Obituary of Dawn Wynn Halliwell
Dawn was born in Saskatoon, the daughter of Eunice and John Halliwell. She spent her childhood in Shellbrook Saskatchewan, then Brandon and Winnipeg Manitoba. Her favorite times were spent camping with the family. Her dad taught her how to fish and canoe, and she would spend her weekends and holidays out on the water. In 1975 Dawn moved to Ottawa with her parents. After finishing High School, she begun her career in retail at the Simpson's store on the Sparks Street Mall, selling notions. When the company was bought out by the Bay, she was transferred to the new Bay store in Kingston at the Cataraqui Mall. She worked at various positions there, and was manager of the Human Resources Department for many years. It was at the Bay that Dawn first met Doug Truman, a sales colleague for a short time. Little did she know that years later he would become her husband. In 1998 they were reunited and he quickly became the love of her life. They were married in 2007. Dawn's pride and joy was her son Carson. Though she struggled for several years as a single parent, she raised a fine young man who is presently finishing his Doctorate at University in Halifax. In 2014 Dawn realized her dream of living at the lake. She and Doug bought a home on the shore at Varty Lake. Here she spent her time boating and fishing. She maintained a beautiful yard and gardens. She loved ending the day sitting by a campfire. Although she spent her last years battling cancer, she always remained positive to the end and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her husband Doug Truman, son Carson (Taylor) Halliwell, mother Eunice Halliwell, brother Boyd (Gayle) Halliwell, stepdaughters Sarah (Eric) Weiss, Jennifer (Dean) Nenonen , Emily Truman, grandchildren Olivia, Madelyn and Sabrina, and her many friends.
A come-and-go in honor of Dawn will be held on Saturday September 16, 2-4 PM at Collins Bay Legion 631 (4034 Bath Rd Kingston).