Olive Hawkes (Robson)

Rejoice for this is the day the Lord has made

Luke 10:20 “Rejoice because (her) name is written in heaven”

Jessie Mary Olive Hawkes ( Robson) born in Nanton, Alberta July 23, 1914 went to be with her Saviour Jesus Feb. 1, 2013 at home with her close family beside her in Comox, B.C.

Olive, daughter of Thomas Robson and Jessie Coutts both of Southwick, Scotland. She followed this pioneering spirit through school in Vulcan, Alberta and a Comptometer operator for Piggly Wiggy where she met and married her boss, Rowland Parker Hill Hawkes (Pre-decease 1999).

Through years as a solid contributor and pillar of the church the long married couple minstered in rural Alberta where she was known for active participation in a close community.

She leaves behind her daughter Nattanya Bikhaven, grandchildren John & (Viola) Stewart Jody & (Dean) Quiring, and great grandchildren (Stephen, Jacinta, Alysha, and Jesse). Her larger than life spirit lives on as the joyful, positive, Nana who loved to rejoice through music.

Many Thanks go to VIHA angels, Ken and staff of Stevenson’s Place, where her years were filled with friends and family.

A Memorial will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church

218 Church St., 10:00 a.m. Friday February 8. Potluck Celebration Of Life to follow.


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