Dawna Marie Vivian

July 21, 2016

Obituary

VIVIAN, DAWNA MARIE. 1960-2016. It is with great sadness that we announce that Dawna Marie Vivian passed peacefully away on July 21, 2016. Dawna is predeceased by her husband Jim Thorpe, father Herbert Vivian and mother Jeanne Vivian. She leaves to mourn their great loss her son Lydon Thorpe, stepson Lucas Thorpe, stepmother Gladys, brothers David (Jill), Bradley, Grant (Wanda), sister Glenys (Emmanuel), stepsister Angela Courage (Dave), stepbrother John Courage (Shelly), nieces, nephews and a large circle of extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 and from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on July 28 at the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Flowers grateful declined. Donations can be made in Dawna’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on July 27, 2016

7-9 p.m. on July 27, 2016

2-4 p.m. on July 28, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Memorial Service

7:00pm, Thursday July 28th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Tara Bryan

Dear Lydon,

Deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Dawna was a delightful presence and her vibrant energy and laughter will be missed.

Sherri Lynn Colbert

Lydon, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shauna Thompson

Lydon, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Her passing is a terrible shock and my heart goes out to you and your family. I wish I had been able to stay in touch with her more since we met when she became Rosa’s new owner. I know she was a caring and gentle person and I feel lucky to have met her.
Take care,
Shauna

Shauna Thompson

Lydon, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Her passing is a terrible shock and my heart goes out to you and your family. I wish I had been able to stay in touch with her more since we met when she became Rosa’s new owner. I know she was a caring and gentle person and I feel lucky to have met her.
Take care,
Shauna

ROGERS tv staff

Dear Lydon,

We were all so shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of your Mom. I hope you will draw strength and courage in the days and weeks to come with the wonderful memories you hold. You have been a wonderful asset to our volunteer crew and we know with great confidence that you will continue to be successful in anything you undertake. Her spirit will be with you on your journey. Our sincere condolences on behalf of us. Linda, Perry, Mike, Erin, Jane, Debbie, Brian & Kelly

Robin Whitaker

Lydon, Glenys and all – I am deeply sorry for your terrible loss. Dawna was a terrific person who will be much missed by everyone who knew her. She was lively, kind and had a great sense of humour. Her laughter was infectious. Her care for her animals and the living world speak volumes about her goodness. The world is a poorer place without her. Wishing you strength and courage.

Patricia and Peter Hutton

Our heartfelt condolences. While I did not know Dawna personally, I knew many things about a her.
Dawna’s father, HERB VIVIAN was a very dear friend of ours for many years. Our prayers and thoughts are with members of the families who will feel the loss of Dawna.

Michelle Dinn & Seamus Hennessy

We are so saddened by the news of Dawna’s passing; her bright smile and positivity will be missed. Thinking of you all and sending our love. Michelle & Seamus

Lynn DeTurk

We were not the kind of friends who maintained close contact, but we were the kind of friends who could go months without seeing each other and then pick up the thread, no the cord, no the substantial rope of the relationship. I will miss her.

Lynn DeTurk

We were not the kind of friends who maintained close contact, but we were the kind of friends who could go months without seeing each other and then pick up the thread, no the cord, no the substantial rope of the relationship. I will miss her.

Kimberly Wedge Golubski

I’m saddened to hear about Dawna’s passing. You are now with your husband Jim, my cousin. I know you will be watching over Lydon from heaven above. Rest in peace. My condolences to all the family, friends.

Kenneth & Michelle Pieroway, CBS

Robin & Regina, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your niece. Know that you are both in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. – Ken & Michelle

Kelly House ( HHM teacher)

Lydon and family,
So sorry to hear of your moms sudden passing. Please accept by deepest condolences and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sending hugs your way. God bless.

Jerome Canning

To all of the Vivian family, my deepest condolences. This news of Dawna’s death has shaken me. Dawna was very dear, my friend for years. The energy of that beautiful woman, always positive. Nothing stopped her. She could embrace all difficulties and overcome them. I am so sorry for everyone who knew her. She will be missed. A special hug to you Lydon and to you, Brad. Look out for each other.

Jennifer Johnson

For Lydon and family: I am overwhelmed by sadness and compassion for you all. Dawna was a beautiful person and I valued her company very much despite not seeing her often recently. My heart is with you as you navigate through your own grief . I regret being out of town all this week and will miss the service but will come out to see you, Lydon once I am back in town.

Heidi and Dick Janes

We extend sympathy to Gladys and to all the Vivian family on Dawna’s sudden passing. We are out of town so unable to extend condolences in person. Please know we are thinking of you all.

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Heidi and Dick Janes

We extend sympathy to Gladys and to all the Vivian family on Dawna’s sudden passing. We are out of town so unable to extend condolences in person. Please know we are thinking of you all.

Heidi and Dick

Heather, John and Jake Melindy

We can’t say how saddened we were to hear of Dawna’s passing. She was a truly lovely person, so joyful and pleasant with such a wonderful smile and infectious hardy laugh! We always enjoyed spending time with her. She will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lydon and all the family at this difficult time. May your beautiful memories ease your pain and keep her close to you always.
Love, Heather, John and Jake Melindy

Gilbert Butt

So sad to hear of Dawna’s passing, we had many a conversation at Clovelly where she kept her horse. She will be certainly missed by everyone who knew her at the stables, and I will certainly miss her hearty laugh and the times we have shared at Clovelly over the past few years. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

Gilbert Butt

So sad to hear of Dawna’s passing, we had many a conversation at Clovelly where she kept her horse. She will be certainly missed by everyone who knew her at the stables, and I will certainly miss her hearty laugh and the times we have shared at Clovelly over the past few years. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

Catherine and Jim Dempsey

Dear Lydon,
There are no words to express our sorrow at the sudden passing of your mother Dawna. All of us who have known her, enjoyed her vibrant, funny personality, and determined love of life will miss her. We are with you in spirit, and in any way that we can possibly help over the next while.

Carolann Hamilton

Dawna was one of the loveliest ladies I ever met, with a happy personality and a laugh that would light up any room.

Over the years Dawna became a very dear friend of mine.

She will be very sadly missed.

Carolann Hamilton

Lydon, I am so sorry for the terrible losses you have suffered at such a young age.

Your mother had confidence in you and I know you will continue to move forward in your education and become the man your mom knew you would be.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and if there is anything I can do to help you I am here for you.

Carol Kinsey

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and extend my sympathies. I found the notice here while searching to make contact. I met Jim at my sister’s Karen’s wedding to Phil Roberts whio had been on Jim’s crew on the America. Dawna became a real friend and took me sailing the only time I had actually sailed my tandem kayak that had a sailing rig. A year or few ago, she contacted me about visiting which I welcomed, but that was the last I heard. I was searching for her in hopes of a visit, here or there, but will have to find her closer in my heart, as I certainly can. I’m sure we will keep here there, and that sooner than later, this will ease the sorow of you loss.

Archie, Marion Cheryl and Brent BYERS

David, Bradley, Grant and Glenys – Although neighbours many years ago when you were all young and growing up near Crysler, ON, we are shocked at learning of Dawna’s sudden passing. We wish that your extended families provide you with many hugs and listening ears while you deal with life during this very sad time.

Archie, Marion Cheryl and Brent BYERS

David, Bradley, Grant and Glenys – Although neighbours many years ago when you were all young and growing up near Crysler, ON, we are shocked at learning of Dawna’s sudden passing. We wish that your extended families provide you with many hugs and listening ears while you deal with life during this very sad time.