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George T. Watt (Cowboy)

 

CPO2, RT, RCN

 

Born: 06 Mar 1931, Calgary, Alberta          Died: 24 Aug 2015, Kelowna, BC

 

WATT, George T. (Cowboy) - Passed away August 24, 2015 at the age of 84. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Grace; daughter Robin (Dan) Moser of Kelowna, BC, son Chris (Sandra) Watt of Kensington PEI, grandchildren Brooke and Samantha Moser, brothers Ron (Eileen) and Artie, sister-in-law Carol and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Charlie and Jean Watt, in-laws Doug and Betty Bennett, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Betty and Ed Wittchen, brother-in-laws Lou Bertrand and Lee Berry and sisters-in-law Joy Lesuik and Betty Watt. George T. Watt "Cowboy" was born March 6, 1931 in Calgary AB. George spent 45 years serving his country and the province of BC; 25 years in the Navy and 20 years as the Sheriff of Abbotsford, BC. He served aboard the HMCS Cayuga during the Korean War and Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a past board member of the Abbotsford Lions Club, Abbotsford and Kelowna Legion and Kinghaven Treatment Centre of Abbotsford, BC. He spent many years camping, boating and fishing off of Victoria and later traveling with their trailer throughout BC and Washington State. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 28, 2015 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS CAYUGA - Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as an OSS.

HMCS CHAUDIERE

HMCS NEW GLASGOW

HMCS ONTARIO

HMCS MACKENZIE

HMCS GATINEAU

 

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(1) P1RT George (Cowboy) Watt while on HMCS Gatineau, Summer dress 1961  (2) Ordinary Seaman George (Cowboy) Watt - 1950  (3) George Watt on his RC3's Course, HMCS Naden, 1951  (4) George (Cowboy) Watt, mounting a different type of horse at the Naden gym in the 1960s

 

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