Catherine Watt

WATT, Catherine Millicent

Adoring mother and grandmother, dancer, pianist and lover of all of God’s creation. On March 9, 2007 she flew to heaven on the wings of angels.

Catherine was borth in Retlaw, AB to Rose and Wesley Griffin and spent a happy childhood in small prairie towns with her brothers Norman and Robert. After graduating from Western Canada High (Calgary) she left the family nest and moved to Lacombe, AB to pursue her career as a telephone operator. It was here that she met her future husband and was married soon after. As a young couple, Jim and Kay endured the north country, living in Dawson Creek while Jim drove for the Northwest Service Command Bus Lines during the construction of the Alaska Highway. Lacombe was the home of many fond memories of the good ol’ times, with their many friends and especially Beulah and Herb Pocock (Jim’s aunt and uncle). This town was also the birthplace of their son and youngest daughter.

The young family moved ever westward to Edmonton, where their eldest daughter was born, to Calgary and then Vancouver. They enjoyed their retirement years back in Jim’s birthplace, the Okanagan. Wherever she lived Kay made solid friendships with her enigmatic smile and a penchant for fun. Laughter, love and piano melodies emanated from her family home. She looked for the good in people and could always be counted on for encouragement, comfort or entertainment. Playing the piano was pure joy to her and she was able to play by ear, even composing her own songs. She loved to go out dancing at any opportunity and everyone who knows her will never be able to forget how she liked to kick up her heels.

The world has lost a marvelous person but Heaven has gained an angel.

She will be lovingly missed and remembered by her children Ron (Cheri) Watt, Diane (Andy) Whyte and Susan Watt; her grandchildren Reagan (Leigh) Church, Alyssa Watt and Duncan Whyte and her 3 month old great-grandchild Mackenzie Church, nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends.

An afternoon “Tea” was held on March 14th followed by a final family farewell at the Armstrong Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the incredible staff at The Alexander Wing of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make donations to The Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Home, Armstrong, 546-7237.

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