Joseph Antoine William Russell (Hawkeye) ALLAIRE

Sept. 22, 1940 – Feb. 23, 2008

Hawkeye was born in Arvida, Quebec. He moved to New Westminster, B.C. in 1945. He joined the army in 1961 and was honourably discharged in 1964. He lived in 100 Mile House from 1978 to 1995 and was an active Legion member for over 35 years. Throughout his life he had many jobs; stock boy, meat cutter, carpenter, restaurant owner, meat market owner, truck driver, and mill worker. His last jobs were as a taxi driver in 100 Mile House and Prince George. In the 1980’s he was Umpire-in-Chief for softball in 100 Mile. In 1984 he wrote a column for the Free Press called “Umpires Corner” by Hawkeye. He was predeceased by his father Antoine Allaire in 1947. He is survived by his mother Pearl Siwak; step-father Myron Siwak; sisters Shirley Pomeroy (Dave), Ruth-Anne Hensen (Lorne), Vicki Menzies (Wayne Kelly); brothers Ron Siwak (Sheila), Dan Siwak (Debbie), and many nieces, nephews and friends. A family service was held on March 16 in Surrey, B.C.


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