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John Victor Watt

December 7, 1930

August 22, 2023

John Victor Watt, aged 92, has passed away in Calgary, AB, on August 22, 2023. He was born on December 7, 1930, in Sintaluta, SK. John spent his formative years in Saskatchewan and completed his high school education at Luther College in Regina. Shortly after getting married to Donna on November 19, 1955, the couple moved to Whitehorse, YK, with the intention of staying for a few years. However, they ended up staying for fifty years. In 1961 and 1964, John served on the Territorial Council, representing Whitehorse West. He also served as an Alderman on the Whitehorse City Council in the early 1970s.

John had a deep passion for sports throughout his life, actively participating in hockey and tennis. As his children grew up, he encouraged and supported their involvement in sports such as cross country skiing, hockey, and table tennis. After spending many winters in Arizona and summers at Marsh Lake, John and Donna relocated to Calgary in 2005 to be closer to their family. In Calgary, John found joy in playing tennis with his granddaughters and riding his bike along the Bow River.

John is survived by his wife of 67 years, Donna (nee Reid), as well as his children: Jean (Brad) Goldie, Ruth Bennett, and John (Sherrie) Watt. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren: Brita (Shane) Goldie, Eric (Pamela) Goldie, Alanna (Brandon) Goldie, Jenna Bennett, Stanley Bennett, and Brendan Watt. Furthermore, John is survived by his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Goldie. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Edith Watt, his brother Ted Watt, and his sister Gayle Biden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made directly to the Calgary Veterans Food Bank. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will take place at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos can be shared and viewed at http://www.MHFH.com. In remembrance of John Watt, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes.

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