Gwendolyn Marion "Gwen" Watson
1941 - 2024
Gwendolyn Marion "Gwen" Watson
Visitation Information
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Visitation Time
4-6 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Friday, February 2, 2024
Service Time
1:00 PM
Service Location
St. Andrew's United Church, 55 King Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
Spring 2024
Burial Location
Harmony Cemetery, Harmony, Colchester County
Requested Charity
St. Andrew's United Church or Diabetes Canada
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Gwendolyn Marion "Gwen" Watson – 82, Harmony, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Upper Vaughans, Hants County, she was a daughter of the late Lawson and Marguerite (Rafuse) Church.

Gwen taught in Leminster in a one room schoolhouse, and then went on to work at Scotiabank and then CIBC for 31 years from where she retired. She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church and former member of McCulloch United Church and was a life-member of the UCW; she had served as an Elder, Steward, Sunday school teacher and on the Pastoral Care Team. She was a Lay Minister and received her Christian Leadership Education certificate from Tatamagouche Centre.

She volunteered her time with many organizations, including the hospital gift shop. She enjoyed reading, knitting and quilting, and many will forever treasure her fine works that will bring love and warmth for years to come. She especially enjoyed looking after her grandchildren, and Gwen always laughed at the way in which she would mix up their names and in what order they were born in!

Gwen is survived by her children, Eric (Denise) Eagles, Upper Vaughans; Roger (Theresa) Eagles, Belleisle Creek, New Brunswick; Monica (Dave) Hudson, Brookland; Tanya Lee Watson, Halifax; Jesse (Cindy) Watson, Harmony; Laura (Jason) Buchanan, Greenfield; grandchildren, Nichole, Sarah, Phillip, Justin, Lucas, Leslie, Danielle, Alex, Garret, Gage; great grandchildren, Lily, Lochlin, Arlo, Lilly, Harrison, Cullen, Weston; siblings, George (Joan) Church, Falmouth; Buck Church, Upper Vaughans; Janie (Terry) Caldwell, Upper Vaughans; sister-in-law, Marcia Church, Alberta; several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Phillip Frederick Eagles; second husband, Ralph (Alan) Watson; brother, Randy Church; sister-in-law, Patricia Church.

Gwen’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Wynn Park Villa for their excellent care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Gwen’s family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2024. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2024, at St. Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Reverend Shannon MacLean officiating. Reception will follow. Spring interment in Harmony Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Gwen’s memory to St. Andrew’s United Church or Diabetes Canada are welcomed. Tributes, words of comfort and memories of Gwen may be shared at:

Gwendolyn Marion "Gwen" Watson