Andrew G. D. Hawkes
It is with great sadness that the children of Andrew Hawkes announce the passing of their beloved father on Saturday April 3rd 2021, following an extended illness. He was preceded by the passing of his wife Alma Anne (McEvoy) Hawkes in 2013.
Andrew, or Andy as most may have known him, was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick on September 15th, 1943 to his late parents Rev. Cyrus Alvin and Marjorie (Baldwin) Hawkes.
He was a graduate of Rothesay Academy and The University of New Brunswick (1964). A career in engineering and management followed shortly afterwards, living and working in Canada, Jamaica, Florida, The Philippines, England, and India. Andy moved back to Canada in 2006 to work in Halifax, and retired in 2009 to Blackville, NB.
During his retirement, he became active in local and provincial politics, first serving on the MRDC Committee, and then becoming the mayor of Blackville from 2013 to 2016. Andy also served on the Board of Directors of the GBRC, as well as the Josie Foundation. He attended Trinity Anglican Church, where he served on the vestry, was a member of the corporation, and a synod delegate for the parish of Derby and Blackville.
In addition to his community interests, he was an avid student of the history of New Brunswick and family genealogy. Andy was a great fan of hockey, particularly his previous hometown Tampa Bay Lightning. He also had a lifelong connection to St. George and Lake Utopia and greatly enjoyed spending time there with family and friends.
He is survived by his children Christopher (Kathryn) Hawkes of Palm Harbor, FL , Daniel (Tammy) Hawkes of Pinellas Park, FL, and Angela Hawkes of Clearwater, FL; brother David (Sally) Hawkes of Ottawa, Ontario, sisters Margaret (John) Larlee of Fredericton, NB and Marian (Douglas) Cottrell of Fredericton, NB.; his special friend Trudy Underhill; grandson Zachary Hawkes and several cousins, nephews and nieces.
He will be greatly missed by many of us, and particularly by his family and close friends across New Brunswick who had the opportunity to know him well. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider making a memorial donation to the Josie Foundation charitable organization.
Andrew Hawkes is resting at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Blackville with Visitation on Friday from 7-9. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 2pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Blackville with Father Gerry Laskey and Archdeacon John Matheson officiating. Burial will be in the family plot of St. Bridget’s Church Cemetery at a later date.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions Masks and Social Distancing are mandatory. Please Contact 843-6022 with your name and phone number to register for the Funeral.
Arrangements are in the care of Davidson’s Funeral Home, 622-7464 and online at www.davidsonsfh.com, your family-owned, family-operated Funeral Home.