September 25th, 1954 – May 11th, 2024

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Brenda Maureen Hawkes (née: Campbell) on Saturday, May 11th, 2024.  Brenda was born in Moose Jaw, SK, the only girls with three brothers, two older and one younger.  She was the rose between three thorns.  Brenda attended William Grayson and St. Michael’s elementary schools, and Central Collegiate High School.

Brenda as a guy’s gal with a love of cars and hockey (and the drivers and players).  From high school, Brenda went on to work for SaskTel.  It was at this time that she attended a dance out at 15 Wing where she met Ken, and he swept her off her feet.  Ken was transferred to Trenton, ON and Brenda gave up her job as senior operator at SaskTel to follow Ken, and their engagement soon followed.  They were married in an apple orchard near their home in Trenton.  After seven years living there, they were stationed back in Moose Jaw for five years, then to North Bay, ON for three years, Winnipeg, MB for five years, and then back to Moose Jaw where they have stayed since Ken’s retirement.

Throughout these years, Brenda kept busy with her own business making and selling petit point jewelry, going to craft sales and fairs to sell her products.  She also did needle point and had an eye and love for antiques.  She and Ken loved their dogs, Doodles specifically, with Katie very much Brenda’s dog and at this time is missing her so much. 

Brenda loved music, gardening, and cooking.  She was a great baker and shared her wares with friends and neighbours.  She and Ken enjoyed winter vacations and visited many resorts along the pacific coast of Mexico, with Ixtapa being an early favourite.

She was predeceased by her mother, Stella Campbell; father, Gordon Campbell; and sister-in-law, Jackie.  Brenda is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Ken Hawkes; stepson, David Jenson; brothers, Donald (Valerie), Allan (Sean and Tara), and Kevin (Sandie, Brenda and Brad), as well as many friends and neighbours, both near and far from throughout her life.

A Celebration of Brenda’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Reverend Doug Shepherd officiating. 

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As an expression of sympathy, donations in Brenda’s name may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 2640 Airport Road, Regina, SK S4W 1A3 or a charity of one’s choice. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Cara Ashworth Funeral Director 306-693-4550