Robert Laird Watson
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Robert Laird Watson

December 03, 1920 - March 13, 2008

Robert Laird Watson

December 03, 1920 - March 13, 2008

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Obituary for Robert Laird Watson

Watson, Robert Laird
87 years, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Formerly of Mersea Township. Loving husband of the late Velma Esther (Mellin)(1998). Dear father of Donna Schroeder and husband Kurt, Karen Walker and husband Murray, Kevin Watson and wife Lori. Loving grandfather of Richard Schroeder (Judy), Adrian Schroeder, Paul Walker, Lindsay Walker, Tania Walker, Christy Watson, Matthew Watson and Megan Watson. Fondly remembered by three step grandchildren Aimee Shin (Bill), Jessie Barrette (Stephanie), Jared Barrette (Lynn). Cherished great grandfather of Hanna, Zachary, Brenna, Mikayla, Ethan and Nicholas. Dear brother-in-law of Yanny Watson and Norman Speirn. Predeceased by his parents, Charles (1978) and Florence (Coulter) (1993) and his brother Grant Watson (1992). Many nieces and nephews also survive. Robert farmed in Mersea Township all his life and retired from H.J. Heinz Co. after 34 years. He and his wife were members of many square dance clubs for many years. He loved to boogie and he enjoyed traveling to Florida for many winters. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Robert’s life at the Funeral Home on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Ross Williams officiating. Interment Erie Cemetery, Wheatley. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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