Edward Watt

Obituary of Edward James Watt

WATT, Edward James 1938 – 2022, With hearts full of gratitude for a life well-lived, Edward James Watt entered into eternal rest on Saturday April 2, 2022, in the ICCU unit of the Halifax Infirmary. As the husband of Rosalind Ritcey Watt, Ted (as he was affectionally known) was the third son of John and Margaret Watt, Verdun, Quebec. Born October 27, 1938. Ted retired in June 1994. Having worked in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada for Northern Telecom with 33 years of service. Pre-deceased by his parents; and special aunt, Martha Capaldi; brothers, Joseph (Lonnie), Earl Patrick (Evelyn); sisters, Joan Brigden (Douglas), Martha Patterson (William), Alice MacDougall (William); Ros’ parents, John and Enid Ritcey, St John’s, Newfoundland. A special thank you to our nieces and nephews for all their love and support. John and Kathy Watt, Carol MacDougall, Elizabeth MacDougall, Andrew MacDougal and Cathy Clarke, Carolyn Jones, Donald Watt. Also survived by great and grand nephews and nieces; sister-In law, Joan Ritcey and her husband Klaus Hye Knudsen; son, Jon (Malena) and children Oscar, Freda, and Marie. Vorgenburg, Denmark. Ted’s hobby was music. He was a percussionist. In retirement, he gave freely of his time to play with the Chebucto Big Band, Timeless Band and the John B Ukulele band. Ros and Ted, both played in this band. In Montreal, Ted backed up many celebrities. Ted and Ros enjoyed their leisure time taking many wonderful trips. Europe, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, Gulf Coast of Florida, Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Panama Canal and South America. Visiting friends and family in Western Canada. These were wonderful time spent together. A former member of the Saraguey club, Ros and Ted enjoyed their time at Ashburn. Thank you to the EMS paramedic, cardiac surgery team and the I.C.C.U. There will not be a service. A reception will be held a little later when family can travel from Quebec and Newfoundland. If desired a donation to the Salvation Army in your area would be appreciated or a charity of your choice. “The song is ended but the music lingers on” – Irving Berlin
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