Donations in memory of Jim Hawkes

A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Jim was a native Calgarian who was a strong advocate for both Calgary and for sound and innovative national policies. He served the people of Calgary West as their federal Member of Parliament for more than fourteen years, and was honoured to hold the position of Chief Government Whip from 1988 to 1993. Jim was also a well-respected Professor at the University of Calgary, holding a PhD in Research Psychology and running the graduate program in the School of Social Work for many years. Through a number of life’s challenges, many of them resolved with the support of the Foothills Hospital, Jim demonstrated tremendous resilience. Most recently Jim showed great strength and bravery in facing his journey with dementia, making the best of every day. Jim was a great advocate for research and resultant pro-active policy, and would have greatly supported the urgent need for a greater understanding of the complicated disease of dementia.

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