Charles C. Watson
WATSON Charles C. Watson passed away peacefully in his sleep at the home of his daughter in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Thursday, November 23, 2006. Born on May 3, 1921 in Eagle Grove, Iowa, the son of the late Glen and Mercy Watson. Charles, devoted husband to the late Alice (1993), father to Kay (Bill) Wagner of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Joan (Jim) Kirkpatrick of Casa Grande, Arizona, Teena (Phil) Mueller of London, Ontario. Grandfather to Brent (Kristin) Robbins of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tim(Regan) and Neal (Dominque) Robbins of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Colleen (Andy) Neel of Seattle, Washington, Rob Kirkpatrick of Seattle, Washington and Kevin (Gladys) Kirkpatrick of Nashville, Tennessee, Sara Mueller of Kingston, Ontario and Kristin (Ben) Mueller-Heaslip of Toronto, Ontario. Great-grandfather to Catherine, Lauren, Elizabeth Robbins, Arlo and Callum Neel, Justin, Connor, Liam Robbins and Jamie Kirkpatrick. Charles was a decorated WW II and Korean Army/Air Force navigator, a graduate of John Marshall Law School, a successful businessman who worked his way up from office clerk to Vice-president of International sales for the Canadian Pacific Railroad and most of all a loving and proud husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His hobby after his retirement from the CPR was making beautiful skeleton clocks. The clocks he gave to each of his children and grandchildren will be a treasured remembrance. He had a great love of classical music, good food and wine. Friends may call on Friday, December 1, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at St. PaulÃ¢s Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street at Queens Ave., on Saturday, December 2nd at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. In his memory a donation may be made to St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond St., London, Ontario N6A 3E6. (www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)
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