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Marion Jean (Webber) Dawdy
April 15, 1926 ~ June 29, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
Marion Jean (Webber) Dawdy passed away peacefully at Elgin Manor on June 29, 2023 in her 98th year. Marion was the wife of the late Arthur E. Dawdy (1967).She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Ian) Fleck and Patrick (Joy) Dawdy, and son-in-law Gary Perger; by her grandchildren: Brent A. Barrett, Shelley Barrett-Green (Errol Green), Jenna Dawdy(Kyle), Brittany Dawdy(Daemon) and Kaley Dawdy(Barry). Step-grandchildren Cindy Hetherington and Wendy McEvoy (Scott). In addition, she is survived by 6 great-grandchildren and 7 step great-grandchildren. Marion is survived by three sisters - Betty Matthews, Lois (John) Kruppe, and Pat (Bill) Foster, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special friend of Jack and Catherine Barrett. She is predeceased by a daughter, Linda G. Perger (2010); siblings and spouses:Norma (James) Beecroft, Douglas (Clara) Webber, Melvin (Mary) Webber, John (Ina) Webber, Myrtle (Paul) Brunnelle, Bill Matthews and Fred Webber. Marion was the fourth child of Fred & Lena (Burns) Webber, born in West Lorne on April 15, 1926, and lived in Dunwich and Southwold Townships before retiring to St. Thomas. After the death of her husband, she worked at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in the dietary and later in the housekeeping department. Marion loved to have family around and took great pleasure in preparing meals, outstanding baking and bringing joy and laughter to her home. She particularly enjoyed the time on the farm, and the quiet country life that meant so much to her. Although she was constrained by mobility, she was always ready to try new things during her time at Elgin Manor. A special thank you to Elgin Manor, particularly Dr. Derek Vaughan and Orchard Grove staff who cared for her with much kindness and compassion. Your many acts of kindness will not be forgotten. Visitation will take place at Arn Funeral Home, Dutton on Tuesday, July 4th from 7 - 9 p.m. with the Funeral service to be held on Wednesday, July 5th at 11 am. Interment of ashes at McArthur Cemetery to follow. Charitable donations would be appreciated to Elgin Manor (through the County of Elgin) for nursing equipment, or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation in memory of Marion.