It is with a sad heart that we pass on the sad news – Robert (Robbie) Watson loving husband, father and brother passed away at the age of 71 years.
Born in Revelstoke, BC. April 04, 1948 and passed away at Royal Columbian Hospital December 02, 2019.
Robbie was predeceased by his parents Robert and Margo Watson, and younger brother Randy Watson.
Robbie is survived by his wife Carole Watson, Surrey, son Christopher Watson Surrey, daughter Stephanie (David Haisell) Watson Coquitlam, older sister Carol (Watson) Waldorf, Powell River, younger brother Warren (Wanda) Watson, Revelstoke, sister Darcy Watson, Calgary, Alberta. Brother Casey Watson, Kelowna, sister April (Watson) Blanchard, Kamloops, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Robbie will be profoundly missed by all those who worked with him and his close friends.
Robbie worked as a chef in Revelstoke at the Mount Rogers Motor Inn which was located where the Sandman (Denny’s) Building is now, also at the Columbia Motor Inn, now Zala’s. Robbie moved to the coast where he took his professional chef’s course and while he was attending school met his future wife Carole. After graduating he worked for Wally Mulholland in his furniture shop repairing, upholstering and constructing furniture. Robbie worked for Canada
Post as a mail delivery person door to door, He worked for CP Airlines later Canadian Airlines, Air Canada and AVEOS as an Airline Interior Maintenance Technician where he did various airline maintenance, repairs and installations.
In his retirement Robbie enjoyed travelling, and working on his HO scale model Railway, restoring, Loco’s, cars, passenger coaches and other various Railway equipment: he also enjoyed working in the garden, fishing with family, friends and photography. Robbie also enjoyed helping his friend Neil, when time permitted with Neil’s company Celebration Fireworks doing fireworks shows for all kinds of events around the Lower Mainland. Rob’s son Chris also helped with the fireworks displays as both were qualified pyrotechnicians. Robbie would always be there if someone was in need and never let a holiday, birthday, anniversary, Christmas, New Years or any other special occasion go by without a call.
In lieu of cards and flowers the family requests donations be made to BC Children’s Hospital or Canadian Diabetes foundation in Robbie’s name.