Derek Alan Watson
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Derek
Alan Watson, on October 29th 2020 in South Shore Regional Hospital,
Bridgewater, of renal and heart disease.
Derek was born in Edmonton, North London, England on August 8th 1931,
the fourth son to parents, Ann Violet and Jack Watson.
After completing high school, he spent five years in the Royal Air
Force in the Far East where his on and off teaching career began.
Returning to England, he taught at Decca Navigator in London, winding
up in Nova Scotia when they opened a branch in Halifax. He also spent
several years on the DEW Line in the Arctic, worked as an engineer for
EMI Cossar in Hammonds Plains, before setting off for the South Shore
to establish and teach the Electronics program for 25 years at
Lunenburg Regional Vocational School. Upon retirement he enjoyed his
motorhome and summers in Shelburne County. He also enjoyed sailing on
the Lahave and his cottage on Black Rattle Lake in Queens County.
Left to mourn, his wife of nearly 50 years, Carol (Sullivan);
daughter, Erica Kiely (Brian); stepson, Bruce Goldsmith (Dorothy);
stepdaughters, Heather Hirtle (Robert); JoAnne Conrad (David);
grandchildren, Patrick Hirtle (Erin), Victoria Messervey (Mike),
Timothy Goldsmith, Hunter and Violet Slevin; great-grandson, Thatcher
Hirtle; children from a previous marriage, daughter, Jessica and son,
Simon, their children and grandchildren and his pal, “Lady
Bug”, the cat.
Thank you to the Palliative Care Team and VON for all the caring
visits, helping to make Derek as comfortable as possible in those last
few months. Also, thanks to our special friend, Glenn Russell, for all
the help he gave us.
Memorial donations in Derek’s memory may be made to SHAID Animal
Shelter or charity of your choice.
May knowing Derek continue to be a blessing to us all.
Please be advised that we are not able to receive memorial donations
funds at this time due to COVID-19. Please inform the Family of
your memorial contribution through our website. Your memorial
donation payment may then be sent directly to a requested charity or
charity of your choice.
SHAID Tree Animal Shelter
100 High St., Suite 138
Bridgewater Nova Scotia B4V 1V9
Please be advised that our business office is temporarily operating on
limited hours to the general public until further notice. If you
require a visit to our office, please call ahead for an appointment by
Our Professional “At Need” and “Pre Need”
Services continue to be available by appointment by calling
Throughout your daily lives, please practice “Physical
Distancing” … the length of a hockey stick away from each
other. Nova Scotia continues to be under a health state of emergency.
Wash your hands with soap and water often or use hand sanitizer if
necessary. Wearing a mask and physical distancing is mandatory when
visiting a public or private business or building. Do not touch your
face, eyes or nose with your hands at any time. Above all …BE SAFE,
BE KIND, BE PATIENT.
MAHONE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE
“Founded in 1883 – Serving the Community for 137
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Décès pour la Ville: Mahone-Bay, Province: Nova Scotia