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'Her life was intrinsically linked with this club': Cats mourn the death of Tom Hawkins' mother

Tom Hawkins of the Cats kicks for goal during the AFL 2014 Second Semi Final match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the MCG, Melbourne on September 12, 2014. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)
Jennifer Hawkins, mother of Tom Hawkins, has passed away

GEELONG is mourning the death of key forward Tom Hawkins' mother, Jennifer, who died on the weekend.

The daughter of the Cats' past player Fred Le Deux, Jennifer Hawkins was married to former Geelong player Jack Hawkins.

Geelong CEO Brian Cook said her death had affected the club deeply.

"Jennifer was a much loved member of the Geelong Cats family," Cook said.

"Her life was intrinsically linked with this club and we will miss her greatly.

"At this time we will come together to support Jack, Jane, Tom, Edwina and Charlie and show them the love that Jennifer showed the club over many years."

Hawkins did not play against the Gold Coast on Sunday.