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George Neil Watson

May 30, 1936February 20, 2021

George Neil Watson was born on May 30, 1936 and passed away on February 20, 2021 and is under the care of JA Snow Funeral Home.

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Kelly Best

February 28, 2021

Neil was incredibly great and always professional to work with! I worked with him at Marcomhq and in the FCC in Halifax. A few very grateful memories come to mind - whenever that computer or fax machine or the clunker of a photocopier machine broke down, Neil would always be available to fix it for me or for anyone. Neil, without a doubt, was always looking to help out. At the FCC, he was the best as he would always be super early for shiftwork change. Anyone that has experience of shift-work will surely understand the joy of having Neil arrive as early as 6 am for the 7:30 am shift change, it was a joy! When we working the same shift, Neil and I would carpool. He loved to chat about his family - it was heartwarming to hear him talk so kindly of his family members. His daughter married a long-time family friend, Glen - I had grown up with and I truly love his family too; so for these reasons I have always adored and really liked Neil. During those days, he was like a father to me too. You will be remembered for giving such a good work ethic example. Rest in Peace, my friend.

Frank Arsenault

February 28, 2021

My condolences to the family. I just heard of Neil’s passing. I worked with Neil in Debert in the early70s and dealt with him later when installing IDN in Halifax. He was a kind and gentle man and I always loved listening to his stories. I’m sure he and his old friend Andy MacIntyre will be telling some good ones. RIP Neil, You will be missed. Frank Arsenault

Dianne Cushing

February 26, 2021

Valerie, Duane and Kevin I was so sorry to see the notice of your dad’s passing in today’s paper. He and Bob are keeping everyone entertained where they both are now telling stories as only they could. Remember the good times. He will be missed. Thinking of you. Dianne, Lance and Andra.

Skip Sherlock

February 26, 2021

Have known Neil since 1960 in Trenton, Ontario. Served with him as well in Whitehorse. A good friend and well liked by all who knew him. So sorry to hear of his passing. Per Ardua Ad Astra.

Bruce Kelloway

February 26, 2021

It was my pleasure to serve with Neil in Debert in the 79/80

Many years later I met him again in Parkland Halifax where he was in the room across from my Mom. We recognized each other in the hall and got to talk every second day or so until late Dec 2019.

Lots of memories, lots of talk, he was a great man.

My condolences to the family

Dionne J.C.

February 26, 2021

Rest In Peace Neil you certainly earned it, remembering the good times in Debert, and by the way don’t forget to ‘degause” before entering paradise. Again Rest In Peace Neil.

Clyde Gray

February 26, 2021

Neil was a great guy and a diehard RCAF veteran. He never got tired talking about his military experiences. I enjoyed many shifts with him at Commfac Halifax and a few visits at Parkland also. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Carol Owen-Pugh

February 26, 2021

My condolences and prayers go out to your family on the loss of your Dad. Neil was a good person and a very good friend to my Dad, Bill. We will miss him and share in your grief. God bless you all.

Winnie Erlendson

February 25, 2021

Neil was a generous and kind person and will be missed by all Sincere Condolences to all his family

Mickey McNeil

February 23, 2021

Served with Neil in Debert many years ago. Lived just a few doors down in PMQ. A very nice man and professional. He will be truly missed. My condolences to family and friends. Rest In Peace Brother. VVV