Barry Hawkins, age 46 Of St. Paul Passed away peacefully August 13, 2016 at home in St. Paul, surrounded by his parents and siblings. Barry will be remembered as an irreplaceable spirit: a man of strong faith who was genuinely interested in and would remember each person he met, a gentle jokester who knew just how to put a smile on everyone’s face, and a courageous fighter who faced his GIST sarcoma cancer with strength and optimism. Barry was an avid walker, dedicated family historian, and deeply proud Irishman who never let anyone forget how much he loved them. He was a long-time member of Lumen Christi Catholic Community, and had recently retired from the Highland Park Lunds & Byerlys.
Barry is survived by his parents, George and Jeanine Hawkins, and siblings Betsy (Dennis) Evans, Jane (John) Scherer, Sally Hawkins, Brian (Linda) Hawkins, and Mark Hawkins. He was the “favorite uncle” of Troy, Ben, Megan, Liz, Kathryn, Shannon, Spencer, Patrick, Brie, and Matthew, and a GREAT great uncle to Greta, Owen, Matilda, Amelia, and Finn. Dear aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, and co-workers are among the many others who loved and were loved by Barry. We are blessed to have known our Irish Rover, whom we’ll never forget and will always love!
(Photo: Barry with his beloved sister, Sally Hawkins)