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50 Years


Stuart Dawson

Death Notice

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. 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 practice law until he was in his eighties. 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.