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.