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Marlatt Funeral Home, Swackhamer Chapel

195 King Street West, Dundas, ON

OBITUARY

Gordon Allan Watkins

May 3, 1933April 18, 2020

Passed peacefully, surrounded by loving family, at the placed he loved most of all.

Beloved son of Harold and Della. A constant companion, and most loved husband of Marie for 65 years. Dearly loved father of Peter and Erma, Joanne and Harold, Paul, and Shannon and Bruce. Adored and treasured Grandpa of Patrick and Katie, Matthew, Daniel and Isadora, Alexander and Breanne, Alanna and Connor, and Ryan. Dad absolutely delighted in the arrival of the two newest members of the family, great-grandchildren Tessa and Rory.

A lifetime resident of Governor’s Road, Dad travelled the globe, having many adventures, but the place he loved best was Dundas. A regular at the coffee shops, and around town, Dad monitored what was going on and was quick to give his advice and guidance when he felt it was needed. Growing up in Dundas and taking a temporary position of 36 years with the Dundas Public Utilities, Dad knew what needed to be done and how to do it without any electronic assistance. He was an avid outdoorsman and a steward of the land.

Special thanks to Dr. Lee Anne Coren, and the wonderful, respectful caregivers who came and looked after Dad at home. We have all been blessed for having Dad in our lives. We will miss him immensely, but he left us well schooled in how to take care of things. We’ll meet again, but until then, we will hold him in our hearts forever.

Cremation has taken place and a service at a future date will be announced to honor and celebrate a life well and truly lived.

If desired, donations can be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Branch 36 of The Royal Canadian Legion, The Salvation Army, or a charity of your choice.

Entrusted to the care of Marlatt Funeral Home, Dundas.

Services

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Kathleen Barkley

April 30, 2020

Kathleen,Clifford and family send their sincere sympathies on the loss of Gordon.
Our love and thoughts are with you Marie and all the family at this time.
love Kathleen and family.

Bill Zuliniak

April 25, 2020

Marie & family I’m so sorry for your loss. Even though I have had no contact for many years, I still remember summers on the farm & still wonder why we had to plant so many trees. My first real summer job was digging holes for hydro poles for the Dundas PUC which led to a 30 year career at Bell Canada( starting as a line man digging holes). RIP Gord.

Bill Zuliniak

Marlene Jaggard

April 21, 2020

Gord was such a nice man. Russ and I always enjoyed the parties, especially Christmas Eve. Thinking of you all during this sad time.
Love,
Marlene

Jean Griffin

April 21, 2020

Dear Marie and family
I am so saddened by the news of Gord's passing.
He has been a constant blessing in my life since I was a wee girl.
There are so many memories of Gord and the line crew coming to Waterdown at all times of the day and night, doing what needed to be done and always stopping by our house or the office to check in and have a visit. You never really knew what to expect when those guys were together. Gord, Bob, Burt,Keith, Joe . My Dad loved them all. I was so fortunate to have also worked with Gord for many years before his retirement.
Gord was such a wealth of knowledge and I always enjoyed hearing of his travels from around the world.
I will really miss seeing him around Dundas. He truly loved this town .
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time as you and many others mourn the loss of this wonderful man.
Jean Griffin

Janet & paul Barnard

April 20, 2020

Dear Marie and family, very sorry to hear about Gord. I know he will be missed. Lots of good memories of fireworks get together at Joanne and Harold's when our kids were much younger. Lots of laughs. Our love and thoughts are with you folks at this time.

Nancy Riddell

April 20, 2020

Dear Marie and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much Gord meant to my parents. His kind words at my fathers funeral was truly heartwarming. I have fond memories of Christmas eve gatherings, and his dry sense of humour.
Love from Nancy Riddell

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