John Keith Dawson

John Keith Dawson passed away December 14th 2019 with his wife Helena (nee Black) of 64 years by his side. They were partners in farming and raising their children : Maria and Tom Moore, Pete and John Dawson. His heart was filled with such pride watching his grandchildren grow and follow their dreams. He leaves to carry on his legacy of jokes and his love of apple pie and cheddar cheese to Alec Moore (Laura) ,Fraser and Megan Moore. He had such love for his great granddaughter Ivy Moore and could always see red in her hair when the rest of us strained to find it. He was the son of Lola(McGregor) and John Dawson. He is survived by his sisters Joan Williams, Grace Lindstrom , sister in law Ruth Dawson, brother in law Eldon (Gail) Black.He is predeceased by his brother Melbourne (2013) and great grandson Jack Thomas Moore.(2019) Keith will miss the crop inspections and time spent with his dear friends and neighbors Harold and Marion McIntyre. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Keith was a farmer who raised many livestock and cash crops. He spent his most enjoyable times inventing farm devices including his own tiling machine. He was always proud to say he retired from farming at age 89 with a full pension.Keith was involved in his community as a member of Enniskillen Council, road superintendent and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity He was the fieldman for Cangeo Oil Exploration which took him to many farms in southwestern Ontario. He loved nothing more than helping those in need and after moving to Fiddicks he helped many new residents to the dining room and greeted them warmly .As per Keith’s request cremation has taken place. Internment of ashes at a later date.. Many thanks to Dr.Kim,Anne Douglas NP and their team at St. Joseph’s hospice for supporting, caring and helping us let go of our great husband and father. Thanks to the staff of Fiddicks Nursing home for making a home for Keith and Helena in his last year. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia Lambton.

3 Comments on “John Keith Dawson”

  1. Dear Helena, Maria, Tom, Peter, John and family members:

    My heart goes out to you all! Keith was always so kind to me when I was a child and teen, visiting Maria at the farm. I am thinking of you all and wish I could be at the funeral.

  2. I didn’t know John Keith Dawson personally, but I know Maria and Tom. My sincere condolences for the family. Maria talked about her Father with love. I am so sorry for your loss.

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