Dawn left us just as spring was beginning, leaving to mourn the family that was her world; her loving husband and constant companion of over 43 years, Brian F. Boyer, their son Dallas and Kate (Crofts) Boyer and their children Colin and Emma. Their daughter Breanne (Boyer) and Jason Gibbens and their children Jacob and Jaxson.
Also struggling with this profound loss, Dawn’s childhood friend and sister in heart, her sister in law Cheryl Webster, her children Dylan and Stacey (Amelotte) Webster, their daughter Ruby and Bailey Webster, Alejandro W. Duenas and their son Alejandro.
Brian’s family - Sharon (Boyer) and Howard Geldart, their children Jamie Geldart and Rebecca (Bex) Fuller, Kris Geldart, his children Ava, Kamden and Jaxen, Adam and Shaunessy (Westbury) Geldart and their son Sam and Andy and Nancy (Montgomery) Boyer. Dawn also leaves behind in sadness many dear friends, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dawn was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Shirley Webster, most recently her only sibling, her brother Lynn Webster and Brian’s parents, Frank and Ruth Boyer.
Dawn’s passing leaves a hole in our lives that was once filled with her one of a kind personality. Dawn had a joie de vivre that few possess. Those that knew her best will remember her for her sense of humour and her tenacity of spirit. Dawn was always laughing or making others laugh. She had a knack for telling stories in a way that left you breathless with laughter. Dawn was resourceful, creative, inventive and loving. Her grandchildren were a constant source of delight and often recipients of her creative, crafty persona. Students fortunate enough to have Mrs. Boyer as their teacher in Scarborough will certainly benefit from that happy circumstance.
Dawn retired from teaching in 2016 and she and Brian moved from Scarborough to Port Hope where she enjoyed every minute of every day in her new career and home. She loved to tell people - as she was enjoying travel or relaxation that “I get paid to do this”. Dawn and Brian travelled often and that fueled her adventurous side.
Dawn’s passing is especially tragic for her family - both immediate and extended coming so close to the passing of her only sibling, her brother Lynn in 2020. Our lives will never be the same.
Dawn and Brian moved to Ontario in 1977 and had a wonderful life in that beautiful province. Dawn was born in Perth, N.B. and returned often to visit her family in Perth-Andover but in her heart she also lived at Belyeas Cove on the beautiful Washademoak Lake.
Think of Dawn when you see a field of daisies or a dragonfly dancing in the summer sky. Her gardens were a constant source of pride to Dawn.
Where flowers bloom, so does hope.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
A celebration of life will be held at a time to be announced.