Sep 10, 1932 - Apr 15, 2023
John Watt passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital Bearbrook Residence on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at age 90. John was born September 10, 1932 in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Scotland and grew up not too far away in Allanton. John immigrated to Ottawa, Canada in 1953. John was a painter by trade and worked for G. T. Greens before settling into a career with Carleton University before retiring. John is survived by his spouse Margaret (née Stewart) and his children: Lynn (Michael) Hinton and Robert (Anne) Watt and his twin sisters Nan (Willie) Steedman and Helen Jardin He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sean Hinton, Christopher Hinton, Matthew Hinton and Rebecca Watt and his great grandchildren, Dylan MacNeil and Wyatt Hinton He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
John was an avid sports fan and was a season ticket holder for both the Ottawa Rough Riders and Ottawa 67’s. He especially enjoyed participating in various community golf tournaments in the city and travelling to Toronto to see a Blue Jay game.
Close family and friends are invited to a Celebration of John’s Life at 3029 Quail Run Ave, Ottawa, ON K1T 3S1 on Saturday, April 22nd between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. In memoriam donations to Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated.
Sincere condolences to all the family. Such a nice man who treated me very kindly when visiting Canada with Billy. Will never forget meeting you all thanks for looking after us. Rest in peace Ian.
Our deepest sympathies to all the family on Ian,s passing, he is fondly remembered here when he visited us on his visit’s home, Rest in Peace Ian
Margaret, Malcolm & Barry McMillan
It was a pleasure meeting Papa and listening to his stories of Scotland. You have a beautiful family! Sending blessings from PEI
We had the privilege to meet Papa at some Hinton/Watt family gatherings. We loved listening to his stories and memories of Scotland.
Love from PEI
Condolences to all the family. May the many happy memories comfort you at this sad time. He will be greatly missed by us all here in Scotland.
All our love
The Steedman family.