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Dawn R. (Dominique) Bolyard
Dawn R. (Dominique) Bolyard, age 63, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Saturday morning, May 7, 2022 at Ebeid Promedica Hospice in Sylvania. Dawn was born August 23, 1958 in Wauseon, Ohio to Glen and Margaret Dominique. She married Fred D. Bolyard, Jr. on September 26, 1981, and together raised their son, Tyler.
Dawn started her nursing career at St. Vincent’s Hospital, serving in
Pediatrics and Peds ICU. During her 39-year career there, she also served
as an assistant nurse manager, a case manager for trauma programs, and a
Clinical Nurse Specialist at Children’s Pulmonary Center. Since 2019 she
has served as a RN Care Manager at the University of Toledo Physician’s
Pulmonary Center, Rocket Pediatrics. Dawn thrived as a Care Manager and loved her job, her patients, and the colleagues she worked with.
Dawn coordinated several pediatric research projects, was a PALS
instructor, and participated in many organizations devoted to pediatrics.
She also authored numerous professional, pediatric publications. She received 4 nursing excellence awards and 2 research awards.
She was a fierce advocate for her pediatric patients and families, a natural leader with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and compassion for all.
Besides being a dedicated medical professional, Dawn always found time to be devoted to her family. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and especially backyard family bonfires. Walking at Oak Openings with Tyler and her dogs was a favorite past time. She and Tyler volunteered for several dance marathons for the Children’s Miracle Network. Dawn was always available for help or advice. Vacationing in Maryland was a fun time for Fred’s family reunions.
Dawn will be remembered for her huge influence on her family, and she will be greatly missed by her husband of 40 years, Fred; son, Tyler Bolyard; sister, Robin Dominique of Adrian, MI; brothers, Glenn Dominique and Mike (Sara) Dominique, all of Swanton, OH; mother-in-law; Sylvia Bolyard; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary (Brad) Simonton, Phil (Vicky) Bolyard, Nora Ludwig and John (Kim) Bolyard; special cousin, Jackie Huston; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Dawn was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Fred D. Bolyard, Sr.; sister-in-law, Kathy Bolyard; sister-in-law, Tonya Dominique and niece, Lesley Dominique.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 11th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where services celebrating Dawn's life will be held at 7:00 p.m., with Fr. Eric Culler presiding. Interment will follow at a later date at East Swanton Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Ebeid Promedica Hospice.
Dear Bolyard family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dawn for the past several years. She was an amazing colleague and friend, and a strong advocate for our patients. I will miss her dearly! May her memory always be a blessing to those who loved and knew her.
Joyce Bevington May 11 2022 5:57 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of Dawn's passing. I worked with her the past few years at UT, and she was an invaluable and tireless advocate for our patients. I will miss her deeply. My prayers and deepest sympathy to her family.
Sophia McCullough May 11 2022 5:14 PM
Oh, Sylvia & Fred I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm homebound because of my surgery so I can't come to see you. 😞 Praying for all of you at this difficult time. Hugs!!!
Vickie Taylor May 11 2022 4:24 PM
I admire and strive to live up to the excellence Dawn displayed as a Nurse. I'm very sad to learn of her passing. She is irreplaceable. My condolences to her family.
Cereda Blanchard May 11 2022 4:11 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Ella Shelley May 11 2022 12:06 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Dawn was amazing. I worked with her over the past few years and she helped make things easier in the care of patients. She was always working to help patients and families. She is missed every day.
Cathi Badik May 11 2022 8:36 AM
Dawn will certainly be missed.
Mary Symington May 10 2022 2:57 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Dawn Bolyard
Joanne Pinkava May 10 2022 2:06 PM
Extending my deepest sympathy to the family,friends and all those that Dawn has touched in her life. I worked with Dawn at the hospital and it was a pleasure to work with such a beautiful person.I will be praying for peace, comfort and strength for all of you.🙏🏻💔🥀
Carol Fletcher May 10 2022 12:48 PM
The Alumni of St. Vincent School of Nursing mourn the loss of Dawn. She was a tremendous person, devoted nurse and such a resource to us all. Rest in peace, Dawn.
Pat Yancy, President May 10 2022 8:00 AM