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July 22, 1998 - May 3, 2024

In loving memory ~

Hayden passed away suddenly, tragically, and senselessly on Friday, May 3rd. Words cannot possibly express the deep pain and emptiness the loss of Hayden has meant to his fiancée Danika Sali, (her mother Stacey and her sisters Jenna and Brooklyn), his mom and dad - Heidi and Mark, his brother Adam (Maria, Mason and Camdyn), his sister Miranda (Rob, Connor and Mia), his grandma Dutchie Mathison, his recently re-united birth mother Loni (and her sons - Garrett and Brandon), also his recently re-united birth father Ben (Jen, and sons Wyatt and Beau).

Hayden grew up knowing of Loni and Ben, but meeting them and immediately loving them and their families opened a new chapter in Hayden's life, one that made him extremely happy... and he instantly had 4 new brothers with whom he could share his passions; family, sports, games, and the outdoors.

If Hayden's life could be measured by the love that surrounded him - from his family and his new families, their extended families and all their friends, then Hayden's life ended with him on top. In his shortened 25 years of life, he touched so many in a positive, loving, and nurturing way.

Hayden was always calm, gentle, and kind. A considerate, caring, loving, hugging, confident - giant of a man.

As a youth, Hayden played football for the Knights, wrestled for his high school MRSS, and he played his favourite sport - baseball, in the Ridge-Meadows association for many years.

Hayden had so much more he was looking forward to. His immediate plans included more happy times with Danika of course, spending more time with Loni, spending more time with Ben (possibly duck or deer hunting), purchasing a townhome, a planned and booked "boys" trip to Chicago to see the Cubs and Sox play, camping with Danika "off the grid" with his new brothers and their friends, attending "the derby", and the annual Tupper family destination vacation (this time house boating on the Shuswap in August).

All our lives were enriched because of having this dear boy, this gentle, kind man, as a fiancé, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.

There will be a celebration of Hayden's life, on Saturday, May 25th, at 2 pm at Meadow Gardens Golf Club. Light refreshments and snacks to follow.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Children's Hospital in Hayden's name would be appreciated.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 25, 2024
2:00 PM
Meadow Gardens Golf Club

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