HAWSON, Rowland Thomas 'Roly'

HAWSON, Rowland Thomas ‘Roly’

It is with sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Roly on April 27th, 2020, aged 67 years.  Beloved husband of Glynis. Father and best friend of Tim and Stacey; Garth and Angela.  Much loved poppy of Cooper, Alexander, Elijah, Abigail, friend of Dylan and father in law of Rebecca.

 Loved son of the late Harold and Mary Hawson. Adored brother of Ellen (deceased), Margaret, and Harold, brother in law to Peter, Wayne and Jenni and Uncle to their families.

Loved son in law of Audrey and Bill (deceased) Gregory.  Loved brother in law to Jenny and Peter, Julie and Jim(deceased), Jeffrey and Elaine, Margaret and Robert and Uncle to their families. 

 A private family memorial service to celebrate Roly’s life will be held. 

In-lieu of flowers; donations to Fight MND would be appreciated and can be made online at https://fightmnd.org.au/.



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  • Trent Hill

    Aunt Glynis, Tim and Garth.

    With sorrow we must acknowledge that Roly is gone before his time, but as Tim and Garth made clear in their speech, he will be remembered far and wide.

    I’m personally glad I got to spend several hours with him over the last few months and will always remember what he did for me.

    Love Trent

  • Leonie Ginn

    Sincere condolences to Glynis & Family. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Good memories of great riding days.
    We will miss Roly’s visits.
    Adrian, Leonie & Staff Mildura Motorcycles

  • Peter & Jenny Neaves

    Roly, we said our goodbyes some time ago, but it is still difficult to believe that we wont be out on the mighty Murray River scaring the fish. Even though we annoyed many a fish, I know you loved just getting out on the water, relaxing and we were able to talk crap and solve the problems of the world. Great memories of our caravaning trips, not enough were done because we ran out of time, motorbike rides, until it got too hot or cold. If we needed anything mechanical fixed, you were the man, I think Garth may now have to pick up the spanners and fill your shoes, which will take some filling.
    You will be sorely missed and life wont be the same without you around, no more stories and adventures.

    Peter & Jenny

  • Jan and David Grenfell

    Glynis and Family, what can we say, nothing is going to make it any easier.
    Roly was a true gentleman and a great family man.
    RIP Roly, keep riding 🏍

  • Craig & Amy

    Roly, it is so true the good guys go young.
    Whilst we knew this day would come one day the pain of it is still immense. No longer will we be able to catchup with you and have a chat or a beer, see your latest antics on your tractor or just nothing in particular but enjoy each other’s company.
    You weren’t just an uncle, but a funcle to us all.
    Our sincere condolences to Glynis, Tim and Garth and their families during this time. We are here for you.
    As a family we will always cherish the precious time we shared with you and memories will last more than a life time.
    Rest easy Roly
    Craig, Amy, Zac, Arch and Frank