James "Larry" Dawson

Saturday, May 19th, 1945 - Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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MAY 19, 1945 – JUNE 6, 2020

It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of James “Larry” Dawson, of Aylmer announce his passing at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband and best friend of the Late Harriet (Skevington) Dawson (2017) for 47 years. Proud and loving father of his two sons; Terry (Nicki) and Barry (Elena). Cherished grandfather of Zachary, Connor, Alexandra and Kassandra. Brother of Judy Atkins (Dennis), Murry Dawson (Linda), Douglas Dawson (Olga), Bill Dawson (Susan) and Gary Dawson. Larry is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law Norman (Dawn), Richard (Sharron), Roger (Kim), Ronson, Georgina, many nieces and nephews, and special Aunts: Margaret Dawson, and Agnes Clark. Predeceased by his parents James and Donna (Prouse) Dawson. Larry worked many years as a mall manager at both the Norfolk Mall and The Simcoe Town Centre where he represented the mall as T.C. Bear. In his “retirement” years he worked at the Simcoe Downtown BIA. He was happiest being an avid member of many community organizations including Langton Showtime, the Simcoe Little Theatre, Crime Stoppers, Norfolk County Fair Board, Simcoe Lions and The Old Windham Church Board and Choir. Due to current circumstances, a Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held when restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations to the Old Windham Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the Norfolk County Fair Board may be made by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) who have been entrusted with Larry’s arrangements.
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    Tillsonburg Cemetery Columbarium
    191193 Simcoe St.
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Ruth Splinter

Posted at 08:57pm
To the family of Larry Dawson
A memorial donation has been made to the Old Windham Church, Simcoe in memory of Larry.
With caring thoughts and sincere sympathy.

Pamela Money

Posted at 05:23pm
So sad to hear...… heartfelt condolences to Terry and Barry and their families.....
When I think of Larry, I have a big smile on my face and joy in my heart!
So many wonderful memories of time spent with Larry in Langton Showtime, Simcoe Little Theatre and working with him at the Norfolk Mall.
One of my favorite pictures of him - he is dressed in a full Easter Bunny costume and me sitting on his lap - both of us in hysterical laughter!
I will never forget him acting as my Master of Ceremony at my wedding. Such a thoughtful person.
I forgot to bring the knife that I had purchased to cut the cake - Larry came to the rescue by finding a knife and pulling off his boutonniere, and attaching it to the knife so that it looked like it was made that way. The pictures turned out beautifully!
Heaven is a brighter place with Larry in it!

Wyatt Clark

Posted at 09:46am
It was such a sad day to hear of Larry's passing. I'm not normally tardy... just sometimes takes me a while to think what to say. For Terry and Barry, I remember when your mom and dad started dating. Your old man pretty much instantly became one of the cool cousins. In the years that followed, he would often be my first conversation at any family 'rebellion' events. I'm sure many will miss your dad... I will miss your dad.

With sincere condolences - Wyatt Clark

Don & Fran

Posted at 10:17am
We in Norfolk County are so privileged to have had this wonderful, talented, kind, amazing and creative man in our lives. He contributed so much in many venues and gave us all an abundance of laughs and smiles. He always made you feel welcome when you met him making this a bright spot in the day. He certainly fulfilled many purposes in his life and will long be remembered for that by many. Deepest sympathy to all Larry's family and friends. May you find comfort in the love you shared and all your wonderful memories, especially when you made him smile and laugh.
Sincerely Don & Fran Moore

Penny Hamm

Posted at 08:40am
Terry and Barry, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
I will always have joyful memories of Larry from the Langton Showtime days.
This verse comes to my mind when I think of Larry.
A life well lived leaves its gentle pattern on the hearts of all and the world is a lovlier place because one person touched it with warmth and goodness and grace.
May God bring comfort to you and all your family at this time of sadness.
Penny Hamm

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