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WATT, George T.

Passed away August 24, 2015 at the age of 84. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Grace; daughter Robin (Dan) Moser of Kelowna, BC, son Chris (Sandra) Watt of Kensington PEI, grandchildren Brooke and Samantha Moser, brothers Ron (Eileen) and Artie, sister-in-law Carol and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Charlie and Jean Watt, in-laws Doug and Betty Bennett, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Betty and Ed Wittchen, brother-in-laws Lou Bertrand and Lee Berry and sisters-in-law Joy Lesuik and Betty Watt.

George T. Watt “Cowboy” was born March 6, 1931 in Calgary AB. George spent 45 years serving his country and the province of BC; 25 years in the Navy and 20 years as the Sheriff of Abbotsford, BC. He served aboard the HMCS Cayuga during the Korean War and Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a past board member of the Abbotsford Lions Club, Abbotsford and Kelowna Legion and Kinghaven Treatment Centre of Abbotsford, BC. He spent many years camping, boating and fishing off of Victoria and later traveling with their trailer throughout BC and Washington State. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 28, 2015 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation www.bccancerfoundation.com. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

NOTE: Live streaming of this service will begin on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm PST.

Friday, August 28, 2015 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for WATT, George T. is scheduled for Friday, August 28, 2015 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Lonny Cameron and family says:

    Sorry to hear about George’s passing.

    Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

    May the memories of George help you find peace.

  • Yvette , Walter and Coltin Johnson says:

    Grace, Chris,Sandra and family … so sorry to hear that George has passed . Although we only spent a short time with him I could see that he was a special person. I still remember meeting Grace and George for the first time in Stewiacke almost 14 yrs. ago. Time sure has a way of slipping by without notice …Thinking of you all .. Sincerely Yvette and Walter.

  • Buffa Lowe says:

    Rest in Peace Cowboy, you had a Great Life.
    Fair Winds & Gentle Seas!

  • Ken Warren says:

    Robin, Dan, Chris, Sandra, and Family, Sorry for the loss of your father. Ken

  • Pete Mack says:

    My sincere condolences to Grace and the rest of their family. George was a wonderful neighbour of mine in Abbotsford for 13 years. Great guy!

  • Abbotsford Sheriffs says:

    All the men and women of the Abbotsford Sheriffs department would like to pass along our condloences to Grace and family.

  • Karen Tofflemire & Parker Courtney says:

    Chris & Sandra – We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Sincere condolences. Love you guys. Karen and Parker.

  • Ruby Besse says:

    My sincere condolences to Grace and the family. He was a wonderful person and will be missed
    by all who knew him. I worked with George at the Abbotsford Courthouse for many years.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jack & Ruby Besse

  • Art Watt says:

    Our hearts are saddened by the loss of George….Artie and Family

  • Diana VanDenBussche says:

    Grace and Family,
    So sorry to hear of George’s passing. My sincere condolences to you all.

  • Johnnie and Geraldine Cameron says:

    Grace, Robin, Chris, and family.
    George was a great man.
    We enjoyed spending time with him, had many discussions and shared opinions on just about everything.
    He had many accomplishments, served his country and province proudly.
    He will be missed.

  • Patricia Bellefontaine says:

    Dear Grace and Family,
    It comes with great sadness to hear of George’s passing.
    My thoughts are with you all.
    Pat Bellefontaine

  • Elfe Shukla says:

    Dear Robin & family,
    Thinking of you during this time. May the happy memories of your dad bring light during this dark time.
    Elfe Shukla

  • Jennifer Bain says:

    Chris, Sandra and the Watt family, you have my deepest heart felt sympathy. He was a great man and will obviously be missed, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences and much love to you all.

  • Wes and Charlene Whitlock says:

    Chris and Sandra and all the family. Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences on your loss. His duty is done, we have the watch.

  • Trudy Olsson says:

    Our hearts & thoughts are with you Grace & Family,
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Neil & Trudy Olsson

  • Richard Hay says:

    Our prayers go out to you Grace and your family.
    Abbotsford Lions days were so much fun, and George contributed greatly to the welfare of the club.
    May you find peace.
    Our love to you
    Richard & Philippa Hay

  • Janice Watt-Hennick says:

    So sorry to hear about Uncle George’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Grace; Robin, Danny and family; Chris and Sandra; and the other members of the family.
    A funny memory that has stayed with me through the years, we were visiting Uncle George and Aunt Grace from Ontario, and Uncle George was showing us his handcuffs and leg irons. To demonstrate the leg irons, he out my younger brother John, in them and pretended to lose the key.

  • Donna North and Family says:

    So sorry to hear the passing of George. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Penny Newcombe says:

    My thoughts have been with you all this week, especially today, I am glad I was able to watch the service live as I was unable to attend, it was truly a lovely service, and the stories about George, ( Dad, Grandpa and Uncle to Many) were so telling of how much he was loved and will be missed. So glad I got to meet him and enjoy his humor I will have a beer tonight in his honor. Love Penny

  • Steve & Dee Hlasny says:

    Grace, Robin, Chris and family
    Sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a great friend & sailor.
    We will all miss him. We were awarded knowing his extended family
    through George’s friendship over the years.
    Steve & Dee

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