DAWSON, Ron C.  – October 9, 2023 – On Monday, October 9, 2023, Ron C. Dawson of Barrow Bay, in his 94th year, passed peacefully at Chapman House/Grey Bruce Hospice in Owen Sound. Predeceased (2014) by his devoted wife of 62 years, June Rose (née Craig). Son of the late FAM (Alec) and Viola Dawson of London. Much loved father of Craig Dawson (Kim), Dave Dawson, and Laurie Dawson-Pomeroy (Tom Hack). Proud Grandpa of Brett Dawson Pomeroy and Dylan Dawson. Special uncle to Kathy (Steve) Hellyer, and Wayne (Dale) Eichenberger. Long-time close friend of Dianne Cunningham. Predeceased by younger sister Mary Jane Eichenberger, brother-in-law “Ike”, and sister-in-law Grace Bishop. Survived by sister-in-law Bett Crawford and brother-in-law Don Bishop. Ron will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Ron was noted for his prodigious memory and attention to detail, and loved to debate those details with Mary Jane whenever the situation arose. He enjoyed travelling the world with June, her sister Grace, and brother-in-law, Don Bishop. He spent many weekends, summers, and vacations at the family cottage in Barrow Bay, which became his permanent residence, surrounded by immediate and extended family. Spending his final years in Barrow Bay, Ron was an avid fisherman, boater, boat builder, dog lover, gardener, feeder of birds and chipmunks, and story teller. His boat, aptly named ‘Finally’, was a labour of love, built by his own hand, piece-by-piece, at Barrow Bay. He enjoyed any and all social gatherings where he would command an audience with his many stories, usually of days gone by. He lived a long and full life and often declared “I’m happy every day that I get up in the morning”. His presence will be deeply missed. Those who wish to make a donation in Ron’s name are asked to consider memorial contributions to: Grey Bruce Hospice Inc. (https://www.greybrucehospice.com/ways-to-donate/), Banting House (https://bantinghousenhs.ca/support-us/), The June and Ronald Dawson Family Fund at London Community Foundation  (https://www.lcf.on.ca/fundpages/2019/10/17/june-and-ronald-dawson-family-fund)