Dave began his life journey on May 19, 1933 and completed it on October 9, 2020 after a year of health issues complicated by Parkinson’s disease. He leaves treasured memories with his children Karen (Kevin), Kevin, Brenda, Glen (Jamie); grandchildren Chase, Bryce and Trent Martyn; Megan and Michelle Watson; Teraleigh, Keifer, Rourke and Leah Stevenson; and former wife Judith (Snow) Watson. He was pre-deceased by son Scott and parents Rev. Thomas A. and Lydia (Carroll) Watson.
Dave was a proud North Toronto SS and UofT graduate beginning his career as an engineer with GE. The highlight of his work life was with the Ontario Government where he assisted clients to establish new industries in the province. He was a devoted father, sharing his joy of gardening and sports with his family including tennis, skiing, golf, football and curling. He cherished his cottage time at YMCA Geneva Park. Until this past year he was a regular participant in the Ottawa Swing Dance community events.
Dave was sustained by his deep Christian faith and led a life of service to the United Church of Canada, latterly with Woodroffe UC in Ottawa. He gave tirelessly, not just to the church, but to anyone in need.
In honour of his life he would wish you to give something of yourself to your community and those in need. Donations are welcome to the United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund, or YMCA Geneva Park (see the donations tab on this site).
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a visitation or regular funeral is not possible. The family is grateful to be able to come together to honour Dave's wishes with a small church service. His burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on October 23, 2020 with immediate family in attendance.