Hawkins, Mildred Joyce - It is with profound sadness that the family of Mildred Joyce Hawkins announces her passing on Friday, October 12, 2012 at University Hospital, London. Joyce was formerly of Ingersoll and currently residing in London. Beloved sister of Marion Jackson, Dora Wurker (Woodstock), Doug Hawkins (Mississauga) and Dr. Carman Hawkins (Gainsville, Texas). Predeceased by sisters Thelma Telfer and Helen Hawkins and brothers Bill and George Hawkins. She will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Joyce was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and was an avid bridge player. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ as well as golfing in her earlier years. The family would also like to thank all the doctors and nurses in the ICU at University Hospital who so graciously attended to Joyce. A funeral service will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond on Tuesday, October 16 at 11:30 a.m., visitation preceding from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
October 15, 2012, 12:33 pm
I was saddened to hear of Joyce’s passing when Bill (Joyce’s nephew) rang my doorbell on Sunday morning with the news. I had heard she was in the hospital after she had fallen. I never made it the hospital due to a flu that I had and could not make it.
I had tried to visit Joyce a few weeks before the accident, ready to bring her favorite wine and cheese.
I will have fond memories as Joyce being a great neighbor. It was a pleasure that I was able to help her out around the house when she needed a hand. Helping get her deck furniture put outside in the spring, taken away in the fall, getting her hoses out and water turned on in the spring and then turn everything off in the fall. Working with her computer, teaching her some simple tasks and troubleshooting things for her when things weren’t working right. Once in awhile I would take her to Costco for a little road trip. We always had little chats on her front porch during the summertime usually after I came home from one of my bike rides or other activities like baseball or volleyball games.
When Joyce decided to move to the Masonville Manor Retirement Residence, I helped her sell things she didn’t want anymore on Kijiji and finally helped her sell things at her “unofficial” garage sales. We also dropped off items to different charities along the way.
Joyce will be missed by all…
Carol & John King
October 14, 2012, 8:18 pm
Special memories of a special person. It was always a delight to be in Joyce's presence. My Dad (Harder) always enjoyed vistis from "Cousin Joycey" too.
October 14, 2012, 11:57 pm
I have many very fond memories of visiting Aunt Joyce as a child and right up until more recent years.
Joyce was always keen to get together anytime for a visit. She always new a good restaurant to go to whenever I came to London. She always listened to me and offered sound advice. I listened to her.
I'm especially proud that she had the time, when in better health, to attend our wedding in Alberta and then later on had the chance to meet our two kids Nikolas 4 and Sophie 2.
My wife Belinda and I only wish we were not so far away and limited by time as to be able to attend this heart felt gathering of close friends and family. We miss all of you and especially now, you, Auntie Joyce. We will be reminded of you always with warm, kind thoughts about happier times.
October 16, 2012, 10:45 am
Joyce, I will miss our annual tax visits, be it at our old office on Adelaide St, my home when we moved to our downtown location, your home on North Centre Rd and lastly at the Masonville Manor. It has been a pleasure helping you all these years. Rest in peace.
On behalf of Famme & Co, I extend our deepest sympathies to Marion and all your family. Your kind spirit will most certainly be missed. God bless you.
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