Passing of Lee Hawco
Softball NL Is Saddened To Learn That Lee Hawco Passed Away On Friday, September 22, 2023.
To Lee’s Family And Friends Our Condolences, Thoughts And Prayers Are With You During This Difficult Time.
Lee Hawco (Flatrock) enjoyed a successful playing career at the Local, Provincial and National levels.
At the Junior level, Lee captured back-to-back Junior League Championships (1984 & 1985) and was named Playoff MVP in 1985. He was a member of three straight Junior Provincial Championship teams (1983, 1984 & 1985) and represented the Province at four consecutive Junior Men’s Nationals (1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986) and captured two Medals: Silver (1984) and Bronze (1985).
At the Senior level, Lee played on two Mercantile League Championship teams (1980 & 1981) and captured an RBI title in 1983. Lee enjoyed a 13-year playing career (1986-1998) in the St. John’s Senior League. He played 209 Regular Season Games, had 223 Hits, 31 Home Runs and 130 RBI and he played 82 Playoff Games, had 82 Hits, 6 Home Runs and 30 RBI. He was a member of seven Senior League Championship teams (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 & 1996), captured four All-League Team Selections (1987, 1989, 1993 & 1994) and one Batting Title (1989). He was a member of five St. John’s Day Tournament Championship teams (1984, 1988, 1989, 1990 & 1994) and was named Tournament MVP in 1998. Lee was named to the Senior League All-Decade Team – Outfielder (1987-1996). He was also a member of seven Senior Provincial Championship teams (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 & 1997) and captured a Batting Title in 1991. At the National level, Lee represented Newfoundland Labrador at five Senior Men’s Nationals (1988, 1989, 1990, 1993 & 1995) and captured a Silver Medal (1995).
Lee also captured the following Championships: Clarenville Invitational (1986), Erco Tournament (1988), Fredericton Tournament (1991) and was named to the All-Tournament Team and Halifax ISC Qualifying Tournament (1994).
Lee Hawco was Inducted into the Softball NL Hall of Fame (May 2023) In The Athlete Category.
Lee Hawco (1965-2023)
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Lee Hawco. Lee passed away at the Health Sciences Centre, on Friday, September 22, 2023 at the age of 58 years.
Lee was pre-deceased by his grandparents Willie and Catherine Everson and Vincent and Bridget Hawco; father-in-law Wylie Burge; Aunt Pidge Everson; Uncle Peter Everson; Brother-in-law Bruno Ball; niece Melissa Hawco; and cousins Rodney Hawco and Darren Everson.
Leaving to mourn with wonderful memories, his loving spouse Wanda; son Matt; daughters Jenn (Ryan) and Brooke; adored grandson Ethan; parents Leo and Bun Hawco; mother-in-law Florence Burge; siblings Tony Hawco (Glenda), Billy Hawco (Lynn) and Joanne Masters (Glen); sisters-in-law Edna Burge and Joanne Ball (Harry); brother-in-law Shawn Burge (Carol); special friends Kev Parsons and David Parsons; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a large circle of family and friends, including his large sports family and fishing community.
Resting at Caul’s Funeral Home, Torbay. on Monday, September 25th from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place on Tuesday, September 26th 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity parish with a reception to follow at the Flatrock community centre.