Edward George Watson
Edward Watson died peacefully at Huronview, Clinton with his wife Joan of 60 years by his side on March 21, 2017. He was in his 87th year.
Edward was born on Dec. 8, 1930. He was raised in Blyth and enjoyed life in the rural community. After high school, Edward became an ‘Aggie’ at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph and upon graduation, returned home to become a third-generation drover and to marry Joan. He took over the family business in 1966 and together he and Joan expanded it in 1973.
Many wonderful memories were created over the years when Edward and his friends travelled west to buy cattle for local farmers – and for himself. He proudly fed western calves and later raised Limousin and Herefords on his farm at the edge of town. Sharing his father’s passion for horses and horse racing, he had much success with his pacers Smart Viking and JD’s Dixie. He was most happy at farm and livestock auction sales and his barn housed many of his great buys throughout the years.
Edward is survived by his beloved wife Joan and their five children John (Kim), Blyth; Kim (Paul Orrick), London; Jayne Ritchie (Mel), Lucknow; Jeff, Mississauga and Lisa, Toronto; his seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Wilma Gummow and brother Jack (Jean) and countless nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful to the staff of Huronview Home for the Aged for their five years of care and compassion.
Friends and family were received at Trinity Anglican Church, Blyth on Friday, March 24. The funeral service took place at Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday, March 25.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church, Blyth or to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be left at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com