Velda Irene Dawson

 

It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to our dear Mom, Velda Irene Dawson (nee McDonald) who passed away with family by her side at Chatham Kent Hospice on December 27th. She lived in Wheatley with the love of her life Lloyd Dawson. They were married for 54 years before he passed away in 2008. She lived in her dream house that they built until this day. She was the Mother of 3 children, Susan Sutton, Tim (Lesley) Dawson & Lorrie (Marty) Comber.  Grandmother of 8; Tracey, Liam, Lindsay, Ashley, Jamie, Ryan, Jennifer and Robert. Great Grandmother of 11 beautiful children. She will be deeply missed & forever remembered and loved in our hearts. She lived for her family, her gardens and her quilting. She worked as a florist in Tilbury with her best friend and neighbour Leon Crewe and also enjoyed her coffee break mornings with Joanne and friends who have gone before her. Velda will miss all her family of friends in Florida, their shuffleboard days and the music jams she dearly loved.
Many thanks to Kim & Gerry VanDeven and the Robinson family for their friendship and care over many years.
Many thanks to the Chatham Hospice for their excellent care, Erin and all the staff from Chatham LHIN, the friends she made from the Chatham VON Nursing staff who pulled together for her final days. As per Velda’s wishes the family will celebrate her life with a private ceremony.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

11 Comments on “Velda Irene Dawson”

  1. So sorry to hear of your Moms passing.She will be deeply missed by all of you.She was a brave lady,facing all her illness.Love,Aunt Jean and uncle Howard.

  2. So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a grand lady. So enjoyed the weekly coffee sessions with her. I admired her many artistic abilities. One more of our old Salem community gone. She talked often of her kids and grandchildren. So proud of her family.

  3. Sorry to hear of Velda’s passing . Her smile was her trademark and said everything you needed to know of her. She often attended the Dawson family get together where we were able to make memories . God bless her family at this time as we remember a life well lived . Bill and Janet Derbyshire

  4. Our sincere sympathy to all the family. Velda was a cousin to my mom. May God guide you during this sorrowful time and Bless each of you.
    The Beaton Family

  5. I’m so sorry to hear that Velda has passed away. She was a wonderful person with a beautiful smile. My prayers and sympathy are with all the family.
    Joyce Hatt.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all as you celebrate Velda’s remarkable life.

  7. Condolences to the entire Dawson family. She taught different crafts to me that I enjoyed.

  8. SUSAN, TIM, AND LORRIE AND FAMILLY
    WE SEND OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY IN THE PASSING OF YOUR MOM VELDA. WE MET MANY YEARS AGO IN FLORIDA SHRING A LOVE OF SHUFFLEBOARD, MUSIC ND MOST OF ALL QUILTING, I AM SORRY MY CALL TO HER BEFORE CHRISTMAS WAS TOO LATE BUT WILL TREASURE OUR LAST CONVERSATION IN THE FALL. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. YOU WERE HER TREASURES.
    LOVE BEVERLEY AND GEORGE HATDIE
    EXETER, ONTARIO

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