Dawn Agnes Rideout passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Friday, August 4, 2023, surrounded by her family. Born in Sussex, NB on June 20, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Neill and Minnie (Parlee) McKay.
Mom is lovingly celebrated by her daughters: Janice Dugas (Ab), Leslie Stanley, Leah Quinlan (Jim) and Katherine Simonds (James); sons: Malcolm (Janice), Douglas (Ruth), Manford (Cindy), Philip (Margaret) and Julian (Joanne); as well as many brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents, Dawn was predeceased by her husband Alton Rideout, son Gregory, daughter Barbara Kennedy (survived by Gerald Kennedy) and recently her companion Douglas Walker.
Dawn raised a large family on a busy farm near Hampton. She was always helping family, neighbors and friends. Dawn was a smart, classy, loving and caring giant of a tiny lady with an innate business sense. She enjoyed many years managing Special Care Homes and helping to facilitate the start up of others. Dawn supported many causes including Romero House and the Salvation Army. Continuing to always remain active, Dawn loved to join friends for exercise class, and later meet at the mall for coffee and lunch. Her love of flowers was seen in the beautiful gardens planted to show a display of colours for the entire season. Prior to a very brief hospital stay, Dawn had a loving and caring home with her son Douglas, daughter-in-law Ruth and Sally. Mom loved the Lord, Rest peacefully in His arms, Great-Grammy-Nanny.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB where all services will be held privately. Donations in memory of Dawn may be made to Romero House, Salvation Army or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and charitable donations may be made through: ReidsFH.com