Obituaries

Harry Edward Dawson

Friday, 07 August 1925 - Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Death Notice

Peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Bluewater Health, Harry Dawson of Camlachie, formerly of Point Edward, passed away at the age of 87.
Beloved husband of the late Grace Dawson (Bannister). Loving father of Judy (Jim) Knox of Camlachie. Cherished grandfather of Brad Knox (Lisa Sillanpaa) of Cambridge and Christine (Mike) Riley of Sarnia. Treasured great-grandfather of Brock, Justyn, Ethan, Travis, and Conner Sillanpaa-Knox and Alyssa Riley. Dear brother of Annie Stoner, Irma Bannister and Dora (Bruno) Kaija, all of Sarnia. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Dora Dawson; brothers-in-law Wayne Stoner, Lorne Bannister and Jack Bannister; nephew Ralph Bannister; and grand nephew Stuart Bannister. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Harry left home for Naval training in Halifax at the age of 17 and served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. Also, he was in the Naval Reserve at H.M.C.S. Prevost, London and H.M.C.S. Hunter, Windsor, where he continued his Naval training each summer for several weeks, either in Halifax or Victoria. Harry retired from Imperial Oil after 40 years specializing in instrumentation and computers. He was a member of the ISA (International Society of Automation), Sarnia Section. He was an avid sailor and loved curling at the Forest Curling Club.

Family and friends will be received from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with the funeral service to commence immediately after visitation at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Visitation

Family and friends will be received from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home.

Service

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

3 Condolences

  • Fran Cadwallader May 2, 2013 02:26pm

    Dear Judy - sympathy to you and all your family. As Adam M. wrote in a sympathy card to me - "there are no words".

  • Donanne Avery April 29, 2013 07:39pm

    Dear Judy, Jim and Family
    I am so sorry to read of Harry's passing...may your wonderful memories and God's grace give you comfort in your sorrow...always remember how much he liked having Dusty cat around...appreciated Harry giving him a home...Caring Hugs

  • Donna McKenney April 25, 2013 02:45pm

    My sympathies are with the whole family at this time. May God give you strength over the next few days and peace as you reflect on Harry's life as husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

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