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Born: Jul 20, 1944

Date of Passing: Dec 12, 2022

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July 20, 1944 - December 12, 2022

Patricia was born in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay). She grew up in Winnipeg, fondly recalling attending Riverview Elementary School and Churchill High School. She graduated with Bachelors in Home Economics and Education and did an all-but-thesis in the Graduate Counselling Program (all with the University of Manitoba). Later she received a Master of Education (Focus on Integration) at McGill University. The latter degree was earned during a delightful 14-month education sabbatical in Montreal. Professional work over the years in Winnipeg included social worker at the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities, teacher at R.B. Russell Vocation School, resource coordinator for at-risk youth at Winnipeg Technical Centre and guidance counsellor and head teacher at various schools in the Fort Garry School Division.
Pat is survived by her loving husband, Graham Watson, three siblings and a number of nieces and nephews and their children who are spread across Canada. She is also survived by many great friends. Pat was predeceased by her parents, Violet (Vi) Kimball (born in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan) and Francis (Kim) Kimball (born in Radville, Saskatchewan).
Pat loved "being at the lake". In the earlier years, she rented cottages in the Whiteshell Provincial Park, briefly owned a cottage beside Royal Lake in Ontario and for about 32 years had our country home in the Interlake on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. In retirement, Pat enjoyed "adventure travel" across three continents. She took great delight in cooking and making tasty meals for company either indoors during the winter or out on the beach during pleasant weather. Other interests were walking (as long as there was a destination), bicycling back lanes, golf, two book clubs, vegetable and flower gardening, ballroom dancing, Gimli International Film Festival, Scrabble, duplicate and contract bridge, solving crossword puzzles, and sharing a hearty laugh with Graham as well as with dear friends.
Pat survived a near fatal heart attack five years ago. Unfortunately, Pat's heart pumping capacity decreased over the last year. With support, she passed peacefully and quickly from a natural death.
As per her wishes, a cremation has occurred and there will not be a memorial service.
Please consider a donation in Pat's memory to STARS Air Ambulance, Cardiac Care at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Condolences, photos and stories may be placed on Patricia Watson's tribute wall at for all to see.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 07, 2023

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Tim and I were so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She and Graham were very gracious hosts at their cottage and Pat was a very enthusiastic Scrabble opponent and card player. Our deepest condolences to Graham - Posted by: Cathy and Tim Kelly (Acquaintances from Ponemah ) on: Jan 11, 2023

  • I am so sorry to hear this sad news Graham. Over the many years we had so much cherished fun together. My thoughts are with you. Heather Wilson - Posted by: Heather Wilson (Friend) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • My sympathy and hugs to you, Graham, as you grieve the loss of your dear loved one. My heart aches for you. I am a book club friend who enjoyed Pat’s insights and friendship.❤️ - Posted by: Lorraine Prokopchuk (Friend) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • I have very fond memories of playing at Royal Lake with Aunt Pat and Uncle Graham. If wonderful meals and lots of games and laughs. My condolences to you Graham. Love Kim - Posted by: Kim (Niece) on: Jan 07, 2023

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