Jayne’s Funeral Home

7 Birch Street, Digby, NS


Irene Rebecca Watson

July 3, 1929August 7, 2019

Watson, (Smith), Irene Rebecca, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the Windsor Elms Nursing Home , Falmouth. She was born in Weymouth Falls, July 3, 1929, the daughter of the late John and Grace Smith.

Irene attended Oakdene High School in Bear River and worked at the Naval Base in Cornwallis. Following the death of her father, she moved to Saint John, NB. She fell in love with an American Airman, Cornelius Watson, who was stationed at Loping Air Force Base. They got married and moved to Chester, PA. She returned to Saint John, NB following the passing of her husband.

She is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth (Gordon) Wright, Louise (Smith) Scott, Florence (Smith) Bauld; brother, Churchill (Alga) Smith and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother and father, John and Grace Smith, husband Cornelius Watson, brother Johan Smith.

We thank all the staff at the Windsor Elms Nursing Home, Asprey House for their excellent care given to Irene. Thanks to the Staff at Jayne’s Funeral Home for their services.

Visitation will be Monday, August 12, 2019 from 1pm until the time of service at 2pm all from Jayne’s Funeral Home 7 Birch St. Digby.(902-245-2525). Rev. Sherrolyn Riley will officiate with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bear River. Share a memory or leave a condolence at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Monday, August 12, 2019


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Garry Wamboldt

August 17, 2019

I grew up just around the corner from Irene & her brother and sisters & Mr & Mrs Smith. Irene was always a nice lady. Than they all moved away. Was glad to have known them. RIP Irene. Our condolences to all the family from the Wamboldts

Wanda Macumber

August 13, 2019

I had the privilege of caring for Irene at the Windsor Elms. She was a kind hearted lady who loved to talk about her family and was proud of how close they all were. She also loved to talk about her husband " the fly boy." Irene was fiesty and had no problem putting us in our place ❤ We miss her very much. RIP Irene. Condolences to her family. xoxo
Love Wanda Macumber

Alvin and Rev. Wanda Lawrence

August 13, 2019

Dear family we extend our sincerest sympathy to you at this time of bereavement. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God’s comfort and peace be with you. Alvin and Rev Wanda Lawrence

Ted Burns

August 12, 2019

Please know that you are being thought of at this time. I enjoyed visiting with Irene while she was at the Windsor Elms.
Sincere sympathy,
Ted Burns