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).