Cpl Keith Watson (Ret’d)

    • Cpl Keith Watson (Ret’d)
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise the death of Corporal Keith Watson (Ret’d) on 6 June 2013 at the La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, ON at the age of 88.

    Keith was born and raised in Fort Frances.  After graduating from school, he found work herding farm animals.  This was followed by work in the shipyards at Collingwood, ON as a welder and blacksmith and then as a Bridgeman and metal worker for the Canadian National Railway.  He enlisted in June 1942 with the Royal Canadian Engineers and served in WW II in England, France, Holland and Germany.  He was discharged in January 1945 with the rank of corporal.

    After the war Keith worked for various companies as a blacksmith, a truck driver and as a welder building boats. With his extensive experience as a welder he found employment at the Fort Frances Pulp and Paper Mill, a job he held from 1947 until his retirement in 1975.

    There will be a Celebration of Life at the Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion Branch #29, 250 Church Street, on 14 June.  Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o Green Funeral Home, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M8.Online condolences may be made through www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com. {gdDec2015kh}