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Mrs. Barbara Watson

At the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Saturday June 8th, 2019, Mrs. Barbara Watson of Chatham in her 73rd year.  Beloved and the oldest daughter of the late Ivan and Elizabeth (Betty Goddard) Kelley.  Most loved and cherished wife of Gregory Jan Watson.  Dear sister of Bill Kelley and his wife Florence of Chatham, Patricia Waite and her husband Ron of Peterborough, Gordon Kelley and his wife Elspeth of Calgary, Janice Johnson and her husband Bill of Chatham, and Paul Kelley and his wife Judie of Chatham, and dear sister-in-law of Marsha Kelley of Chatham.  She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  Barbara and her husband married October 10th, 1970 and throughout their life together had many “furry” children.  Barbara began her career at London Life Insurance Co. in Chatham in 1964 and resigned as Office Supervisor in 1981 to work in the family business G.J. Watson Service Station Maintenance.  In 1998 Barbara was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré Syndrome, and despite her disability Barbara managed to carry on with her life, maybe not doing as much as she would have liked but enough.  Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington Street West, Chatham, 519-352-2710 on Tuesday June 11th with visiting from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.  The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday June 12th at 11 am.  Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider C-K Hospice Foundation and The Salvation Army.  On-line condolences may be left at

Visitation:  Tuesday June 11th, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm & 7 to 9 pm

Funeral Service:  Wednesday June 12th, 2019 at 11 am

Conducted From:  The chapel of the funeral home.

Officiating:  Pastor Greg Simpson

Interment:  Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham

Donations:   C-K Hospice Foundation and The Salvation Army

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