On November 26, 2012, Helen Hawkes of Edmonton passed away at the age of 91 years.
Helen is lovingly remembered by her son, Michael Philip (Suzanne) Hawkes; daughters, Marcia (Graham) Links and Monika Hawkes; five grandchildren, Tea Buechner, Philip Links, Michael Thomas Hawkes, Matthew Links and Cheryl Anne Hawkes; three great-grandchildren, Genevieve Buechner, Margot Berner and Aidan Links; brother, Gordon (Joyce) Duncan; as well as sister, Jean (Alan) Williams.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Hawkes; brothers, Bob and Joe and sisters, Isobel Debitt and Florence Duncan.
Helen enlisted in the Canadian Military in 1942 and quickly rose amongst the ranks becoming a Flight Sergeant in 1945. In 2002 Helen received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal from Senator Ann Cools for significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their community and to Canada over the previous 50 years.
A Funeral Service will take place at Foster and McGarvey Funeral Home, 10011-114 St., Edmonton on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Westlawn Memorial Gardens, 10132 - 163 Street, Edmonton. For those unable to attend the service, a live webcast of the service can be viewed at www.fostermcgarvey.com.
In memory of Helen, donations may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society, 13620-163 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5V 0B2.