Passed away peacefully at home on September 18, 2022, surrounded by family and overlooking her favourite park.
Predeceased by her parents Chester and Phyllis Dawe and beloved sister Janet Gardiner.
Leaving with loving memories her two sons Andrew (Kelly) and Matthew, nieces Jane (Karol Mikulash) and Susan (Brian Noseworthy), nephew Steven Gardiner, and grand-nephews Peter and Simon Mikulash, and Theo Noseworthy. Also, special friends Elizabeth, Fred and Jarrett Murphy, and all her dear friends from the annual Healey’s Pond tennis tournament.
Sonia was born in St. John’s. She dearly loved the city and was a very proud Newfoundlander. She had many fond memories of her childhood summers spent in Ocean Pond, of her PWC Class of ’52, and of times well spent with her special cousin Christopher.
Sonia had a distinguished business career with their family firm, Chester Dawe Limited. She respected and cared about all of the people she worked with throughout the years
She was involved in politics and with many volunteer organizations and boards. Sonia was an avid theatre goer and had a tremendous appreciation of Newfoundland artists.
She also enjoyed golf, tennis, and curling at different times in her life. Never a star player, but always the best dressed.
But all paled in comparison to the love she had for her family. Highlighted with her lifelong bond with her sister Janet, her love and devotion to son Matthew, who was her constant companion, and her special, unique relationship with her son Andrew. They were a team like no other.
Special thanks to Sandra, Peggy, Cathy, Judy and Debbie, who provided Sonia the compassionate care when she needed it most.
Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, September 22.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. St. John Evangelist Church, Coley’s Point. Interment in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Coley’s Point.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to The Vera Perlin Society or a charity of one’s choice.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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St. John the Evangelist Church, Coley's Point
Interment to follow in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Coley's Point