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HAWKWOOD, Aurica (nee Cholak)

April 22, 1935 – Calgary, Alberta
October 11, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Aurica Hawkwood beloved wife of the late Joseph Hawkwood of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the age of 79 years.

Aurica was born April 22, 1935 in Calgary. She grew up in Bridgeland and work for the City of Calgary Planning Department. She married Joseph Hawkwood in 1955 and gave up her city girl life to become a farm wife. She lived on their farm for the rest of her life. Aurica was a great volunteer with the Glendate WI, Chinook Hereford Bells, Calgary Stampede Agtively in the city committee, and any other community event that needed help. She was a lifetime member of the Cochrane Art Club. Art was one of her great passions in life. She loved her evenings out at the theater and the ballet. Mom also loved to travel with her group of friends. Aurica lived to entertain and cook for her friends and family. She enjoyed shopping and tending to her garden. Her door was always open and a place set at her table for her many friends and family.

Aurica is survived by her children, Howard (Nelle) Hawkwood of Cochrane, Greg (Janice) Hawkwood of Cochrane, Joanne (Kevin) Fraser of Cochrane, and Todd Hawkwood of Calgary; grandchildren, Eran (Aliston) Machan, Joe Hawkwood, Scott Hawkwood, Dan Hawkwood, Megan Hawkwood, Garrett Fraser, and Brandon Fraser; great grandchildren, Hayden, Denton, and Kaitlynn Machan; sister-in-laws, Margaret Chalack, Leona Hawkwood and Doreen Hawkwood; and many nieces and nephews. Aurica was predeceased her beloved husband, Joseph Hawkwood; parents, Catrina and Constantin Cholak; and sister, Jean Blackwell.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church (128 – 1st Street East, Cochrane, AB) on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Canadian Diabetes Association, https://crm1.diabetes.ca/bbis_CRMLive/donate, or The Calgary Stampede Foundation, https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/4426.

In living memory of Aurica Hawkwood, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. CARLO ODDONE E GIOVANNA :

    TO THE HAWKWOOD FAMILY WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS
    OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF DEAR
    MOTHER. CARLO & GIOVANNA ODDONE AND FAMILY

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  2. Wynne Chisholm :

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Aurica through the Calgary Stampede Agtivity committee. She was always warm, friendly and ready to laugh. She willingly shared her fount of historical knowledge on how things “used to be done” on the ranch. Our heartfelt condolences to everyone in her large, extended family. I know she will be missed.
    Wynne and Bob Chisholm, W. A. Ranches Ltd.

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  3. Darrel and Pat Kesslering :

    Greg and Janice and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
    All our best to you and your family.
    Darrel and Pat Kesslering

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  4. Grace Murdoch :

    Holding you close in thought, and praying that special memories will bring you peace and comfort. With sincere sympathy, Grace Murdoch

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  5. Gloria Wilkinson :

    My deepest sympathies – Aurica was a great lady!
    Gloria

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  6. Maggie Schofield :

    Aurica made an enormous contribution to the Stampede, and will be missed by us all. The cabin won’t be the same without her.
    Maggie Schofield
    CS Board of Directors

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  7. Don and Kay Fraser, Hussar, Alberta :

    Our deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of your mom and grandma. We met Aurica through the Hereford cattle business and always enjoyed our time with her (and your dad). She was always upbeat and was great to be around. We are unable to come to her service but you will surely be in our thoughts. She will be missed.

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  8. We just wish to send our sympathy for your loss of dear Aurica. We did so enjoy her time with the Airdrie Tee Birds Golf Group. We especially loved her wonderful stories at lunch after golf – lots of laughs. We miss her and know you will too. She was a lovely lady!

    Sincerly, Susan Dupont (for the Airdrie Tee Birds)

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  9. Todd and the Hawkwood family,

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I met your Mother a couple of times working with Todd and she was a very kind and caring woman.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Wes and Gene Stephens :

    We well remember first meeting Joe and Aurica – and your great Family – when we first
    moved out to Rocky Ridge Road – thanks for memories and accepting us into country hospitality. Our sincere condolences.
    Wes and Gene Stephens

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  11. charles young :

    Sorry for your loss, I remember serving tea at the hall.
    chas e young

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  12. David Grimstead :

    My sincere condolences to the Hawkwood family upon reading of the passing of Aurica. I am reminded of her always welcoming smile at the farm.

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  13. Yolande Worthington :

    So sorry to hear that Aurica has passed away. May I offer my sincere condolences. I enjoyed working with Aurica at the Stampede. We will all miss her.

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  14. Charlene Gale :

    We were very sorry to hear of Aurica’s passing. She will be missed by many. Sorry we could not be at today’s funeral, but our thoughts are with all of you.
    Charlene, Stephen, Kendra, John & Michael Gale

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  15. peggy weis and barb pollock :

    Sorry for your loss. Mrs. Hawkwood was very pleasant to all of the residents in the Watergrove community and she will be greatly missed.

    Sincerely,
    Peggy & Lawrence Weis at unit 44
    Barb Pollock and Henry deGraaf at unit 47

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  16. Lorie Armstrong :

    Todd;

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Lorie Armstrong

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  17. Priscilla Hammer (Percy) :

    Joanne Fraser Family, Janice Hawkwood Family :
    I had the great pleasure of meeting this special wonderful woman, on many occasions as she enjoyed attending special Christmas events, Stampede BBQ’s, Teas and Bake sales. She was kind, very generous and cared for family and friends. I will remember Aurica, as she had the cutest smile, and was a very happy person. My sincere sympathy, may you be at peace in this difficult time.
    Percy Hammer

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  18. Howard, Nielle – I remember Aurica (who I only knew as “Mrs. Hawkwood”!) from my WI days, when the Westbrook WI of which I was a member would join forces on occasion with the Glendale WI. I know she was well thought of and loved. My thoughts are with you as you grieve.
    Patti Lott

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  19. Teresa Ranieri :

    Todd and family, I am sincerely sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Teresa

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