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Birth: Imogen Maisie Dashper-Johnson (B: 12/08/2010 England)
Proud parents Elizabeth Dashper and Ben Johnson wish to announce the birth of their first child - a daughter who they have named Imogen Maisie (6lb 12.5oz).
Obituary: Judith Kimber
(B: 13/05/1945 D:
12/06/2010 Reading, Berkshire, England)
We are really sad to announce the news of the death of ‘our’ Dashper
descendant and researcher Judith Kimber. She was a superlative
investigative researcher. Her records were meticulous, all cross referenced,
and superbly archived with attention to every detail and double-checked
Judith’s grandmother was Lilian Maud Dashper. She was born Judith Christine Meincken in 1945, and married Peter Kimber in 1969. They lived in Reading, Berkshire, which was her base for numerous excursions to records offices and genealogy centres.
Judith (aided by her husband Peter) will be remembered by many from our Dashper family reunion of 2005, as pivotal to the huge success of the international gathering. She was on the organizing committee, research committee, a presenter, and financial coordinator, but her 'coup de grace' had to be the huge chart she and Peter erected around the entire wall of the conference room, that linked up all the lineages of Dashper for all to see. This chart was magnificent, and represented hours and hours of loving attention. But as she saw, it was much more than this, as it brought everyone together for the first time - probably in the entire history of the Dashper family, as a union of branches.
This came with a price (literally). Judith spent a small fortune on birth, marriages, and death certificates over the years, many miles of travel back and forth between genealogy records offices, not to mention the hundred upon hundreds of hours of analysis. We have so much to thank Judith for, and the worldwide Dashper family will miss her enthusiasm.
Judith will be forever remembered for her devotion and passion that we have all benefited from in so many ways. Her funeral is on Tuesday 22nd June, 2010. She is survived by her husband Peter, children Andrew and Anne, and grandchildren.
Obituary: Michael William Dashper (B: 1946 D: 26/02/2010 Ontario, Canada)
Michael passed away peacefully in Prince George, BC on
Friday, February 26, 2010 at the age of 64.
He was a devoted husband and soul mate of Mary Sue Dashper. Loving father of four Dashper boys: Bill and Natasha Dashper of Ashburn, ON, Chris and Heloise Dashper of Ajax, ON, Andrew and Nadia Dashper of Waterloo, ON, Greg and Christy Dashper of Squamish, BC. Beloved grandfather of Isabelle, Jack, Fletcher and Kingston Dashper. He will also be missed by his sister Colleen (Dwight) Horne of Burlington and aunts Joan (John) Oribine of Burlington, ON and Lois Somerville of Streetsville, ON. A family memorial was held in Ontario.
Obituary: Richard Paterson Dashper (B: 29/10/1928 D: 22/08/2009 Warkworth, New Zealand)
Obituary: Julian Philip Dashper
(B: 29/2/1960 D:
30/7/09 Auckland, New Zealand)
Obituary: Jack Dashper (B: 1924 D: 23/8/2009)
Birth: Kingston Wazir Dashper (
B: 03/02/2009 in Canada)
Andrew and Nadia Dashper proudly welcome their new Dashper son into
the world. Kingston Wazir Dashper was born on February 3rd
of this year to a very happy family including;
Grandparents; Sandra, Cathy, Mary Sue, Michael, and Syd.
Aunts; Nicole, and Natasha.
Uncles B.J., Chris, and Greg.
Obituary: Graham Michael Dashper
(B: 4/2/1940 D: 12/07/2008
Durban South Africa)
Graham Michael Dashper passed away after a battle with cancer at the
age of 68
Date of Birth - 04.02.1940 Date of Death – 12.07.2008
Sadly missed by Michael (Son), Deborah (Daughter in Law), Melissa and Lindsay (Granddaughters).
His funeral was held in Durban on the 18th July at the Presbyterian Church in Frere Road. Graham was cremated and Michael and Brian Dashper are to scatter Graham’s ashes as per his wishes, over his mother's grave on Bournemouth London.
A wonderful man that lives on in each of us, he will be sorely missed.
Obituary: Philip Charles Dashper (B: 1921 D: 13/11/2007 Amersham, UK)
DASHPER, Philip Charles passed away peacefully on 13th
November, 2007, aged 86 years.
Much loved father of Ian and Robert as well as a granddad.
Brother of the late Olive Ada Dashper, and Jack Richard Dashper, Edna May Dashper, Cecil Stanley Dashper, Arthur Dashper, Wyn Ellen Dashper. Fred George Dashper, William (Bill) Henry Dashper, Myrtle Fanny Dashper, and Mary (Polly) Dashper.
Philip was a son to Frederick George Dashper and Minnie Baker.
The Funeral Service was held at the Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham on Thursday, 22nd November, 2007 at 3.15pm in the Milton Chapel.
Birth: Fletcher Christopher Dashper ( B: 31/07/2007
in Durham Canada)
Bill & Natasha (nee Downes) Dashper, big sister Isabelle, big brother Jack and Brooklin (the dog) are thrilled to announce the fast and safe arrival of Fletcher Christopher Dashper on May 29, 2007 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital weighing 7 lbs 15 ozs.
Proud grandparents are Chris & Christa Downes
of Wahwashkesh, Ken & Virginia Doidge of Uxbridge, and
Michael & Mary Sue Dashper of Prince George, B.C. Fletcher is also welcomed by Aunts Tamara,
Franceska, Nadia, and Heloise, and Uncles Craig, Bob, Chris,
Andrew and Greg. Special thanks to midwives Maysoon, Sandra M.,
Carly, and Sandra B. for all of their wonderful support.
Welcome, baby Fletcher!
Engagement: Andrew Dashper (of Ontario, Canada) and Nadia Wazir
Andrew is getting
married in the Canadian summer on July 13th in Kitchener-Waterloo,
He is the son of Michael and Catherine Dashper and brother to William James (BJ), Christopher, and Gregory Dashper.
More to come as we get closer to the event. The whole worldwide Dashper family wishes them well, and hope that Nadia loves football too.
Obituary: Esther Ruth Dashper
D: 10/3/2007 Delaware, USA)
Ruth Dashper passed away on March 10, 2007. After a fall she went through an operation with no complications, but had a stroke the next day. She was 94 years old and looking forward to being 95.
Ruth was born on 19th June, 1912 in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A. Her parents were Charles T. and Ada Mae Hay. Ruth was married to the late John Wilson Dashper on 13th July 1933, until his death (11/4/1974). She listed her occupation as 'Housewife' and had hobbies of ceramics and flowers. She was very interested in the Dashper history, and her son Jack Dashper had previously informed us of her wish to be involved in the last Dashper Family reunions (which she couldn't unfortunately attend). Ruth held the record of being the oldest living Dashper for a number of years.
Ruth was the mother of John (Jack) Charles Dashper, and grandmother of Stephen Glenn Dashper and Michael Scott Dashper.
Esther Ruth Dashper in 1969 (with some colourful friends)
Obituary: Olive Ada Dashper (B: 27/3/1915
D: 18/8/2006 Amersham, UK)
Olive Ada Dashper died peacefully at Marlow Cottage Hospital,
aged 91 on Friday, 18th August, 2006. She was
married to Mr Raymond, and previously to Mr Cross.
Ada was the mother of Terry Cross and Pauline Bluett,
mother-in-law to Muriel and Roy. She was also the loving nan
to John and Carolyn, Emma and Mark, Victoria and Neil,
adored nan nan to James and Adam, Rachel and Andrew, Charlotte and
She will be sadly missed by her son Terry and partner Muriel, and her daughter Pauline and partner Roy, as well as by brothers Jack and Phil.
Ada was a grandmother to Jo-anne, Laura and Grant, and a great-grandmother to George, Lloyd and Luis, Tyne, Ricky and Oliver.
Many thanks to the staff at Marlow Cottage Hospital, for their care shown to her. Ada's funeral was at 2.45pm, Tuesday, 29th August, 2006, Hampden Chapel, Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham. Family flowers only. Donations to Marlow Cottage Hospital.
Birth: Layla Chloe Dashper ( B: 25/6/2006 Plymouth, UK)
Layla Chloe Dashper was born in Plymouth, England on the 25th June 2006 weighing 6lbs 14oz. She is being held by big brother Jack Stephen Dashper. Her parents are Lisa and Stephen David Dashper (son of David and Janet Dashper of Tavistock, Devon, England).
Birth: Joseph Douglas Cox ( B: 6/5/2005 Edinburgh, UK)
Birth: Jack William Dashper ( B: 12/11/2005 Canada)
Jack William Dashper was born at 2:25am on Saturday November 12 2005!
He is the first son of BJ and Natasha Dashper
of Canada, and brother to Isabelle Dashper. He
weighed 7lbs 14 oz at birth and was 20 inches long.
Obituary: Douglas Raymond Dashper (B: 1928 in Birmingham D: 31/10/2005)
Ray passed away on Monday 31st October 2005 after a
sudden illness and a diagnosis of lung cancer.
It has been a shock to the family and two of his
daughters had just returned from abroad in time to be
with him. Ray had been an inspiration to everyone and
at the recent Dashper Family Reunion we can recall him directing
us to the war memorial in Tavistock.
We all thoroughly enjoyed talking to Ray at the reunion, and are very sad to think that was the last time we will ever see him. We saw him as as a happy, peaceful and thoughtful man who was excited to meet all the relations worldwide, and contribute to the global knowledge of our family.
Addition to War Memorial Tavistock: Sapper F Dashper (B: 2/9/1877 D: 19/8/1919)
The death of Frederick Dashper in the
First World War was not previously acknowledged on the War Memorial
in the town center of Tavistock where he had lived. This was noted
at the May 2005 Dashper Family Reunion, in a visit to Tavistock by a small
number of Dashper relations from the organising
F Dashper was in the Royal Engineers and died aged
41 on Tuesday, 19th August 1919. He was the son
of the late William and Eliza Dashper; husband
of Harriett Grace Dashper, of 46, Crelake Park,
Whitchurch Rd., Tavistock. He is remembered
with honour at the Tavistock
New Cemetery, Devon, United Kingdom. Frederick
Dashper's son also died in the second World War.
We are pleased to be able to announce
that after correspondance with the Tavistock Town Council and the immediate
family, the name "F. Dashper" has now been
added in September 2005. The Council are to
be thanked for the addition, and we are pleased that Sapper
F Dashper's supreme sacrifice has finally been acknowledged
on the memorial.
Eric Dashper passed
away on 25th July 2005, aged 86.
Obituary: Eric Eustace Dashper (B: 11/7/1919 D: 25/7/2005)
He and his wife had just returned from a cruise which
he had enjoyed immensely. Three days after they
returned he was taken ill and was admitted to hospital
where he died two days later of pneumonia.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Helen, children, Susan and Martin, granddaughter, Jenny and great-grandchildren George and Imogen.
Eric was born on the 11th July, 1919 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
He married Helen Blissett on 26th August 1943 in
Worksop where he worked as a Sales Office manager
until his retirement. Eric and Helen have two children
Martin and Susan, as well as grand and great grandchildren.
He lived in Rareham, Hampshire up until his recent death.
We believe Eric was the oldest living Dashper.
Obituary: David Verrent Salsbury (B: 21/10/1933 D:25/10/2004)
Dave was one of the founding members of our Dashper Committee, and we owe him for his ability to do investigative research and to his uncanny knack of ferritting out information and finding data. Many of the Dashper Xfiles are testimony to this. Dave's Dashper Database on the Ancestor Search, and many of the genealogical searches that each of us have benefitted from, were the result of his keen genealogical abilities.
Many of our Dashper Committe members had never actually met Dave, but remember him in these short tributes, and in these words Dave . . . we salute you and will miss you:
"I am stunned at the moment and feel a great loss although I have never met Dave. I was so looking forward to sharing a drink of Newfie Screech with him as I had promised. I am sure Judith and Chris (other committee members) are most affected by this sad news as they both have spent time visiting with Dave and sharing many laughs together. Cancer is a awful disease as almost every family has witnessed and I send my deepest sympathies to Dave's family. He will be with us in spirit and our memories for a very long time." (Linda Etty: Canada)
"I can remember Dave for all the qualities mentioned, and also his joke emails that he used to send me. In particular the ones that he knew I would not understand . . . just to tease me. Lovely chap. Like you I never met him." (Chris Jones: UK)
"Although I never met Dave face to face, we all felt quite close to him via the internet from our first contact, because of his wonderful sense of humour, his selflessness and his dedication to Dashper research. Dave sent me a tape of his barbershop chorus which I most enjoyed. One of the songs 'From the first hello' must have been his favourite as it was mine when I sang barbershop. I recall the poignant line 'From the first hello to the last good-bye . . .' and think of Dave. (Gloria Beek: Canada/Florida)
Dave's special T-shirt "Not All There" awarded by Radio Devon for actions too secret to reveal on internet!
Fred passed away at the Hospice at May Court on Thursday, September 2, 3004, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Ann. Dear brother-in-law of Joan (Arthur Steele) and Mary (Glenn Hosepool) and Uncle of Tim Grant and David Steele. Dear friend of Nora Dolman. Fred was a Canadian pilot for RAF in WWII, flying Lancaster Bombers and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Friends attended a Memorial Service at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Monday, September 6 at 2pm.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 31st, 1920, Fred went to school in Winnipeg from 1926 to 1938, at Somerset, Isbister and Hugh John MacDonald Schools, and Gordon Bell High School, graduating in June 1938. After working for a couple of years as a collector and salesman for a credit furnishing company Fred enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on March 7th, 1941. He trained at #2 ITS, Regina, #12 EFTS, Goderich, and #5 SFTS, Brantford, graduating as a sergeant pilot on January 16th, 1942. In England he furthered his training at AFU and OTU before joining 61 Squadron, 5 Group RAF, where he completed a tour of operations on Lancasters. He received his commission early in 1943, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on July1st, 1943.
Military Record DASHPER, P/O Frederick Benjamin (J17211) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.61 Squadron - Award effective 1 July 1943 as per London Gazette dated 13 July 1943 and AFRO 1724/43 dated 27 August 1943. Born in Winnipeg, 1920; home there; enlisted there 7 March 1941. Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 22 August 1941), No.12 EFTS (graduated 22 October 1941) and No.5 SFTS (graduated 16 January 1942). Commissioned 1943.
This officer has completed a large number of operational sorties involving attacks on some of the enemy's most heavily defended targets including Berlin, Bremen, Duisburg, Milan, Turin, and Spezia. On one occasion during an attack on Essen he flew low enough to enable his gunners to attack searchlight and anti-aircraft posts. By his careful pre-flight planning, skill and determination he has contributed greatly to the successes achieved.
After his discharge in 1945 he worked for the Canadian Fairbanks Morse Company, covering South Western and Northern Manitoba, living in Winnipeg until 1955, Dauphin Manitoba until 1957 and Port Arthur Ontario, until January 1961. He then moved to Ottawa to represent Hupp Canada in Eastern Ontario selling their line of appliances and air conditioning. In February 1970 he joined Toshiba of Canada Limited and represented them until his retirement in1982. Since that time he was secretary treasurer of the Associated Canadian Travellers Ottawa Council, and also worked two weeks of the year as show manager for a men's apparel show. His hobbies included golf, curling, travelling and gardening.
Marriage: Mark Gilbert Dashper and Evelyn Whitley (M: 3/7/2004)
Lyn and Mark Dashper at Christs Church Warkworth,
Mark and Lyn Dashper with Julian Dashper
Mark and Lyn were married in a beautiful ceremony at Christ Church in Warkworth, New Zealand on Saturday 3rd July, 2004. Mark’s brother Julian Dashper was a best man along with Rudy Whitehead-Lopez, and over three generations of Dashpers were involved in the ceremony, which also featured original music specially composed, and live performances from three groups of musicians. Bridesmaids were Waimarie Dashper and Julia Lockwood, and the register was signed by parents Richard and Madeleine Dashper, and Leslie Clark. The couple were met at the church by a stretch limousine, where they treated the children with a luxurious ride before returning to the reception at the bride and groom’s new home. Mark and Lyn celebrated their honeymoon in the picturesque Bay of Islands over the next week. The couple actually met over 46 years ago as children, and both families have had regular contact and friendship over the years. Many have remarked that the wedding was a fairytale come true, and their respective children give them a ready-made family.
Obituary: Vera Dashper (B: 25/6/1911 D: 20/5/2004)
We are all sad to hear of the death of Vera Dashper, who died on 20th May 2004. She almost made it to her 94th birthday, and her end was very peaceful with family around her. She was the last Dashper of her family, and she was a descendant of the William and Agnes Dashper line. Her children carry the name Burton (the name of her first husband). She had recently moved from Plymouth to be nearer to her daughter Priscilla and her husband, and was only a few miles away from son Joe and Caroline. She was still living on her own in sheltered accommodation, a great feat for someone of her age to look after and cook for herself. At the last count she had 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.
Her daughter-in-law Caroline Burton writes “Mum was quite excited about the Dashper reunion although she felt she could not travel back to Plymouth for it. She did hope to see someone of her extended Dashper family sometime during your visit.”
Vera Dashper on her 92nd birthday
Birth: Isabelle Natasha Dashper (B:
Isabelle Natasha Dashper was born at 10:53am on Thursday October 23 2003. She is the first born, and daughter of BJ and Natasha Dashper of Canada. She weighed 8lbs 10.5 oz at birth and was 20 inches long.
Obituary: Judith C Dashper ( B: 7/3/1948 D: 20/11/2002)
Judith C. Dashper passed away recently
in America at 54 years old from a ruptured aneurysm at the base of the brain.
She was the daughter of Hannah and Herbert L
Dashper, and is survived by her sister Leslie Dashper. Judi was married to Stephen Fox but kept her
Dashper name. They did not have any children. The service was attended
by relatives, including her first cousin Jack Dashper and his
mother Esther Ruth Dashper. It was a sad affair but everyone remembered
how full of life Judi was.
Judi was born March 7, 1948 and died November 20, 2002. She generously donated her organs and so far we know that her heart has been given to a 52 year old man and her kidney is in a 48 year old man. Her enthusiasm and spirit will be truly missed.
George F. Dashper Age 85 of Newark,
DE died September 4, 2002 at the Washington
Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, MD.
Obituary: Barbara Markle [daughter of Edith Dashper]( B: 27/11/1930 D: 15/06/2002)
Markle, nee Stewart,, sister to Gloria Beek,
Linda Etty and David Stewart, daughter of Edith Stewart
(nee Dashper), passed away of cancer on June 15,
2002 in Hamilton. Barbara recently celebrated her 50th wedding
anniversary on August 26, 2000 near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
She is survived by her husband LLoyd, their three children,
Lloyd, Roy and Leanne, and grandchildren.
Family Reunion: USA descendants of Polly Dashper
The Reynolds/Rohr/Neff reunion will be held this year for the first time in 60 years. This family, many of whom are direct descendants of Polly Dashper through her son Watson Reynolds, will renew and gather new friendships on June 22, 2002 at Jackson's Mill State Park, WVA. This reunion was held on a formal basis throughout the twenties and thirties up to the outbreak of WWII. Now, for the first time since those reunions, these clans will once again gather to celebrate their ancestors. Much of this is the result of reconnecting through the internet and the rediscovering of families. It is expected that a lot of the discussion will centre on the work that is being done on family trees, and many of those discussions will include the surname, and the excellent research work done by Doug Desper.
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Award: Andrew Dashper
Awarded the "Brian Cruciano Lineman of the Year" University of Windsor, Lancer Football
A physically dominating specimen, Andrew Dashper's presence on the field invokes fear into the hearts of quarterbacks. His ability to penetrate the offensive line is second to none as is evident by the number of sacks and assisted sacks Andrew has racked up over his five year career as a Lancer. It is obvious why the Lancer players, coaches, and support staff have voted Andrew the Lineman of the Year.
Obituary: Nellie Dashper ( B: 30/6/1906 D: 6/10/2001)
Nellie Dashper passed away on 6th Oct. 2001 aged 95.
She recently celebrated
her 95th Birthday in Nottingham, England, which
made her the oldest living Dashper at the time.
All the Dashper extended family worldwide offer our
condolences to her family.
Wedding: Bill Dashper and Natasha Downes.9(June 2001)
Natasha Downes and Bill Dashper were married June 2001, Ashburn, Ontario, Canada. The bride, age 24, hails from Ashburn, Ontario, Canada. She is a graduate of Loyalist College. The groom hails from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. He is a graduate of Durham College and is happily employed as an Account Executive.
"We met at Thunderbird Golf Course. I was working as a banquet girl and he was at the Uxbridge Secondary School Prom," says Natasha. When did he propose? "It was during the first time we had been back there together since we met."
A garden wedding was held at the bride's parents' house. "We are going to delay the honeymoon for a few months and go to Cuba when it gets colder here."
We also wish them years of happiness. See their cool website and watch house constructions http://www.dashper.com/
Wedding Anniversary: Lloyd and Barbara Markle (26th August 2000)
Barbara Markle (second from right) with her sister Gloria Beek (left), brother David Stewart, and sister Linda Etty, in May 2000.
Barbara Markle nee Stewart (her mom Edith Dashper) and Lloyd celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 26, 2000 near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Their three children, Lloyd, Roy and Leanne, grandchildren and large extended family wish them every happiness on this special occasion.
Obituary: James Dashper Arkle (B: 1920, D: 3/4/2000)
Wedding: ... Tina Fry
.....................15th April, 2000 at Stoke Poges, Berkshire, England
.....................Daughter of Rita (Dashper) and Terry Fry
.....................In attendance: Auntie Olive Dashper
Christening: Leo Prince Shannon Dashper
.....................7.30am Sunday 23rd April, 2000 at Christ Church, Warkworth, N.Z.
.....................First born son of Julian Dashper and Marie Shannon
.....................Grandson of Richard and Madeleine Dashper of Warkworth
.....................Godparents: Mark and Erana Dashper (NZ), Kay Shannon (Australia)
Fulbright Scholarship (for Art), to work in America for one year. .Julian chose to take his family to Marta, Texas, USA in late 2000, where he was based for the initial part of his study as an Artist-in- residence at the Chinati Foundation. for the first quarter. ..http://www.chinati.org/.
Updated on Saturday 14th August, 2010