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DAWSON, Shawn Aaron

March 24, 1974 — January 11, 2022

Shawn passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 6:33 pm, surrounded by his mom, Monique, and Aimee.

Shawn is survived by his mom, Brenda; his girlfriend, Monique & her son Jaxson; Shawn’s sons, Jacob & Hunter; his daughter Jarryn & grandson, Waylon; as well as by his brothers, Scott & Hudson; his nephews Stewart & Steven (Roman), & their mother Loretta; and his Aunty Shirley Dawson & nephews, Edward & Randy, & their families. Shawn will also be missed by his best friend since childhood, Colin (Aimee) & their children Halia & Jex. Shawn was predeceased by his father, John, in July 2020.

Born in Kelowna, Shawn’s family moved to the Ellison area (Scotty Creek) n 1975. After finishing school, Shawn worked in the family business (Eagle Eavestroughing) until the day he passed. He was well liked and respected by those he worked with in the day-to-day business.

Shawn enjoyed camping, fishing, snowmobiling, and Quading; he was a member of the Kelowna Snowmobile. Shawn’s generosity and kindness was very evident as he was always ready to help anyone who needed something fixed. He had the ability to figure things out and make them work.

Shawn loved his family and friends, he was very devoted to his “Momma Bear”. He was always smiling, happy and full of passion. His passing has left a void in many people’s hearts.

Shawn will be interred next to his dad. A Celebration of Life will be held once restrictions allow.

Donations in Shawn’s memory may be made to COSAR (Central Okanagan Search & Rescue) or the Kelowna SPCA.

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COSAR (Central Okanagan Search & Rescue) or the Kelowna SPCA Link: www.cosar.ca, spca.bc.ca/locations/kelowna




  • Nicole Demarinis Daga says:

    To Shawn’s family, immediate and extended, I’m so sorry you are enduring such a heavy loss. May you be surrounded by love in the days to come and may that love
    help ease the weight of your grief, even if slight. Sending my love, thoughts, and hope for an easier tomorrow❤️🙏

  • Cory and Dave Goldfinch says:

    Condolences to Brenda, Mo and family. Shawn spent alot of time at Postill Lake Lodge, sledding and atving. He quickly become part of our “Postill family”. He will be missed by us all.

  • John &Rhea Wright says:

    Our sincerest condolences to our friend and neighbours – the Dawson family. We lived across the street from the Dawsons and our daughter dated Shawn at one time. I worked with his father, John as well as Shawn himself.
    He was a good person and hard working, always ready to lend a hand. He loved life and lived it to the hilt. Always trying to improve, whether self or even trying to best his buddies. He will be missed in the community and in his neighbourhood.
    We will try to be in Kelowna for the internment beside his father.
    Stay strong Brenda
    Love, John& Rhea Wright

  • Patti Congdon (Quiding) says:

    To Brenda , and family, we are so sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing ! Remembering the Christmas Eves at Colin’s around the fire and the good conversations ! My heart hurts for you all as you navigate this healing process! He is with John now ! Sending hugs ! Patti (Quiding) ’and Lloyd Congdon

  • Jim and Lana Lowey says:

    Shawn was one of those very sincere guys with a quick smile and effort to help and please, It was so automatic. Many good early memories remain from the Dawson’s home visits. May you; Brenda and family, find true peace and resolve in this time of grieving.
    Jim and Lana Lowey

  • Chelsea Bryant says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. Sending our thoughts to the family during this time.

    Chelsea and Barry Bryant

  • Joe Zucchi says:

    Dear Brenda and Monique,
    The sudden passing away of Shawn has really been difficult to accept and we all feel your pain and loss.
    Our sincerest condolences to all your family, Eagle Staff and closest friends from the crew at Gentek Building Products.
    Joe, Scott, Sue, Adam, Jorum, Ben, Bill, Xhemial and Derek.

  • Phil & Sharon Scott says:

    Our heart felt condolences Brenda to you & your family.

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