It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce the death of our beloved father and grandfather, Marvin Daw Sr., on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the age of 75. Marvin passed away peacefully, in the presence of family, on his own terms. He fought a valiant battle with cancer, and we find peace in knowing that he is now free of pain.
Marvin is survived by his four children- Jacqueline, Brad (Penny), Kim (Vince), and Marvin Jr. He will be lovingly remembered by his nine grandchildren- Courtney (Yashod), Katie (Steve), Talize (Robert), Marcie, Jessica (Brent), Brent (Olivia), Heather (Matthew), Kiara and Liam, as well as his seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several siblings- Terry (Chris), Bob (Wendy), Cheryl (Kevin), Rick, Lesa (Ron) and Angie (John), as well as his sister-in-law Mary Ann. Marvin was a much-loved uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Marvin was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Kitchener Daw, as well as two of his brothers, Doug and Kenny. Margaret was born in Blue Bell, New Brunswick and Kitchener was born in Dundas. Knowing that Marvin is reunited with his parents and brothers helps make the pain of his loss a little more bearable for his family.
Known as Marv to those who knew and loved him, Marvin was a very unique individual. His goofy, mischievous personality will be remembered by all those who knew him. He loved a good party, old school country music and all things sports. Food was a way of life for him. Marvin spent his final night having a pizza party and watching a Leafs game with two of his granddaughters.
Born in London, Ontario, Marvin was a tradesman, with certifications in both crane operating and welding. He spent much of his career working as a crane operator in various scrapyards, as well as at Dofasco. As a welder, Marvin helped construct the Calgary Saddledome. No matter where he worked, he was a beloved member of the staff. He spent several years helping coach hockey and was a devoted Leafs fan.
Visitation will be at Turner Family Funeral Home in Dundas on Sunday, April 18 from 12 until 1 p.m. Funeral will follow immediately after. Due to covid restrictions, funeral will be for immediate family members only. Please register for visitation through the link found on the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Tire JumpStart Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
We cannot put into words how much we will miss our father and grandfather, as there are no words in the English language to describe our loss. We will never forget how lucky we were to have him in our lives.
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Marvin’s Memorial Video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDn8GwLtNiiL5uWE7
To the family of the late Marvin Daw Sr., Our sincere condolences to you all during this sad time.
Norman & Pam.
I never got to know him but heard many wonderful things about him.. My condolences ?
My deepest condolences to Terry, Chris and family at this difficult time.
Deepest condolences from Maurice & Anne MacDougall of Debert, NS.
We met the Daw family back in the late 50s and attended school with Marvin and Terry.
Our thoughts are with your family.
With sadness I sent this message to the family
Our sincere Condolences
We met Marvin thru our daughter Penny, who married son Brad
We would see him shopping at Rosedale Metro picking up a few things and he would said, don’t tell Penny what I have.
He enjoy life and did it his way
Lorraine and Joe Moote
Deepest condolences to all of the family. Marvin was one of a kind. Loved him to pieces from the minute Rick and met him back when Penny and Brad were dating. You will be missed. Even though it had been many, many years since we’ve seen each other I was always thinking about you. Thank you for all the amazing photos that were shared through FB from Katie and Brad. I felt like we had never stopped being buddies. Cheers Marvin you were the best guy to play darts with and enjoy a few drinks with back in the day.