James Dawe

Dawe- Peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia on Tuesday January 4, 2022. James Burnett Dawe, age 97 years, born in St. John’s Newfoundland formerly of Courtright. Beloved husband of the late Voida May Dawe (Morgan)  (2012). Much loved father of Cynthia Maher and her husband Dave of Courtright, Bernard Dawe of Montreal and Linda Dawe and her husband Cosmo Trotto of Montreal. Cherished grandfather of Darren, Melissa, Jonathan, Vanessa and Juliana and great-grandfather of Madison. Jim is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Lise Bernier and her daughter, Sabrina and granddaughter, Jessica. He was predeceased by; his grandson, Garrett (2018) and by several brothers and sisters. Jim was a hand’s on person who could build or fix almost anything. He enjoyed spending time at the country place in Swail’s Corner, Quebec where he embraced the outdoors during all four seasons. Due to the current COVID restrictions the family will be holding a funeral service in Quebec when it is safe to do so and Jim will be laid to rest next to Voida in the Arundel cemetery in the spring. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Legion Poppy Fund or to the charity of one’s choice. Local arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home 588, St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at www.knightfuneralhome.ca  Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation at this time.


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Funeral Date

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

10 thoughts on “James Dawe”

  1. Dear Cynthia, Dave & family,
    Deepest sympathy for the loss your Dad, Brother & Grandfather.
    Jim was a unique man who always had a twinkle in his eyes.
    Peace & love,

    Anne Craig

  2. Bill and Mary Manz

    We were saddened to hear of Jim’s death. He was such a nice man and a friendly neighbour that will be missed. Our condolences to his family.

  3. Jim was a very special friend. We always enjoyed our time spent together. Our deepest condolences to Cynthia & Dave and the rest of Jim’s family. He was so very proud of all of you.

    Gary and Joanne S.

  4. Pat and Bax Pope

    Cynthia, Bernard, Linda and Families, we would like to offer our sincere condolences on the death of your dear Dad. He was such a wonderful soul and what a great berry picker he was. He will truly be missed. Bax and Pat Pope

  5. Thank you Cynthia for calling us in Newfoundland about our dear Uncle Jim. Over the years Uncle Jim and I always made the effort to keep in touch whether it was by phone calls or by mail. A true gentleman. Sending all our love from Sandra, Yves and family.

  6. Jim was a wonderful person, always a smile and a kind word. He will be missed on earth but Voida will be waiting in heaven with open arms to receive him. May he Rest In Peace🙏

  7. Dear Cynthia
    We’re saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. I only met him a couple of times when I was groing up in Montreal East. Even at my young age he impressed me as a quiet stoic man. Celabrate his life.
    Take care.
    Your friends
    Ian and Gail Crawford

  8. Dear Cynthia and Dave.

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. I always enjoyed spending time with your parents and will always remember them both with fondness.

    Jeanie and Doug

  9. Cathy and Gord Vickerd

    Cynthia and Dave and Family
    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. He was such a lovely gentleman.
    I am sure he is up In Heaven in the arms if your mother ❤️

    Cathy and Gord Vickerd

  10. My condolences to you all. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was a very kind person.

    Mary Pollock

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