DAME, John - Peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, April 27, 2015, John Alderson Dame, of London in his 86th year. Cherished husband for 58 years of Mary E. Dame, nee Uren. Loving father of Ralph Dame, Lesslie Dame, both of London, and Sarah Dame and her husband John Peirce of Newmarket. Papa Dame to William Peirce and Laura and Craig Morrison. Dear brother of the late Diane Whitten. Beloved uncle of Lizzie, Sarah, Drew, and the late Annie. Brother-in-law of John Uren. He was educated at Hillfield, TCS, and Harvard College. John served as a U.S. Marine. The family is grateful for the outstanding care provided by London Health Sciences Centre and Parkwood Hospital during the last 13 years.
Visitation on Friday from 7-9 pm at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. A memorial service will be conducted at Rowntree Memorial United Church, 156 Elliott St. at Cheapside, on Saturday, May 2 at 1:30 pm. Reception to follow at the church. Cremation with private interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the London Health Sciences Foundation (for Cardiac Fitness Institute or Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Research Team), or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (for Parkwood Hospital) would be appreciated.
April 28, 2015, 8:24 pm
To the Dame family,
I am so sorry for your loss. When I think about John I find myself smiling. He was such a loving, warm-hearted person who always made you feel that spending time with you was the most important thing that he could be doing. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Johanna
Judy and David Watson
April 29, 2015, 12:33 pm
John was one of those unique individuals who always brought laughter and wisdon to conversation. We are better for having an opportunity to briefly share in his life. He'll be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Cathy and Craig Morton
April 29, 2015, 1:36 pm
Dear Mrs. Dame, Sarah and family,
My deepest condolences for your loss. I greatly enjoyed my time visiting Mr. Dame at his lovely cottage over the years and at various family functions I was lucky enough to be invited to. He was such a lovely gentleman.
Cathy & Craig
Cardiac Fitness Institute
April 29, 2015, 2:00 pm
Our deepest condolences to Mary and her family. John was a part of our family here at Cardiac Fitness. We will miss his smiling face.
"Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all...Laura Ingalls Wilder"
Hugs from your CFI Family-Dr. Patrick, Tammy, Mark, Daniel, Jeff, Chris & Joan.
Roberta (Bennett) Lee
April 30, 2015, 11:57 am
I was very sorry to read of John's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Roberta (Bennett) Lee
May 2, 2015, 11:36 am
Dear Mary and family. My sincere condolences in the loss of your beloved John. Well I know he is at peace, I know what loved ones feel when that loss has occurred. I am sending you prayers of comfort and warm hugs. I am sorry I will not be able to attend todays service, but I will be there is spirit. hugs Ronalee
May 2, 2015, 6:04 pm
Dear Mary and Family, I am so sorry that John has passed on.. He was a delightful man whom I knew through thirty years of dental hygiene appointments..John was very proud of his family and he was always happy to tell me your latest adventures..My prayers will be with you all as you grieve the loss of this true Christian man..Hugs to all, Dawn Cumming.
May 5, 2015, 4:48 pm
Condolences to Mary and family. John brought his smiling face and inquisitive mind to our facility often. Even though he was coming in to receive care, he often provided a 'healing' touch by making sure others (staff & fellow outpatients) were well. John showed concern for everyone he encountered and brightened our day. He will be missed but not forgotten.
May 7, 2015, 4:41 pm
What a joy he was, an immeasurably positive influence in our youth, and source of so much merriment. He really was, as Aunt Mary -- and later Lizzie Whitten -- said, a pure soul.
May he be swimming, telling stories, boating, respecting all living creatures and reunited with his departed loved ones in they kinder, gentler place.
With Love Always and Forever,
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