WATTS, Raymond William
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Raymond William Watts on December 5th at Parkview Home in Stouffville, Ontario. Ray was in his 94th year. Loving son of William and Doris (predeceased). Loving and cherished husband of Doreen (predeceased). Devoted and loving father to Michael (predeceased) and David; father-in-law to Madelyn and Shona; and beloved grandfather to Andrew and Nicholas. Ray will be fondly missed by his friends, and his neighbors of Glencarry Avenue. Ray was a sincere, kind, and wonderful human being. Born in Hamilton in 1924, Ray lived in east end Hamilton all of his life. He was a humble World War II veteran serving in the Royal Canadian Navy off Canada’s east coast. Ray and Doreen raised their family on Glencarry Avenue on the edge of the Red Hill Bowl. Doreen could not have asked for a more loving husband and Michael and David could not have wished for a more wonderful father. Ray was a long-term member of Coronation Park Baptist Church and later at Pioneer Memorial Church. Ray spent many of his retirement years at his cottage in Prince Edward County with Doreen and their friends. A very special and heartfelt thank you to Ray’s friends and caregivers at Parkview Home for their loving support in Ray’s final years. A cremation has taken place and a memorial will be planned for both Ray and Doreen in the Spring at Woodlands Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, Ray would have appreciated a donation to Parkview Home in Stouffville or to the Ontario Humane Society. Should you wish to be in touch with the family, please e-mail [email protected]watts.com.