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.