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James Earle Dawdy

1938-2020

James Earle Dawdy
James Earle Dawdy, entered his eternal life with Christ on April 30th, 2020 after a month long battle with COVID-19 at the Guelph General Hospital.

Jim was born on September 24, 1938 in St, Thomas, Ontario to Edith and Earl Dawdy. He was the first of three children. Jim married Lorna Dickson on Aug 11, 1962. They raised their five children together in Cambridge, Ontario. He was a loving husband and father who recognized his children’s talents. He saw each one of his kids as unique and encouraged their strengths and taught them how to overcome their weaknesses.

Jim was an accomplished artist gifted in many mediums which he continued to display even after a stroke left his right arm paralyzed and took his speech away 22 years ago. He persevered.

Jim is survived by his devoted and loving wife Lorna Dawdy. Their children Brent (Cathy), Craig (Janna), Sean (Jen), Leanne Cwilewicz (Adam) and Brad (Christa), 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His sister Jane Gordon (Ron) of St. Thomas. Predeceased by his parents Edith and Earl, his mother and father-in-law Louise and Edward Dickson, sister Victoria Titchner and brother-in-law John Titchner

His children pay this tribute to him: "Our Dad was sensitive, warm and kind, he could always be depended on. We look forward to the day when we can all meet him again free of his disabilities".


The family wish to extend their most sincere thank you to the Guelph Wellington EMS, the staff at the Guelph General Hospital ER staff, RT’s, 4E staff (especially Lucas), Dr. Karen Kennedy and Dr. Grace Morrison for their exceptional care. Thank you to Pastor Ernest Kennedy for his words of love and encouragement to our dad which he was able to hear prior to his death. Thank you to the staff at Corbett Funeral Home for their kindness and guidance through this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers Please consider donations to the Guelph General Hospital Foundation or the Forward Missions Fund at Forward Church.


A private family celebration of Jim’s life will take place at a later date when it is safe to gather again. Until then, stay safe, stay home, stay healthy.

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. Psalm 62:1
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