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WATSON – Robert Duncan

August 13, 1925 – May 16, 2011

 

Robert Watson, beloved husband of Maureen Watson of Cochrane, passed away on May 16, 2011 at the age of 85 years.

Robert was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and served in the British Merchant Navy and was part of the famous Murmansk convoys during the Second World War.  Upon discharge he went to South America to work for a British company where he fell in love with Brazil.  Arriving in a very youthful Calgary he and Maureen were married and he then used his energy and abilities to participate in many new initiatives and Calgary remained his home and his involvement with Brazil continued until he went into hospital.  There were many organizations and causes he was involved with notably the South Calgary Rotary club, The Calgary Burns Club, The Hong Kong Calgary Business Association and founding Advertising Agency initiatives.  They have five children: Tony and wife Peggy of Sydney, Clare Wallace of Calgary, Neil and wife Wanda of Calgary, Marian and husband Ian Busfield of Vernon, and Janet of Invermere. There are 10 grandchildren and now 2 great grandchildren.  A very full and productive life.

Any memorials donations may be made to the Salvation Army Slave Lake Disaster Relief Fund.

A  gathering of friends and  associates to honour him and celebrate his  time with us will be held on Saturday , May 21st at the Elbow Valley Residents Club, 100 Misty Morning Drive,  Calgary ,take  Glenmore Trail to Highway 8, turn south at the lights and follow Lott Creek Drive  to west end of the lake.                                   You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

 

 

In living memory of Robert Watson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANETelephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Hugh Delaney :

    Dear Maureen and family I have known Bob for 40 years and regret I will be out of town this weekend, but Bob will be in my memory and prayers as will all of you. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and I count myself as one.

    Regards
    Hugh Delaney

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  2. Don and Betty Watt :

    Maureen,
    Don and I were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We have lovely memories of time spent in your company.
    0ur deepest sympathy to you and family.

    Dr. Don and Betty Watt

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  3. Roselyn Jack :

    Dear Maureen and family,
    It was a great honor to have had the opportunity to meet and share a little ‘Rotary’ time with Bob. He held a very special place in our hearts at Calgary South. I for one, will miss him very much.
    Please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss.

    Best regards,
    Roselyn Jack
    Rotary Club of Calgary South
    Board Director

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  4. David Young :

    I was saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He helped me at a personally challenging time in my life. He was always friendly and helpful to me.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    David Young
    Calgary South Rotary

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  5. Jim and Maureen Hutchens :

    Dear Maureen and Family,
    So sad to hear of Bob’s passing. It was an honor and a pleasure to have know him.
    His wisdom and guidance will be missed and for ever remembered.
    Deepest sympathy to you all.
    Regretably I will be out of town this weekend. You and Bob will however be in my thoughts.

    Jim Hutchens (Calgary Burns Club) and
    Maureen Hutchens

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  6. Neil, Wanda, Maureen and all,
    Jim Lee passed on the link to me today. I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father (and Husband). I hope it was as good a situation as possible. I don’t think that it is ever easy.
    Our sincere condolences.
    Tim and Elaine

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  7. Steven Cochrane :

    Maureen my deepest sympathy to you and the family at this time and my thoughts are really with you. I am proud to have known Bob and to have considered him to be a good friend. I am so sorry I can’t be there to show my respect but you know my thoughts and prayers will be with you and Bob. I think he is finally free and hopefully will have a scotch or two now. All my love to you and the family. Steve Cochrane

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  8. Karen and Gordie Crowell :

    To Maureen and Family,

    We were so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing this week. He was truly one of the “GOOD” guys. I know you, as well as we, will miss him dearly.

    Sincerest condolences.
    Karen and Gordie Crowell

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  9. Richard Gotfried & the Hong Kong - Canada Business Association :

    On behalf of all of Bob’s many friends across Canada at the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association, our sincere condolences to Maureen and Family. Bob was a driving force behind the formation of this organization, along with such notables as Fred Peacock, John Armstrong, Hugh Woolner and Albert Wong, and as a testament to his foresight, the Association recently celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary. Bob’s energy, keen insights, enthusiasm, forthright manner and community spirit will be sorely missed by all who came to know him in business and as a humble and loyal friend. Rest well old friend and know that your legacy lives amongst us!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Richard Gotfried on behalf of all past and present members of the Hong Kong – Canada Business Association in Calgary and across Canada!

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  10. Richard Gotfried & the Hong Kong - Canada Business Association :

    On behalf of all of Bob’s many friends across Canada at the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association, our sincere condolences to Maureen and Family. Bob was a driving force behind the formation of this organization, along with such notables as Fred Peacock, John Armstrong, Hugh Woolner and Albert Wong, and as a testament to his foresight, the Association recently celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary. Bob’s energy, keen insights, enthusiasm, forthright manner and community spirit will be sorely missed by all who came to know him in business and as a humble and loyal friend. Rest well old friend and know that your legacy lives amongst us!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Richard Gotfried on behalf of all past and present members of the Hong Kong – Canada Business Association in Calgary and across Canada!

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  11. raymond kan :

    Maureen and family,
    I am deeply sadden by hearing Bob has left us. He has been a great mentor and a true canadian in building one of the great business organization in Calgary , which is the HKCBA. He has been my mentor through all these years and I know that his spirit will always be with us and with the association. My deepest condolence to the family.

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