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Dorothy Dawson

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Dorothy Marie (Gow) Dawson

1915 – 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Nana Dawson, in her 106th year, who passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2021, at Parkview Manor in Chesley. Nana was predeceased by her husband K. V. Dawson (1995); her daughter-in-law Susan in 2010 (Doug); and her daughter Shirley Young in 2015 (Fred). Dorothy is survived by her son-in-law Fred Young, and two sons, Douglas Dawson and Kevin Dawson (Shirley Jones). Sadly Nana will be missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren as well as nephews, nieces and cousins.

Dorothy was born on Pelee Island on November 23, 1915, during a snowstorm. She then spent the first third of her life on the island, in Windsor and Leamington. The next third of her life included time spent in Aurora, Huntsville and with winters spent in Florida. The final third of Dorothy’s life was split between Florida, Beaver Valley, Meaford, Port Elgin and finally Chesley. Nana always ended her family birthday party thank you’s with the multiple meaning statement: “It’s wonderful to think that you’re all here because of me!“

Cremation has taken place and Nana will join her husband at the Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford when conditions permit. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Parkview Manor in Chesley for their care and consideration of this feisty senior.

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Jane Brown Unrau
February 28, 2021

My condolences to the Dawson family.
You were our neighbors on Orange St in Leamington.

Paige Leifso
February 22, 2021

My condolences to Dorthys family. She was a wonderful lady and I’ll miss her stories

Roseann Mcculloch
February 18, 2021

My condolences to Dorothy family she was a sweetheart will miss you little one fly high RoseAnn (psw)

Catherine Krause
February 17, 2021

My condolences to family . Dorothy wss a awesome lady . Going to miss her alot . FLY high lit*-one. ♥

Dennis, Dwayne and Daryl Fischer and Families
February 17, 2021

Our condolences to all of Dorothy’s family. Our Mom(Shirley Fischer) meet Dorothy at Parkview Manor and they instantly became good friends. They could always be found together at lunch or through out the day. Now they will be seeing each other again in Heaven

Sally Kidsonand Bruce Durrer
February 17, 2021

Dorothy was a wonderful, warm woman who had incredible strength. I always enjoyed our talks when I visited with her in the Southampton Hospital on my rounds with Sambuca, the therapy dog. Sambuca always remembered her too. Bruce, Sambuca, Kaye and I send our heartfelt condolences to Doug, Todd, Laura and the rest of the Dawson family.

Jean Brow
February 17, 2021

My condolences go out to all of Dorothy’s family. She was one special lady. She has left a special spot in all the staff’s hearts @ Parkview Manor. I will miss you (little one). Now you and Shirley can fly around in heaven together again. Psw Jean

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