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HAWKINS, Douglas Llewellyn

November 14, 1947 – August 6, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Hawkins, who died in his sleep at home on Monday, August 6, 2012, at the age of 64 years.

Doug is survived by brothers, David (Patricia) of Victoria, BC, Griffith (Lillian) of Rimbey, AB, and Alex (Joan) of Edmonton, AB; sister Marie Harrington (Tim) of Sylva, North Carolina, USA; two step-children; and his many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Ann-Marie Nielsen in 2008; and by his mother Elizabeth in 2009 and father Stanley in 1992.

Doug was a gifted athlete throughout much of his life and enjoyed participating in many sports, especially baseball, hockey, racquetball, and, in his later years, golf. Employed by Prudential Steel of Calgary for more than two decades, he contributed significantly to his workplace through his labour union activities and served for several years as president of the Calgary local of the United Steelworkers of America.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells(2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Douglas Hawkins, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. I was devastated to hear of Doug’s passing.

    I’ve known Doug for over 50 years. I remember his infectious smile, his good humour, cruising around town, our car races, and just hanging out as teenagers do.

    We lost contact until about 5 years ago and it was so nice to see him again, to hear his new stories and reminisce about the old times.

    He was a great guy and will truly be missed.

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  2. Ken Bowmaster :

    Doug was a friend, a companion of my youth and a fellow Vagabond. We shared the richness of growing into adulthood and his memory will be cherished always.

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  3. Catherine and Brian :

    Our condolences to the Hawkins family

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  4. I worked with Doug for many years at Prudential Steel and I can’t remember a nicer and a more respected co-worker

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  5. Marie Konkin-Vass :

    To all of the Hawkins family, Please accept my condolence on the passing of our dear sweet “Douglas”. My heart is sad and heavy, I just to-day got the news. I am so sorry for your loss, he will be missed. Please let me know when the memorial will be held.

    Love always Marie

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  6. Sorry to hear of Doug`s Passing.I was part of the executive of our local with Doug for many years.He was well respected within our local & district 3 U.S.W.A.He was always positive.

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  7. Diana McMillan :

    Doug and I worked closely in the Union Office during his terms as President of Local 7226 and also President of the Southern Alberta Area Council. I always appreciated Doug’s support and friendship, his sense of humour and infectious laughter. Doug will be greatly missed.

    My condolences to the Hawkins family.

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  8. My condolence to his family. He was a strong trade union leader, you could always count on him,he will be dearly missed.

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  9. Matthew Hawkins :

    It is with a heavy heart that I bid farewell to you Doug. Yours was a life left too early.
    Those who knew you and those who loved you will mourn your passing but keep you always in our hearts.
    Bye Uncle Dougie

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  10. Elizabeth Hanna :

    My condolences to all those who are part of Doug’s family. Love to his sister Marie, who I know will be helped through this time by her husband Tim, her brothers and her daughters. Doug’s sweetness and kindness will live on though a hundred threads.

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  11. Doug was a person who always put others first. He cared deeply about others and never once expected thanks. He will will be missed. My condolences on behalf of the USW.

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  12. Colette Fackrell :

    I always really liked my uncle Doug and truthfully I have only fond memories of him. He was a caring and sweet man with a sense of humor and a twinkle in his eyes. He was uncomplicated, straightforward, and easy for me to relate to.

    I am extremely saddened by his loss and have been thinking a lot about him this past week. I’m going to miss him very, very much.

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  13. Duane McClellan :

    So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I worked with him for 25 years and he was a well respected man.
    Rest in Peace.

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  14. My prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time. He was fortunate to have loving family and friends in his life. Swa

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  15. Judith (Hurrell) Dutton :

    My sincere condolences to the Hawkins family. Losing someone special at such a young age is very hard to bear.

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  16. Walter and Vera Telle :

    Lillian and Griffith
    We are so sorry that we are not able to go to the memorial service but our thoughts will be with you
    Love Walt and Vera

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