith
February 28, 2019
Thank you for all the find memories during My time in Toronto
Agneta Grundén
February 28, 2019
What a wonderful guy. He will always be remembered.
Andrew Vernon-Betts
February 28, 2019
We met Jack when we lived with him and with Kazy, in Basel, in 1971, and saw him last at Zach's wedding, last summer. He never changed. He was humble, interested, happy, and always living in the moment and for the future. He was a remarkable person.
Bonnie & Bill Main
February 28, 2019
May Jack's light continue shining in the lives of the family who loved him and those who knew him..
Ann Cook
February 28, 2019
What a legacy to leave behind,we met Jack,kazy and the crew so many years ago.we spent wonderful times at their cottage.our love and condolences are with you kazy and your family.
We will miss him.
Sharon,Neil Gallagher,Barron
February 28, 2019
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Kaz and the Kids. May Jack rest in peace, and may Kaz also get some rest. See you Sunday.
Nora Hoyer
February 28, 2019
I cherish all our memories to the Moon and beyond.
You will be missed!
Bev Schmocker
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