November 18, 1931 – April 6, 2016
Haynes, Reverend William “Allison” – in Hamilton on April 6, 2016. The “Rev”, born November 18, 1931 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Survived by his wife Alicia Rae Haynes, and his children Lorne (Marilyn), Meridene (Jim), Patricia, Lynette (Bob), Harold (Gloria), Chris (Kathy) and Bethany. Sadly missed by his 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He joined the Salvation Army Training College in Toronto in 1951. In 1952 he was commissioned a Salvation Army Officer where he served the Word of God for 7 years. In 1960 he began his studies at Queen’s University receiving his BA in 1964 and BD in Theology in 1965. He was ordained a minister in the United Church of Canada in Kingston in May 1965. He served numerous congregations throughout his 50 years of service. His mission in life was reflected through his characteristics of love, dedication, faith and grace. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Allison’s Life on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 165 Charlton Ave, West, Hamilton. Cremation has taken place. Donations in lieu of flowers to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Thinking of you, Lynette and family, with much love. My deepest sorrow for your loss.
Regrettably I didn’t know Allison very long, but in the short time that I knew him I found that he was one of those special people who exhibit a kind, caring ambience toward all those around him, young and old. Whenever he walked into the Fitness Club at Shalom Village, the room lit up with smiles. His knowledge of the bible was exemplary and he shared those biblical stories freely with everyone. I watched him interact with others in the gym where we worked out. We all loved and admired him and will miss his jovial nature. “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” Rest in peace until we meet again.
Our deepest condolences to the family. Rev. Allison came to our church for frequent services and right away we all saw what a special person he was. His services were right from his heart & gave us a very satisfying & up lifting experience after listening to one of his sermons. We wish him & his family peace.
Our thoughts & prayers are with him & family. We will miss his sense of humor & his excellent sermons
I knew Allison actively from 1972 to 1978, when I was a Hamilton Presbytery delegate from Binkley
United Church in Hamilton. I also have known him more recently since he started attending Central
Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, where I have been a member since 1994. I never was a member of any
of Allison’s congregations, but I really appreciated his very thoughtful prayers and meditations which he
gave at meetings of the United Church Presbytery of Hamilton which I attended. You have my very
sincere sympathy. I will be attending the funeral service at Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton on
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1 p.m. and the reception following that service.
it has been years now since my wife and I were members of St. Marks in Dundas ….. we have very good memories of those years and of Allison’s ministry during that time …..
Sad to hear of Allison’s passing. Always enjoyed a visit and conversation with him. Lots of spirit and intellect. Will miss him and his guidance.
Tamara, Andrew & Kids
Allison had a wonderful folksy way about him both in his presence and in the way that he delivered his sermons. His twinkle and sense of humor were always present. We shall miss this wonderful man of God.
Bill and Barb Horvath
Over the past years, Allison Haynes was a kind friend to my aging Uncle Neil, who enjoyed nothing more than his weekly coffee outings with Allison. As my Uncle started to suffer from Dementia, Allison was kind enough to get in touch with me (as Neil’s nearest living relative) and subsequently, we had numerous telephone conversations, over the last couple of years, in which he offered me much support and advice. It was not until recently that I finely met Allison in person and unfortunately, by that time he was not well himself. My uncle ventured out of the long term care facility where he now resides, on only one occasion and that was to visit Allison in the hospital prior to his passing. I know my Uncle will dearly miss his old friend and confidant and I am grateful for the care and companionship Allison afforded him and for the advice and understanding he offered me.
My deepest condolences to his family and to all whom he befriended.
We are sad to hear of Allison’s passing. We were looking forward to hopefully seeing him this summer, but it was not to be. We will cherish the time we spent with him, which was always fun and interesting. Allison was always funny and charming, and had a warm heart. We will miss him.
Allison was such an important person to our family. In addition to being the minister for our community churches, (Crown Hill and Dalston) he played an important role in bring safe, wholesome activities to the young people of the area and these are where Ross’ and my relationship developed. When we think back over the milestones of our family, most often Allison was part of them. He performed marriage ceremonies for Ross and me and baptized both our children, Tom and Sara. Thirty years later, he officiated at Sara’s marriage to Jim. And this is just one family. Think how much he brought to the thousands of families his life touched. He truly made the world a much better place. Our sympathies to all of you as you grieve his loss. Ross and Mary Anne
Allison was a generous and caring human being who lived his Christian faith publically. He was a mentor who with kindness in his voice and a twinkle in his eye did not let you be sloppy in your convictions. You are missed and for the rest of my journey will be in my memory.
I first met Allison through the “Turtles” fitness program at McMaster. Allison also occasionally attended Sunday service at our church, Ryerson United, in Ancaster. He was such a kind, considerate and interesting man to talk with.
We offer our sincere condolences to Alicia and family.
Treasure your happy memories.
Orval and Dee Burlanyette
We are saddened to hear of Allison’s passing. While ministering at St. Mark’s, Allison provided the support and guidance that nurtured and strengthened our faith. He was a large part of our life Milestones, presiding over our wedding, baptizing our 3 children. We remember fondly, Allison’s visit to our home and the informal discussions of daily life, our challenges and successes and God’s larger plan for us.
Thank you Allison. Rest in peace.
Pat (Kenny) Hastings
I was saddened to hear of Allison’s passing. He was our minister years ago at Dalston -Crown Hill pastoral charge and served the community of faith well. I am sure Jesus would greet Allison with “Well done , thou good and faithful servant.”
I have only just learned of Allison’s passing because I wondered about not having heard from him for some time here on the west coast. I came to know Allison through my aunt, Doris Rumball and her friend Wilda Pinkney, back in the days when all were affiliated with First United, and I would visit whenever possible. Allison was the sole of kindness to my aunt through her decline in health and took on so much which would normally have been done by family, had anyone lived nearby. Doris adored her kind, funny friend and spiritual advisor, and his company never failed to lift her spirits and mine as well. It would have meant so much to my loving aunt to have her spiritual advisor and dear friend with her at her passing. He continued to remain my friend, helping to sort out the estate with great competence and caring. I came to consider him a dear friend and admired him greatly. He never tried to be above others in his faith, but to abide with each person with love, humour and strength, offering so much of himself from soul to accounting strengths! The angels have a new recruit.