John grew up at Pine Lake, AB, and died Thursday, January 23, 2014, in Invermere, BC, at age 83. He fought poor health for most of his life, but is free at last. He wanted to die at home in Brisco, BC, and was in hospital only 4 days. Until the last few years John enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, and gardening. Born June 5, 1930 in Coronation AB, oldest son of Wilfrid Hawkins and Lila Leake, who later ran Lake’s End Resort, Pine Lake. John was Manager of Public Works in the Lake Louise area of Banff National Park for many years. He retired 25 years ago to Brisco, BC. He was predeceased by older sister, Mary Hawkins Morgan (Bill) and daughter Pat Morgan. Survived by Mary’s granddaughter Sandi Jamieson (Dean) of Medicine Hat, AB, brothers Roy (Molly) of Mission, BC, Rex of Claresholm, AB, numerous nephews and nieces. John requested cremation and no funeral. Family will celebrate his life at a later date.