HAWKE, Thomas - Peacefully at University Hospital on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Thomas William Hawke of London and formerly of Cobourg, in his 96th year. Cherished husband for 72 years of Helen. Loving father of Leslie Harden (Randy) of London and the late Trevor. Dear Poppa of Graham (Jackie) and Drew (Heather).
Tom graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and practiced as a Veterinarian in Cobourg for 50 years. He has been recognized for his leadership and dedication to his profession, community and volunteer activities; he was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and Kiwanis. Tom had a strong commitment to supporting, mentoring and caring for others. He will be remembered for his sharp mind, his story-telling and his zest for life.
A memorial service will be conducted at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 472 Richmond St. at Queens Ave., London on Thursday, September 6 at 11 am. Reception to follow in the church hall. Cremation with private interment at Hawkesville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College Highest Priority Needs, St. Paul’s Cathedral Social Services Food Bank or charity of choice.
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