DAWSON, Cyril George Stuart Q. C.
- October 13, 1920 - August 4, 2012. Stuart passed away peacefully on Saturday at University Hospital in London after a brief illness in his 92nd year. His loving family was at his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Ruth, his sons John (Dee), Doug (Jayne) and Michael (Barb) and his grandchildren Ashley, Georgia, Stuart, Alex, Frances, Douglass, Claire and Dougall, his great-grandchildren Jude and Roman, his brother John (Joan), and also by his nieces Claire and Jennifer and his nephews Stuart, Roger, and Charles. He was predeceased by his sister Diana and his brother-in-law Harry. Stuart was raised in Birmingham, England. He emigrated to Canada aboard the Duchess of Richmond to study at Trinity College, University of Toronto, in May of 1939. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as a reservist in 1940 and subsequently attended Officer Training at HMCS Royal Roads, graduating in 1941. He was eventually promoted to Lieutenant. He served as a navigator aboard Flower Class Corvettes, escorting convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic. He served for the duration of the Second World War. In 1946 he returned to Trinity College and completed his BA. He then attended Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the bar in 1949. He joined the firm of Mitchell, Hockin and Thompson in London, Ontario in 1950. Eventually this firm became Mitchell, Hockin and Dawson. He loved the study and practice of law and continued to practise law until he was in his eighties. The family would like to thank the staff of the General Medicine floor at University Hospital for their compassionate care of Stuart in his final days. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family service on Wednesday, August 8 at the James A. Harris Funeral Home in London. The family plans a celebration of Stuart's life in the fall. Memorial Contributions to the Salvation Army would be gratefully acknowledged.
Wednesday August 8, 2012
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