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WATSON – James C. (Jim)

May 26, 1914 – December 12, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Watson on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the age of 95 years, at the Peter Lougheed Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born in Vancouver, B.C. He worked for General Bakery until entering the service with the RCAF. He met Babs while stationed in Winnipeg, MB. They resided in Vancouver until 1959 when Jim was transferred to Calgary and started Watson’s Pies . Jim was a member of Canyon Meadows Golf Course where he was always “perfecting his swing”. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Calgary South where he was a past president and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship award. Family was very important to him and he was very proud of them.

Jim will be dearly missed by his daughter and son-in-law Lorraine and Mike Seth; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Carla Watson; seven grandchildren, Michael, Jenny and Justin Seth, Dean and Judy Welsh, Carrie Watson, Chris Watson and his fiancé Caroline Chow, Mark and Sue Friesen; five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Logan and Colin Welsh, April and Ben Friesen; a niece Judy Diatelevi and her family; and his good friend Howard Miller. He was predeceased by his wife Babs, of 57 years, his brother Tom Watson and sister-in-law Irene Watson.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of unit 53 at the Peter Lougheed for the care of Dad.

In living memory of Jim Watson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Sherry (McKinnon) Scott :

    Lorraine & Mike Seth, and family

    My sincere sympathy to all your family. Lorraine, your parents were such an inspiration to me as they lived and worked their lives to the fullest. Your Dad was a truly wonderful man and I know that all of you will miss him terribly. Memories are the greatest gift we have to hold on to.

    Sherry Scott, Strathmore (Speargrass), AB

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  2. Ken Copithorne :

    It has been a real pleasure to have know Jim. He was truly one of the most inspirational people I have known. Jim always carried a smile and was ready for a good laugh. I always felt better after I spent some time with him. He will be truly missed.

    God Bless you all,

    Ken Copithorne

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  3. Kathleen Bradford - Open Range Energy :

    On behalf of Open Range Energy I wish to send my condolences to your family. Our thoughts are with you.

    Kathleen Bradford
    Open Range Energy

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  4. What a great loss for all of us when we lost Jim. He always had a special spot in our hearts and he will be dearly missed. There was always fun when Jim was around. Bless you all.

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  5. Janet de Groot - Alberta Health Services :

    I feel privileged to have met Mr. Watson Sr in his final year of life. Inspirational to hear his enjoyment of golf this past summer and of course, his strong family values.

    My condolences to the family.

    Kind regards,

    Janet de Groot

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  6. Ken and Noreen MacMillan :

    Jim, Carla, Carrie and Chris,
    Thinking of you all during this time of sadness.
    Ken and Noreen MacMillan

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  7. John and Pat Macleod :

    Jim, Carla and Family,

    Our family would like to offer our sympathy to you and your entire family on the passing of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    John and Pat Macleod and Family

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