DAWBER, Allan Ward 1934-2019
Al passed away peacefully with his family at his side on October 10, 2019. Born in Waterloo, Quebec, he is predeceased by his parents, George and Dorothy Dawber, and younger sisters Janet and Shirley (McIntyre.) He is survived by his younger brother Douglas Dawber of North Bay, Ontario.
Al leaves behind his wife of 63 years Helen (Plaviak) and daughters Linda Neault (Robert), Theresa Dawber (Glen), and Janet Finley (Mark), grandchildren Andrew and Kevin Castonguay, Rebecca and Jessica Finley, great grandchildren, Curtis and Colin Castonguay, as well as his beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Al joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1953 and was a proud member for 36 years. Al loved his work as an Air Traffic Controller. His career took him to many bases across Canada and Europe and brought many people and places into his life before retiring in beautiful Comox in 1989. He is a graduate of Laurentian University. Al’s retirement years were spent volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society, the National Association of Federal Retirees, the Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society, and the Alberni Project. Al loved nature, golfing, exploring the Island, travelling, and was an avid reader. He was a longstanding member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 160, Comox, and the 888 Wing. Al maintained a positive attitude and lived life to the fullest.
Special thanks to Doctors Robertson, Borhan, and Bostro, and the nurses and caregivers at the CVH third floor who provided great care for Al and support to the family.
A Poppy Service will be held in his honour on Sunday October 20, 2019, at the Comox Legion, downstairs commencing at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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