John Lorne Dawson

December 12,1956. –  July 26, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we announce John’s passing in his 63rd year.Loving brother of Jane (Bruce) and Bonnie (Sherman). Special Uncle to Geoff (Kate) and Kristin (Sam). Great Uncle to Xander and Charlie. He also leaves behind many friends. John worked at the Southwestern Regional Centre for many years. After his retirement he was able to fulfill his dream of scuba diving adventure to see tropical fish in Lake Tanganika, Africa.  His travels also took him to Sierra Leone, Africa to develop computer software for a paediatric hospital.  He also developed other software for different businesses. He was gifted at playing accordion and piano.  He willingly shared his talents at Cornerstone Church.John had a great love for nature and God’s creation.  He enjoyed his cats, tropical fish and nature walks.Visitation is at Evangel Community Church, 76 Sandys St, Chatham, Ontario on Sunday July 28, 2019 from 2-4 pm. A funeral service will be held at Evangel Community Church on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 11 am. Internment to follow at Pardoville Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mercy Ships, Unit 5-3318 Oak Street, Victoria, BC. Mercyships.ca which is a registered Canadian Charity.  This would be appreciated by the family.

20 Comments on “John Lorne Dawson”

  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with John for many years. John was a great guy. My sincere condolences.

  2. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I worked with John for many years at SRC. Always a gentleman, compassionate and just such a kind man to both clients and staff. My condolences to John’s family.

  3. John was a true, caring, gentle person. The world would be a better place if we had more genuine people like John.

  4. My sincere condolences to his family. I always enjoyed working and talking to John. He was such a kind man and he had such a cute laugh. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  5. Enjoyed working with John, had a great sense of humour, he will be missed very much. Condolences to all of his family

  6. My condolences, I worked with John in the Psychology Dept. and then in our IT department at SRC. He was always a caring and gentle man. RIP

  7. I also worked with John. Not only was he kind, gentle, caring, he showed the love of Christ in the very thing he did. Today he dines with the King of Kings.

  8. Jane and Bonnie, my remembrances of John go all the way back to Blenheim High School where he was a student. Some students stand out as special to a teacher and John was one of them. I met him over the years and it was a joy to see him remain a special person, –kind and gentle and caring. I know he has left a mark on many lives. May his faith in God be yours as you celebrate his life and look to the Holy Spirit for comfort and peace.

  9. Dear Bonnie and Jane, We are so very sorry to learn of John’s passing. We have and will continue to miss seeing him on our walks, waving as we leave the driveway, his name popping up on the phone from time to time letting us know that “Maya has crossed the road”. I will always remember him as the person who introduced me to quiche and one of the kindest, sweetest people to ever walk the halls of SRC. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy.

  10. So sorry for your loss. John was certainly a kind and caring person who will be missed. Our family has been very fortunate to have dealt with such an honest and genuine man over the years.

  11. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I really enjoyed working with him on his software at the centre. He was sweet and kind. My condolences to his family.

  12. Sending loving hugs and prayers for Aunt Bonnie the kids, the family and friends of John ….Aunt Teresa and Uncle Gord and Bill send their condolences and love to you all.

  13. John was one of the sweetest and kind young men to ever walk the halls of Blemheim District High School. May he rest in the arms of our Saviour ❤

  14. John was a great guy and I’ll miss him very much. It was really good that we stayed friends long after working together at SRC. My condolences to his family at this time.

  15. Dear Bonnie and Sherman & family
    I’m writing this for my mom Kathleen Van De Wynckel … she remembers when John was born and she came to visit your mother Mae and the new baby “John” next door at the farm. John was a very kind hearted person.
    We are very sorry for your loss. Kathleen Van De Wynckel & Bill and Rosey

  16. Bonnie Swartz

    John was always such a kind and friendly person to staff and residents. He will be remembered by so many. Condolences to his family. n

  17. Dear Bonnie and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Our thought and prayers are with you. Glenise & Colin

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