June 30, 1970 – Batavia, New York State
November 11, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Barry “Bear” Dawson of Calgary, AB, passed away on November 11, 2017 at the age of 47 years.
Barry spent the first half of his life growing up in Ontario before relocating to Alberta where he joined the Calgary Fire Department family where he served as a Captain for 17 years. He attended Brock University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Leisure, a suiting field given his active lifestyle and adventurous, outgoing personality.
Barry left this life with a large family of brothers and sisters on the Calgary Fire Department, a lifetime of close friends, and a world of fond acquaintances. Amongst them, his Elder Doreen; his best friend of 25 years Stephanie; his girlfriend and true love Melissa and her two sons Calin and Cameron; his mother Patricia and his younger brother Michael, in addition to a longer list that would trail off the page.
Forever carve the deepest, freshest pow… where the mountain has no bottom brother.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40th Street S.E.) on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside to follow the reception at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A fund will be established in Barry’s name to help survivors of PTSD.
In living memory of Barry Dawson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E.. Telephone: 403-203-0525.Print This Obituary & Condolences