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ALLAN JOHN WATT (AL) Obituary pic ALLAN JOHN WATT (AL) Obituary pic


Born: May 21, 1947

Date of Passing: Jun 10, 2021

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May 21, 1947 - June 10, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Allan (Al), loving husband, father, brother, granddad and friend. He peacefully passed away after a hard fought battle with myasthenia gravis at Selkirk Regional Health Centre, surrounded by his family.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Al was known for his quick wit, legendary storytelling, and incredible work ethic. He loved the simple pleasures in life. Al completed his post secondary education as a Civil Technologist and ended a successful career as the Director of Facility Services at Seven Oaks General Hospital. After designing and building the new cottage, Al retired to his happy place with Marj in Grand Marais. This is where they spent many fun-filled years watching their family grow and creating memories with his beach family.
Al will forever be remembered by his loving wife of 53 years, Marj; children, Ali, Ryan (Aimee), Lori (Shaun); grandchildren, Owen, Kade, Lilah, Hector, Weston and Nora. Al also leaves to mourn his siblings, Janet, Bruce and Kathy along with their families; as well as his beach family. Al was predeceased by parents, Gordon Charles Watt and Violet Catherine Watt; brother Gordon, and sister Betty.
As per Al's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated (

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Thinking of you Auntie Marj and family on your Celebration of Life day. Fond memories of Uncle Al - always the life of the party and so very welcoming. Bob loved meeting Al and hearing about the cottage construction, especially. He still tells every Australian who will listen about the insulation batts piled three high in the roof! We’re so sorry for your loss and hope your day is filled with love, support and beautiful memories. Love Catherine, Bob, Ava and Ben - Posted by: Catherine McClintock (Niece) on: Jul 17, 2021

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all @ this difficult time. Al will truly be missed. - Posted by: Diane Bourassa (co-worker) on: Jun 28, 2021

  • We are so saddened to hear of Al's passing. My hope is that his memories will make you smile as they will for us. Our sincerest condolences to all who loved Al. - Posted by: Angie & Kerry St Germain (Friends) on: Jun 22, 2021

  • Al was such a wonderful pleasant person who always had a smile and friendly personality. He is truly in our hearts and our memories. We are so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Phil & Cheryl (Cottage neighbors) on: Jun 21, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. Greg and Beverley Dinning - Posted by: Beverley Dinning (friend) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • We cannot fathom the loss to the family ! We love you all and are so sorry for your loss of your Husband, Dad, Granddad! ❤️ On a personal note about Al, a better friend could not be found. In all the years of friendship I never left Al without a smile on my face! I’ll miss my Pal Al!!!! Love Jack & Brenda - Posted by: John Robertson (Friend ) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • My thoughts and and prayers are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Laura Hutchinson (colleague) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Take care and be proud. Hugs and kisses to all Love from Paul and Priscilla Gray From Tyler and Lily Gray - Posted by: Priscilla Gray (Friends ) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Take care and be proud. Hugs and kisses to all - Posted by: Priscilla Gray (Friends ) on: Jun 19, 2021

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