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Born: Oct 04, 1942

Date of Passing: Jul 18, 2019

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David George Dawson of La Broquerie, Manitoba, passed away on July 18, 2019, at his home.
He was born in Surrey, England on October 4, 1942 and immigrated to Canada in 1987 to join his Canadian wife Katy.
David is survived by his son Richard, daughter-in-law Elaine, and two granddaughters, Georgina and Harriet, who were his pride and joy.
David was a successful beekeeper in the La Broquerie area. He loved woodworking and was a master craftsman in that field. Since retiring he has had many interests such as model airplane building and flying, cooking, baking, cheesemaking, photography, painting and vegetable gardening. He enjoyed meeting people, debating, and sharing opinions.
A private burial will be held for close friends.

Korban Funeral Chapel, Winnipeg
are in charge of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 26, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I was missing you and finally found you here much to my distress. We had a good time researching all the relatives who might have your grandfather's paintings. I am happy to have put together your family tree and helped with the art project of amassing all the paintings for everyone's enjoyment. I will miss the honey, conversations and writings for the local newspaper. Goodbye my friend Judith - Posted by: Judith Roe (friend) on: Sep 24, 2019

  • I was so sorry to learn of Davidโ€™s passing at our bee meeting yesterday ๐Ÿ˜“. I looked forward to seeing him at these meetings every month. He was such a lovely man and we connected the moment we met. We would enjoy a lively conversation and then heโ€™d always tease me about getting more involved by writing for the newsletter. His personality showed through in his own writing. He would periodically send some of his stories my way, hoping to encourage me to do more. They were absolutely lovely, full of quirky anecdotes, quotes and detailed descriptions. When I would bring my daughter to the meetings, he would always engage her in conversation as well. One time he even sat with her to show her how to make an origami swan, while I chatted to others about bees. He made sure to tell us both how he was so impressed with how polite and helpful she was. Not sure anyone will ever see this, but I will sure miss David Dawson. He was a special man. I sure hope someone told his bees about his passing. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’” - Posted by: Rebecca Krowelski (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • We were fortunate to meet David by chance only a few months back when we just started beekeeping. David was kind enough to invite us to his home where he showed us everything we needed to know about bees. Despite being decades younger than David, we found we had so much in common and we were delighted when he shared his knowledge of everything from bread + yogurt making to vegetable gardens to sustainable living. Although we only know David for a short time, we were devastated to hear about his passing. We had emailed him a few days following his passing to let him know how our hives were thriving and the status of our cucumbers (planted with seeds from David). It's not every day that you meet someone as special (and eccentric!) as David as we are thankful to have met him; albeit a short amount of time. - Posted by: Liz (Friend - Beekeeping) on: Aug 10, 2019

  • I only met you a few times when we came to your place to bird watch. It was special to see the birds up close on your feeding platform near the window. I enjoyed your cooking, conversation and laughter. So sorry to hear of David's passing. - Posted by: Cathy Swiderek (Fellow bird watcher) on: Jul 30, 2019

  • It was my pleasure to know David in connection with some wildlife-related projects over the past few years. We shared many thought-provoking discussions at his place, and I was always impressed with his prowess in woodworking and crafting unique solutions to problems. He will be missed. Frank Machovec - Posted by: Frank Machovec (Friend) on: Jul 30, 2019

  • Goodbye old friend. Will miss you, and the suppers with our friends, with lots of laughs. Heaven will be a new journey for you. Al - Posted by: Albert Mickey (Friend) on: Jul 29, 2019

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