Passed away peacefully on July 9, 2012 at the age of 38 years, surrounded by her loving family . Cherished and loving daughter to Bill and Marianne Thompson. Precious sister to Bill and wife Angela Thompson and Christine and husband Chris Pretli. Adored aunt to Cole, Sonja, Nadia, Connor, Keira and Jace. Beloved granddaughter to Mary and the late Michael Petro, Clare and the late William Thompson. Dawn will be missed by her numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and dog Buffy. Dawn was a teacher for 10 years with the Windsor & Essex County Public School Board, most recently with Benson and Princess Elizabeth Schools Elementary. She had a love for travel, reading, music, learning, camping, family pasta and girlā€™s nights. Special thanks to Dr Catherine Yanchula, Hospice, especially Cathy Ellis, CCAC, St. Elizabeth Health Care, Motions especially Christine Caetano. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Essex County Humane Society, Friends of Algonquin and Hospice of Windsor, would be appreciated by the family. Private family visiting and cremation have taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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