December 4, 1938 – November 20, 2021
It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of Wes Hawes on Saturday November 20, 2021. He was born Dec 4, 1938 in Hazel Hill Guysboro County, Nova Scotia. He was the oldest of seven children, born to Hartley and Isabel Hawes (nee MacDougall). He spent his last eight months in Menno Home Abbotsford, passing away in the Abbotsford General Hospital.
At the age of 18 he left Nova Scotia for Montreal to join his parents who were already there. He worked at various jobs in the area. Then travelling west to Alberta where he worked on different pipeline projects. Wes joined the Canadian Armed Forces in Calgary on December 2, 1960. He did his basic training at CFB Chilliwack, joining the 3Field Squadron.
He met and married his wife Kristine Dorothy Larsen from Ryder Lake, Chilliwack on February 24, 1962. They had two children, son Shawn January 26, 1964 and daughter Kelly March 9, 1965. They were stationed in Germany for two years and two years in Quebec, retiring as a Warrant Office after 22 years.
Survived by his wife Kristine, son Arnold Horne West Dover NS, daughter Kelly Hawes, granddaughters Lesley (Ryan) Publicover West Dover NS, Kirsten and Kassandra, grandson Nickolas (Julie) Horne Halifax NS, great-grandchildren Wyatt, Brooklyn and Jase, brother Frank (Kelly) Chilliwack BC, sisters Marlene (Earl) Horton Parksville BC, Miriam Fulton Oshawa ON, Donna Brideau La Prairie PQ, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families across Canada and the USA.
Predeceased by his parents, son Shawn Hawes, brothers Charles and Kevin.
Upon retirement Wes and Kris travelled a lot. Winters were spent in Arizona and Mexico, Spring and Summer fishing many lakes in the Caribou and Chilcotin Country. In the fall trips up the Alaska highway for deer and moose.
One year they packed up their motorhome and were gone for five months travelling across Canada and down through the USA. Wes was a friend of Bill W (Alcoholics Anonymous) for 35 years, also had a lifetime membership in the Lions Club. A great crib player, he always had time to sit down and play a game.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 11th at 11 am at the Royal Canadian Legion on Vedder Road Chilliwack, proof of COVID vaccine required to attend.
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