Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason For April 2017 – Charles Hayward (1839-1919)

As part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project we are starting a monthly feature highlighting a deceased Vancouver Island Freemason who has played a role in Vancouver Island history.

This is our first such post. Our first Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason and our Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for April 2017 is Charles Hayward (1839-1919), a member of Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2 and a former Mayor of Victoria.

Charles Hayward (1839-1919). This photo appeared in his 1919 obituary in the Daily Colonist newspaper
Charles Hayward (1839-1919). This photo appeared in his 1919 obituary in the Daily Colonist newspaper

Charles Hayward‘s term as Mayor of Victoria saw the start of the Inner Harbour Causeway project and negotiations for the construction of the Empress Hotel. Charles Hayward‘s home at 1003 Vancouver Street in Victoria is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

To find out more about Charles Hayward, see our webpages for Charles Hayward and 1003 Vancouver Street.

Charles Hayward's house, built in 1885, is still standing at 1003 Vancouver Street in downtown Victoria (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)
Charles Hayward’s house, built in 1885, is still standing at 1003 Vancouver Street in downtown Victoria (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)

Charles Hayward is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria.

Charles Hayward family burial plot, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C. (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)
Charles Hayward family burial plot, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C. (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)

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