The family of Hugh Hawkins is grateful to share, that after over a decade of living with cancer, Hugh passed away peacefully in his sleep just after 4am on February 5th, 2021, at the Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, SK.
Hugh Myron Hawkins was born March 26th, 1943, the son of Jasper and Jessie Hawkins. He leaves behind his wife Linda of nearly 50 years, his son Dan, his daughter in-law Marianne, his brother Roger (Muriel) of Hoosier, and his sisters Lorna Rolston of Saskatoon, Florence Fischer of Calgary, Dorothy (Vern) Arthurs of Loverna, and Shirley (Bob) McLeod of Calgary. He was predeceased by his brother Howard of Kindersley, and sisters June Sonmor of Loverna, Evelyn Woodrow of Kindersley, and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Thompson of Kindersley.
Hugh was raised on the farm at Hoosier, SK and attended school there until Grade 9. He completed high school in Marengo and then attended Teachers College in Saskatoon. Hugh taught school for one year and then began working for 17 years for the Toronto Dominion Bank. He worked at several branches and first came to Kyle in 1967. He met Linda Heath and they were married in 1971. After Kyle, Hugh and Linda lived in Prince Albert, Thompson, MB, and Regina. While working at the TD Bank, Hugh earned his Fellow, Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB) designation through correspondence with Queen’s University and night classes at the University of Regina. In 1978, Hugh came back to Kyle as manager at the TD Bank and farmed Linda’s Dad’s farm. In 1981, he quit the bank and continued to farm. In 2019, due to declining health, he quit farming.
Hugh was on many boards and clubs. He helped with the Boy Scouts. He was a 50 year Elks member, a Kinsmen member, a member of The Royal Canadian Legion – Kyle Branch, and a member of the Masons until the lodge closed. He was on the Town of Kyle Council, Homecare Board, Sask. Housing Board, the Kyle United Church Board, and Treasurer for Kyle Small Loans Association. Hugh was a member of the Kyle Curling and Golf Clubs. In 1987, he was named Kyle’s Citizen of the Year.
A Private Family Service will be held in spring.
In accordance with Hugh’s wishes, the family respectfully declines donations, flowers, and trees planted in Hugh’s honor. Hugh requested things be kept simple and the family appreciates your consideration as they honor his request.
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