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55 Charing Cross Street
Brantford, ON N3R 2H4
Phone: 519-753-8655
Fax: 519-753-1195
Ronald Dawson

Ronald "Ringo" Dawson

Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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It is with heavy hearts the family of Ron announce his passing, comfortably, peacefully and surrounded by family, in his 68th year, at the Hamilton General ICU, on Saturday March 30th . He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 50 years, Linda. Father of Tim (Trish), Sean (Leslie), Chris (Jayce), Josh (Christina) and his daughter Dani. Ron is also survived by his eight grandchildren and many friends. Ron dedicated a great deal of his life to CYO basketball, coaching and motivating countless youth over the years. His rally cries of “Who’s the team?!” and “Animal Ball!” will be remembered by all who shared the court. Family and friends will be received at DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME , 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In keeping with Ron's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday April 6th, 2019 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at the Polish Hall on Albion St., where Ron loved to play pool, have a beer and listen to the juke box. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ron can be made to the Music Project | Alzheimer Society of Toronto.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dennis Toll Funeral Home Limited
    55 Charing Cross St.
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    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dennis Toll Funeral Home Limited
    55 Charing Cross St.
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Debbie Relyea

Posted at 01:22am
I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of my favorite man and singer "Rockin Ronnie".The world has lost a tremendous person.

Gerre Simpson (MiMi)

Posted at 09:30pm
I am so sorry to hear of "Rockin" Ronnie's passing, I really enjoyed the videos of you with your daddy. Thank you for sharing him with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you, the family and friends at this time...

Bob Simmons

Posted at 09:45am
This tree is not worthy of such a great man. But itll be a beautiful tree because it's being planted in the memory of a beautiful human being, father, brother, son, and friend.
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A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Ronald Dawson


Posted at 08:49am
Thinking of you always. Always in my heart
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Kathy Wilson

Posted at 03:15pm
RIP Ringo... so glad I got the time to visit with you at Patrick's place last summer. "A man's gotta do...what a man's gotta do" Godspeed Ringo, you will be missed

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