T. Ron Watson

T. Ron Watson

Nov. 11, 1928 -Jan. 22, 2015

T Ron Watson passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 22. 2015 at the age of 86.

He was born in England on November 11, 1928, and immigrated to Canada in 1952, after marrying his best friend Elsie (Pip) Watson, on September 6, 1952. They landed in Montreal, and eventually made their way to the West Coast.

Ron started his career with BC Tel in Powell River in 1955, a career that included many transfers within BC, to Courtney/Comox, Little River, Victoria, and eventually Vancouver, where he retired in 1985.  Ron was an avid sailor, starting with his first boat in the 1960’s, and extending through years of sailing vacations in the Gulf Islands, and skippering many regatta’s with his son Greg as part of his crew. This love of exploring the Gulf Islands led to Ron and Pip leaving the hustle, and bustle, of urban life, and retiring to Salt Spring Island, BC in 1987.

Ron was an active member of Rotary International for over 50 years, and held true to their 4-Way Test in all dealings in his life. Ron was pre-deceased by his beloved Pippy in 1992, and leaves behind his son Greg (Ahava), his daughter Heather, his granddaughter Niquanne (Fraser), his grandson Stefan (Jill), and his first great grandchild due on June 25. Also remembering him are his dedicated companionship team, and many long time friends. In lieu of flowers we would appreciate notes in Dad’s memory posted on the Hayward site.

Memorial details will follow at http://www.haywardsfuneral.com/

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