Edmonton, Alberta , Canada
|| May 11, 1947
Mar 25, 2006 08:57am
|Info||Laurie Hawn was born on Mother’s Day, 1947 and raised in Winnipeg. Laurie Hawn joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1964 and received his pilot wings and Queen’s Commission in Manitoba in January 1967. |
He flew the T-33 Silver Star as an Instructor Pilot and as a Tactical Fighter Pilot and Instructor on the CF-104 Starfighter and CF-18 Hornet.
In thirty years in the Air Force, Laurie rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and he served an additional five years as Honourary Colonel of 417 Combat Support Squadron. Laurie held many high profile senior staff positions, commanded a CF-18 Tactical Fighter Squadron and was the operational commander at 4 Wing Cold Lake, supervising six squadrons, 1,800 personnel, multi-million dollar budgets, and multi-billion dollar assets. He has served in Europe, the United States and in every province of Canada.
Upon retirement in 1994, Laurie entered the financial services business. He has successfully managed branch offices and held senior supervisory positions in this very highly regulated and very demanding industry. He is currently a senior broker at Union Securities, Canada’s largest independent brokerage house.
Laurie has been very involved in his community. His first project after retirement was as Executive Director of the highly successful 1996 Edmonton International Air Show. He has served as a Director of the Cold Lake Credit Union and on the Advisory Board of Masakhane Community College in Cold Lake. In 2001 Laurie received the Canada 125 Medal and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for his outstanding commitment to community and country.
Laurie was the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Edmonton Centre in the 2004 election. Laurie and his team door-knocked at over 26,000 doors.
Laurie and his wife of thirty-five years, Judy, have two grown children, Jennifer and Robert.