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Jessica Barnes

Dawn Blain

March 01, 1926 - September 08, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Dawn Blain. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
It is with deep sadness that the Blain family announces the passing of Mrs. Phillippa Dawn Blain (née Bateman) on September 8, 2020, at the age of 94. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, L Col Charles Wilfred Blain, by their son Richard, and by her...  see more
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  • Sandy Ages
    I recognized Dawn's warm smile and welcoming demeanor. When she worked at Birk's, it was my good fortune that she helped me choose a special gift for family or friends. Friendly, kind and welcoming, she greated her regular customers like old friends.
  • Betty Fleming Campbell
    I was saddened by the death of Dawn. Our lives had been linked by the friendship of three Brampton boys, Wilf Blain, Jack Fleming and Ron Drinkwater who went to school together and the RCAF. We had many happy reunions over the years and so often Dawn...  more
  • Nancy Webb
    The world has lost a wonderful, gifted and giving person in Dawn’s passing.

    I will think of her most as a true friend to my Mom and Dad - from the carefree and happy times of my earliest recollections with them heading out to the NAC and dinner...  more
  • Lynn Belsey
    Dawn stepped down as Director of the Lobby Desk at the Heart Institute in 2015, when I started as a volunteer. She was an icon and everyone I met talked glowingly about her. It was not until several months after I had the privilege of meeting her. ...  more
  • Charles Donohue
    I would like to pass my sincere condolences to Dawn’s family and friends. I had the pleasure and probably privilege of working as a volunteer under Dawn’s very competent and dedicated guidance at The Ottawa Heart Institute. Dawn was one of those...  more
  • Maureen Monaghan
    I first met Dawn when she became a volunteer at the Heart Institute. She started working there more than 30 years ago, after her husband had quadruple by-pass surgery. This was her way of thanking the Institute for the care Wilf had received. In 1997,...  more
  • Jocelyn Niven
    Dawn is the woman who trained me to be a volunteer at the Ottawa Heart Institute. She passed on her work ethic and devotion to many of us over the years and had a wicked sense of humour. I will miss her dearly.
  • Jessica Barnes
    Jessica Barnes added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Dawn Blain:
  • Jessica Barnes
    Jessica Barnes added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Dawn Blain:
  • Jessica Barnes
    Jessica Barnes added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Dawn Blain:
  • Jessica Barnes
    Jessica Barnes added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Dawn Blain:
  • Jessica Barnes
    Jessica Barnes added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Dawn Blain:
  • Jessica Barnes
    Jessica Barnes added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Dawn Blain: