June 18, 1930 - December 21, 2013
Following ongoing complications from a stroke suffered in September, 2012, Alfred Franz Hawel left this world peacefully on December 21, 2013 at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. Fred was born in Vienna, Austria and emigrated to Canada in the 1950's where he met his wife, the late Monique (nee Foley-predeceased February 16, 2004) in Montreal, Quebec. He was the son of the late Andreas Hawel and Martha Kundlatsch. Also predeceased by his sister, Margaret Kennedy in Cleveland, Ohio in 1970. Dear father of Andrew (Maureen Lunney) and Tessa. Loving grandfather "Pappy" of Liam Hawel and Angelie Pontbriand. The family would like to thank the staff at Saint- Vincent's for their compassionate care, and especially Dr. Uppal, as well as everyone at the Civic Hospital who where involved in his care. A private family service/memorial will be held later in 2014 where his ashes will be buried with his late wife. In memory of Fred, donations can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2014