Fred Hawkins

Celebration of Life

7:00 pm
Friday, February 2, 2024
Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral
1st Avenue Main Street
Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada
(306) 648-3322

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral
1st Avenue Main Street
Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada
(306) 648-3322


Shamrock Cemetery
50.16377, -106.62057
Shamrock, Saskatchewan, Canada

Obituary of Fred Hawkins

Frederick Albert Hawkins

January 7, 1949 – January 28, 2024

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Fred Hawkins, who departed this world on January 28, 2024, at the age of 75. He was born on January 7, 1949, on the Pouteaux farm near Bateman, Saskatchewan.

Fred will be fondly remembered for his deep affection for family, farming, and friends. A devoted father, he relished spending time with loved ones and readily extended a helping hand to those in need, maintaining an ever-welcoming presence. Fred's nurturing nature extended to the younger generation, as he effortlessly ushered children into the routine of early morning chores, displaying a genuine love for animals, and treating everyone with kindness.

His affinity for having children or a trusted companion as his 'right-hand man' was a testament to his inclusive and supportive nature. Fred's passion for farming was evident in how he shared his wisdom of farming with all his family including his brothers, nieces and nephews, children, and grandchildren. He took immense pride in the Hawkins Family Farm legacy, a tribute to his integral role in its longevity.

Fred embodied qualities of love, support, and good-natured teasing, contributing to a warm and vibrant family atmosphere. He will be remembered for his love, hard work, and commitment to those he held dear. He was always eager to share his wisdom and offer advice. 

Fred is predeceased by his parents Florence and Tom Hawkins, brother, John Hawkins, brother-in-law, Steve Anaka, niece Sally Desnoyers, nephew Denis Desnoyers, and great nephew Rylan Desnoyers.

He is survived by his wife Betty, children Carrie (Larry), Krista (Chad), Ryan (Krystal), Dustin, and grandchildren, Tyson (Kendall) Empey, Taylor (Dyson) Stevenson, Tiffani Empey, Tamara Empey, Adanna (Kayden) Winkler, Cade Bara, Ashden (Tessa) Hawkins, Gavin Hawkins, Scott Hawkins, Boston Hawkins, Reece Hawkins, Paige Hawkins, Jada Hawkins, Daxson Hawkins, and great-grandchildren, Bennett and Preston Winkler who mourn the loss of a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. 

He is also survived by his siblings, Lois Anaka, Pat (Rita) Hawkins, Sam (Paulette) Hawkins, Walter (Myrna) Hawkins, Jerry (Rose) Hawkins, Donald Hawkins, Chris (Alice) Hawkins, Susy (Armand) Martin, Mabel (Jerry) Desnoyers, Ruth (Mal) Taylor, sister-in-law Claire Hawkins and his brothers-in-law Bill (Jeanie) Hickox, Howard (Sandra)Hickox, Ron (Loraine) Hickox and a host of family and friends who will forever cherish the memories shared with him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. and a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. Friends and family are invited to attend and pay their respects. There will be a lunch following the service at the Parish Hall with a private family internment.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shamrock Community Hall Box 8 Shamrock, SK S0H 3W0 in memory of Fred Hawkins.

Fred may be gone, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. May he rest in eternal peace.

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