Robert Watson
In Memory of
Robert Hampton
1950 -

Obituary for Robert Hampton Watson

Robert Hampton  Watson
Watson, Robert Hampton - The Watson family wishes to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Watson. It is with saddened hearts that we announce his passing at age 70 on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, after a very courageous two year battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
Bob’s greatest joy and fulfillment in life was his role as husband, dad and papa. He led a close, loving and loyal family. He showed us the importance of putting others first, how far a listening ear or helping hand can really go, and how a simple smile can often brighten even the gloomiest of days. He always put others first and was happiest when the whole gang gathered for any occasion!
As Manager of Atlas Steels Credit Union, and eventually CEO of PenFinancial Credit Union, Bob will be remembered for his indomitable spirit, compassion and dedication to his local community. A rare gem in the business world, he was respected and loved by many.
Known as Wobbly to his friends, Bob was fortunate to have shared life's adventures with many longtime buddies who have certainly become a chosen second family. It was these bonds and friendships where Bob learned to embrace and embody the joys of remaining eternally young at heart.
We know that Bob touched the lives of so many and his greatest wish was that we remember him for the joy, laughter and good times shared. He will continue to live on through our stories and memories of him. We would love for you all to please share these and any photos and bestowed nicknames at
Forever cherished, loved and remembered by his wife, Mary (Hun), daughters Amy (Ames; Riles & Zo), Michaela (Mick; Jonny, Rasc, Jo-el, Isla, MO, Hannah & Rasc2), Shannon (Shanny; Dan, Em & O) and son Andrew (& Scary). Bob will also be missed by his sisters, Hope and Martha, brother Tom, nieces, nephew, and extended family.
Bob's Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when our world and weather improve.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honour to the Canadian Cancer Society
“Happy Trails to you, until we meet again”.
“Be kind to others and they will be kind to you”
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4”
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