It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Barry Hawkins on February 27, 2006.
Barry retired as a Partner of Price Waterhouse Coopers Calgary office after an illustrious career spanning forty years. After joining the firm in Winnipeg, he participated in an exchange program with Price Waterhouse France from 1973-1976. Upon returning to Canada he was an executive interchange with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. From 1981-1996 he was based in Montreal and was involved as engagement partner on a variety of public and private companies including the Royal Bank of Canada, RBS Dominion Securities and the Business Development Bank of Canada. In 1992 Barry was assigned as a client service partner for Canadian Pacific Limited and continued this affiliation when he was asked to transfer to Calgary following the company’s relocation. While in Montreal, Barry and his family were active members of the Lakeshore Ski Club where he assumed roles as Treasurer and President. His financial knowledge led him to be Treasurer of Beaconsfield United Church and Pointe Claire Curling Club. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed a Board position as Treasurer with Word Fest Calgary. In his younger years Barry was active with his daughters on the ski hill, the soccer field and events involving horseback riding. Holidays across Canada and Europe were highlights.
He leaves to mourn his passing, wife Jane; daughters and son-in-law, Jocelyn and Andrew Zoller and Laura, all of Calgary; mother Nellie Hawkins; brother Brian Hawkins; niece Lisa Lewicki; nephews, Michael, Travis and Cary Hawkins; sister-in-law Carol Hawkins, all of Winnipeg; his mother-in-law Dorothy Baird of Calgary; as well as his Aunt Lil of England. Barry is predeceased by his father Fred. Barry will be missed by many friends whom he touched with his kindness, compassion, and sense of humour.
We celebrate his life, we grieve his passing and we rejoice that he is at peace at last.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, March 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Inn from the Cold Society, 117 – 7 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 0W5.
In living memory of Barry Hawkins, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences