July 17, 1980 - May 31, 2021.
Our golden girl has left her pain behind to spread her wings and fly into the arms of angels.
Loving wife to Andrew Davidson of Ridgeway ON, beautiful daughter to Gary and Audrey Knox of Hamilton. Champion to her brother Michael and sister in law Kalpana of Toronto. Dearly loved goddaughter to Pat and Robert Watson of Fonthill. Dear and longtime friend to Natasha Coric of Hamilton and Mark Costea of Welland.
Cherished daughter-in-law of Deborah and Robert Harasty, sister-in-law of Jody (Joe) Czaja and Lauren Harasty. Much loved by Nanna and Poppa Dunn. Lovely aunt to many nieces and nephews in Ontario and New York.
A graduate of Mohawk College and Oklahoma Horseshoeing School, Callie leaves behind many friends from the Niagara Casinos and from her and Andrew's very successful Knox Davidson Farrier business. As well, she will be fondly remembered by friends and family throughout Canada, Scotland, USA, Iceland and especially by the Sutherland, Rose, Wall and Sirrs families.
"Once upon a time, when you were a little girl, I was visiting a children's bookstore when I came across a tiny paperback. It was called 'Little Miss Sunshine' and when I saw it I knew it was perfect for you. You were a sweet, golden-haired, rosy-cheeked child, happy and cheery and kind.
Over the years I watched you grow up to be a beautiful young woman, still golden-haired and
rosy-cheeked and kind but now equally thoughtful and determined! You faced the ups and downs that life dealt you and ended up in a good place with a new career, a home, a supportive husband and loving four-legged companions.
And then life threw the ultimate curveball at you and everything changed in an instant. You have struggled through the most challenging and difficult situation anyone could possibly imagine, for years. You have faced pain and fear on a daily basis with courage and determination.
And now, with that same courage and determination, you have decided that the end of your journey has arrived.
I have always believed that the only things that are truly just ours are our own lives. I will always admire and remember the way that you have chosen to live yours.
Little Miss Sunshine, you will be forever in my heart,
With all my love, Auntie Pat"
Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremations and Burial Services (905-354-2133). After her passing, Callie continued to be a generous soul, donating to the Trillium Gift of Life Network.
Callie loved every animal on earth and donations in her memory are welcome to the SPCA.
Our thanks to Dr. K. Scher and Melanie Stansfield, both of whom went the extra mile at the end, to accommodate Callie's wishes.
Condolence cards may be sent to Andrew Davidson or The Knox family in care of Essentials at 102A-4300 Drummond Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6C3.
'Some are bound to die young. By dying young a person stays young in people's memory. If she burns brightly before she dies, her brightness shines for all time.'
Published in The Hamilton Spectator on Jun. 3, 2021.