Elaine Watson

Elaine Ethel Watson, born February 5th 1941, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by the people she loved the most – her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Jim Watson, her daughter Karen Kennedy (Dan), and her two granddaughters: Emily (Ryan) and Hannah (Jay). Elaine was born in Chatham to parents Ethel and George MacDonald (deceased), sister to Rod (Marina), Donna (deceased) (Dick), and John. She met her husband at the young age of six, married him fourteen years later and three short years later created her favourite person in the world – her daughter. She had a successful life as a hair dresser, then later switched careers to full time Grandma. From that moment on, she did not miss a school event, dance recital, hockey or soccer game for her granddaughters. For fifteen years, she baked homemade cookies for the CKHA Oncology Unit. Her heart was gold and wherever she went, she went smiling and laughing.

Cremation has taken place with a Celebration of Life at a later date. Donations can be made in her memory to the Humane Society.

59 Comments on “Elaine Watson”

  1. Jim and family, so very sorry to hear your loss of Elaine.thinking of you and sending my sympathies
    Sincerely. Joyce Gardiner

  2. Sweet JIM (FERN} I cannot express my sadness that I feel for you. Kirsty and Jeremey send their love and ask you call them she wants to repay all the years you have shown her love. I can still see your sweet wife waving from car when you dropped off Run Cake every year for Kirsty at Xmas.
    Love you very much and hope you know my heart is with you. There are no words …
    Christiana (IRENE)

  3. Jim (fern) am so sad for your loss. Kirsty and Jeremey send their love and want to you to reach out to them.
    Love and cherish you as a friend, please let me know if you need anything.
    You are in our hearts.

    Christiana..(irene)

  4. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Such a very special lady so strong and such an inspiration. I always loved spending time with her. Love to you all.
    Ric, Sue and Family

  5. Jim, Karen, Dan, Emily and Hannah, I’m so sorry for your loss. Elaine was such a beautiful woman inside and out. I pray for strength, comfort and peace for you all at this time.

    Mitchell Robinson

  6. Thinking of you Karen and your wonderful family and sending sincere condolences. Your Mom’s baking was always the talk of the Oncology unit (by the patients and staff )

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.

  8. Thinking of you Karen,Dan, Em and Hannah. Your mom always had a smile that was contagious. Praying for you that you may have peace and strength to get through this tough time. May all your wonderful memories of her comfort you.❤

  9. Sorry for your loss it is not easy losing a loved one treasure the memories and she will always be with you ..hugs

  10. Jim, i’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Elaine. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.

  11. Such beautiful words to honour such a beautiful soul. Sending love and strength and peace to Jim, Karen, Dan, Emily and Hannah.

  12. Jimbo, so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. These beautiful memories that you’ve shared will keep her close in your heart. Hugs.

  13. Sending my condolences to you Karen, Dan and your family with the very sad loss of your dear Mother. May you all cherish all your great memories.
    Sincerely,
    Carol Maier

  14. Words cannot express the loss of your Mom thoughts and prayers to Jim, Karen and family. She will be missed such a wonderful lady heart of gold , in my ever thoughts since the sad news came love and prayers to all .Do take care .

  15. Jim and family
    Deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Doug And Dianne

  16. My sincere condolences to you Jim and your family. My thoughts and prayers are for you at this time.

  17. Jim, Karen, Dan, Emily and Hannah.
    Our thoughts and prayers are extended to each of you at this time. We have so many good memories of ‘Grandma’ at different events and around the house.
    Her lovely smile and kind words won’t be forgotten.
    Rick, Andy, Sarah & Mitchell

  18. Jim and Family,
    We cannot express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you. We are fortunate to have many great memories of Elaine – she was truly a wonderful woman! Be strong and take care of yourselves.

  19. So sorry to hear, hugs and prayers are with you Karen and Dan, and the girls, your mom will be greatly missed but your great memories will live on forever

  20. Karen and family.
    I am so sorry to hear of you great loss. My thoughts and sympathy are with you at this sad time.

  21. Karen, Dan, Emily, Hannah & Jim,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s (Grandma’s, Wife’s) passing! She was a lovely lady and you will always have fond memories of her to cherish.
    Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time! Sending hugs to you all!
    Love, Cheryl & Scott

  22. Jim so sorry for your loss. May all the good memories you have of your time together give you comfort. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs.

  23. I am so sorry for your loss Jimbo. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Your love for Elaine was always so present in all that you did. Find comfort in your cherished memories. Hugs, Donna

  24. Dear Jim
    Dave and I are very sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. I will forever remember her checking in on me when my David was so sick and love we shared of christmas villages. I am so grateful to have met the both of you while living in the same apartment building. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Love David & Donna

  25. Dear Karen Dan Emily, and Hannah: Sincere condolences to your family. I remember many stories about Elaine, and know that she was loved beyond measure by your family. Karen, you shared such a loving and supportive relationship with each other I am sure in time wonderful memories will bring you great comfort. Sending hugs to you and your family.

  26. Dear Karen, Dan, Hannah, Emily and Jim,

    We are very sorry for your loss. We have had a lot of good memories with Elaine at sporting events over the years. We know she had a deep love for her family (and for Elvis). Hoping your wonderful memories together bring you comfort and strength at this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

    With love,
    Elyse, Cathy, Jerome, Matt, Andre and Justin

  27. Jim,Karen,Dan and family
    So sorry to hear about Elaine’s passing, she was a very special lady and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
    Thinking of you all.
    Faith

  28. Karen; I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    Jane Stennett

  29. Our Deepest Sympathy to your entire family. She truly was a very wonderful woman.

  30. Jim,Karen,Dan and family. Sorry to hear of Elaine`s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  31. Condolences sent to Karen Kennedy and all family members and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss

  32. Karen, Dan, Emily, and Hannah. So sorry to read that your Mom/ Gramma passed away. Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Sincerely, Wyatt, Carol, Emily, and Wendel.

  33. Jim, Karen and Dan and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. My memory of her was on Karen and Dan’s wedding day! Knowing, Jim, that you and Elaine shared a long and happy life, I pray now that God’s comfort will sustain you in the days until you meet again. Prayerfully, P. Marg Moriyama

  34. Dear Jim. I am so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. I thought she was a wonderful lady. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  35. Karen and family; I’m so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed seeing her at the girls’ hockey games. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Michele

  36. My heartfelt sympathy Jim, to you Karen, Dan and the Grandgirls. Take care and know you are in our thoughts and prayers..

  37. Karen: So sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. I smiled as I read the obituary stating she baked cookies for the Oncology patients I remember how Lauren enjoyed them and how it warmed my heart that “mom” thought of those doing treatment…hugs and my thoughts are with you Deb Knight

  38. Dear Karen,Dan and Girls,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom and Grandmother. She was such a lovely person and so proud of her family.
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  39. Jim,Karen and Family

    Sorry for your loss of Elaine. I worked with her many years ago at the Phyllis Beauty Salon on Grand Ave, and also boarded with Mrs Lowes on Bedford St. I use to run into her in Dresden once in a while and we would have a visit. Such a hard time to lose someone in the pandemic, hard to have closure without close friends nearby. Treasure all your fun memories.

    Pat Tiffin, Thamesville

  40. So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was my fist boss and became a wonderful mentor and family friend. Over 50 years have passed but anytime we ran into each other it was “old home week” always so open and positive about her long journey and always a joy to catch up with. Love and prayers to Jim and karen and family , our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  41. KAREN..Sorry for the loss of your Mom. Your Mom will be greatly missed. She was a special person. Gone but not forgotten. I feel fortunate I was able to meet her. She will always be in your heart. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Take care Karen xo

  42. Karen and family, so very sorry to hear about your Mom! I never met her but I was always so impressed by her kindness and how amazing she was by taking the time to bake so many cookies for oncology unit!
    Hugs to you and yours

  43. Jim and Family, So very sorry to learn of the passing of your dear soulmate Elaine. My sincerest condolences to you and family at this difficult time.

  44. Jim and family.
    We are saddened to hear of Elaine’s passing. You have been in our thoughts.

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