Obituary of Dorothy Elizabeth Hawes
Dorothy Elizabeth Hawes (Nee Crane) September 29th, 1946 - April 9th, 2021 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Dorothy Elizabeth Hawes (Nee Crane) announces her sudden peaceful passing at Milton District Hospital on Friday April 9th at the age of 74. Dorothy leaves behind her devoted husband of 52 years Larry. She was a dedicated mother to her children Steven (predeceased 2011), Christopher (Alaina), Robert (Cathryn) and Alison. She also leaves behind her grandchildren whom she adored, Alexander, Kaileigh, Thomas and Kelly. Dorothy was a solid foundation for her immediate and extended family including her siblings Joe (Madonna), Brenda (Mitch), Ron (Carol), Fred (Lorraine), and Sandra (Kevin). Sisters-in-law, Brenda (Cecil), Irene (predeceased 2019) (Garth), and Lorraine. The aunt to many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Cross Parish for 55 years. As the majority of people were aware, Dorothy was a giving soul. She started her career as a teacher, setting that aside to raise her 4 children, through hard work and determination Dorothy went back to college to be a library technician. Dorothy was a keen supporter of many charities for over 30 years. The ones dearest to her heart was her many foster children throughout the world, so much so that she was able to get to know and love her foster children’s children. Dorothy was a woman of many talents; she was an artist whom gifted others with her inspiring greeting card making. She created many cards as well as afghans and baby clothes that family and friends have adored throughout the years and will be a gift for years to come. Dorothy used her photography skills to document both family occasions and for world travels with her husband Larry. Dorothy developed deep friendships and will be fondly remembered by many dear friends especially Elinor and Jim Clarke and Fred and Brenda Johnson. Honorable mention goes out to her dear friends and former coworkers “The library ladies who lunch” whom Dorothy spoke of fondly very often. Dorothy was born in St John’s Newfoundland to Hayward and Concilio Crane and grew up on Bell Island. She came to Georgetown with her family in July 1964 at the age of 17, but never forgot her Newfoundland roots. Special thanks go out to the Georgetown Hospital and Milton District Hospital for their professional care and guidance through this journey. As per Dorothy’s wishes cremation has taken place, in lieu of flowers, donations to compassion.ca would be appreciated. Friends will be received at the Jones Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (RSVP your attendance by calling 905-877-3631). A Private Memorial Service will be held following visitation which can be live streamed by visiting www.jonesfuneralhome.co. Due to current restrictions, the Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Parish will be a private event. *As directed by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance at our funeral home is restricted to 33 people at one time. Wearing of masks by everyone is mandatory during their time in the funeral home and social distancing protocols are in effect.