A memorial for a friend’s wife: Rest in peace, Dawn Hamilton

Paul Hamilton and his wife Dawn are two of the most genuine people you could ever meet. In Paul’s case, I love his humour and conversation. He taught me a lot about being a reporter and later in our relationship, about being a husband.

Paul lost his wife, Dawn, tonight. She was one of the kindest folks I’ve ever met, always bringing the conversation back to my wife or me. She was an inspiration in how she treated other people the way a person should be treated from the get-go before becoming a more excellent model in how to fight the horrific villain that is cancer.

Loss of loved ones is the worst part of living, and I can’t imagine the day I lose my dog, let alone my wife. In Dawn’s passing and Paul’s time of grief, their love has offered the world yet another illuminating moment, courtesy of Paul’s brief online announcement of Dawn’s passing:

“My mate, my sole and my friend left in the hand of God tonight. Dawn was a perfect match for me. She really wasn’t my wife, she was me. From the time we met, we were one. She molded me into the man I am today. I will miss my love, but she’s no longer in pain and she’s with God doing bigger and better things. I do know she’ll always be on my shoulder.”

5 Responses to A memorial for a friend’s wife: Rest in peace, Dawn Hamilton

  1. Sue says:

    My heartfelt condolensces in the loss of your wife, Paul. Although I don’t know you personally, I feel like I do. I always enjoy hearing your hockey insights and observations. I can tell that you are a genuine person. My prayers are with you during this sad time.

  2. Jeff says:

    Well said Nick,

    my prayers for Dawn, Paul and all who know and love them.

  3. [...] I heard the news like many other have from WECK’s Nick Mendola that WGR 550 reporter Paul Hamilton lost his wife on Thursday as she apparently lost a long battle [...]

  4. Greg Hibit says:

    Sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers to Paul, and all friends and relatives of the Hamilton family.

    Strength,Healing, and Peace to you all.

    The Hibit Family
    Buffalo NY

  5. patrick says:

    While I have never met Paul, listening for years to someone talk and share viewpoints about sports, personalities, and atheletes, perhaps develops a superficial “friendship” with someone. Today upon learning of Pauls loss, you cant help but feel a bit sad for someone you don’t even know. Paul will be kept in our thoughts as he travels down this difficult path in his life.