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Geoff Watts

Geoff Watts

February 8, 2015

Geoff Watts
Watts, Geoff; passed away on Sunday February 8, 2015 at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest after a hard fight with cancer. Robert Geoffrey'Geoff' Watts at the age of 56. Beloved husband of Diana Watts. Loved father of Sarah Watts and her fiancé Mike Hutcheson of Wasaga Beach, Geoffrey Watts and his wife Allison of Vancouver, and Jacy Watts and his wife Sophie of Almonte. Cherished grandfather of Gabriel. Brother of John Watts and his wife Doreen of Brampton and brother-in-law of Peter Thompson. Will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John'Oliver' and Ivy (Nichols) Watts and his sisters Edana Thompson and Valerie Barker. Geoff loved riding his Harley and sitting on the cabin deck watching the wildlife. His campfire stories will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday February 13th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.englandfuneralhome.com


Dear Diana and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Geoff. He and I had some great conversations about his work, motorcycle, family and new country home. I am so sorry. Take care. Dennis

— Dennis Poloniato, February 21, 2015

Diana & family, Dad & I would like to extend our sympathy to you & your family. May it help to know that others are thinking of you during this difficult time.

— Tammy Milne nee: Verbakel & Ken Verbakel, February 21, 2015

Diana, I want to express my condolences to you and your family from myself and all of your extended karate family. Kyoshi Pat Haley in California, says that he remembers Geoff as a great guy and expresses his sorrow at your loss. Ken Verbakel also asked me to extend his condolences. You and Geoff devoted a great many years to karate in Guelph and you and Geoff are part of our proud tradition.

— Rick Roberts, February 13, 2015

Dear Diana And Family, I Send my sincere condolences. Very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you in this time of Grief. John Kentner former Personnel Director with the City of Guelph

— John Kentner, February 13, 2015

Our hearts are broken as we say goodbye. Our deepest condolences to Diana and family.

— Susan and Glenn Phillips, February 13, 2015

Dear Diana. I am so sorry to read that Robert has passed away. He was an amazing man and the two of you, great people! I am glad that you both crossed my lifes path, even if it was for just a brief moment. My love and prayers go to you and your family. If I'm driving by I shall stop in for a visit. Take care and God Bless. Donna

— Donna Bilton, February 12, 2015

Diana: We were so sad to hear of the Geoff's passing and our hearts go out to you and your family, Although we can not be there for you to remember Geoff on Friday, we are there in spirit. Just remember we are just around the corner if you need anything. Stop in anytime if you feel like it. We would love to see you. Life gets to hectic sometimes and we tend to get caught up in our own lives, but sometimes you just need to decompress, So just know we are here.

— Phil & Patty King, February 12, 2015

Dear Allison and Geoff - Thinking of you at this sad time. Please extend my condolences to Diana and the other members of your family. With sincere regards ... Aunt Judy

— Judy Colbert, February 10, 2015

Diana and family My thoughts take me back to my childhood remembering Geoff as part of the family and another brother. I smile and laugh when I think back to that time. Our whole family was crushed when we received the news of Geoff,s condition and prayed for a miracle. He was a amazing individual, and I was lucky to have known him. He will be missed by many as he was loved by many. Rest in peace Geoff you will always be part of the family.

— Julie Dagnall, February 9, 2015

Dear Geoff...........I am simply sad today. But then I remind myself of how lucky I was last year to be able to spend some time with you and Diana at Kevin and Susan's place. I remember how excited I was to see you!!! When I saw you I immediately felt like a little kid again looking at my other "big brother". I remember how I smiled inside, because you had the same laugh and the exact same twinkle in your eye as you did when I was a little kid. You gave me such a big bear-like hug! I was reminded of how kind you were to me and my family growing up; and how you were a fixture in our home! That is how I will always remember you! You were and always will be a part of our family Geoff, and please know you will never be forgotten! Rest well my friend and "brother". xo

— Marina Dagnall, February 9, 2015

Dear Geoff.....I am so sad today. But, then I quickly remind myself of last year when I was able to spend some time with you and Diana at Kevin and Susan's house. I was so excited to see you again! I remember I smiled inside, because when I looked at you I saw you from the eyes of a little kid! For you sounded exactly the same way; with that unmistakable laugh and that little twinkle in your eye when you smiled. You gave me such a big bear-type hug! That is how I will always remember you Geoff! You were and are still part of our family and will never be forgotten. Rest well my friend and my other "brother"!

— Marina Dagnall, February 9, 2015

So sorry to hear of Geoff's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

— Dan &Pauline Piacampo, February 9, 2015

I'm not one for good-byes.. So let me write a "good-time". From the moment I was born there was a man in my life named Geoff, who quickly upon my tender childhood became, Uncle Geoff. He, a man quite large (standing at aprox. 6'3), riding a Harley with a long braid flowing down his back, a goatee most men wish they could grow and leather vests, he was intimidating to first glance. But my god, when you saw his heart, it was hard to miss. With a laugh like a small schoolboy he lite up every room, and when he loved you... He loved you. And he loved me, much like that of my blood uncle, and much like that of the love I so strongly feel for my niece. He, a kind, funny, intriguing, loveable man has been a huge influence in my life. He was the family I got to choose, and that family, just like a shared last name, is a powerful one. You will be forever missed, & forever in my heart. I love you uncle Geoff, we had a good-time.

— Nikki Lee Dagnall, February 9, 2015

My dear, dear, dear Geoff, Our friend and the family member we got to choose. A man with a hop in his step and a glint in his eyes, much like Santa's, and the bashful smile that caught all our hearts if you lucky enough o know him. A force to be recconned with, yet compassionate, loving and giving. Our hearts are shattering into millions of pieces today at the physical loss of you. We know tho you will be by our side walking with us helping along the way. We will miss your definition of a simple camp fire lololol, nothing less than a true bon fire, with Diana in tow, water hose in hand..."just in case". A fire god in your own right, now will get to play with lightning bolts...I''ll be on the look out for those! A man who should be so proud of all his accomplishments. Together with Di raised 3 amazing kids, Jacy Sarah and Geoffrey, all grown up, grounded, successful, compassionate and respectful. You guys did an awesome job! I will miss your crazzzzy hugs and silliness, the peer over your glasses and your sweet, sweet smile and hearty laughter. You will always be in our hears. We will miss you horribly so don't be afraid to just appear from time to time. You know we can really see you. My life was happier to have been part of your love and friendship. So honoured. For now my dearest friend Geoff, good night. You are free and whole. Don't forget us, we will never forget you! All our love. RIP our dear friend

— Susan and Kevin Dagnall, February 9, 2015

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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