Donald Kempster Hawkins, 94 years young, passed peacefully at home on June 2, 2021, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by loving wife Jessie Heron Hawkins; daughters Karen (Joseph) O’Connell, Doreen (Andrew) Bartlett, Laurie (Peter) Cooke, and son David William Hawkins; grandchildren Michael and Kevin O’Connell, Phillip and Jessica Cooke; and greatgrandchildren Grayer and Ila. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Helen MacColl Hawkins.
Donald was born in Long Cove, Maine, served proudly in the US Navy during World War 2, and after technical college began a long career as an engineer working with simulator technology. He was a member of the Berwyn Presbyterian and Riderwood Village churches, a masterful woodcarver, avid golfer, Washington Football team supporter, and loved a good puzzle, sudoku, and Maine lobster.
A memorial service will be scheduled later this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Hospice (Holycrosshealth.org/donate/how-to-give/) or the St. George Grange (421 Wiley’s Corner Road, St. George, ME 04860; add ‘Donation in Don Hawkins’ memory’ to the memo line). Arrangements by RAPP Funeral Services.