Dawson Smith of Meaford, and formerly of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully at Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the age of 89.
Born in Meaford on March 20, 1931, he was a son of the late Frederick and Nettie (nee Weaver) Smith.
Dawson was predeceased by his beloved wife Patricia (nee Hoover) Smith in 2015.
He was the much loved brother of Helen Kerr of Meaford, and uncle of Theresa and Rod Smith and Terry and Lisa Kerr. He was the great uncle of Adam and Marla Smith and their children Addisyn and Xavier, Kara and Brent Rogers and their daughter Aidynne, and Jared and Maddi Kerr. Dawson was predeceased by his siblings Blanche (Robert McLeod), Marion (Gordon McConnell), Noreen McIntosh, Sherman Smith (Alice), Florence (Norm McLay), and Arthur Smith.
He will be remembered fondly by Pat’s children; Ella Honsberger, Harvey Honsberger (Judy), and Harley Honsberger (Maryanne), and was a very special uncle to Leah, Chris, Mary and his many other nieces, nephews and their families.
Dawson loved the water! He spent many years working on the Great Lake Freighters, and in his free time he enjoyed boating, fishing, or just sitting near the water having a coffee and sharing stories. Pat and Dawson enjoyed several summers at their trailer at Sunny Valley Campground in Chatsworth.
A private family service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford, with a service of committal and interment following at Lakeview Cemetery.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice 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