Watson, Michael

March 15, 1941 ~ April 17, 2014

rsz_1rsz_watson_pic rsz 1rsz watson picWATSON, Michael James – Age 73 of Mooretown passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Jeanette (Grant) for 52 years. Dear father of Suzanne (Paul) Robertini, Derek Watson, Darrin Watson and Rhonda (Hank) Snow. Cherished Papa of Dillon Watson of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Alayna Watson of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Brandon Morley of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Dear brother of Karen (Phil) Ells, Linda (David) Sangster, Janet (late William) Phillips. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews Natalie, Tiffany, Ronald, Kevin, Melissa and Stella. Survived by his in-laws Lois Dixon, Bob Grant, Darlene Grant and Judy Grant. Predeceased by his parents Zenas and Stella (Watson) Watson and his brother Richard Watson. Mike was a retiree of Dupont and an avid horseman who felt blessed to have had D.M. Dilinger. Mike’s family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospice, Dr. Glen Maddison, V.O.N., Bluewater Health Palliative Care and London Regional Cancer Clinic.

The Watson family would like to invite family and friends to a social luncheon on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm from the Brigden Fair Grounds Exhibition Hall. Following Mike’s wishes a private family funeral service will take place followed by interment at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, V.O.N. or Lambton County Developmental Services.

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  1. Jeanette, Rhonda & family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Mike. He always made me feel welcome and treated me like family on my visits to your farm. We are thinking of you today and wish we could be closer.

  2. To the Watson Family , my deepest sympathy on the loss of Michael. He had the heart and personality of his most prize possession Dillinger and he will be sorely missed by everyone that came to know him. I feel very honored to have had a great relationship with Mike and the Watson Family and will be forever thankful for that. Rest in Peace my friend. Sorry I cannot make it down but will be remembering all of you with my utmost respect, Burt

  3. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of Mike. We both attend Scits with Mike and always enjoy the twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. Our deepest sympathy to the Watson family…

  4. My condolence to the Watson family. Mike was a very special friend and father figure in my life and enjoyed all the time I spent with him in is life. He was a true warrior and I will miss him very much.My heart goes out to his wife a very special lady and my best friends derrick and Darrin and the family. Avery sad day. Joe Barnes

  5. Our heartfelt sympathy, Jeanette and family. Richard and Mike had many interesting conversations and emails back and forth about family history. Mike will be remembered.
    Richard and Katherine Prout,
    Chatham, Ontario

  6. We were so sad to hear the news. We will be thinking of you today as you celebrate his life! Cal always enjoyed his chats with Mike about the horses. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cal & Nancy

  7. Mike was a very dear friend for many years and i for one will miss him a great deal. May you rest inoeace my friend!!

  8. My sincerest condolences to the Watson family for their great loss. The picture says it all. His smile and kindness was all I have ever known of Michael.
    Dr. Bernd Kretzschmar
    London Equine Hospital

  9. Jeanette & Family,

    So sorry to hear Mike’s passing – a great man with a big heart. Please know we are thinking of you all and that Bill sends his condolences from Greece.
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal” Irish Proverb.
    With love,
    The Salaris Family

  10. Thinking of you today. This is such sad news. I will be forever thankful for my time at the farm. Mike shared the success of D.M. Dilinger with my parents and I. We have such great memories of travelling with Mike to the track and watching the races. Mike and his love for his horses will be remembered and missed.
    “Somewhere…somewhere in time’s own space
    There must be some sweet pastured place
    Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
    Some Paradise where horses go…. I am sure Mike has found this place.

  11. Jeanette: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. It was an honor to call Mike a friend, neighbor,and fellow Mason. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. Our heart felt condolences , Roger & Barbara Martin.

  12. Jeanette and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  13. Our thoughts and prayer s are with you and your family at this time Jeannette . May all your happy memories help you through this time of loss .

  14. Jeannette and family… Our love and prayers are with you…God bless. We are blessed to have you and mike as friends.

    Sincerely. Ollie and Janet

  15. It is with deep sadness to hear of Brother Mike’s passing.

    Most sincere condolences to Jeanette and all of the family from our Star family at Britannia No. 34.

    With Star Love,
    Jennifer MacLean WM and Bill Allingham WP

  16. Our sincere condolences to Jeanette, Suzanne and Paul, Derk, Darrin, Rhonda and Hank and families on Mike’s passing. We are unable to be at the memorial luncheon for him but we will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family at this time. We will remember Mike as a friend and neighbor.
    Ron & Nancy Whitman

  18. Dear Jeanette:

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. You will be in our Prayers and thoughts.

    Jim and Patsy

  19. Dear Jeanette,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during the very difficult time. Mike will live on in all your treasured memories.
    You are in our thoughs and prayers,
    Joe, Bonnie, Alex, Heather & Andrew Dawson