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Stuart Wayne Dawes

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Stuart Wayne Dawes

February 22, 1946 - January 9, 2022

“May the veil between heaven and earth seem especially thin. May you sense like never before the presence and the power of the living God.”
On Sunday January 9th, 2022 in his 76th year, Wayne passed peacefully and quietly through that veil to his heavenly home. Beloved husband of Mafalda (nee Cechetto) Dawes of 51 years. Loving father of Dale. Proud grandfather of Alyssa, Brookelyn, and Brennan. A faithful servant of Jesus Christ, pastor and teacher of God’s word.
Thank you to family and friends for their support, love, and prayers. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Extendicare Cobourg Staff for their exceptional care of Wayne. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Norna Cooper - March 24, 2022

Dear Mafalda, I just read that Wayne had passed into the presence of our Lord. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but know that the Lord rejoices to welcome His faithful son home. Blessings and prayers for God's comfort and strength to be your portion. Norna (Contender 1970)

Sharlene & Dave Ball - January 28, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Paul and Debbie Rowlands - January 26, 2022

Dear Mafalda and Dale. We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Pastor Dawes. Sending you our love and sincere condolences.

David Rochester - January 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Brenda Kloostra - January 18, 2022

Dear Mafalda, Dale & family, from the stories you have told me and scrolling through these messages, it is evident that he was a very special man. My heart goes out to all of you with deepest sympathy, I wish you God’s comfort & peace in the days ahead.

Dave and Barb Durward - January 17, 2022

Wayne was a friend with whom I shared many enjoyable and significant times. He helped me grow in my Christian faith. My life was enriched through my association with both Wayne and Mafalda during our years together at Knox's Galt. I know that God's Grace will continue to be with Mafalda and Dale during this trying time, and He will help them to recall the many more joyful events during their lives together. Rest in peace Wayne.

Carol Harvey - January 17, 2022

Such a lovely portrayal of such a wonderful man. I can feel the sparkle in his eyes and the warmth of his smile when I look at the picture. I know that you have been grieving loss upon loss over many years my, dear friend. I pray that you will have peace and allow yourself to be happy again! As for Wayne, he no longer needs a camera to capture beauty, and he is once again able to use his wise perceptive mind! After such a long difficult journey for you both, Wayne is home and at rest in his father's heavenly presence and you can rest in God's earthly presence.

Scott brown - January 17, 2022

On behalf of Dorothy Brown and family we extend our deepest sympathy to you mafalda and family. Dorothy enjoyed Wayne's teaching of the gospel. May Wayne forever rest at peace. May you have brighter days ahead.

Margaret Russchen - January 15, 2022

Dear Mafalda, Dale and family: We offer our sincere sympathies on the passing of Pastor Dawes. Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Margaret Russchen, Ted, Judy, Peggy and families.

Carol Wells - January 15, 2022

Deeply saddened to hear of your husband and father's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne Welch, Carol Wells & family

Jamie McGowan - January 14, 2022

So sorry for your loss but rejoice as he’s in heaven with Hannah. God is good and faithful. Love you all.

Gloria Anthony - January 14, 2022

Thoughts and prayers for you Mafalda and your precious family. We sorrow not as those who have no hope.

Dave Ball - January 14, 2022

My deepest sympathies for your loss Mafalda. Wayne was instrumental in bringing me back to faith through his intelligent sermons and teaching. He has gone home now to be with his Lord. Rest in peace my friend.

Shenda - January 14, 2022

Although my time with the family was short in comparison to the life you had all spent with Wayne I know How special he was to a lot of people. I enjoyed seeing the sparkle in his eye when he was surrounded by those he loved, you could tell where his joy was held! My love and thoughts are with all of you until you see him again.

Ken & Lori McCorkle - January 13, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Ken McCorkle - January 13, 2022

Dear Mafalda: Very sorry to hear of your loss but will celebrate Wayne relocating to the place he lived and taught about for so many years. He was the first Pastor that I served under after college and I still implement the tools he equipped me with in ministry after all these years. He was a Blessing and a gift to me in my journey that I will always cherish. Until we meet again I remain, In Service, Ken McCorkle

Brian Harvey - January 12, 2022

A good friend is hard to find. Having someone who will listen, whose advice you value, whose wisdom enhances your life, and who is willing to accept you as you are is a rare blessing. Wayne Dawes was such a blessing to me. He was a true friend with whom I could have fulfilling discussions on art and philosophy, one who would listen to what I had to say without judgement. He made my life and those of others better. He is loved and will be truly missed.

Janet Macpherson - January 12, 2022

So sorry for your loss Mafalda thinking of you at this sad time. Janet

Joan Kemp - January 12, 2022

Mafalda, you and family are in my prayers. May you find peace in the memories you hold in your heart. Joan

Sherrill - January 12, 2022

Malfalda and Dale and family Please know that our thoughts are coming your direction as you say you’re earthly goodbye but because of the hope and trust and faith that it was only a temporary goodbye. We will be reunited in Heaven with Jesus

Jennifer Churchill - January 12, 2022

So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for the comfort of the Holy Spirit to sustain you at this time. Jennifer and John

Erica Becker - January 12, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Beverly Clark - January 12, 2022

We were privileged to have Wayne as our brother-in-law. His faith and sense of humour were an inspiration. We will miss his quiet presence. Beverly and Harold Clark

Richard Woodfield - January 11, 2022

Dear Mafalda and family... You are in our thoughts and prayers and we mourn Wayne's passing with you. May the Lord's healing hand be on you and your family. Love and hugs from Mary and I and the whole Woodfield family.

Linda Jacobs - January 11, 2022

Dale, Mafalda and family My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know your loss of Wayne is felt by friends that care. ♥️Linda Jacobs

Lawrence Comber - January 11, 2022

Miffie, Shocked to hear of Wayne’s death. Had lost contact for several years but never forgot about our great times together during our teen age years. Please email me when things settle down for you. I would like to make contact. I’ll be praying for you and the family during your time of mourning.

Burt & Marilyn Hooper - January 11, 2022

Dear Mafalda ... Our sincere sympathy, shocked to see this post. We remember Wayne from EPBC, but certainly haven't had the contact over the years. So very sorry .... praying the Lord's comfort and peace upon you and the family. (Contenders '70)

Ray and Betty Faulkner - January 11, 2022

Our love and prayers for you, Mafalda, and your family. It was a privilege to get to know Wayne in our first year at EPBC, where we roomed on the third floor and went to the same classes. A memory that still brings a smile to me (Ray) of Wayne: he and I missed the grade for weekend assignments together with our attempts at "He Walked That Lonesome Road". So thankful that Wayne and you got to walk together for 51 years, and he is now in the presence of the Lord he loved and served so well. May his Lord continue to walk the road with you and your loved ones day by day. Betty and Ray Faulkner

Paul and Mieke Birley - January 11, 2022

Dear Mafalda, Dale and family, We were sorry to hear of Pastor Dawes passing. He was such a blessing in my life! Praying for all the family in this time! Heaven is sounding sweeter and sweeter all the time! I love the picture you chose if Pastor Dawes! Love and prayers!! xox

Dorothy Knowles - January 11, 2022

Thinking of you Mafalda...Dale and Grandchildren... He is with the Lord now...with his new Body Love Dorothy Knowles