Barbara Dawn Hascarl nee Anderson, born May 2, 1937 in Vancouver, BC suddenly passed away on the 2nd of May, the day of her 78th birthday, after complications following a successful hip replacement.
Dawn had been living with her husband of 61 years, Louis Hascarl, at the Seal Bay RV Park in Courtenay BC.
Predeceased by her parents and three brothers, she is survived by her husband and five children; Lucille Smith, Daryl Hascarl, Beverley Carleton, Naomi Maisonneuve and Melanie Kurucz, as well as one brother and three sisters.
Family and friends of Dawn were no strangers to her love of gardening, crafts and playing cards. She used her time knitting articles for all those close to her, beating them in a game of cribbage and tending her flower beds and gardens.
Working as an employee with Canada Post for her entire career, she retired from the post office in the small town of Canal Flats, BC before moving to the coast.
Dawn and her husband cherished the drives they spent exploring Vancouver Island, a place they began to call home after moving from Canal Flats, ten years ago.
Last July she celebrated her 60th anniversary with Lou, where she spent a wonderful weekend surrounded by her family and friends, and playing with her nine grandchildren and nine great-grand children.