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August 24, 1938 – Glasgow, Scotland
March 6, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

John Watson, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the age of 79 years.

John was born and raised in Scotland, the second son of Robert and Jeanie Watson. He worked at Templeton’s Carpet factory, where he met and in 1958 married Jessie, his wife of forty-three years.

John has always had a passion for all types of music. You could usually find him listening and singing along to his favorite songs especially those of Jerry Lee Lewis. His other passion was his beloved football team, Clyde, a passion that he passed onto his son and grandson. John was known to his family and friends as the person with the larger than life personality. He loved to make people laugh and was always ready with a story or joke. Many of the same stories were heard over and over by family and friends throughout the years.

John, Jessie and their son John moved to Calgary in 1987 to be reunited with their oldest daughter Sarah. The family was complete again when their youngest daughter Jean joined them several years later.

John is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Gordon, Jean and Gordon; his son and daughter-in-law John and Penny; his two grandchildren, Kayleigh and Sean, who brought such joy to his life. John is also survived by his younger brother Robert; as well as many nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his wife Jessie in 2001 and his brother James in 2017.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive) on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, The family would like to thank the staff of Luxstone Manor and Southwood Care Centre for their care and compassion.

In living memory of John Watson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB, Telephone: 403-948-1100.

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  1. Lorraine crowe saye :

    Thinking of you all at this sad time, your dad was a kind and loving man and leaves yous with great memories he will always be around yous and will be listening to yous pass on the stories he used to tell xx

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  2. Dear Jean and Gordon we will be thinking of you at this time and send our love to you and the rest of your family

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  3. Catherine and Raphael Williston :

    Dear Jean and Sarah, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. May the comfort of dear friends help you through this sad time. Our love to you and your families.

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  4. Anita&Sean McKearney :

    To Sarah, Jean, John, Gordon C. and Gordon G. please accept our sincere coldolences on the loss of John. He was always the life and soul of the party, he is now dancing with Jessica and singing a wee song.

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