Unexpectedly at his residence on July 11, 2017, Roger Grant Hawkins, husband of Pamla Annette (Harris) Hawkins of Pennfield, NB. Born in Blacks Harbour, NB on March 15, 1951, he was a son of the late Arthur and Lois (Justason) Hawkins.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, in addition to his wife Pam, he is survived by his children, Jen (Steve) Campbell of Pennfield, NB, R.J. Hawkins (Maria Young) of Fort McMurray, AB and Sara Hawkins of Saint John, NB; three grandchildren, D.J., Julia and Grant; one great-granddaughter, Ally; one brother, Beecher (Joyce) Hawkins of Pennfield, NB; one sister, Karen Hawkins (Ellis Jagoe) of Fredericton, NB; two aunts, Marion Wadlin of Pennfield, NB and Vera Gostnell of Michigan; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Randy (Debbie), Tony (Sari), Eugene (Gale), Philip Lee (late Connie (Harris)), Noreeen (Frank) McGarrigle and Tammy Harris (late Dean Harris); chosen son, Kevin Richard; chosen daughters, Dionne Comeau and Tammy Wilcox-Doiron; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Roger was predeceased by one sister, Charlotte Elizabeth; father- and mother-in-law, Rodney and Olga Harris; sister-in-law, Connie Lee; brother-in-law, Dean Harris, and his beloved canine companion, Brute.
Prior to his retirement, Roger worked for Connors Brothers, Limited as an industrial mechanic for 40 years. He was one of the original members of the Pennfield Volunteer Fire Department, where he held the office of Deputy Chief. Other than his day job, for many years Roger could be found in the blueberry and potato fields for the Hawkins family business. He also enjoyed wood and metal working and was an avid drag racing fan who rarely missed a race at the Pennfield International Drag Strip.
Roger knew his way around a kitchen and he was known for his sweets, and fish and chips; his fries were second to none. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him and all the critters that loved him as well, Kia “Critter”, Pretty Girl and Willow.
The service was held from the Pennfield Baptist Church on the 15th of July, 2017 with Rev. Reg Ward officiating. Donations in Roger’s memory to Charlotte County Cancer or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.