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Doreen Anne Watson

January 1, 2024
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Doreen Watson Obituary

Doreen Anne Watson, late of Weyburn, SK passed away January 1, 2024 at the age of 92 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Merrill (Mel) Watson; great granddaughter Renée Markewich; parents John and Amy Forseth; parents in law Alex and Irene Watson; brother Conrad (Molly) Forseth; sister-in-law Gwen (Douglas) Favel; brothers in law Don (Audrey) Watson; Howard (Margaret) Watson; Al Watson; Bill Watson; nephews John Forseth and Jodie Watson.

Doreen is survived by her son Rick (Janet) Watson, Regina SK, and their children: Cari (Chris) Bode, Regina SK, and her children Andrew Markewich, Regina SK and Lauren Markewich, Squamish BC; Ryan (Wendy) Watson, Ottawa ON; Greg (Mackenzie) Watson, Regina SK, and their children Olivia, Madeleine, and Bennett; Megan (Scott) Bloos, Regina SK, and their daughters Ella, Sophia, and Dahlia; daughter Shelley (Gary) Hoium, Weyburn SK, and their children: Nicole (Scott) Giroux, Saskatoon SK, and their daughters Maggie and Ellie; Jason (Kayla) Hoium, Weyburn SK, and their children Harrison, Makena, and Lincoln; son Drew (Laura) Watson, Weyburn SK, and their children: Max (Alyssa) Watson, Regina SK; Alexis Watson, Regina SK.; brothers in law George (Connie) Watson, Regina SK and Doug (Connie) Watson, Yellow Grass SK; sisters in law Cheryl Watson, Yellow Grass SK and Merle Watson, Weyburn SK.; plus many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Doreen was born in Assiniboia on September 21st, 1931.  All her earlier years were spent growing up in Viceroy and at the age of 16 she set off for Regina College and the University of Saskatchewan, where she attended the College of Commerce.  Quite an accomplishment in the earlier days for one so young and a girl at that!

During the summer she would clean rooms for her Uncle Slim at the Yellow Grass Hotel.  That is where she met the “strapping young farm lad”, Mel Watson.  Doreen’s father had 2 premonitions that didn’t exactly prove true: Mel only had a grade 8 education, so her father wasn’t so sure he was a "fitting beau"…. and that mom would never get to fulfill her dream of world travel.   Mom and Dad were married August 6, 1951, and in the years to come stood side by side working together as they created their own family trucking company (Watson Brothers Transport), eventually purchasing the John Deere dealership in Weyburn and later Regina, which have since evolved into South Country Equipment.  Her small stature beguiled the huge impact she had in helping to create the family businesses she and Mel pursued through the course of their lives.

Also, mom did travel the world.  London, Italy, Egypt, Nepal, India, Paris, China, Russia, Poland, Thailand, Hong Kong, Portugal, Australia, Kasmir just to name a few.  She had a passion for history of wherever she travelled, the experiences of those living there, and their culture. Mom and Dad were a very complimentary couple indeed, her passion for the past was only matched by dad's passion for the future.

She had a fun-loving nature, a wonderful dry sense of humour with many a snappy come back, a total love of books (always read in a sunny Saskatchewan sunbeam), crosswords, the arts, music, children and animals, flowers, and very spicy food.

Her love for her family throughout the many years was most important to her.  Grandchildren and great grandchildren alike knew and loved her for her gentle ways and the fun she provided.

They say children learn much more from their parents by watching how they live and treat others in the world.  Mom had true empathy, care, and concern for others. She was known for showing a genuine interest in the lives of the people around her and demonstrated sincere concern for their well being.

We thank you Mom for being such a great example, for loving us, for providing for us and for being there for us and our families over the many years. You will be in our hearts forever.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff at William Albert House, and Dr. Brian Laursen for the excellent care and friendship.

A Service of Remembrance was held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating.  Urn Bearer was Drew Watson.  Honorary Pallbearers were: Dave Creurer, John Porter, Tanya Kwochka, Kathy Carson. Bill McKenzie & Jeannie Payton and the staff at William Albert House.

Luncheon was  held at Upper Grace Hall, Weyburn, SK and a Private Family Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. 

For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Doreen may be made to Grace United Church, 210 ~ 2nd Street N.E.,  Weyburn, SK, S4H 0W6 or the Weyburn Humane Society, P.O. Box 1062, Weyburn, SK, S4H 2L3 or a charity of your choice. 

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Service of Remembrance
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

2:00 PM
Grace United Church (SK)

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