Diana Hawkes Obituary, Death – The Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council recently informed former Mayor Diana Hawkes, who passed away not too long ago and was also the first person in Nuneaton and Bedworth to be elected to the position of Alderwoman, of her passing. Former Mayor Diana Hawkes was also the first person in Nuneaton and Bedworth to be elected to the position of Alderwoman.
Alderwoman Hawkes served as a Labour councillor for over a quarter of a century, during which time she was elected to represent Nuneaton and Bedworth Council. She served on the council for more than 25 years during her time there. She was the Borough Mayor for the municipal year 2001–2002 after being elected to that position and serving in that capacity during that time. She was the first person in history to ever hold both the position of Mayor and Mayoress, and earlier this year, she was also elected to the position of Alderwoman.
In addition, she was the first person to ever hold both positions simultaneously. She served as Mayor in the years 2001 and 2002, the same years that her late husband served in the same capacity. During the same time period, both of them held the office of Mayor. In addition to that, she presided over cases in the judicial system as a judge. Her constant companion was Brian, her husband of over half a century, who had passed away in 2021. They had been married for over 500 years.
That was the length of time that he had been married to her. Diana served as his mayoress during the years 2014 and 2015 while he was also serving as Mayor of the city, a position he held for those two years. Her son Adam and her daughter-in-law Glen, who are both her sons-in-law, are the only members of her family that she leaves behind. Alderwoman Hawkes was the recipient of an honor that was bestowed upon her by Cllr. Kris Wilson, the Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.