Dawson, Gerald

March 10, 1942 - September 16, 2016

scanDAWSON, GERALD DOUGLAS – Age 74 of Oil City peacefully passed away on September 16, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Gerry will be greatly missed by his friend and wife for 50 years, Pat Dawson. Loving Father to Melissa Haskett, Michael Dawson and Pamela Talbot. Special Grandfather to Hayley and Emily Haskett, Spencer and Tyler Talbot and Brooke and Jackson Dawson. Dear Brother of Doreen Klapak and Catherine (Art) Sterling. Gerry will be remembered by Brother and sister in-laws Barb and Bill MacNeil, Joanne Wagner, Betty Wagner, Sylvia and Allan Knight and Lynn and Ross Howes. Predeceased by Brother Keith, brother-in-law’s Joe Klapak, Lyle and Glen Wagner and Sister-in-law Ann Wagner. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Gerald worked for Holmes Foundry for 25 years, he was an avid fisherman, loved carpentry and was a passionate volunteer.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5-9 pm.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home.Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.

In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Children’s Health Foundation, London (Cheques only).


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  1. Gerry. Five years has gone
    Life as gone on without you and not the same .Missing you every day
    Knowing one day we will be together again. Memories, with tears and laughs help to keep you close . Forever Loved

  2. It’s almost 2 years dad,I still mis you every day..you left a big hole when you left us..I miss our talks,i miss your advice,I miss hearing your voice,I miss not having a dad to talk to..you were a great dad, best friend and mentor..everybody is good but we all miss you so much..my love always dad..

  3. Dear Pat and family, Tim and I want you to know how sorry we were to hear of Gerry’s passing. We know how close you both were. Stay well .

  4. My deepest condolences to the entire Dawson family. Thanks for always being such a great family friend.

    Thinking of you all.

    With love,

    The Helps Family.

  5. Pat, Pam, Mel, Mike and family
    We wish we could be there with you today to say our goodbyes. We will miss Jed’s smiling face, gentle presence and of course his teasing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  6. To Pat and all the Dawson family, just a note to say how sorry we were to hear about Gerry’s passing.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Pat & Jan Stokes

  7. Pat and family, my condolences on the passing of Gerry. I have very fond memories of time spent with your family. May the Lord be with you in this time of need.

  8. To the Dawson family.I have known Ged since I was sixteen years old.We had many great and funny times together leaving us with many memories to cherish.He was a great man and will be missed by many.Our condolences go out to Pat and all of the Dawson Family.
    Ace and Nancy

  9. Uncle Gerald you were one of hardest working men I know always there whenever anything need anything. I appreciate everything you ever done for me and my family st the drop of the hat. I’m not sure who Aunt Pat is going to order around now but we can assure you she will be well looked after and we will be there for her . Love you both to the moon and back❤️ The Limbs

  10. Dear Pat and Families…So very sorry to hear of Gerald.s passing. He was a kind and caring man and a true gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold on to precious memories..you will have many.. our sincere condolences.. Love from Mary Ann.and Families

  11. Pat, Doreen, Catherine and families
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May your wonderful memories and God’s love and peace sustain you in the days ahead.

  12. Pat and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Gerry was a kind, gentle soul. He was great to work with at Van Tuyl and Fairbank and always had a joke anda smile for everyone. You are in our thoughts and prayers?

  13. Dear Pat, Mike, Melissa, Pam and Family; Our deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Mt sympathy goes out to the family
    I knew Gerald when I worked at the foundry he was a great person
    and a nice person to work with

  15. To Pat & Families,
    So sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. What a fighter, now his suffering is over. Cherish your memories. Gerald was always a kind & gentle man.
    Take care,

    Kevin & Paula Hoskin

  16. Pat, Doreen, Catharine and families
    So very sorry for your loss. I really have never met anyone with such a gentle and kind spirit as Gerald

  17. Dear Pat and Family.
    Thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Our prayers are with all of you at this time. Through the the whispers of these prayers may you feel the love, the comfort and the peace that only God can give you. We love you and we will miss Gerry very much too, but I know I will see him again as will you.
    Love to all
    Mary Lee & Bob

  19. Dear Pat & family
    Thinking of you and your family during a difficult time. Cherish you wonderful memories.
    John & Shelley Freer

  20. Dear Pat and family
    Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  21. Dear Pat, Doreen, Catherine and families: A loved one who departs this earth never truly leaves us for they remain alive in our hearts and minds and through us they live on. Please accept our sincere condolences. R.I.P. Jed.
    Sandra and Ryan

  22. We were saddened to hear of Gerald’s passing….
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pat and your Family at this most difficult time…….

  23. Pat and Family
    So sorry to hear of Ged’s passing we had some great chats at the hockey games over the years and he will be dearly missed to everyone who knew him .
    Ken, Jane , Kate and Brad Rollings

  24. Sincere sympathy to Pat and Family at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Rob and Judy Moore

  25. Mellissa, so sorry to hear of your great loss. Thinking of you and your family today and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  26. Keeping both you and Gerry in our prayers and sending you love and strength. We will miss the ‘lively’ visits with him!

  27. Pat and all of the Dawson family,
    So very sorry to find out about the loss of your dear husband/father/grandfather/brother, etc. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories eventually bring you peace.

  28. We are so sorry to hear about Gerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pat and your family. I had lots of laughs with Gerry when he was at the top of the stairs running the chairlift at St. Paul’s and miss seeing him there.
    Marion and Gord Henderson

  29. Dear Pat&family-on behalf of St.Paul’s United church&UCW I extend our sincere condolences on the passing of Gerry. He was a valued member of our church

  30. Pat and family
    Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss seeing Jerry at the hockey games in Strathroy.
    Dave and Carol Morgan

  31. Pat! It is with great sadness to hear of “Gerry’s” passing. he certainly put up a good fight.
    He was a good person to talk too. He will surely be missed.
    The Moore’s called us Saturday.
    cousin Edwin and Sherry Parr

  32. Pat and family: So very sorry to hear about Gerald. He was a great guy and will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. RIP Gerald. Carl Gadsby and Dianne McLean.

  33. So sorry to hear about Ged. Thinking of your family. He was always friendly to whoever he met. Dave and Pauline Mitchell

  34. My condolences to you Melissa and your family. We are all thinking of you at this difficult time.
    From your team at 075. Isla.

  35. Pat and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Treasure the memories . Gerald will be greatly missed.
    Bill and Sharon Stonehouse

  36. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Pat, on the passing of your dear loved one. Cherish your wonderful memories of your time together, may it help as you grieve Gerry’s passing.

  37. Pat and Famlies , so sorry to hear about the passing of Gerald. He was a great guy and will be missed by so many . Love Always Ron and Maureen Bailey and Family !!

  38. Uncle Jed, thank you for all of the memories. Not many people (especially my age) can say they knew and/or are/were close to their great aunts and uncles, but fortunately I can say I was. Thank you for being the kind soul you were, thank you for your encouragement and jokes, thank you for all of the fires in your backyard and thank you for being like another grandparent to me. You will be so greatly missed but I know you’re in a better place watching and protecting over everyone you hold dear to you.

    Aunt Pat, Pam, Mel and Mike (and kids), I am so sorry for the loss you are experiencing at this time. Sending you all my love.

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