Dawn Williams

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Dawn Michelle Williams (nee: Bradley)
February 7, 1960 - November 9, 2022

Dawn WIlliams passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in her 62nd year.    Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y.; raised in Rochester, N.Y.; travelled to California; and then moved to Six Nations.  Predeceased by her parents Donald Lee and Barbara Ann (nee: Hill) Bradley.  She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her spouse, Yogi (Perry) Williams; children, Manda (Jerm), Jake (Amber), Bud (Whit), and Miss (Jimmer); grandchildren, Dion (Hailey), Sis, Lahn, Hahas,, Hawi, Onna, Quaydee, Jessa, Maggz, Levi, and Wheels; siblings, Lorraine (Paul), Mark (Candy), Shelley, Marcia-Jo (late Chuck Sr.), and Dave.  Dearly loved by her family in-laws, Ruby (and the late Fred) Williams; brothers and sisters, Sweet (Doug), Tim (Joanne), Darren (Justine), Deb, Karren, and Guy.  Predeceased by siblings, Larry (Mac), and Allen (Al).  Dawn will be dearly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Suddenly at the Brantford General Hospital, Dawn began her journey to the Creator.  She leaves behind her beloved family and friends.  Married to the love of her life, Yogi for 42 amazing years, and will forever be his “Baby”, as well as her four beautiful children and all nine of her grandchildren, amongst numerous people who she loved them them all just like they were her very own family, friends and love are all things meant the most to her.

Dawn leaves behind her legacy of unconditional love to those who knew her and to those who had the honor to love her.  She loved life to the fullest and was a “go hard or go home” kind of gal.  Active in sports all her life, she loved to play and compete just about everything and anything from ball hockey, broom ball, lacrosse, pool, bowling, and she had a love of playing dice and cards, and of course her love for baseball, especially her “Rockers” & “Redstix”.  Most of all she loved the life long friends and family she made along the way.  Always Yogi’s biggest fan, her kids and grandkids, cheering the loudest and honking the horn the most.  Known by so many kids who have touched her heart driving school bus for Martins Coachline for 10 years, loved working at “TNT” Fast Foods as well as “The Old Down Home Cafe” known as “Dawn Waun” by all her girls there.  She then made the move to “GRE” and worked hard on the line there.  After many years She then decided she wanted to be her own BOSS!  She made a move, she found an idea and rolled the dice opening up “The Coffee Hut” and a place to call it home at the Skylite Plaza.  A lot of ups and downs.  She never gave up on her dream, winning awards in customer service, definitely spoke volumes.  Always greeting everyone with a smile and a nice hot cup of her famous coffee.  There she was 19 years later meeting so many more people, sharing so many laughs with her daughter over the years at the Coffee Hut, a lot of early mornings spent together and even more chats about life all day everyday.  Her customers whom she loved dearly and with her whole heart, you will always leave a special place in her heart.  Dawn courageously fought cancer and won the battle in September 2022.  From day one, Dawn never let cancer define her and the amazing woman that she was, continued to be the loving wife, mother, and Omma that she always was.  We will always remember her this way.

Resting at Manda’s home, 10 Pine Cres., Ohsweken after 5pm. Thursday.  Funeral Service & Burial will be held at Onondaga Longhouse on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 11am.  Arrangements by Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken.  www.rhbanderson.com


Posted by Sal on
My most sincere comdolences to family.Dawn was a friend of mine.
Posted by Carla And Wayne Millee on
Sincere condolences to the family
Posted by Pooks on
I’ll cherish the memories made with “Aunt Dawn” forever - she always had such a laid back composure which I admired about her. At the same time, she was a feisty firecracker with a wicked sense of humour. I shared many belly laughs with her. I’ll never forget growing up over the years, when we would “act up”, she could straighten us out by a simple look and a “smarten up” muttered from her clenched teeth, lol. She meant business and then you’re darn right we would smarten up! :D She has definitely imprinted my heart and I will never forget her. I know you all will keep her spirit alive and never forget she lives through each and everyone of you. Every day and in every way. My heartfelt condolences to Yog, Manda, Jake, Miss and Bud - as well as all her grand-babies. Xoxo with love and utmost respect, Pooks
Posted by Chad G on
Dawn was a great person and lifelong friend. Her humour and crazy laugh will be missed. My condolences to Yogi and the rest of the family.
Posted by Michelle Thomas on
A good woman, who left behind a great family to carry on spreading unconditional love.My condolences. May she Rest In Peace❤️
Posted by Ivan Thomas on
Deepest condolences to Perry(Yogi) and family.
Posted by Luanne and Chris Martin on
Sincere condolences on the passing of Dawn. She so loved her husband and family. She's joined now with her heavenly family- her mom, dad, Mac, Al and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Rest easy cousin.
Posted by Teresa Farmer on
Will ways cherish our friendship when we were neighbour's and best friends when we were young. We shared alot of laughs, tears and stay up l night at our sleepovers. Got in trouble together skipping school and going to the pool hall. She always wanted to be my passenger whenever I got my motorcycle out. Didn't see alot of each other after we started our families but alway shared a laugh whenever we did bump into each other. RIP and condolences to Yogi, her children a grandchildren ❤️
Posted by Steven Williams, Betty on
My Condolences yogi to you and your family. She is not suffering anymore. RIP.
Posted by Joelle Williams on
Beautiful obituary. My sincere condolences to the family ❤️
Posted by Shirley Watson on
So very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to the family. May knowing others are thinking of you give you the strength to get thru this difficult time. ?She is now in the arms of the creator. RIP
Posted by Connie Jamieson on
My sincere condolences to Yogi and family on your loss. Dawn was a special lady always with a smile and good vibes! She will be missed.
Posted by jane Burning on
May your cherished memories keep your stories alive and filled with love. Thinking of you all sending love to each of you. Your momma will be missed. ESP yelling sha: at ganohsehs.
Posted by Marcy Clark on
Sending healing hugs and prayers to all of those who were blessed to know Dawn. I met Dawn while I was volunteering in the Oncology department at the BGH. I will cherish our chats. Thank you to the family for sharing her with me.
Posted by Cindy Carpenter on
My condolences to Perry Williams & family.
Posted by Lori Harris on
Sending love and condolences to Yogi and family. We met Dawn and her sibs at SS #9 school on 2nd Line and almost instantly became lifelong friends. Dawn and I had our first scrap in Grade 3, I think to see who was tougher...Dawn won lol. I'll hold those crazy memories in my heart. Rest in peace my beautiful friend. Love, Muttin
Posted by Dallas Brock on
Heartfelt condolences to Yogi and family of the loss of Dawn. She was a very dear friend.
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