Feb 26, 1937 – July 22, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Bob passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family. He will be forever missed by his loving wife, Judy, his children Carrie Hawkes (Brian) of Nanaimo, BC, Georgina Wheatcroft (Mark) of Cloverdale, BC, Greg Hawkes (Patti & Jake) of Victoria, BC. Three granddaughters, Alex, Amy, and Chloe. Three brothers, Jim Hawkes (Joanne), Reg Hawkes (Donna), Rod Hawkes (Lisa); nieces, nephews, cousins, two aunts, and many friends. Bob was predeceased by his father, Fred, mother, Amy, and first wife, Fernande. Bob was a fierce competitor in curling as well as a great coach.
He coached his daughter, Georgina, in curling and she became a world champion. He coached his son Greg in Baseball to many championships including the Dizzy Dean World Series. Greg was also a Jr. National curling champion. Daughter Carrie was supported in her love of figure skating and is the Head Pro at the Nanaimo Skating Club. Bob was a true gentleman, loved and respected. He will be missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. S. Noble for his outstanding care and support and also thank Homecare and Hospice for their compassion and assistance.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday August 5, 2011, 2:00pm, at the Church of Ascension, 887 Wembley Road, Parksville, BC. Reception following in the church hall.
If friends desire, Memorial tributes may be made in Bobs’ memory to: The Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400 – 522 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2R5 or Oceanside Hospice Society, 210 Crescent Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1J9
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.