Shirley Jeanette Hawkes

13 Sep 1937 - 05 Sep 2020

Shirley Jeanette Hawkes

13 Sep 1937 - 05 Sep 2020

HAWKES, Shirley Jeanette:

Peacefully with her loving family beside her on Saturday 5 September 2020. Aged 82. Beloved wife of Jack for 63 wonderful years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Breeda; Mother of Denise and Stuart (deceased). Adored Grandma of Matthew and Sarah; Paul and Sarah; Aimee and Matthew; Sophie, Julia and Lydia; and Great-grandmother of Ruby, Blake and Quinn.

Messages to Shirley’s family may be left on her tribute page at
Due to the current covid restrictions, family and friends will celebrate her life at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Thursday 10 September 2020 at 10.30am, followed by her burial at Eltham Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Eagars Funerals – 06 7592200.
Shirley’s wider community is invited to join her service online via her tribute page.


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Dear Jack, ⁣Michael, Peter, Denise, Breeda, Matthew, Sarah, Paul, Sarah, Aimee, Matthew, Sophie, Julia, Lydia, Ruby, Blake and Quinn

We are very sad to learn that Shirley has passed away. Deepest sympathies to all the family - we know that she will be greatly missed.

Sorry that we will not be able to be there with you.
Lots of love to all from Philippines

Graham, Merielyn, Stephanie, Daniel and Alexander Harrison ( 10 Sep 2020 )

Thinking of you in your time of loss. Remember all the wonderful times you have all shared. They are precious memories to be treasured for ever.
The Hunter Road days of us Mullers and the Hawkes' were wonderful times that we will remember fondly.
Muller family.

Beverley Prankerd ( 09 Sep 2020 )

To dear Jack, Peter,Denise and all your Families, So sad Shirl that we didn't get one last farewell but what with distance old age and now the virus controlling our lives,and what it was like 67years ago when we met and you came to board with my family, and then Jim and I paired you up with Jack, and that was that. Shirley, you were so proud of your children, grandchildren and great-grandies and such a good wife to Jack, supporting him in all his interests(which were many). Go in peace taking all your many friends Love with

Lorna & Jim Whitelock 7 ( 09 Sep 2020 )

To Jack& family.
Very sorry to hear of Shirleys passing.
Our sincere sympathy to you all.
Our memories go back to Hunter Rd.,1962—- 69 when we had the lovely Hawkes family as neighbours.
Thinking of you.
Janet & Barry Goble

Janet & Barry Goble ( 08 Sep 2020 )

To Jack and family.
Remembering those precious and enjoyable times together going back many years.
Our love & sympathy.
John & Rosemary Stoppard

John Stoppard ( 08 Sep 2020 )

Hello all of you,
We, the Hicks family would like you to know that we are thinking of you all.
I think of Shirley and her wonderful warm welcoming smile and how proud she was of all of you. .
She would be someone I would be proud to call Mum or Nana or a friend.
Warmest of hugs to you all
Jocelyn Hicks.

Hicks family ( 08 Sep 2020 )

My sympathy to the family of Shirley. Peter and I had great regard for both Shirley and Jack.

Joan Gaines ( 08 Sep 2020 )

To Jack and family,

Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Joanne and Mark Long

Joanne long ( 07 Sep 2020 )

We are very sad that Shirley has passed. We have fond memories of family at Eltham Kindergarten, Kaponga Bowling club and sharing friendship at Pakeke Lions. A lovely gentle lady. Elsie and Vic.

Vic and Elsie Morgan ( 07 Sep 2020 )

A tribute to Shirley for her creation of such a wonderful family that she was very proud of.

Fred McLay ( 07 Sep 2020 )

My thoughts are with Paul and the extended Hawkes family. May the angles lead Shirley to Paradise.

Bill Johnston ( 06 Sep 2020 )