Pearl Marie Watson

July 8, 1936January 2, 2013

Pearl Marie Watson (McNeil) 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


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Marion Barker

January 16, 2013

It was such a pleasure to know you Pearl, you always made us feel so welcome in you home and with your daughter is a great testiment to your parenting..your spirit shines through in Leslie and her girls! I will always remember you with laughs and smiles. Jim is there to meet you on the other side and you know you are kindred spirits. xox My heart is sad for the loss of you but my heart also smiles for the memories of you. xox Rest in peace dear Pearl.

sandy harnett

January 15, 2013

Dear Leslie, Roy and Mark.
Don't know if you remember me... Sandy Harnett. We lived 2 doors up from you on Freeborn. Your Mom was a delight. I loved her giggle. She was so loving and hospitable. I know you will miss her as I do my husband Wayne. It is a comfort to know she is in a loving place. I have some nice memories of your Mom and Dad when I lived there.

God Bless you all at your time of grieving. I shall remember her always with a lovely smile.

Sandy and Wayne Harnett (now deceased)
44 Freeborn

ciele maruk

January 8, 2013

You will always be in my memories Aunty Pearl, your loving kindness and sense of humor will never be forgotten. Sending all our love to the family

January 8, 2013

Roy, Leslie and Mark you have my deepest sympathy. I can't begin to tell you what your mom meant to me - we were neighbours but also very good friends for over 50 years. So many memories of you growing up with my girls. Although I didn't see your mom in the last few years, we spoke a few times a year on the telephone. Every time we spoke it was like we had seen each other yesterday. I will always remember my last visit with her in Comox, it was a week filled with laughter. I will miss her wonderful sense of humour and hearty laugh. I will never forget the good times we shared. Gloria Yarrow (Wathen) Whitby, Ontario

Jacquelyn Paine (Wathen)

January 7, 2013

Roy, Leslie, Mark and Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You were her world. I will always remember that Auntie Pearl could light up a room with her smile and laugh. Our thoughts are with you.

Beardmore Cathy

January 7, 2013

We will greatly miss Aunt Pearl. We have so many good memories.

Judee Currie-Connolly

January 7, 2013

Leslie, Roy and Mark, I am at a loss for words on the passing of Aunt Pearl. We became close when I was only 17 and I loved her dearly. Distance kept us apart but we kept in touch over the computer for a number of years. She was always on my mind. I'm so sorry for your loss...a great loss!! My prayers are for you all. Love Cousin Judee

Joey & Inga Sanayhie

January 6, 2013

Roy Leslie & Mark, Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She will be greatly missed.The love and support of a mother can never be replaced, but we hope you find some strength, in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.

January 6, 2013

I remember Pearl from my childhood in Bendale. So sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt Joanne. Our condolences. I will let my Mom know. I'm sure she sends her condolences as well.
John and Cathy Cole (Victoria Harbour, Ont)

Betty and Len Carter

January 6, 2013

We never met Pearl personally but we were friends through the computer. Roy, Leslie and Mark, cherish the memories.
So sorry for your loss.