David Dolson

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.

29 Comments on “David Dolson”

  1. Joanne and family sending condolences to all. Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  2. Dear Joanne and kids,
    We are so very sorry to hear that Dave has passed away.
    He was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him.
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this very sad time.
    Hugs and much love,
    Gaye & George

  3. Joanne, Dawn, Ginny and Matt, I am so very sorry for your loss. Dave was a great guy who put up with a lot from the Fleming girls next door!
    We are all thinking of you and sending prayers.

  4. a quiet, gentle , giant of a man………..deeply devoted to his family……….will truly be missed…………rest in peace Dave……..

  5. We are all so sorry to hear about David passing. He was such an awesome cousin. We are all sending our love and prayers from Ohio.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to Jo Ann & family Enjoyed many a golf game with Dave & Stewart at Hidden Hills Rest in Peace Dave

  7. Joanne and Family – so sorry for your loss. Dave was a gentle, caring family man. We enjoyed the Sherbrooke neighbourhood and all the memories we have watching our families grow. Good neighbour, good friend. Hugs. Mike, Linda Cartwright and family.

  8. So sorry for your loss Aunt Jo and family. Keeping you close in our hearts and prayers & sending huge hugs and lots of love.

  9. Joanne & Family
    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Lloyd always enjoyed working with Dave during tomato season. Sending sincere sympathy.
    Lloyd & Sally Thompson

  10. Jo Ann and Family MaryAnn and I send our deepest condolences. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. RIP Dave

  11. We are so very sorry for your families loss. Mr Dolson never said much, but smiled brightly when seeing our toddler being … well, a toddler!
    Remember that the grief will come in waves and you will learn to float with them.
    Your neighbours, The Cliffords

  12. Matt and The Dolson family

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We are sending our sincere sympathies and prayers.

    Keep all your memories cloe to your heart.

    Stan and Chantale Sedlacek

  13. So sorry for your loss…he was a great friend ,golf buddy, dart comrade and fellow party enthusiast. Me he Rest In Peace and he will always be fondly remembered.

  14. Sincerest condolences Jo Anna, Dawn, Ginny, Matt and families. Growing up with a cousin like David was a true blessing. His gentle, kind ways shaped all of our lives. His infectious good humor & gentle teasing will be missed by so many who knew & loved him. Please let us know when the celebration of his life will be held. Kindest regards, Ann ( Parker ) John & Jeremy Lenk

  15. Such cherished memories of David’s incredible kindness, neverending smile and joy for life. The sun has been shining a little less brightly since Saturday. One of my happiest childhood recollections is being your flower girl. I felt so very grown up and special. Both of you took the time that busy day to check with me and I have never forgotten. And your children were lovely to babysit (almost) all the time!! Please know Jo Anna that he will remain in my heart forever. Love to all of you.

  16. Joanne and Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May memories help you through this sad time.
    Sincere condolences,
    Larry and Linda Lahey

  17. Ginny so sorry to hear about your Father . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family .

  18. A wonderful man who left a beautiful legacy of kindness, humour and love of his family. Deepest condolences and much love. Jacquie and Kevin

  19. So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. Growing up, I remember him as warm and friendly, with a great sense of humour. Deepest condolences from Marion, Greg and family

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