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Gerald Leslie "Gerry" Watson


Gerald Leslie "Gerry" Watson
Gerald Leslie "Gerry" Watson

Watson, Gerald Leslie "Gerry", 75, of Truro Heights, Col. Co., passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by his family. Born in Truro, Gerry was the eldest child of the late Dan and Frances (Gault) Watson. Gerry spent many  years in the Canadian Armed Forces stationed in many areas in Canada and also served in the Middle East. After retiring to Truro Heights, he was employed as Security at the Fundy Trail Mall, Truro. Gerry was a member of the Truro Heights United Baptist Church, Truro Heights and a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross, Truro Depot. He was a member and President of the Truro Amateur Radio Club, Truro and also held the amateur radio callsign VE1GLW. He was a past member of the Cobequid District Fire Brigade, and a former softball coach. He will be sorely missed by his companion and best friend Sophie (his Sheltie). Gerry was well known in the community by young and old and will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years the former Carol Ann (Tree) Watson; sons Carrol, at home, Thomas of Winnipeg; daughters, Rose of Ottawa, Shannon Dawn (Dwight Russ) of Truro, Nicole Marie (Greg) Fleetwood of Winnipeg; grandchildren, Noah, Evan, Keely, Colman; brothers, Donald (Barb) of Upper Musquodoboit, Wade (Cindy) of Bedford; sisters, Shirley Myers of Sheet Harbour, Carolyn Farris (Billy) of Sheet Harbour, Edith Castle of Drumheller, AB, Darlene Castle (Phillip) of New Glasgow, Christine Watson (Kim) of Liverpool; several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Gerry was predeceased by a brother James; sister Sylvia.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation by family request. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 22nd at 2:00 pm in the Truro Heights United Baptist Church, 343 Truro Heights Road, Truro Heights. Reverend Connie Stewart will officiate with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. Family flowers only. Donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Gerry’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Service Date
Friday, January 22, 2016
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
Truro Heights United Baptist Church, 343 Truro Heights Road, Truro Heights, NS

Visitation Location
No visitation by family request

Burial Location
At a later date

Requested Charity
Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society