Sheldon Watson

Sheldon Watson


1975 ~ 2017


Mr. Sheldon Watson of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Melody Watson, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Foothill Medical Centre in Calgary on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the age of 42 years.

Sheldon was born in Coaldale on January 24, 1975 to Emily Caouette and Stanley Watson. Sheldon spent his childhood in Grand Prairie and moved back to Coaldale during his teenage years. As an adult, Sheldon moved back and forth from Calgary to Lethbridge until he married his wife Melody Watson in 2002. He settled down in Coalhurst for the remainder of his life, where he raised two daughters with Melody. For 13 years, Sheldon worked with the McDonald Auto Group as a Sales Associate and Manager. He was also a member of the Town Council in Coalhurst for 4 years. Sheldon enjoyed golfing, gofer hunting, and gathering with all of his family. He was an active member at City Light Church and attended weekly bible studies. He spent countless hours throughout his life volunteering within his church, the Town of Coalhurst, and in Full Gospel Business Men. Sheldon had a heart of service.

Besides his loving wife Melody Watson, Sheldon Watson is survived by his mother Emily Caouette, 2 daughters Jessica and Emily Watson, 2 sisters Michelle Riegling (Chad Riegling) and Monica Watson, 1 brother Micheal Caouette, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and their families. Sheldon was predeceased by his father Stanley Watson, grandparents Otto and Ruth Friesen, and Stan and Ruth Watson, uncle and aunt Dyck and Carol Sawa, aunt Vivian Boyer, and loving aunt Rose Whiteford.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, December 1, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 - 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Celebration of Sheldon’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Pastor Doug Shimoda, officiating.

A Private family burial will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Sheldon’s name may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 1A129, 960 - 19 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

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