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Loving Mother and Nanny
Pearl was born July 8, 1936 in Florence/Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia and passed away peacefully on January 2, 2013 in Comox, BC.
She is predeceased by her husband Roy Watson; parents: Ambros and Mary McNeil; sisters: Mary, Viola, Jan, Pat and Ada; and brother Gurney. Pearl is survived by her son Roy (Cavell) Watson; daughter Leslie (Larry) Kowalsky; granddaughters: Jaycee & Selena; son Mark (Sandy) Watson; grandson Troy; granddaughter Katelin; and her sisters: Carmen, Tena, and Marg.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, she moved to Toronto in 1950 to live with her sister Viola. Working at the CIBC, and meeting Roy Watson. Roy and Pearl were married in 1959. They wanted to start raising a family and had 3 children. Pearl & Roy retired in 1988 moving to Comox, BC. They enjoyed golfing, going to the Legion, and the 888 Wing. Pearl loved shopping, Lobster and happy hour. Pearl got her drivers license at the age of 50, her nickname was Pearl-Andretti.
Mom conquered esophageal cancer at age 60.
The family would like to thank all the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital ICU for their extreme care and compassion. Thanks to all our family and friends for their loving support. Mom had many great friends in the Comox area.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Canadian Cancer Society. A Celebration of Life will take place for Pearl on Thursday, January 10th at 1:00pm at the Kowalsky home, 3096 Turnstall Road, Courtenay, BC.
We will all miss you so much mom (Nanny). X0X0
This obituary was originally published in the Comox Valley Echo (Courtenay, BC).
Published online on Jan. 8, 2013 courtesy of Comox Valley Echo.