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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Emerson Dawson age 90 of Swift Current, SK and formerly of Neville, SK on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Meadows in Swift Current, SK. The memorial service was held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2019 from the Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home with Reverend Annette Taylor officiating. The organist was Joanne Monette, the eulogists were Gerald's daughters Darla, Shelly and Cindy, and the ushers were Tyson Gorrill and Neil Gorrill (grandsons). The urn and memorabilia bearers were Megan Sawatsky, Kylie Kelso and Ashley Tinant (granddaughters). The interment service was held at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Gerald is survived by his daughters: Darla (David) Sawatsky and their daughter Megan Sawatsky; Shelly (Merlin) Dietrick and their daughter Kylie (David) Kelso and their children Arie and Savi; and Cindy (David) Gorrill and their children daughter Ashley (Collin) Tinant and their children Alissa and Jackson, sons Tyson (Allison) Gorrill and their children Dawson and Cooper, and Neil Gorrill (Shaunee Perkins) and their children Bentley and Kymberley; his siblings: sister Audrey Casavant; brothers Mac (Glenyse) Dawson and Roy (Reta) Dawson; sister-in-law Veronica Kent; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Mable Dawson; parents Cyrus and Lillian Dawson; brothers Keith Dawson and Doug Dawson (sister-in-law Shirley Dawson); brother-in-law Vic Casavant; and nephew Mark Dawson. Gerald was born on October 20, 1928 on the family farm in the Neville District. He attended Bedford School. He was united in marriage to Mable Sheets on December 4, 1952 at Cadillac, SK. He started farming at the age of 16 and continued farming and ranching until November 1992. In his younger years he was an avid curler and enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and playing cards. Dad's pride and joy were always his cows. He loved ranching and anything that was associated including brandings, local rodeos and Canadian and National Final Rodeos. After his injury he enjoyed watching Bronco hockey games, attending church and music events at the Palliser where he resided until moving into the Meadows in September 2016. He was fortunate to attend Camp Easter Seal for a few years where he was able to enjoy riding horses again as well as wheelchair dancing and floating in the salt water pool. Dad also participated in the MS Walkathon for many years. He always enjoyed visitors and celebrating special occasions with his family. The family would like to thank the staff at the Palliser and the Meadows for their kind and compassionate care. It took a lot of courage to have lived in care for 26 years and he did it so gracefully and with dignity and for that his family is forever grateful. He was loved by many and will be missed. Donations in Gerald's memory may be made to Camp Easter Seal, 814 Pukwawana Drive, Manitou, SK S0K 4T1. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
Camp Easter Seals
814 Pukwawana Drive, Manitou SK S0K 4T1