Obituary of Dawn Marie McNamara
It is with heavy hearts, but appreciation for a lifetime of memories, that the family of Dawn McNamara announces her peaceful passing on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at her home. Born in Saint John on February 24, 1946, she was a daughter of the late William and Miriam (Lunney) McNamara.
Dawn’s joy in life was her family. She loved spending time with her children and especially her grandchildren. She also had a love of learning and attended Teacher’s College, St. Francis Xavier and McGill Universities, and received her Masters of Education degree from UNB. After teaching for many years she retired from Sussex Regional High School. She also served as president for the Sussex and Area Early Intervention Program.
Dawn will be missed by her husband, Gary Nichols; her children: Hugo Daigle (Chloé Robert), Heidi Ewart(Gary Armstrong), Trent Nichols (Cindy Antonello), and Ashley Nichols (Rick Nevers); beloved grandchildren, Sarina, Tristan, Matteo and Liam, Camden, Emma and Gabbie, Finnegan and Bearach; siblings, Jean Northrup (Rob), Lynn Kearney (John), Jim McNamara (Susan) and John McNamara (Sheelah); and many nieces and nephews. Her family would like to thank her wonderful neighbours Mark and Laurie Colwell who treated Dawn like family.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424) with visitation on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated from Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:00 am. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com