HAWKINS, William Robert – Peacefully on February 11, 2020 in his 78th year. Dear husband of Connie Poirier. Loving father of Ronald, Barbara and Terry (Helen). Cherished grandfather of William Gregory (Camille), John (Megan), Daniel (Ursula) and great grandfather of Mason, Maddox and Mackenzie. Dear brother of Donna Reid (Doug), Robert Hawkins (Kathy), Robin Gallagher (John) and Tom Hawkins (Laurie). Will be sadly missed by his loving nieces, nephews and extended family. William spend 35 years working for the Scarborough fire department where her retired as the District Fire Chief. Special thank you to the staff at the Welland hospital as well as the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held in the summer. Arrangements entrusted to H.L. CUDNEY FUNERAL HOME, 241 West Main Street, Welland 905-735-1414. Online condolences available at www.cudneyfuneralhome.com.