September 29, 1949 – August 15, 2017
Dewit, Alfred ( Fred )
Born in Landvetter, Sweden on September 29, 1949.
Passed away at home in Dundas, August 15, 2017, peacefully surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his mother Lillia, his stepfather Karl, his sister Maya & Joe Muschi, his brother Frans, his brother in law Esam Sarraf. Survived by his loving wife Angela ( née: Dawson ), son Erik & wife Robin and darling granddaughter Ava, sister-in-law Jeanette, the Dawson family, many nephews, nieces and their families. Fred started working in 1968 at Stelco as a crane operator for 18 years and then in the continuous caster as a shipper/slitter operator until his retirement in 2005. With his wife and dear group of friends, he began to travel the world. He was a kind, caring, loving man who would do anything for his family and friends and was the love of Angela’s life. Fred played hockey all his life, the last few years with the Senior Shinny group. Cremation has taken place and a gathering to celebrate his life, will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Turner Family Funeral Home , 53 Main St. Dundas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Peter & Pauline Dawson Foundation/ Toronto Foundation 33 Bloor St. E. Suite 1603 Toronto, On. M4W 3H1 or the Juravinski Cancer Centre Hamilton, would be appreciated. A special thank you to Dr. R. Singh, VON, CCAC/LIHN, Firestone clinic and the Doctors, Nurses and Volunteers at JCC.
“The longest journey is the journey inward. “Så länge”
The world has lost a wonderful, caring, family man. He will be so missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing him. Rest in peace.
Love, Dale and Carm
Erik, Robin, and Ava, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family (as they have always been), your friends, Steve Crocker and wife Brenda.
Nashua, NH USA
Deepest condolences to Angela, Eric, Robin, Ava; Paula Sarrif and Peter Dawson and Dawson family. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Sharon (Marini) and Anthony Buzzelli.
Angela and family our deepest sympathy. Fred was a wonderful person whom we had the privilege of knowing. our thoughts and prayers are with you all. sincerely Peter and Denise Bagnariol (friends of Pat and Kathy)
It is with a heavy heart I’m writing my condolences to Angela and the rest of Freddy’s family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Freddy was such an extraordinary person who really touched the lives of those he knew.
Thinking of you during this hard time.
Sincerely, Lisa and Gene Quondamatteo w. family
Our warmest condolences Angela, to you and your Family. You were the love of his life and have shared so many memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love. Mel and Jeannie
Our world will never be the same again. Both Pat and I had the pleasure of having Fred in our lives for 47 years. From the time Fred arrived in Canada to now. A truly devoted husband to the Angel of his life “Angela”. Our friendship has passed the test of time and it was time to say goodbye. You will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.
Erik, Robin and Ava. Time will heal your heart but you have so many good memories to remember of your Dad. His courage, his caring and devotion to all. Love to all of you in this difficult time.
To my best friend Fred: Till we meet again on the other side Love you Brother …. Pat
Angela, I am so very sorry to hear of Freds passing. My very deepest condolences. Fred was a lovely man and he will be dearly missed. It was a pleasure to have known him. Keep all your memories close to your heart.
Peter & I were very sorry to hear of your loss Robin, Erik and Ava. Hugs to all.
My Dear Angela-
This is truly such a sad time,for you and your family.Fred was an absolutely caring and generous man-I consider knowing him a privilege.He was the love of your life and you were his.He was so very proud of his family.May he now be at peace.
Much love dear friend and to all your family as well.
May his memory be eternal, very sorry for your family’s loss.
Angela and Family, please accept our deepest condolences. Fred was such a kind, loving and gentle man and we know he will be greatly missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this very difficult time.
Love Paul and Melissa
Erik, Robin, and Ava, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your friends Gabriella, Meghan, Nick.
angela So sorry to hear . of the few years I’ve know Fred I learned he was a real nice man .A true gentleman.
Dear Angela & Family -Our deepest condolences for your loss.Fred was the love of your life as you were his. You are in our thoughts & prayers. With deepest sympathy,Gary & Noreen
my deepest sympathy to the Dewit family on Freds passing.I enjoyed working and playing hockey with you. I am sure you will impress them all in that big rink in heaven.God bless.from Pat Caiazzo.
Deepest condolences to Angela and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Fred’s family. For right now, there’s no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However, 2 Cor. 4:7 says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry, or that we forget. It means we recover. We recover because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28 which says, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection. That is our amazing hope! The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us and keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as, “… the God of all comfort “. One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now, during this time of sorrow. For the Bible’s answers to life’s big questions please visit JW.org.
In great sympathy, Mr. Dewit and family are in our prayers.
Hi There: My name is Len Gagne, and I am a senior hockey shinny player. I have had the pleasure of playing shinny hockey with Fred probably for at least the 5 or 6 years. Our hockey group at the Quad pad is tremendously saddened by Fred’s passing. He will be dearly missed, and never forgotten by our group. He was a true gentlman, and a real joy to have as a dear friend. Please accept condolences from our group and also our group at the Market street arena. I sincerely hope that you will manage to make through this very difficult time. The very best wishes to all the family and friends. Len.
Condolences to you and your family.
My dear Angela,
My heart felt pain and sadness on words of Fred’s passing.He was such a joy to know over many years.
May he rest in peace,and share with other angels the gifts of a well-lived and loving life with you and your
extended family.Condolences and heartfelt sympathy with Love, Marianne
Angela we are so very sorry and shocked to hear the news of Fred. We did so enjoy his company on our neighbor porch parties. He was such a gentle soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always.
Rest in Peace.
Love Julie and Chris Foden
We are so sorry for your loss
Fred was an amazing man – so loving, so friendly.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Love Thea, Mike and Ethan
To Angela, Erik, Robin and Ava
A wonderful life lived. A wonderful life lost. A strong and caring man til the end.
Our thoughts and condolences are with you and the rest of the Dawson family on another heart-breaking loss.
the Kennedy Family
Angela, our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Steve and I will miss Fred’s big smile and conversation during our daily walks. He was such a kind and caring person and will not be forgotten, Steve and Mary Ruth Linkert
friend/teammate/co-worker Fred was a kind and gentle soul.my heart goes out to his family,will miss him dearly.
Condolences to Angela and Family. Fred was one of those people who made our lives richer just knowing him and will be deeply missed.
Jeff, Jen , Eadan and Brooke
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. Our deepest condolences. I will always cherish the the memories and the good times we shared, i always thought of you as my brother and a true friend. RIP. Jack and Ann
Angela and Family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. You certainly made good use of your time together and will have many good memories of this. May these help you through the days ahead. Joan & Dennis
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Although I didn’t know you and Fred well, it was a pleasure to see and talk you at church from time to time. May you feel comforted by God’s presence at this difficult time, and in the years to come.
You will see one another again.