Dawson Longdon Obituary, Cherished Longtime Member Of The Longdon Family Has Painfully Passed Away, See Funeral Details – Death

We deeply regret to inform you of the passing of Dawson Longdon, a beloved member of our local community. At the age of 94, Dawson’s legacy is one of a life richly lived and deeply intertwined with our community. In this article, we commemorate the remarkable journey of Dawson Longdon, a man who left an indelible mark on our hearts.

Summary Table

Full NameDawson Longdon
Age at Passing94
BirthplaceBrinsley, 1928
National ServiceVolunteered for National Service in Germany, 1946
Community InvolvementRan ‘The Beer Off,’ Abbotts store, brass bands
Passion for FootballSupported Nottingham Forest and Alfreton Town FC
Loving CompanionJanet Sanders
Memorial ServiceTuesday, November 28, 10 a.m., Swanwick Crematorium
Charitable DonationsDogs Trust

A Life Well-Lived

Dawson Longdon was born in Brinsley in 1928, one of five children in his family. In 1946, as a young adult, he volunteered for National Service in Germany, showcasing his early dedication to service.

Community Involvement

In 1960, Dawson settled in Crich, where he became a prominent figure in the community. He ran ‘The Beer Off’ in the market place and later took over Abbotts store with his wife, Eileen, in the early ’70s. His cheerful demeanor was infectious, often seen delivering groceries while whistling.

Musical Talent

Dawson’s talents extended beyond community involvement. He was a brilliant trumpet player and a member of several brass bands, including Shirland Miners Welfare, Brassington Middleton & Wirksworth, and Crich Brass.

Football Enthusiast

Despite his busy career, Dawson had a passion for football. He initially supported Nottingham Forest and later became a loyal fan of Alfreton Town FC. His support for local teams, including Matlock Town FC, demonstrated his commitment to the community.

Companion and Travel

After the passing of his wife, Eileen, Dawson found solace and companionship in the company of Janet Sanders. Together, they explored the world on countless vacations over the past 23 years.

Fondly Remembered

Dawson Longdon’s presence touched the lives of everyone in Crich who had the privilege of knowing him. His warm spirit and contributions to the community will be fondly remembered.

Memorial Service

A memorial service to celebrate Dawson’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 28, at 10 a.m. at the Swanwick Crematorium.

Charitable Contributions

In lieu of flowers, Dawson’s family kindly requests contributions to the Dogs Trust, a cause close to his heart.