Yesterday, at our monthly communion service at the Queens Avenue Seniors Residence, we took time to share memories about Rev. Ron. He is remembered as a friend, as well as for his grace, his wisdom as a Bible teacher, and for his wonderful music.
May memories of your loved one bring peace to your heart. He was a great of man of God. I will not forget him. I attended B.L.T.S. in 1968-69. May the Lord bless and keep you all.
Dr. Watts was our respected principal of BLTS as well as our learned teacher and leader. He always had time to listen to us making us feel that our every concern was important to him. He never made us feel that we were taking up too much of his precious time.
My year at BLTS confirmed my belief in Our Lord Jesus Christ through my studies of the Old and New Testament. I will be forever thankful for the memories of his wonderful guidance. My condolences to David, Peter and The Watts family. BLTS '67/'68
My sympathy to Peter and David at the passing of a godly man and father.
David has become part of my extended family through my daughter and son-in- law and it is always a great day when we get together. We will continue to keep in touch with friendship and love.
My father and his father served the Weyburn community in the mid forties,Anglican and Baptist churches were well served by both, as well as was our country served by such great personalities.
It is difficult to know the full influence that Dr. Watts had on the young people who were priviledged to have studied at BLTS during his many years there. Strong, kind and gentle are words that come to mind when I think of him.
'Well done good and faithful servant'. Sincerest condolences to David and Peter.
Ed Golem (BLTS '67-'68)
I along with my husband, Jerry, want to express our sincere sympathy to the members of the Watts family. I first met Dr. & Mrs. Watts when I worked in the office of the Baptist Training Institute in Brantford, ON. Later he became General Secretary of the Baptist Convention of Ontario & Quebec and as Clerk of the Oxford-Brant Association I work more closely with him then. I always admired him for his thoughtfulness and the way that he would help with anything that needed to be looked after. I feel I have lost a good friend with his passing but at 94 he has lived a good life and I know that he is rejoicing in heaven with his family members as well as collegues who have gone on before him. We are remembering his family in prayer at this time praying that each member will know God's peace and comfort as they travel this journey. Blessings,
Dr. Watts' legacy through BLTS may never be measured as it continues through the decades. BLTS was a high point of my life as well. My sympathy to David and Peter.
Nelson Gietz (BLTS '63-'64)
My sympathies to the family. Dr. & Mrs. Watts were wonderful, hospitable people who led and encouraged us at BLTS. Dr. Watts' insights and teaching have stuck with me. He followed my Dad to heaven by just two days.
Blessings, Fran (Farr) Schneidmiller
I cannot begin to say how much my life was touched by "Doc" Watts. His imprint was gigantic - something I had the great privilege of being able to convey to him over the past two or three years, both in person and in print.
I will never forget the wonderful extended visit we had in Oakville at the end of last May - exactly 50 years after our memorable year together at BLTS.
Thanks be to God for his life...and his profound influence on so many of us!
Dr. Watts was a positive influence on so many of our lives. I was privileged to get to know him at BLTS and to have been able to keep up some contact with him during the past 20 years. My sympathies to his family.
Dr. Watts ,colleague and McMaster alumnus along with my father, Dick Standerwick ,was a family friend, valued mentor in my own experience at BLTS in62/63 ,gifted musician, scholar, warm, genuine and unpretentious but always in my memories DR . Watts. I have fond memories of travelling B.C and Alberta in the spring of 63 with the BLTS tour team with Dr. Watts at the wheel of the International harvester van.A brave man!!! Ken Standerwick.
It is hard to imagine our church in Oakville without Ron's presence. Ron exemplified that "Christ-like" quality throughout his life. He was a kind and thoughtful friend, an amazing teacher, a gifted speaker and true servant of God. All who knew him were blessed in some way. We will continue to think of David and Peter in the months to come.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Ron for the last four and a half years. He has helped with the monthly ecumenical communion services at the Queens Avenue Retirement Residence in Oakville, Ontario. I have appreciated his kind and faithful presence, and the words he used when sharing the bread with the people. I know that his fellow residents at Queens will miss his goodhearted manner, his thoughtful Bible studies, and his wonderful piano music. He used to play for the other residents for 15 minutes before supper, every evening. He has inspired me as a minister who remained open to opportunities to serve, and to share the Good News. On behalf of the pastoral care team of Trinity Church, and myself, I extend our condolences, and prayers to Ron's family, friends, and colleagues in ministry. Peace, Rev. Darrow Woods, Oakville, Ontario
I would express my condoences to the family of the late Ron Watts. I had the privilge of being a colleague when he was the General Scretary of the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, as well as being a partner in camp activities such as Camp Katepwa, and associated in other ways. He was a loyal friiend, a dedicated servant of the Lord, and was known for his intellect and fairness.May God richly bless the family even as He will bless the legacy of Ron's.
Another amazing man gone from our midst. We love you Dr Watts. BLTS was one of the hilights of my life . Thank you. David and Peter, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dr. Watts will be sorely missed by so many of us. He is someone who years later I am still quoting. He was a man of compassion and ahead of his years in dealing with classes of teenagers. He will be remembered by all of us who attended BLTS. Blessings to his family during this difficult time.
Ron was a kind and gracious man. I had the honour of serving on a church committee with him recently and we all learned much from his wisdom, experience and love for the Lord. He will be missed by many.
Ron was a lovely and gracious man who I had the privilege of serving alongside on a church committee recently. We all benefited from his wisdom, experience and love for the Lord. He will be greatly missed by many.
As a member of Central Baptist Church, Ron was an inspiration to all who knew him. Our chats were warm and kind and always gave me a sense that God was indeed with him. Ron we will miss you.