Ronald Stewart Hayter

Ron passed away on February 17, 2015 at the age of 58. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer just four months after he lost his beloved partner of 35 years, Angela Lyson. Ron's other love was computers, having his Master's in Computer Science. Much of his spare time was spent, sometimes in vain, trying to help his parents navigate the digital world - using Apple products of course, the only choice as far as he was concerned. Ron leaves behind his loving family; parents Earl and Jackie Hayter, brother Rick (Jill) Hayter, sister Lisa (Tony) Allen, nephews Brian and Michael Hayter, aunt Deanna Stewart and several special cousins. We would like to thank the wonderful staff in the Palliative Ward at VGH for their care and support during his stay. By request there will not be a funeral, instead the family will gather at a later date to celebrate Ron's life. If desired please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 21, 2015


In Memory

I'm sorry it has taken so long to thank all of you for taking the time to offer your kind comments about our son Ron. It has meant so much to us to read about the influence he had on those he came in contact with.

He was very special and is greatly missed by his family.

Earl & Jackie Hayter

Ron was an amazing programmer. He dedicated his free time to his love for computer games, writing utilities for games such as Myst and BioShock, and I had the pleasure to collaborate with him on those efforts. We often emailed about the games we enjoyed, yet though we lived so close to each other, we never had the opportunity to meet in person. He is missed by those who knew him because of Riveal.

My memory of Ron will always stay and will continue to inspire me for years to come. He is very kind and calm, very intelligent yet very humble.

Ron was greatly respected and was always helpful to many who had worked with him. My sincere condolences for your loss.

Ron was a key part of the heart and soul of the Vancouver Crystal/Seagate Software office. Kind and thoughtful, he was passionate about his craft while still showing great respect and tolerance for those who didn't yet understand his wisdom. A role model for those on the Dev team just starting their career (like me), he will be greatly missed. Peace be with you.

So sorry to hear of this.....My Heart goes out to such a Beautiful & loving family.

The few encounters I had with Ron while working at Seagate Software/Crystal Decisions, he had always been helpful, insightful and professional. Thank you, Ron. R.I.P.

A great guy who contributed greatly to the company that sustains me and many others today. Deepest sympathies for your loss.

Ron taught me many things including how to do it right the first time and how to be compassionate and professional in the most trying of times. He was a brilliant programmer and human being. He will be greatly missed.

I am saddened to see that Ron has passed. I am equally saddened to see that he lost his partner in life, Angela Lyson. They were both school mates from Prince of Wales, year 1974. My sincere condolences to both Ron and Angela's families and friends.


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