W. Frank Hawthorne of Lucknow, a Second World War veteran, died Jan. 7, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor. He was 96. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Martin) for 66 years. Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Goderich, he was the son of the late Ruby (Struthers) and Walter Hawthorne. Dear father of Dianne Hawthorne of Wingham, and Barbara Larsen and Dave Taczynski of London; and cherished grandfather of Jeffrey Larson. Brother of Donald (Patricia) of Toronto, and John of Beaverton. Predeceased by his son, Jim; grandson, Timothy; brothers, Robert and Charles; and sister, Doris. Frank was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 309, Lucknow. He was a long-time employee of Silverwood Dairies, and served as clerk of Kinloss Township for several years. Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions, a graveside service will be held at Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow, when it is safe to do so; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 309, Lucknow, are appreciated. Donations and condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.