Dawn, Beverly James

'Big Bev'

Bev Dawn passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford with family by his side on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the age of 71. He was able to visit with his family and friends one last time.

He will one day be reunited with his loving wife Beverley Jeanne (nee Perks) ‘Little Bev’ in Heaven.

Born in Collingwood on September 8, 1949, Beverly was a son of the late Emerson and Elsie (nee McQuarrie) Dawn. He is survived by his brother Gord Dawn and his sister Patricia ‘Patti’ McKittrick.

Bev was the very proud Dad of Tracey Juby and her husband Michael and Cheryl Hillier and her husband Casey.

Poppa will be sorely missed by his grandchildren; Brooke, Bradley, Remington and Maxwell but lives on in their hearts and memories.

Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be conducted at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation on the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

A private family graveside service will be conducted at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery at a later date.

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Make a donation in memory of Beverly James Dawn


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Brian J Mattice
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    We send our sincere condolences to the entire family. We will truly miss our chats and are sure he will oversee the gardens from above. Brian and Sheila

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  2. Sandra Pyatt
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Dear Little Bev, Tracey & Cheryl, Gord, Patti & Families
    Sending my deepest condolences to all of you. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have.
    Sandi Pyatt

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    1. Cheryl Hillier
      Friday, May 7, 2021

      Thank you for your condolences. He will be sadly missed! Yes, I’m sure he’s up above getting the planting under way.
      Cheryl and Family

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  3. Brenda Stewart (Mcquarrie)
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    My condoléances to all the family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you .

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  4. Bev and Marilyn Rutherford
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    It was a shock to read about Bev’s passing tonight. Had taught him in Grades one and two at Tucker’s School. Had not seen him since that time, but learned from his sister in law that he was in the Valley again. All of you have our deepest sympathy.

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  5. reg and mae lanktree
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Sorry for the loss of a great guy. He will be missed but not forgotten. May you rest in peace dear friend

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  6. Deb Powell and family
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    We are so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. He was always a pleasure to talk with when he would show up weekly to cut our lawn amd have our weekly chat.

    Our deepest sympathies to Bev, Tracey, Cheryl and families. Our thought are with you.

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  7. Karen & Steve Fair
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Bev, Tracey and Cheryl
    We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. Bev was a gentle sole always glad to take the time to have a conversation. Hold your memories close.
    Karen and Steve Fair
    Mark and Lisa Cronin
    Paul and Tracey Cronin

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  8. Fran Austin
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    My sincere condolences to Bev’s family and friends. Don and I got to know Bev very well because he had the market garden behind us. He was such a wonderful person. My deepest sympathy to Andria and Mike.Fran Austin

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  9. Stephen Sholtz
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Sorry to hear of Bevs’ passing, have fond memories of working with and knowing him at Pilkington/LOF Glass back in the day.

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  10. Patricia @ James Hindle
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Bev was a true down to earth friend all will sure miss him.

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  11. Isabelle and Bill Ridd
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Dear Bev, Tracey, Cheryl and families

    Big Bev always had a huge smile and a wave, we will miss seeing him in the neighbourhood. We are thinking of you at this difficult time and will keep you in our prayers.

    Isabelle and Bill

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  12. Amy Teed-Acres
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Bev, Cheryl and Tracey,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. I have so many good memories of being at your place in Clarksburg as a kid. I am thinking of all of you.

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  13. Bev & Nancy Nickel
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Deepest sympathies Cheryl & Casey, Brooke & Bradley. Remember the good times you shared & cherish those memories forever!

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  14. Jim & Judy Sloan
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Brooke and Sam, Sincere sympathy on the loss of your Grandpa. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  15. Gwen Hutchinson
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Sincere sympathy to all Bev’s family from the Hutchinson family…Gwen, Brent, Sherrie & family. Over the years, Bev was in our lives, along with his father,Emerson, and brother Gord, when they worked at W.D. Hutchinson & Sons farm machinery business and more recently, when he was cutting grass in the orchard beside me. We had a chat and caught up on all the news one day last summer. May he rest in peace.

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  16. Darlene and Breann Newell
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Bev Tracey and Cheryl.
    I am sorry for your loss. I remember when we lived beside you in Thornbury Bev would always say hi how are you doing.
    Our thoughts are with you.

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  17. Frances Ward Pendleton
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    My sincere condolences….. I didn’t even know he was ill ….. Loved your Dad/husband like he was my own. Sending you all lots of love to the whole family my Dad (Don) sends his condolences as well.

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  18. Eileen Gamble
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Thinking of you in your time of loss.
    Hold on to all the memories
    Sincere condolence.

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  19. Janet & Keray Wonch
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    So sorry for your loss Bev. Our thoughts are with you and your family

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  20. Isabell Fiddis
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Sorry for your loss big hugs to your family

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  21. Leone Allan
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Bev and family
    Thinking of all of you as you celebrate the life of Big Bev, Dad & Grandpa
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart
    A wonderful tribute to Big Bev

    Leone and Bob Allan
    Brenda and Russ Sewell

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  22. Gale Skippen
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Bev and Family,

    Condolences to you Bev and All the family.

    Thinking of You

    Gale Skippen

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  23. DAve and Barb Cormack
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Cheryl Casey and family. Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Keep your memories close to your heart. Thinking of you all at this time
    DAve and Barb(Breadner) Cormack. Paisley

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  24. Debbie Luptak
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
    Debbie and Norm Luptak

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  25. Rita Miller
    Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Little Bev and family, Sending condolences , prayers and strength.Your memories will bring you comfort in these trying times. Sincerely Rita (Ferris) Miller

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  26. Jim and Kathy Uram
    Friday, May 7, 2021

    Little Bev and family: I am so sorry to read of Bev’s passing.
    Our deepest condolences to you all.❤️

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  27. Evelyn Luongo
    Friday, May 7, 2021

    Our condolences to the family for their loss. Tino always enjoyed talking with Bev.

    Tino and Evelyn Luongo

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  28. Barb
    Friday, May 7, 2021

    A true friend❤️
    My heart goes out to the entire family, I do feel honoured I got one last visit in. His big smile and eye twinkle is etched in my memories forever. He has left you with such great memories to carry you thru the years to come. I hope his tractor was ready for him and he was handed a ice cold beer

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  29. Linda Teed
    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    To Bev and Family
    May the memories you have be with you forever.
    Linda Teed

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  30. Bill and Isabel Thornhill
    Sunday, May 9, 2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bev was a kind and caring man. He always had a smile and always made time for a chat. We will surely miss his visits on the deck.

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  31. Rick Dieleman
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    Little Bev, Gord, Pattie and families
    We extend our deepest sympathy with the loss of Big Bev. We worked together at W.D. Hutchinson’s for five or six years. Bev helped me on the farm as well. He was a wonderful guy to work with. We shared numerous laughs. I have many great memories. Unfortunately our paths did not cross for a period of time and for that I have great regret, however we did have a short visit recently. We were planning to visit again.
    We are holding the Dawn family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rick and Darlene Dieleman

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  32. Greg Holde
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    Sorry to here of Bev’s passing. All the best to the family.

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