February 25, 2023
Watson, Vietta Ida - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Strathcona Long Term Care, Mount Forest, in her 88th year. She was predeceased by her husband Alex in 2018 and her great granddaughter Evelyn in 2019 in infancy.
Loving mother of Cheryl (Sima), Ron (Carol), Doris Aitken (Keith) and Jamie (Connie). Cherished Grandmother of Mark (Samantha), Ashlee, Matthew (Andrea), Alexander, Shawn (Alexandria), Katelynn, Brooke (Jason) and Carlee (Norm) and Great Grandmother of Isla, Amiee, Bennett, Hanna, Hector, Easton, Margaret, Ellaurie, Atlas and Claire. Dear sister of Minnie McNeish and Nora Gray and sister-in-law of Rudy Plasser. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents James and Grace Wilson and siblings George, Gilbert (Margaret), Gordon, Nellie Hamilton (Lloyd), Leonard (Grace), Allen, Garnet (Gwen), Laura McKee (George), Mary Francis (Adam), Alfred (Doreen), Ivadel Rice, Harvey (Pat) and brothers-in-law Herbert Watson, Bill McNeish and Bill Ross.
Vietta married Alex on September 4, 1954 and resided in the Mount Forest area. She was the Clerk-Treasurer with the Township of Egremont for many years, played cards regularly with the neighbourhood ladies and was a member of the Fireside Group at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Mount Forest.
The family of the late Vietta Watson would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Strathcona Long Term Care in Mount Forest for their care and compassion.
Visitation will be held at England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6-8 pm with the funeral service in the chapel on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 11 am with visitation prior from 10:15-10:45 am. Everyone is invited to a reception at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church following the service. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view the livestream by visiting www.englandfuneralhome.com and clicking on the link below Vietta's obituary. Spring interment will be held at the Holstein Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Vietta’s memory are asked to consider Camp Kintail or Hospice Wellington.
Funeral Service for Vietta Watson
To Jamie and family. Saddened to hear of your lovely mother’s passing. She was always so nice when we were kids. Great memories with growing up with the best of friends.
You were raised by very good parents, my father brought it up often during our school days. Your dad told me that they very much enjoyed a mutual respect and friendship for one another when he attended dad’s visitation. Love you always my friend, Jack.
David & I express our condolences to all the family members for the loss of your wonderful mother, Vietta. She was a supportive Aunt to me, beginning early to teach me arithmetic and reading before elementary school age. Unknowingly, she inspired my career decision(s), fun of learning and importance of education. I know that she gave her own family these same values. Although still in grade school, I recall her sense of fashion as a high school “sweater girl” and
band majorette. In fact I remember the bruised elbows after practices with the baton.
This was well worth her effort because she met her future husband, Alex, a bagpiper in the same band. After finishing high school and starting their careers, I was a guest at their wedding. Many years on, they were guests at our wedding and Uncle Alex played the bagpipes!
We hope that the lovely memories bring you peace at this difficult time.
Love Carolyn & David Scobie
My condolences.— John Roberts, March 3, 2023
Condolence from the Moore family. My father was always so appreciative of the assistance and guidance that Vietta provided to him when he was Reeve.
Ron, Carol and family. We're sorry to hear of Vietta's passing. So many fond memories of her have been shared here. I hope you can take some solace in a life well lived.— Brett and Caitlin Reeves, March 2, 2023
Our sympathy to all of Vietta's family. Another "groupie" (aka spouse) of the Mount Forest Highlanders Pipe Band. Many good memories of Vietta and Alex from the band and also Vietta from old township days.— Glenn and Carol Leibold, March 2, 2023
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Ashlee.— Tara Collings, March 1, 2023
Ron, Carol and family. We are sending you our condolences. Vietta was a great inspiration to us at Egremont.— Brenda and Brad Schenk, March 1, 2023
Doris, Ron, Jamie, Cheryl and families. Our condolences to you for the recent loss of your mother. She was such a special lady filled with love and kindness. Our heartfelt thoughts are with you during this sorrowful time.
My condolences to all of Vietta’s family. She was a lovely lady and I remember my father-in-law, Walter, serving on township council often speaking of the respect he had for her.— Bonnie Aitken, February 28, 2023
Ron, Jamie , Doris, Cheryl and family
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time.
She was a wonderful person.
Randy and Alison Marchant
Ron, Carol and family- Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Vietta was a lovely lady. May your happy memories help you through this difficult time. -Maxine and Werner Schmidt— Maxine and Werner Schmidt, February 28, 2023
Thinking of your families at this sad time.— Jim and Kathy Armstrong, February 28, 2023
Ron, Carol, Mark, Samantha and families,
As you remember the love, as you mourn the loss, may you also celebrate the life. May the healing hands of time and the timeless love of God carry you gently through the coming days.
Cheryl, Ron, Doris, Jamie and Families:
Nobody can ever say that Vietta was anything less than amazing. She sure was a true friend of my mother, and a confident to every kid on the block. From being a homemaker, mother, wife to Alex and supporter of his many ambitions, she was also the trusted clerk of Egremont for many, many years.
I would laugh at my mother laughing as Vietta laughed her way thru trying to explain something funny that had recently happened to her….. a characteristic that all of you, especially Doris, ardently inherited early on in life.
The Hoffman subdivision (Maple Rock Estates) would not be here today if it weren’t for Vietta.
She was instrumental in helping create this beautiful neighbourhood built just north east of Mount Forest in the south part of the Township.
In the early 90’s the clerk was planner, liaison with the county, and the go to person to determine the viability of an idea, and how it may or may not be received by the public before it ever went to council.
Our family and the community in general owe a lot to Vietta and her contribution and support of organized rural living within our Township.
Like our mother Tootie, Vietta was a prisoner of her own mind the last decade of her life. We understand your relief of her being pardoned of this sentence, much as we were when our mother passed.
Thinking of you all
Randy and Carolyn Bye and Family
My sincere condolences to the Watson's and families 🌹.
Condolences to your family in the loss of your Mom, grandmother and great grandma. Sincerely, Deb Gauthier (Livingstone)— Deborah Gauthier (Livingstone), February 27, 2023
Jamie, Connie, Brooke and Family
We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom and Grandma. May you treasure the many wonderful memories you had with her. Thinking of you all at this time.
Danny and Dianne