Passed away peacefully at Beattie Manor Retirement Home on May 4, 2018 at the age of 87. Loving mother of Fran (Dan) Grey. Beloved grandmother of Oric (Trelaine) Grey, Sloane (Sarah) Grey, Joanne (Dave) Collier. She will be missed by 7 great grandchildren. She will be remembered by her sister Diane (Ed) Lorenz. Predeceased by 1 great grandchild, her sister Davine Rogers and her brother Dan Scarrow.


Dawna was responsible for bringing the Parents Without Partners organization to Canada in 1962.  PWP is a nonprofit devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children. Chapter 73 in Hamilton On. was the first chapter in Canada. She was appointed 1st Canadian zone director in that same year. Dawna was a long-standing member of the Canadian booksellers association and the Canadian rep for Follett College Book Company until her retirement.


The family would like to thank the staff at Beattie Manor for the excellent care and friendship given to the entire Sloan family during Dawna’s time at the nursing home.

Cremation has taken place. Private family service will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Beattie Manor Activity Fund. Online condolences and donations may be made at Arrangements have been entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY.

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