May 19, 1938 – April 14, 2013
Douglas Hart Dawson (May 19, 1938 – April 14, 2013) Doug passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospice, after a very long and brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Doug was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Louise, his parents Richard and Christine, brothers Richard and Alan, and sister Pearl. He is survived by children Cathy (Doug) of Victoria, BC and Kevin (Pam) of Rigaud, QC and his grandson Sam of Rigaud, QC. He will be missed by many friends in Hudson, QC and Parksville, BC, colleagues and business acquaintances worldwide as well as extended family in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, BC, and England. A special thanks to Doug’s friend Bill who visited him every week. Many thanks and big hugs to the staff at Halliday House (Catherine, Caroline(s), Gayla, Jennifer, Jessica, Judith, Irene, Millie, Sue, Wendy) who loved and cared for Doug, held his hand, comforted him, and gave him dignity. They were like family to him and he adored them with all his heart. And finally, to all the nurses and doctors at NRGH and those at Victoria Hospice who cared for him in the end. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Doug’s name to Halliday House.
Address: 188 McCarter Street, Parksville, BC, V9P 2G6. A celebration of life was held at Halliday House on Saturday, April 20 at 12:30pm.