Steven George Hawker 1966 — 2020

Steven George Hawker

In the early hours of November 27, 1966 Steven Hawker was welcomed into the world. He was the youngest son of David and Emilie Hawker.

His mother Emilie and older brother Dave welcomed him into heaven on November 26, 2020.

Known to most as “Hawker”, he was a gentle giant always ready for an adventure. He loved and laughed with his whole self. His beautiful soul touched innumerable lives and his sudden loss has shaken the lives of his family – biological and chosen alike- to their core. Among his many interests were hockey, dirt biking, ice racing, all things mechanical, river boat racing and spending time with his many friends. He was available to help anyone at anytime with a ride, a big bear hug, a shoulder to cry on. While he may have had a small biological family he was “Uncle Steve” to many of his chosen family. He travelled and worked all over Canada and the United States as a Boilermaker including spending time in Boston during 9/11.  Being a boilermaker was more than a career to him, it was a way of life. He made a permanent mark on this world and will be missed.

He is survived by his father David Hawker (Leona); His sister Cindy (Shane) and her children Jerran (Renee), and Kris; His niece Gina (Josh) and their son Wade.

He is predeceased by his mother Emilie; his older brother Dave; his paternal grandparents George and Eunice Hawker, and maternal grandparents Joe and Agatha Lacombe.

Due to COVID-19 there will not be a service immediately. A celebration of life will be held as soon as we are able to safely do so. We look forward to sharing our crazy stories with you then.

In lieu of flowers a donation to The Canadian Cancer Society, the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice can be made. 

                                                                    Ride on Hawker.

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19 Tributes

  1. Jackie Blair Everett
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    So sorry I can’t even imagine how sad Steves family feels. Hugs to you all ❤ and the biggest hug to Steve ❤ bye for now Hawkman.

  2. Jamie Shimenosky
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    You may not remember me Mr Hawker. I spent a lot of time with you and Steve in your river boat when you were getting all the railroad ties to landscape your backyard. You also drove us up to the ski hill a lot. I had to move away but when I came to visit Steve was always one of the first people I called. Work often got in the way of our getting together but when we did the time always went by too fast. You can be proud of Steve and his life. I’m so sorry for your loss and wish you fast healing. Take care Hawker family.

  3. Michelle Lee
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    So sorry to hear for the family, haven’t spent time with Steve for many years but in her younger days we had lots of good times. Big hugs to all of you. He was a wonderful person and could always make you smile.

  4. Debbie Foley-Graham
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Dear Dave and family. I am so sorry to hear of your son’s passing and I hope all of your wonderful memories of Steve and his love for life give you some comfort at this time. I heard of Steve’s passing from Aunt Cecilia and Nancy Carey in California. We are all thinking of you.
    Debbie Foley-Graham (Gerry Foley’s daughter).

    • Joanne Hetherington
      Posted December 2, 2020 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

      I am shocked to hear of Steve’s passing. While I may have lost touch of him after high school, I will always remember his smiling face and wonderful laugh. My
      deepest condolences to his Dad and all his family/friends.

  5. Janet Carey Sanchez
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Dearest Hawker Family,

    I am stunned and saddened to hear the heartbreaking news of Steve’s passing. I wish I were there to give you my love and hugs in person. Please know that I and the Carey Family are grieving with you during this sad time.
    I am just one of many lives Steve touched during his life, I will remember him fondly.

    Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers of comfort.


    Janet Carey Sanchez

    Psalm 34:18
    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

  6. Kim Kerslake
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    My sincerest condolences to Dave and Leona, Cindy, and Gina, Josh and Wade. I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Uncle Steve through his niece Gina. He was a kind and loving soul. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. May he Rest In Peace, and his memories live long in your hearts.

  7. Jeff Leonard
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I have very fond memories of Steve while growing up in Kamloops. We spent many a time sharing a beer and huge belly laughs.
    I am very sorry for your loss but rest assured his impact on so many lives will forever keep him with us.

  8. Cheryl Bowling
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    We would like to give our condolences to Steve’s family. We met Steve when we moved to Todd Road in 2008. He lived across the street from us and we immediately became friends. He was an incredible young man who had a love for life. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP Hawker!

  9. Wendy Heshka
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    David and Cindy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss and am still in shock that Steve is gone. I worked with Dave Jr at Auto-Bond when he passed and have been thinking about the grief your family has experienced. I loved Steve like he was my own family – he was a bright light, and I send you all virtual hugs and my sincere condolences.

  10. Maida Petkau
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    I am sorry for your loss,no words can take away the thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember all the good times and laughter you shared.Hugs and love, Maida

  11. Cyndy Christoff
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    My heart goes out to the family at this time.. Steve was such an amazing man.. I went to school with him and hung out with him as an adult.. His hugs were always the best and he never had anything but kindness in his heart.. Steve you will be missed but you are gone but never forgotten.. RIP my friend xoxo

  12. Bob & Donna C.
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    We are so so sorry to hear of your son’s death. Our deepest condolences Dave. Please take care of yourself and know that we are thinking of you. Very Best Wishes and Sincerest Condolences. Bob & Donna Cunningham

  13. Sandra
    Posted December 2, 2020 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I will miss Steve-his energy, optimism, sparkle- for the rest of my days. He always had positive things to say. He was an awesome friend for such a long time…Im so sorry for the loss to his family- RIP my friend

  14. Cheryl Kroeker
    Posted December 3, 2020 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Mr Hawker, and Hawker family: I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about Steve. For some reason this news hit me, and I wanted to reach out and thank for you all of your friendship to my parents, and for those super fun trips camping trips we took together when us kid were very young. I remember Steve entertaining us, what a kind and fun soul! God Bless you all.

  15. Heather Doyle
    Posted December 3, 2020 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Dear Mr. Hawker and family, please accept my sincere sincerest sympathy for the loss of your son Steve. He was a bright light in our friend group and we always had so much fun together. I loved how he always had a big smile for everyone, his kindness and the best hugs. We will miss him but will never forget him. May you find peace. RIP my friend

  16. Megan Hawker
    Posted December 3, 2020 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Dear David, Cindy and family.

    I am so sorry to hear of this unexpected loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    What a great loss to the world. Steven will be missed by so many and will forever be in the hearts of all those who loved him.

    You and your family are in my thoughts during this most difficult time.

  17. KCR
    Posted December 14, 2020 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Dear David, Leona and Family,
    Our sincere condolences to you for your tremendous loss. Words are so difficult to find in times of tragedy, but please know that we are here for you. Your friends at KCR Community Resources.

  18. Rina Simonis
    Posted December 21, 2020 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Dear David, Leona and Family,
    Our Hearts hurt for the loss of Steve. For the 20 years I’ve known Steve, it’s been family. He has always meant a lot to us, as Dion felt to be ‘a brother from another mother’, and our son, Tyson knows him as Uncle Steve. We all felt comfort with him around and we know his heart was always caring and wanted to protect us.
    We vacationed together in Shuswap, and so many times he seemed to be there to save Dion’s drained battery, it was always Steve there for ever jump start. The home in Barnhartvale is where we stayed to celebrate many Christmas’ and the place where Tyson is reminded of Santa’s reindeer leaping through the lawn. Christmas dinners were shared at the Robertson’s with many laughs and smiles while reminiscing of childhood with Dion and the family.
    I feel saddened thinking of how Steve may have felt, worried for Dion and his/our expected loss of his life. We knew Dion was to pass, but Steve to go ahead of him, makes me believe there are so many reasons for people that meet on this earth.
    As I understand when they were kids, Steve may have stepped into save Dion from “the bully”, and became a life long friend from that moment on. Knowing Dion has his protector, friend & brother by his side in eternity gives me peace of mind and makes me realize the bond was stronger than anyone could have understood.
    Steve will be missed dearly and thought of often. Good-bye Darlin; We love you Uncle Steve!
    Forever Grateful, Rina & Tyson

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