LCol Charles Eugene "Gene" Hawkins, P.Eng.
We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eugene "Gene" Hawkins P.Eng. on 16 March 2005 at his home in Mississauga on 16 March 2005.
Gene served in the Canadian Military Engineers for 33 years in various Canadian locations and in Germany. Commissioned in 1966, his first tour was with 2 Field Squadron, Gagetown 1966-69. After attending the US Army Engineer School Advanced Engineer Officer Course, he had tours with 3 Field Squadron and the Base Construction Engineering Section in Chilliwack. Promoted to Major after completing the Army Staff in Kingston 1972-73, Gene then consecutively commanded the Base Construction Engineering Section in Petawawa 1973-76 and 2 Combat Engineer Regiment 1976-78. He was then appointed Chief Instructor at CFSME 1978-81 and Base Chilliwack Operations Officer in 1981.
On promotion to Lieutenant Colonel he joined the Directorate of Military Engineering Requirements in Ottawa. Gene then became the Senior Staff Officer Construction Engineering for Canadian Forces Europe 1986-90. Upon completion of this appointment, he returned to Canada and was the Director of Base Maintenance in National Defence Headquarters and then Director of Military Engineer Requirements. He retired in 1992 to become the /Manager of Facility Services for the City of Mississauga 1992-97.
The family celebrated Gene's life at a Memorial Service on 19 March 2005 in the Chapel of the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel." In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre at Credit Valley Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.