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Jonathan Tays


Jonathan Tays

It is with breaking hearts, that we the family announce the passing of Jonathan Paul William Tays on Sept 6th, 2019.  Jonathan was born in Saint John New Brunswick on Feb 12th, 1988.    

Jonathan loved his Dog Storm, his friends and family.  He spent many of evening watching Charmed and Roswell with his mom and sister.  He would bring home new music to have them listen to, they were always "impressed" and it would end up in a dance competition.   If you couldn’t dance to it, it wasn’t good music.  Only Krissy could make him giggle with a touchless tickle.  He did on occasion pull out the Elvis lips when he was not smiling.     

Jonathan loved Football, specifically the jets and not the patriots!

He played football for the Hampton huskies and that created a life long love of the sport, he spent every Sunday yelling at the TV and sometimes fighting with his cousins about the game….

He loved adventures and hiking with his dog, Music festivals, tattoos and outdoor activities. One year he went to ministers island in minus 26 degree temperatures just for the Hike 

He  loved Magic cards, devils sticks (he was always ready to put on a show for his nieces, nephews and cousins), juggling and swimming, 

Jonathan was an amazing swimmer, one summer he saved his little cousin from drowning at the Damascus.

Jonathan showed everyone all of his "women catching dance moves" at least  that is what he told his young impressionable cousins.

He also, spent time working in Fort McMurray only to return home to his family and friends where his heart truly longed to be

Every picture he had a smile on his face that Sweet Baby Face. (the main reason why he grew a beard) 

He loved his friends, Phone calls and time spent on facetime. He never had to be in the same place to make connections with his friends.

Jonathan would often say "Thanks Sis for always being there for me".

Jonathan was never one to walk away from his family without an I love you, a hug and a smile.

Jonathon is survived by his beloved dog Storm, his Mother Kim Tays (Bruce Cameron), his sister Kristy-Ann and his niece and nephew Emily and William Long; stepsisters Jen Burley (Scott), Melissa Cameron (Thomas ), Katlyn Cameron (Chris).  Loving Uncles  Michael Tays, Jason Tays, Stephan Thomas (Mary);  his Aunts  Sherry Tays, Wendy Ritchie (Rickie), Michelle Bembridge (Richard) and others; as well many cousins including Adam, Corey, Ryan, Jessica, Nick, Jenny, Kaitlin, Alicia, Jordon, Ryan and Hannah; and grandfather Eddie Thomas.

He was predeceased by his Grandparents Joan & Stewart Tays, grandmother Lois Thomas and his sister Saydi

Jonathan is loved and will be missed by all, we love you Jonathan!!!!! 

Visitation will be at Reid’s Funeral Home, 1063 Main Street, Hampton, on Tuesday, September 10th, from 5-8 PM. A celebration of life and interment will be held at a later date, the details will posted on his Facebook profile. Donations in memory of Jonathan can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, the S.P.C.A or the Hampton Food Bank.  Personal condolences to the family may be made through


Tuesday, Sept 10, 2019
Visitation Time
5 to 8pm
Visitation Location
Reid's Funeral Home, 1063 Main St, Hampton

Burial Date
To Be Announced

Requested Charity
Canadian Mental Health Association, the S.P.C.A or the Hampton Food Bank