David Dolson of Chatham, passed away on October 31, 2020 at home, after a courageous battle with cancer while surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Roger and Winnifred Dolson, born on September 8,1939. Beloved husband of Jo Anna for over 57 years. Devoted father of Dawn Breault (Greg), Ginny McLaughlin (Deron) and Matt Dolson (April). Doting papa of Jordan, Jessica, Adam, Ben, Cole, Riley and Reese. Brother of Stewart Dolson and the late Allen Dolson. Survived by in-laws, Clare Ball, Gerry Doher and Myrna Dolson. Predeceased by parents in-law John and Laura Ball, as well as siblings in-law Margie, Marjorie, Mickey and Mylene. Fondly remembered by many wonderful nieces and nephews. David was a man of few words, but when he spoke you listened. He was an avid golfer and lover of sports, especially his beloved Raiders. His only hole-in-one sadly went unwitnessed. He spent many hours accompanied by his devoted brother Stewart on the greens of Hidden Hills golf course. David will be remembered as a lover of nature, enjoying daily walks and bike rides around the local Mud Creek and socializing with the neighbours. Despite his dislike of air travel, he bravely boarded a plane yearly for a February visit to Phoenix, Arizona where he enjoyed admiring the blue “Arizona Sky” and the steeply discounted American Old Milwaukee. David was a lover of animals, he enjoyed rigging a trap to outsmart, humanely capture and relocate the squirrels that visited his home to the riverbank or cemetery. A special heartfelt thanks to JonAnn and Lisa for their compassionate care, as well as the many caregivers that were in the home day and night. Your support greatly eased the burden of the family at such a difficult time, allowing them to spend quality time with David at the end. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or the Chatham Kent Hospice. A family celebration of life to be held at a later date.