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Lois Laurel Hawes RIP

 

It is with great sadness the family of Lois Laurel Hawes announces that she passed away at 11:42 today [28th July] at Holy Cross Hospital in Granada Hills, CA.

Our most beloved "GG" went peacefully and smiling with family at her side after a lengthy illness.

Lois, who would have turned 90 in December, was the only daughter of comedy legend, Stan Laurel, and was previously married to film actor Rand Brooks and writer/actor, Tony Hawes.

Lois was born in Beverly Hills in 1927 and, like her celebrated father, enjoyed boating and fishing. As a child, she frequently visited the film sets of her father and his comedy partner, "Uncle Babe" Hardy, and dedicated much of her spare time after their passing to preserving their comedy legacy. She was often an honored guest at the numerous celebrations by the Sons of the Deserts, a worldwide club dedicated to the memory of Laurel & Hardy.

Additionally, with her husband, Rand, Lois co-founded a private ambulance company in Glendale, California, which served the community for two decades.

In her last years, Lois lived happily with her adoring grand daughter, Cassidy, and great-grandchildren, Tommy and Lucy, greatly relishing in their numerous scholastic and artistic accomplishments.

She is survived by a large family, among them a daughter, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements for a Celebration of Life are pending and will occur on the occasion of her upcoming birthday in December.

Tyler St Mark