October 21, 2017

Obituaries

OBIT - HarrewynPamela Ann Harrewyn

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Pamela Ann Harrewyn passed away Sept. 1 at the Vermont Respite House in Colchester, a sanctuary for individuals who are at the end of their lives. A celebration of Pam’s life will be on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne.

The ceremony will commence at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at 3:30 p.m. to include appetizers, full cash bar and live classic Flamenco music until 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403 or Williston Community Food Shelf, 400 Cornerstone Drive, #130, Williston, VT 05495.

Dustin John Haselton

Dustin John Haselton, 36, of Burlington, Vermont, passed away suddenly on September 29, 2017.

Born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Dusty was the son of Cynthia Ames Haselton and the late Franklin “Gary” Baldwin Haselton.

In 1990, the Haselton family moved from Edgecomb, Maine, to Williston, Vermont, where Dusty attended Williston Central School and Champlain Valley Union High School.

He went on to Drew University, where he met his future wife, Melinda Haley, before graduating from St. Michael’s College in 2004.

Dusty was a loving, bright, hilarious and caring soul who was committed to making the world a better place.

Over the years, he worked for a number of social and progressive advocacy organizations in Vermont, including TrueMajority, VPIRG and Special Olympics Vermont.

After struggling on and off with the disease of addiction for many years, Dusty was intent on becoming a counselor to help others in need.

He was completing coursework towards this goal when he succumbed to his illness. Melinda and Dusty shared 18 years of friendship and recently celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.

In 2014, they welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Kaia, who became the absolute joy of Dusty’s life.

He loved her immensely.

He also loved Phish, snowboarding, politics, literature, Maine, walking his beloved dog Izzy in the Vermont woods, competing against his brother in all activities (but mostly tennis), and being a constant source of sometimes irreverent humor.

Along with Melinda and Kaia Haselton, Dusty is survived by his mother Cyndi of Colchester, VT; identical twin brother Britt and his wife Lexie of Bolton, VT; younger sister Hannah and her husband Doug Jackson of Colchester, VT; older sister Hillary of Denver, CO; Melinda’s parents Joseph and Diane Haley of Ghent, NY; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and dozens of close, loving friends.

He was predeceased by his father in 2010 as well as four grandparents: Philip and Shirley Haselton, and John and Patricia Ames. A celebration of Dusty’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on October 15, 2017, at the Isham Family Farm, 3515 Oak Hill Road, Williston, VT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mockingbird Foundation (www.mbird. org) or The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County (www.turningpointcentervt.org).

Arrangements are in the care of the Cremation Society of Chittenden County, a division of Ready Family, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. To send online condolences, please visit www.cremationsocietycc.com.

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