Eva Ethel Dawson

October 1, 1940November 15, 2020

Died peacefully on a Sunday morning. Beloved wife of Terrence Albert Dawson (d. 2008) for 48 years; sister to Fred Mitchell (m. Marion) and Bill Mitchell (m. Marilyn (d. 1988); m. Charlotte), loving mother of Nadine (m. Steve Adamson), Scott (m. Elaine ), Craig and Kristina (m. Corey Wandler); devoted grandmother of Erin, Neill, Owen, Caileigh, Kieran, Holly, Graeme and Sydney.

Eva found something to celebrate every day. She was a world traveler, lifelong reader and enthusiastic supporter of local quilting, knitting, Guiding and sporting communities. She joined the Beta Sigma Phi society in 1979 and remained an active “sister” for over 40 years. A lovely soul, she will be missed by all. Her family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to Dr Elie Skaff and the staff at the Chapel Hill Retirement Residence in Orleans for their understanding and support over the past year.

There will be a virtual celebration of Eva’s life on December 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT. For more information about this event, please email Donations to ALS Society of Canada ( in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated.


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Terrie Kember

November 23, 2020

Eva always had a big smile on her face and was ready to share a story or find something enjoyable in whatever event we were attending.
Eva welcomed me whenever I popped over to her warm family home in Blackburn Hamlet especially one November when she had all the Xmas decorations up and Xmas cookies baking in the oven.
She advised me - “It’s for the Grandkids”.
She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.
Warm wishes to all her friends and family as it was a joy to know our darling Eva Dawson.

Elizabeth Millenor

November 19, 2020

I was so saddened to learn of Eva's recent passing. She was a wonderful friend and sorority sister and will be remembered always. Her beautiful smile and love of life was shown every day and helped to brighten the lives of others. Sincere condolences to all her family at this difficult time.

Joan Bowman

November 18, 2020

I will always remember Eva for her beautiful smile and kind heart. I knew her as a sorority sister, fellow quilter, travel companion but most of all as a friend. My heartfelt condolences to her family, especially her grandchildren who were the love of her life. Rest In Peace my friend.

Caitlin Raynor

November 17, 2020

My condolences to Kris and her family on the loss of their dear mother and grandmother. Mrs Dawson was always so lovely to me and the dogs when we walked by, keen in a motherly way to hear how I was doing. I enjoyed a brief visit with her in the park in September, while she sat out with her friends enjoying the fresh air. Her sense of humour on that day was sharp and she was smiling in the fall sunshine.

Elizabeth Delaney

November 16, 2020

Eva and I met at Lorne School in Montreal in grade 4. We have remained friends all these years and have watched our families grow. I will miss my annual visits to Ottawa where we shared many memories of our childhood and had Meille Feuilles almost every day. Eva was a busy lady with her 4 children and grandchildren. She was always happy and laughing.... truly a wonderful person.
Her family will miss her terribly. Heartfelt condolences to all of them. I am so happy they were able to be with her at the end.
Rest in peace my dear dear friend. Thinking of you always!

gloria kulin

November 16, 2020

Eva was a treasured friend. We were born in the same hospital within one week 80 years ago and have remained connected ever since. Growing up in the same neighbourhood, we shared many memories which will be cherished. Can't express how very much she will be missed. Eva was kind, considerate and trustworthy.
Could have not have asked for a better friend.

Sympathy to Nadine, Scott, Craig and Kristina and all
the rest of the Mitchell and Dawson families.

Stephanie Coyles

November 16, 2020

Mom was saddened to hear the news of Eva’s passing yesterday. She has been reminiscing of the many memories over the span of a lifetime! She thought of Eva (and your dad) as great friends. I had come across this picture of when they first got to know each other as I pull together a family history. So lovely to see them both smiling as young teachers.

My heart is with all of you. This challenging time is made that much more difficult without the ability to surround oneself with friends. Please know that we are all sending our love.

Steph Coyles


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