Robert (Bob) Campbell Hawkes passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Saturday, January 27th in his home at Abbotsford’s Hallmark on the Lake.
Bob is survived by his wife Doris of 72 years, their five children, Christopher (Sherrie), Craig (Inese), David (Marlene), Susan (Mark), Wendy (Jamie), thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Bob is also survived by his sister Patricia and brother Doug.
EBob was born in Toronto but spent his youth in Vancouver At 19 he volunteered to serve in World War II. He flew many campaigns for the RCAF bomber command earning him a Distinguished Flying Cross. His heroic efforts in WWII also earned him an induction into Ottawa’s Hall of Valor.
While overseas Bob met Doris who was with an RCAF entertainment troupe. They married in 1945 and settled in Vancouver. They also lived in Maple Ridge, Mission and Abbotsford.
Bob (Papa, Gramps) loved his family and friends and lived life to the fullest. He had a big presence and loved to tell stories to anyone who would listen. We will all miss him greatly and cherish all the wonderful times we had together.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 12101 224th Street, Maple Ridge, B.C.
A reception will follow with food and refreshments.