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Former Blackville Mayor Andrew Hawkes Dies

Former Blackville Mayor Andrew Hawkes passed away on Saturday April 3rd 2021, following an extended illness.

Hawkes was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick on September 15th, 1943. A graduate of Rothesay Academy and The University of New Brunswick, Andy built a career in engineering and management.

After living and working in Canada, Jamaica, Florida, The Philippines, England, and India, Andy moved back to Canada in 2006 to work in Halifax, and retired in 2009 to Blackville.

During his retirement, he became active in local and provincial politics, first serving on the MRDC Committee, and then becoming the mayor of Blackville from 2013 to 2016. Andy also served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Blackville Resource Center, as well as the Josie Foundation. He attended Holy Trinity Anglican Church, where he served on the vestry, was a member of the corporation, and a synod delegate for the Parish of Derby and Blackville.

In addition to his community interests, he was an avid student of the history of New Brunswick and family genealogy. Andy was a great fan of hockey, particularly his previous hometown Tampa Bay Lightning. He also had a lifelong connection to St. George and Lake Utopia and greatly enjoyed spending time there with family and friends.

Predeceased by his wife Alma Anne (McEvoy) Hawkes and his late parents Rev. Cyrus Alvin and Marjorie (Baldwin) Hawkes, he is survived by his children Christopher (Kathryn) Hawkes of Palm Harbor, FL , Daniel (Tammy) Hawkes of Pinellas Park, FL, and Angela Hawkes of Clearwater, FL; brother David (Sally) Hawkes of Ottawa, Ontario, sisters Margaret (John) Larlee of Fredericton, NB and Marian (Douglas) Cottrell of Fredericton, NB.; his special friend Trudy Underhill; grandson Zachary Hawkes and several cousins, nephews and nieces.

Andrew Hawkes is resting at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Blackville with Visitation on Friday, April 9 from 7pm to 9pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 10 at 2pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Blackville with Father Gerry Laskey officiating. Burial will be in the family plot of St. Bridget’s Church Cemetery at a later date.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions Masks and Social Distancing are mandatory. Please Contact 843-6022 with your name and phone number to register for the Funeral.

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Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

26 Comments

  1. Avatar Christopher Hennessy on April 6, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Andy was a great guy. I worked alongside him as a councilor a few years ago. Very knowledgeable man, well spoken and great at the job. Will sure be missed around the community

  2. Avatar Leonard Bryenton on April 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Sorry to hear that Andy passed away he was a great man and will be missed

  3. Avatar Orland O'Donnell on April 6, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Andy ,he was a great man ,mayor and a Blackville asset to grow the Village .

  4. Avatar Kurt Marks on April 6, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Worked with Andy when he was the Mayor. Andy was well respected by staff & Council.

  5. Avatar Lorne Amos Sr. on April 6, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Andy was a good man and friend. I worked with him in some political movements, as well as on the Board of Directors of The Josie Foundation, of which he was a faithful worker. He will be missed.

  6. Avatar Wayne Fowler on April 6, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    My condolences to Andy’s family and to the village of Blackville on the loss

  7. Avatar Douglas Munn on April 6, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Sad to hear. Andy was a great guy.

  8. Avatar Colleen Underhill on April 6, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Deepest condolences to the family

  9. Avatar Bernice Moody on April 6, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Sorry for your loss, very nice man

  10. Avatar Shawn Cindy Underhill on April 6, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Condolences to Andy’s family, very nice man

  11. Avatar Ian Fortune on April 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Very nice man. Sorry for your loss

  12. Avatar Ted Corcoran on April 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    A real gentleman. All my contacts with him as President of Dungarvon ATV Club was always positive. On behalf of myself and the ATV Club condolences to his family.

  13. Avatar Germaine Donovan on April 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Sorry for your loss a wonderful man.

  14. Avatar David Donahue on April 6, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Rest in peace Andy

  15. Avatar Janet Jardine on April 6, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Such a sweet man. Rest In Peace, Andy.

  16. Avatar Shawn Morrison on April 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Such a great guy! Sad to hear he passed.

  17. Avatar Susan Brophy on April 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    So sad to hear. He was a wonderful man, very kind. He will be missed.

  18. Avatar Peggy McLean on April 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Andy was a wonderful person, dedicated to his community. A huge loss for us all. Sincere condolences to Trudy and his entire family

  19. Avatar Elizabeth Keenan on April 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    So sad to hear this, my deepest condolences to his family

  20. Avatar Wesley Coughlan on April 6, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    So sad to hear this news! Thoughts & prayers to his family & friends during this very difficult time!

  21. Avatar Shannon MacLeod on April 6, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Sad to read this. He was lovely! Thoughts are with his friends and family.

  22. Avatar Hal Muck on April 6, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    He was what you call a true GENTLEMAN. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  23. Avatar Sally Underhill on April 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Andy was a wonderful neighbour. We will miss him. A true gentleman.

  24. Avatar Cindy Ross on April 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    He was a great person, will miss him

  25. Avatar Lois Tozer on April 7, 2021 at 12:12 am

    He will be missed from all of us at The Josie Foundation.

  26. Avatar Eric Walls on April 7, 2021 at 12:12 am

    He was a great fellow and will be missed

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