OBITUARY

William Albert Hawks

30 January , 19489 June , 2018

Passed away peacefully at home on June 9, 2018 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Linda Hawks. Cherished father of Tina Hawks. Proud grandfather of Tyson and Isaiah Hawks. Special uncle to Shannon (Hopcroft), Julie and Paul Middleton and golfing buddy to nephew Ryan Brockley. Will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Dear brother of Faith Cameron (Malcolm), Edward Hawks (Marlyn), Larry Hawks (Marilyn), and the late Rod and David Hawks. Brother-in-law of Donna Hopcroft (Gerry), the late Shirley Jones (survived by Bob) and the late Doug Lustic (survived by Lynda). William was active in the community, belonging to the Bonachords, Liftlock Band and St. Stephen’s Choir. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. at COMSTOCK-KAYE LIFE CELEBRATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 1140 St. Paul’s Street, Peterborough. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockkaye.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, 12 June , 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 13 June , 2018
REMEMBERING

William Albert Hawks

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Cindy Elmhirst

13 June 2018

Linda
Just to let you know l am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Cindy Elmhirst
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Carol J. Watson

13 June 2018

Linda and Family, So shocked and saddened to hear of Bill's passing! One of our Encore Band Rehearsal pieces that I recorded on my phone has the distinct sound of Bill playing His trumpet. I am so glad that this will be a wonderful memory of Bill. My sympathy to you all. Carol W

Sally Rye

12 June 2018

Linda and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
I met Bill at All Saints' church--always a smile .
He and his beautiful voice will be missed.
Hugs and prayers go out to you.
Sally Rye

Sandra Parker

12 June 2018

Tina and family,

We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Sincerely,
Dr. Turner, Bev, Carol, Linda, Sam, and Sandy

Lana Collier

12 June 2018

Linda and family:

I was surprised and saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a kind and happy man and threw himself into everything he did. Having lost Gary almost a year ago, I understand your pain. If you need to talk or vent, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me. Times like this are always very tough, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
When my late husband, Gary, joined the music team for EOS many years ago, Bill was at the helm. He was a kind and helpful leader that all the team looked up to. When he retired from his post, Gary took over the job and continued on until EOS was dissolved. He had big shoes to fill.
I remember dinners together with you and Bill as well as a Blue Jays game. We also attended a concert and so enjoyed Bill's wonderful singing. He was very talented and often sang the anthem at skating events.
Our loss is Heaven's gain. He will be missed.

Lana Collier, Whitby, Ontario.,



Robin Omdahl

12 June 2018

Linda, it has been wonderful getting to know you and Bill over the last year or so. You have both been so amazing to myself and my little girl and we will definitely miss Bill. He was like a second grandfather to Elly! Please feel free to slip next door if there is anything you ever need.
Robin

Tish Oosterbroek

11 June 2018

We met Bill through LiftLock Band. For special occasions we have parties at break time. Many times Bill would bring pencils instead of food and that was great - he even sharpened them! All the band members need a pencil to make notations on their music. Bill was a lovely man, and a talented musician and we will miss him. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Tish & John Oosterbroek

John O'Dea

11 June 2018

Bill touched a lot of people and he will be remembered for his willingness to help, his boyish charm, his amazing tenor singing, his trumpet playing (his solos in the June 3rd concert were amazing), his warm and giving nature and so much more.

Playing trumpet in the band with Bill was like being back in high school. Whenever the conductors focus was elsewhere we'd be talking away, telling jokes and just being silly. On those occasions when we did get caught, somehow Bill was never to blame...his way of grinning looked so innocent that it couldn't possibly be his fault.

Linda, if there is anything you need please ask me. Bill has given so much, it would just feel right to give back to those closest to him.

FROM THE FAMILY