Dason Shermont Dottin (7 May 1971 - 31 Dec 2021)

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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:


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Funeral Reception “By invitation only due to current safety concerns. Following the Funeral Service, the family will be mourning in private with close friends.”

nicole Isaacs-Ferguson wrote

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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Sean Davis-Isaacs wrote

May the soul of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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Karen Eastmond-Heisel wrote

As I lie in my bed contemplating getting up, getting ready and preparing for your send-off, I still cannot believe that this situation is about you.
Dase, I have been sad, just terribly sad from the moment I got the call from my other big brother.

You see? At some point Dason became my big brother. I don't know exactly when this happened.

He just cared for and loved my children and I.

Our spirits just 'took' to each other. He would cuss me out in defence of his niece and nephew, Scarlett and Clark.

There is so much I can say about my friend, confidant and fierce brother!

I would never get to see how much licks you would put into anyone who tried to mess with us, as you often threatened!

We would spend hours on the phone chatting the most.
You were wise, witty and winsome.

You were my gentle giant. Quick to laugh and throw verbal punches.

Your love and utmost respect for Sam was exemplary. Any man in my life would have to meet my big brother for approval. I almost passed out when you said, 'Nice guy. I like him. I glad wunna dun, doh! He ain' fuh you! You are a Queen. You need a King!' What could I do, but roll my eyes!, but held Dase's opinion with the utmost respect!

You were an awesome dad to Ruben. The lengths and breadths you went to, to get him to where he is now.

Your relationship with Sam and Ru always took my breath away and I'd just stop and watch.

You were my reiki master and I was surprised that my neighbours never called the police when you massaged the knots out of my back and I was screaming down de place! You'd say, 'Kaz! Behave! I've barely touched yah!' On reflection I was a bit perturbed that no-one came to my rescue!

You had the biggest, warmest hands that got me up and walking many a time when my back let me down. You'd be 'round to my house in your tiny green car, The Pea-Shoota!, dragging your massage table! Ready to use your healing hands!

Your passing is incredibly painful.
There are so many tales to tell!
Of a joyous giant. A fierce family man. Just a loving soul!
A pointed void that will never be filled.
You will be missed at every party, dinner, camping trip, weekend away, Christmas, just being at home!

I'm waiting to feel your spirit...

Love you, bro!
Miss you! An understatement!!

Your Kaz!

Scarly & Clark!

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Marsha Dottin wrote

Bittersweet Memories will now take the place of your smiling face and joyful nature. We reflect fondly on your light and love that touched many in only a way you could. We know you came for a good time and not a long time and we cherish that.

May the ancestors receive you with love and libation as you would have received your family and friends on earth.

Rest easy Dason

Till we meet again

From Uncle Carson, Judy, Marsha, Alisha and our children

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Mervyn Thomason donated £20 in memory of Dason

So sorry for your loss. All my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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Marga & Wolfgang wrote

From our heart, we share the grieve and sorrow with Dasons family.
We remember Dason as a very kind and warm-hearted person.
He visited us with his family in December 2014, when they spent Christmas together with Nigel, Melanie and Al Ayaasha and we like to reminisce about their short visit by us.
Our thoughts and sympathy go out to Sam, Ruben and relatives.
Marga & Wolfgang

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Melanie Medford-Haag wrote

I hold onto our memories.
The ones that are so dear to me.

You showed me a lot of things, I learned a lot I didn’t know (and probably some words I should have never known ;)
But you forgot to teach me one last thing. How to let you go.

I know we have been blessed to have you in our lives.
And we feel lost in many ways, you are not here today.

You will never be forgotten; always have a place in our hearts.
And as long as life and memories last,
Your soul and spirit will live in us.

You meant so much to all of us.
We felt loved by you and we could never love you less.
You brightened up the darkest day
and the cloudiest sky.

Not a day passes when your not on our minds.

If I had one wish today, I know what it would be.
Just to feel your big warm hug again, would mean the world to me.

In love, Mel xoxo

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Hedwig Haag wrote

There will always remain something in our hearts of the person we loved.
Some of their dreams.
Some of their hopes.
Something from their life.
All from their love.

Dear family Dottin, family Dottin-John,
I send you my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
I wish you a lot of strength for the future to overcome your sadness and this moment in time.

My heart goes out to you.
In Love, Hedwig

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Terrence D’Anjou wrote

What an amazing personality will never forget you loved who you were.

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Romona Goriah wrote

My deepest condolences to Sam and Ruben. I’m praying for you and we love you.

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