Born February 1, 1943 in Timmins, Ontario, Dayton was the son of Henry and Bernice Ostrosser.
His grandparents, Dayton and Mildred Ostrosser, were pioneers in Timmins and established Ostrosser Men's Wear.
Dayton attended Timmins High School and Northern College prior to graduating with a B. Comm from McMaster University, in Hamilton, ONDayton devoted much time to the Canadian Reserve Forces, serving in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry while he was at university and then as a Major in the Toronto Scottish Regiment and the 48th Highlanders of Canada.
He will be missed and always remembered by his good friends and by his family, Shilagh Ostrosser of Toronto, his sister Carolyn Ritchie of St. Catharines, his nephews Philip (Debbie) and Trevor (Christine) and his niece Cheryl, as well as his cousins in Canada and the United States.
His goddaughters, Allyson Burns in Timmins and Aislinn Old in Ottawa, will also remember him with love.
A celebration of Dayton's life will be arranged when circumstances permit.
If you wish to make a donation in Dayton's honour, please consider the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy https://www.wildlifeconservancy.ca/donate.