Watson, Bruce Barry #1471 *

Bruce (Whipper) Watson

Bruce was a Husband, Dad, Brother, Grandpa, and dearest friend. He and the other three “B’s” Bernie, Beverly, and Blayne, lived next door to the Simpsons / Robinsons and over the course of more than half a century became more than a Tower Drive neighbour.

We share our work and we share our play.
We share our happiness and we share our sorrow.
The saddest thing we share this day
We will not have Bruce to share tomorrow.

Memories ensure our recollection
We pick and choose from our life’s collection
Every day for us was family day
We held this thought in work and play

From cutting wood at Widdifield station
To fishing salmon on the west coast of our nation
Hunting moose in Boston Creek
Or down to Turtle Lake for a week

We would sit and talk about simple things
And never dwell on what tomorrow brings
Tomorrow came and Bruce is gone
But not from our hearts where he lives on.

Loyalty to his family and friends was extremely important to Bruce and we will remember Bruce as a true “giver“ of his time, his wealth of skills to help anyone in need, and his love of life.
Ontario Northland Ambassador for 37 years retired Health and Safety Officer.
Past master of the North Bay Masonic Lodge # 617 A.F. & A.M.
Member of the Rorab Shrine Club Klown Unit.
Volunteer at the Heritage Railway & Carousel.
Member of the North Bay Cruisers Car Club.

“It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, It’s what you leave behind you when you’re gone” – Randy Travis song………
“Never forget where you came from” – Bruce Watson

In honour of Bruce B. Watson our nearest and dearest friend forever; from Stan, Marlene, David, Lou-Anne, Mike, and Randy, the Simpson-Robinsons.