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HAWKINS, Catherine Jematia “Matia” (nee Kipsaita)

January 28, 1975 – December 13, 2011

Matia Hawkins, beloved wife of Colin and mother to Sean of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the age of 36 years.

Matia was born in Nairobi, Kenya and received her education in Kenya and attended university in Switzerland. She later worked in Tanzania and Kenya in the hospitality industry. Colin and Matia met in Zanzibar and were married on June 12, 2004 in Karen (Nairobi). Matia immigrated to Canada in February 2005. She worked in the retail industry in Calgary and later attended SAIT, where she received her diploma in Petroleum Land Administration.

Matia is survived by her loving husband Colin; her son Sean; her mother Betty Kipsaita; her sister Stella Kipsaita; her brother David Kipsaita; as well Colin’s family Robert, Scott and Grant Hawkins and families.

She was predeceased by her father Stephen Kipsaita and an older brother Kippy Kipsaita.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, December 18, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Holy Cross Anglican Church (2828 – 19th Street N.W.) on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Matia Hawkins, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. RIP MATIA will forever remember you in our thoughts we also thank God for the life he gave you and the time we knew you God bless your family

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  2. moses kiplagat :

    R.I.P Matia my sister. May God give your family strength.

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  3. My deepest condolences.

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  4. Elizabeth Muge :

    RIP Matia…forever loved, missed, and remembered by the Hill School Family

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  5. To the Hawkins family, may the good Lord, give you strength during this extremely difficult time.
    Catherine, may your soul rest in eternal peace.

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  6. Grace Lusitche :

    Rest easy my sister. May the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen

    I pray for the family who are left behind.

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  7. Rest In Perfect Peace Matia, God’s strenght to all family and friends.

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  8. R.I.P Matia. May God be with your family during this time of sorrow.

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  9. Tessa and Matt :

    We are so sorry to hear about Matia. Our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

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  10. RIP Maita. My deepest condolences to (all) Matia’s family.

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  11. RIP Matia. My deepest condolences to family at this difficult time. God bless

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  12. Condolences to Kipsaitas, Colin and Sean on your loss. Matia – RIP

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  13. Deepest condolences to the Hawkins and Kipsaita families.

    Poleni sana and may God’s peace be with you.

    RIP Matia

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  14. RIP Matia. May the good Lord give your family the strength an courage to carry on.

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  15. May the Almighty God take control of your family at this hour of need. Rest in peace my dear sister Matia

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  16. Emmanuel Okwuosa :

    RIP Jematia. May God give your family the divine strength they require in this difficult time.

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  17. Waweru Njoroge :

    R.I.P Matia. You shall truly be missed. Deepest condolences to the families on both sides

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  18. My condolences to the family. May the Lord give you Peace within your heart. Sean, Colin and the family, Matia spirit will always be with you. Take courage and be strong the Lord will give you the strength to carry on.

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  19. Dorothy kositany :

    Matia you will forever be in our hearts.RIP

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  20. Chemutai Chepkwony :

    We remember you in prayer during this difficult time. Our condolences to the Hawkins and Kipsaita families.

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  21. It is very sad for the loss of young beautiful life, may the Lord give your family strength to go through this grave loss and protect your baby with blessings and long life. my since deep condolence to the family.

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  22. What a shock, you shall surely be missed, l will always remember you from our days in Utalii.

    keep smling down on your Beautiful family.

    rest in peace.xx

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  23. RIP Matia. May God give your family peace and strength. Forever in our hearts.

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  24. Cenorina Wanga :

    Rest in peace Matia, you will be missed by all FP 94’S of Kenya Utalii College. May the Lord watch over your family during this difficult moment and give them strength to carry on. Farewell.

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  25. Rest in peace Catherine. God watch over your family.

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  26. RIP Matia and may God grant your family strength and closure!

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  27. bernard chiuri :

    R.I.P Catherine, we loved you but God loved u most.

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  28. Lillian Chiry Maritim :

    My condolences to the Hawkins and Kipsaita family, may God ease your sorrow during this difficult time. R.I.P Matia!

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  29. Antony Kibogo :

    RIP Matia. Our condolences to the Kipsaita and Hawkins families. May the Lord provide you the strength to move forward.

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  30. Belinda Chesire :

    To all our families, and especially aunt !Betty, Chumba, Sean, Colin, Kipsy, and Ethan. As days turn into weeks, the reality of Matia’s loss becomes so real. May God’s peace prevail and may the pain be lessened as we try to make sense of this enexpected tragedy. RIP my cousin, my friend.

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  31. Lillian Birir :

    RIP Matia. God be with your family.

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  32. Rest in everlasting peace with God, he loved you most he takes the best.

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  33. Poleni sana Kipsaita’s and Hawkins.Cathy was so young…so sweet…

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  34. Colin, so very sorry to see one of the most beautiful women I know leave us so early in life. Matia will always remain a beautiful spirit in my mind. No words can express the sorrow for your loss. Your famly and friends will be here for you always to help you through these very tough times. Take care of yourself and Sean.

    Alex Migallo

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  35. R.I.P . you shall weep and suffer no more.

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  36. May Almighty God rest your soul in peace Matia, and May HE keep you in a good place . I love you but God loves you more my dear sister. Allah Irhamik Ameen.

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