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Fort St. John and Moose FM have lost a special member of our community.

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Paul Hawkes passed away early Tuesday morning at the age of 64.

Paul first moved to Fort St. John in 1971 to work at CKNL radio. Paul became a well known announcer at the radio station, moving into sales the next decade. In 2004, Paul left CKNL to work for the locally owned radio station Moose FM. Paul continued to work in radio up until the summer of 2009 when he retired.

Paul gave countless hours to community groups and organizations in Fort St. John during his almost 40 years in this community.

Gene Daniel, former owner of CKNL radio, says Paul touched a lot of people in Fort St. John.

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In March of 2010, Paul was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer which he fought up until the very last minute.

Paul Hawkes is survived by his wife Linda and children Jason, Kim and Katherine.

At this time, details about a memorial service have not been determined.

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