James Colvin Watt, May 12, 1933 – March 8, 2021

 

 

Known as Colvin to many, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 years,
after a fall and a short stay in the hospital.  

Colvin was a Covey Hill native, who was blessed to live, up to his last few days, within ½ km of where he was born.  

He spent his time working on the family farm, working in the sugar bush, haying and raising beef cattle or “his girls” as we referred to them. He drove truck for many years, a job that he loved… he said it always felt like he was on vacation. He took the saying “go west young man” literally, as he found his wife out there.  

Left to mourn are his wife of 64 years, Theresse Watt (Larson), his children, Sandra (Michael), Larry (Susan), Lyndon (Kelly) and Brenda (Randy), his 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  

He will be remembered by many of his grandchildren for his famous milkshakes and home fries. He was always ready to offer a cup of coffee, breakfast or a helping hand to anyone in need.

His dry sense of humour often left people wondering whether he was teasing or serious, even those who knew him well… he was always pulling someone’s leg which was sure to bring out his mischievous smile. His humour, his enjoyment for the simple things in life and the glimmer in his bright blue eyes are just some of the things that will be kept in the hearts of those he left behind.

A celebration of his life will be held at later date.

 

 

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    We are very sad to hear of the passing of Colvin and we would like to send our sincere condolence to the family.
    Bob Day Jr. and myself Marilyn Crisp (my mother was Dorothy Day) spent a lovely afternoon with Colvin, his wife, and daughter sharing stores of Covey Hill, the Watt Family and the Day Family, their kindness and hospitality will always be remembered.
    Our thoughts are with you
    Marilyn Crisp Huot and husband Bernard Huot


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    Our deepest sympathy to Terry, and all the Watt family for their loss. He was an usher at our wedding in1955. He will be missed.R.I.P.


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    So Sorry to hear about the loss, Brenda and Sandy and the Rest of the Family. My Deepest Condolences.


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    To Terry and Family
    To Randy Brenda and Family:

    My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    Colvin was a special person and will be greatly missed.


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    Our sincere condolences to all the Watt Family, your Father will be missed on the hill. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
    Eunice, Gary& Donna, Carol & Luc, Crystal & Barry


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    Our deepest synpathies to the whole family. Covin was a caracter, one of a kind. You will be missed Jay


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    We were so sad but blessed to hear of Colvin’s passing – sad for all of you in your grief, but blessed that we were able to know you and share in your grief, and also knowing too that we will all be meeting again either here (on earth), there (in Heaven) or in the air (when Jesus comes back to claim His own). May God comfort you and give you all His peace and love as you share your precious memories with one another.

    Skip and Linda Keddy


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    Our deepest sympathy to Terry and all the Watt Family. He was such a kind, hardworking, honest person. He will be greatly missed – may he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. With love, Ruth and Fernand xx


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    Sending our sympathy to the Watt family at this difficult time, may your cherished memories give you strength.


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    Our deepest sympathies to Terrie and the family. Colvin was a very special man. We are so glad you mentioned his exceptional sense of humour. It is what we will remember most along with his cheeky smile. He will be missed by many.


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    I am saddened to hear of Colvin’s passing, from a down-the-hill neighbour for 11 years. You captured him perfectly in this memorial text and photos. One of the most thoughtful things I witnessed when Terry and Colvin welcomed Windi, the region’s first AIDS-positive resident, an openly-gay Montreal street musician, who moved into an off-the-grid shanty in the woods nearby. That epic gesture raised a lot of eyebrows–and opened a lot of eyes about what true compassion and inclusion means. RIP.


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    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and remember with fondest memories our time in the area and had many cups of coffee with you and Terry, and enjoyed your stories.Rest well and know we will meet again Jeff and Marie


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    Colvin was a great neighbor, someone who you get attach to. He was calm, grounded and funny at the same time. When we found our farm in 2011, we eventually met him on his tractor over the fence, on a sunny day. He stopped and we introduced ourselves and talked for a while.

    Over the years, he told us lots of information about farming and history of our farm, where the potatoes used to be grown by him for (?) Mrs Gray (Day) as well as being very generous and helping in many occasions. Our horses could pastured on his family farm for several years, hence allowing us to live our dreams. We built our evaporator in his shop.

    Colvin was always trying to make a joke and to get a laugh from us, we were used to his humor. He often asked me if I was a trucker when I’d ask for a plain coffee. In deed, on a visit, we couldn’t refuse a coffee or a little snack. Being a local, we appreciated so much his attitude towards us, as newcomers. Him and Terrese helped forge our sense of belonging on the hill, and we were happy to collaborate when we could. Thank you Colvin. My sympaties to all the family.


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    Our sincere condolences to the whole family in these trying times. We’ll remember the good times:) Hugs, Terri xx


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    My deepest sympathies to the family. I had the opportunity to share very nice moments with Colvin, while he participated at the cooking classes in Ormstown. I will always remember his big smile.


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    I will always remember my first chat with Colvin over the fence. He was a man simply happy to bring apples to his girls and to speak about his loads of hay and his trucking trips. Thanks for the soups and the coffee.


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    So sorry to hear of Uncle Colvin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all


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    Our deepest sympathies to all of the family during this difficult time.
    – The team at HCTP


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    Our sincerest condolences to all of the Watt family. Colvin will always be fondly remembered, his laughter and the stories that he and Jacques used to swap.


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    Brenda, Randy and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time.
    May your father’s soul Rest In Peace.
    Please accept our sincere sympathies.

    Charlotte & Brent


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    A good man with a great family who lived a good life. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

    Steve Forget & Nancy Westerman


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    Our sincere condolences to the whole family. Hopefully all the fond memories of him will help mute your present sorrow.


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    « Our Deepest Sympathies »
    Thinking and praying for all of you at this difficult time.


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    Our sincere condolences to his family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.