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Ray Watson
July 6, 1923 - January 28, 2020
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<div itemprop="description">Ernest Ray Watson<br>July 6, 1923-January 28, 2020<br><br>With great love and fond memories we, the family of Ray Watson, announce his peaceful passing on January 28, 2020 in his 97th year. Ray died as he lived, with grace and quiet dignity. <br> <br>Ray was a dearly loved husband, father and grandfather. He married June, his loving wife, in 1948 and they enjoyed more than 67 years of a truly happy partnership until her passing in April, 2016. <br> <br>Ray is survived by his son Doug (Margaret); daughter Judy Hamley (Richard); and grandchildren, especially Joanna Hamley and Beth Rodgers (Nate); his sister, Wilma and sister-in-law Shirley. Pre-deceased by his brothers Ron (Shirley) and Bill (Chris). Lovingly missed by his dear friend Ellen. <br> <br>We are grateful for the wonderful staff at Perley Rideau who supported Ray’s independence in his own apartment. <br> <br>Thank you to Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey, Rev. Alcris Limongi and the Pastoral Care Team at Parkdale for your friendship, joyful visits, spiritual care and support. <br> <br>Following cremation there will be a private inurnment service for the immediate family at Pinecrest Cemetery. <br> <br>In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation, or Parkdale United Church-Ottawa. <br></div>