I'll never forget our fun times and the belly laughs we had. But now I'll never get to prove to you that I can make rum punch. R I P Dason xxx
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On 31st December, Dason Shermont Dottin (aka Dots) sadly passed away unexpectedly aged 50 years old at home.
Dason was born on 7th May 1971 in a Royal Air Force Hospital in Wegberg, Germany to Clevelyn and Vincent Dottin. Dason’s father served overseas in the British Army (REME) which allowed him and his elder sister, Chailean, to live in various parts of Germany and Malta for over 17 years. It was during that time that Dason learnt the art of making friends quickly and keeping school friends (Military Brats) for life. Dason moved to Barbados with his parents in 1984 where he went to St Michael’s secondary school. Dason was an active member of the cadets, taking inspiration from his Dad, and played football for The Graduates. Dason’s Mum was a nurse, and most would say this is where Dason’s supportive, caring nature came from. As his Mum would say ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’.
Dason moved back to the UK in 1990 and with the help of Chailean he quickly settled into his new life in London. It is here where he began his career of supporting vulnerable young people, people with a variety of disabilities and those who were homeless. Dason’s love of ‘people’ really shone through and he would take time to empower others, teach life skills and develop services so that people could thrive. In 2016 Dason began learning Reiki, an ancient form of energy healing and qualified as a Reiki Master in 2017.
Dason met his wife, Samantha, in Barbados in 1995 where they returned to marry on 12th May 2001. Their son, Ruben, was born on 21st July 2006 and they lived in London. As a family, Dason was keen to share the experiences of his childhood, and this would involve going camping, spending valuable time with family and friends and traveling.
Dason was a ‘larger than life’ character, a devoted husband, loving father, dutiful son, a caring brother, supportive family member and loyal friend. He was a charming mixture of qualities which is what made him so unique – great sense of humour, spiritual, loving, kind and generous. He always had an entertaining story to tell. He was a dedicated Spurs fan, and ‘brother’ to many - so many lives have been touched by this gentle giant. Last year, Dason managed to spend over 10 months with his parents in Barbados – this precious time meant a great deal to him.
Dason’s family would like to thank everyone for their extraordinary support. It has meant a great deal to them. The messages, calls and acts of kindness have helped them through this difficult time. Dason would be so proud of how those closest to him have responded to this heart-breaking situation.
The shocking loss of Dason has been felt by his family and friends across the globe. Sadly, in these current times of a global pandemic we are unable to have the enormous funeral that would have taken place pre Covid-19. The family is therefore planning a smaller farewell. Preparation for this will depend on the current protocols and will be a challenging task as Dason was known and loved by so many.
Dason was a
Loving son of Captain Vincent Dottin and Clevelyn Dottin nee Isaacs.
Loving husband of Samantha Dottin nee Barrow.
Devoted father of Ruben Dottin.
Brother of Chailean Dottin-John.
Uncle of Cole Dottin-John, Reed Dottin-John, Jasmin McClay, Jayla McClay-Barrow, Jorja McClay-Barrow, Christian Roach and Alex Roach.
Brother-in-law of Aubrey John, Marcia Barrow, Stephen Barrow, Janice McClay, Michael Roach, Stefania Roach and Luciano Barrow.
Son-in-law of Leroy Barrow and Thelsa Barrow.
Cherished cousin, nephew, relative and friend to many in the UK and across the world.
Relative of the Walkes, Smith, Sandiford, Lynch, Dyal, Neblett, Innis, Thompson, Isaacs, Dottin and Patterson families.
Dason would say that his religion was ‘love’, and we think this would be indisputable!
Samantha Dottin and Ruben Dottin
Captain Vincent & Mrs Clevelyn Dottin
Mrs Chailean Dottin-John and family
Please find below the link to the live stream:
THE LONDON FLOWER SHOP
158 LONG LANE
Mobile: +44 7950 411928
Funeral Reception “By invitation only due to current safety concerns. Following the Funeral Service, the family will be mourning in private with close friends.”