WATSON, Lyle November 19, 1929 – September 2, 2012 Dad passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2012 with his family by his side after a brief illness. Dad was born in Leo Alberta to Winnie and Gus Watson on the family farm where they lived until moving to Glenora in the late 40's where they again farmed for many years. Dad was diagnosed with polio as a teenager and spent many months in hospital and at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre where after being told he would never walk again, Dad proved the Doctor's wrong. Dad spent his working life working for the T.Eaton Co., in Duncan and was a tireless supporter of the United Way where he served as President. Dad was also a dedicated volunteer for the B.C. Heart and Stroke foundation for many years. Dad was an avid fisherman, fishing the Alberni inlet in the boat he built himself, was a life member of the Duncan Curling Club where despite his challenges due to Polio he skipped many teams over the years and along with Esme spent much time RVing and travelling to his granddaughters fastball games near and far. Dad was predeceased by his parents, older brother Vincent and his loving wife Esme in 2002. Lyle is survived by his sisters Molly Howse of England and Donna (Jim) Evans, sons Warren (Renee) and Wray (Kathy) and his grandchildren that he adored more than anything, Tanya, Amanda, Karyn and "Gramps Boy" Tyler, step grandchildren Alexandria, Victoria and Anthony Everitt as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations to Dad's favourite charities, the United Way, B.C. Heart and Stroke or B.C. Cancer Agency. A celebration of Dad's life will be held at the Duncan United Church, on Saturday 15th September at 1pm. Condolences may be shared online at www.sandsfuneral.com "> www.sandsfuneral.com
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on September 7, 2012