Gerald Leslie "Gerry" Watson
Watson, Gerald Leslie “Gerry”, 75, of Truro Heights, Col. Co., passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by his family. Born in Truro, Gerry was the eldest child of the late Dan and Frances (Gault) Watson. Gerry spent many years in the Canadian Military and was stationed in many areas in Canada and served in the Middle East. After retiring to Truro Heights, he was employed as Security at the Truro Mall. He volunteered with the Canadian Red Cross, Truro Depot and was a member and President of the Truro Amateur Radio Club, and also held the callsign of VE1GLW. He was a member of the Truro Heights United Baptist Church, Truro Heights.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Carol (Tree) Watson; children Rose (Keeley and Coleman), Ottawa; Dawn Reade (Dwight Russ), Truro; Nicole (Greg Fleetwood), Thomas (Noah and Evan), Winnipeg; Carl, at home; seven siblings.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation by family request. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 22nd at 2:00 pm in the Truro Heights United Baptist Church, 343 Truro Heights Road, Truro Heights. Rev. Connie Stewart will officiate with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. Family flowers only. Donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Gerry’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com