- Haskett Funeral Homes | Exeter, Lucan, Seaforth & Zurich Ontario - https://www.haskettfh.com -

HAWES: Dr. Douglas William of Exeter and formerly of London

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On August 11, 2017 @ 11:53 AM In Exeter,Obituary | 10 Comments

HAWES: Dr. Douglas William of Exeter and formerly of London

Dr. Douglas William Hawes was born in Montreal on March 26, 1919 and much of his youth was spent in Greenfield Park. He proudly served overseas in the Canadian Army during WWII, a lieutenant in the 2nd Survey Regiment. He returned to Canada where he met Louise Sharpe at the Dawson College campus of McGill University in St. Jean Quebec. They married in 1946. Doug graduated with his B.Eng. in 1950. While together they worked and raised their three children, he never ceased to study,  going on to complete his MSc (Polytechnique) and PhD (Concordia). His research in energy efficient construction materials contributed to pioneering study in this field. He was a kind and generous man who loved a good story. He died on August 8, 2017, age 98 years.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Louise (2002) and eldest son Doug (2014) as well as brothers Fred (2008) and Bill (2016). Sadly missed by daughter Janet (Bob), son Barrie and daughter-in-law Barb. Loved and remembered by granddaughters Andrea (Mateo), Cari (Reza) and Kate (Xavier). His legacy continues with beautiful great-grandson Gabriel. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation with interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.  Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.  Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 

Condolences for the family of “HAWES: Dr. Douglas William of Exeter and formerly of London”

Condolence from Irv Armstrong on August 11th, 2017 12:42 PM

To Janet and Bib. I was sorry to hear of Dougs death. I spent some nice times with Doug when he was in the next room to me in the Villa. All the best,t to you and your family. Irv.

Condolence from Jean Crerar on August 11th, 2017 1:49 PM

Janet and Bob
Sorry to read that you have lost your Father, Janet. I am sure you have many good memories of him.
Jean Crerar

Condolence from Rosemary and Don McGowan on August 12th, 2017 8:15 AM

We remember the Hawes family very well. We were neighbours on Dieppe Avenue in Pointe Claire for 19 years. What a fantastically long life Doug lived. He will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathy to Janet and Barrie and their families
Rosemary and Don McGowan
Brockville, ON

Condolence from Wanda Reynolds on August 12th, 2017 10:03 AM

Janet & Bob and Family.

Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

Bob & Wanda

Condolence from Dianne Waun on August 12th, 2017 7:46 PM

Dear Janet, Bob and Family
Your father’s obituary tells of a life well-lived and I am so sad for your loss. Sending hugs.
Dianne Waun

Condolence from Marg Deichert on August 13th, 2017 6:25 PM

Janet, Bob & Family,
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Marg Deichert

Condolence from Chuck & Pam Ross on August 14th, 2017 2:42 PM

Janet, Bob and family,
We’re so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. On reading his obituary it’s obvious he was amazing man.

Condolence from Paul Ross on August 14th, 2017 5:16 PM

Janet, Bob and the other members of your family: please accept my most sincere condolences regarding the death of Dr. Hawes. Regardless of how long we have our parents, we always want them with us just a little bit longer. May you find a measure of comfort in your memories of and stories about your father.

Condolence from Kim Pinder on August 15th, 2017 9:40 AM

Dear Janet
So very sorry to read about your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Ken and Kim

Condolence from Lori Sims and Paul D’Auvergne on September 1st, 2017 5:09 PM

Dear Janet and Family:

Doug was a fine gentleman and I always enjoyed greeting him when I visited Mom at the Villa. He and Edna were tablemates for a time, and kindred spirits as they were both kind and generous to others. Doug loved to talk about his family and his Montreal days. Paul and your Uncle Bill worked together in that city, so it was a delightful surprise when we made the connection that his brother and niece lived in my home town of Exeter.

It was a pleasure to get to know Doug. We are sad to learn that Bill has passed as well, a fine man too and unforgettable. Your family has had a rough year. Our sincere condolences.

Article printed from Haskett Funeral Homes | Exeter, Lucan, Seaforth & Zurich Ontario: https://www.haskettfh.com

URL to article: https://www.haskettfh.com/hawes-dr-douglas-william-exeter-formerly-london/

Copyright © 2010 Haskett Funeral Homes |All rights reserved.