John C. Hawkins
Aug 30, 1920-Dec 30, 2007
Peacefully passed away Dec. 30, 2007 at the age of 87 at Glacier View Lodge with family by his side.
Lovingly Remembered by son John (Christine), daughters Diane Watt (Don), Susan Hawkins (Marten), Wendy Hawkins (Gary), Marie Lapp (Mike), grandchildren Michael Watt (Rhonda), Crystal Bailey, Nicole Deluca (Richard), Clint Ellis (Michele), Lisa Stokes (Ryan), Jessica Bakker (Scott), John Hawkins Jr. (Jen), Spencer Lapp, Shane Lapp, 16 great grandchildren, sister Mildred Goodsell, brother in law Bill Jesse, sister in law Cassie Horrobin and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by wife of 55 years Sarah, infant son Michael, parents George and Ellen, brother Bob, sisters Isabel and Kathleen.
John was born in Comox, grandson to original pioneer Comox settlers John and Isabel Hawkins whose original farm house still stands (renovated) on Yates Rd. overlooking the old farm land above the Goose Spit.
John was a very well known athlete in the Valley during his teen years. He served as an officer in the RCAF during WW II where he met his future wife Sarah. After the War they married. John returned home to Comox with his new wife from Montreal. They had six children. John was a very well known baseball player in the Valley, when baseball was a huge event every summer in Lewis Park (20 Years). John, along with Don Goodsell, formed G + H Logging and was contracted to clear most of the Comox Peninsula before carrying on to his next endeavors. He was an electrician by trade and ‘wired’ just about all the original houses being built here in the 50’s and 60’s and was a commercial fisherman, by love. Anyone who frequented the Comox Marina knew John, who owned 2 trollers, the ‘Hub City’ and the ‘Blue Mistress’. After retiring from fishing the high seas John still visited the wharf, but spent most of his time watching his grandsons and nephews play hockey. Hockey was a big part of John’s life, starting with watching his son John become a very successful hockey player to last year watching his youngest grandson’s play at the local arenas. John was a big man with a big heart. He lived a wonderful and full life. He will be greatly missed by all. Next to family, nature and animals were nearest to his heart.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday Jan 7, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at Piercy’s-Mt. Washington Funeral Home. 440 England Ave. Courtenay.
Lawrence Burns officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations may be made to the local SPCA.