Watts, Gerald Francis “Wattssy”

In Loving Memory of Gerald Francis Watts (Wattssy) 67 years.  Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Sudbury Health Sciences North on September 9, 2023, surrounded by love.  Gerry had a good death with dignity. Gerry fought Pancreatic Cancer for just over 2 years with faith and courage. Loving husband of Beverley Watts for 32 years.  Father to Gerry Jr. (Laura-Lynn) and loving Papa to Aniela River.  Loving stepdad to Rodney, Dennis, and Derek (predeceased). Gerry was born on February 9th, 1956 in Sudbury, ON to Ernest and Emma Watts (nee Hopkins) both predeceased.  Predeceased by his brother Bryan (Lorraine).  Survived by his brothers, Stewart (Roberta), Randy (Lisa), and sister Caroline.  Loved by many aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces, cousins, brother and sister in laws.

Gerry was raised in Water’s township Walden, ON.  He worked for INCO from 1974 to 1982 until the big layoff, which was a blessing as then, he had a successful career in sales (Sears). Gerry won several gold Salesman awards throughout his over 30 years. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, rides, and having huge fires with friends.  Calling for moose, wolves, and anything that would call back.  Gerry had the gift of humor and when he got on a roll, he was the entertainment and life of the party.  Later in life Gerry was so delighted by the arrival of his first and only granddaughter Aniela River, he had his daily visits with his son and granddaughter throughout his illness, which gave him strength and courage.  Gerry got to bring his granddaughter for her first camping trip and boat rides just 2 months before his death.  Gerry was a believer in God and is now at peace in heaven.

 Special thanks for all the prayers throughout his battle.  Thanks to all Dr’s and nurses at HSN Cancer Center, Dr. Emack oncologist and Home Care Sudbury.

A Church Service will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Trinity United Church, 217 Sixth Avenue, Lively, ON at 2:00pm.  A luncheon to follow in the Church Hall.  A private burial will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donation can be made directly to the Northern Cancer Foundation https://ncfsudbury.com/


25 Condolences

  1. Sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry, I have fond memories of time shared with the family.
    Sympathy and love is sent to all.

    By: Sheila macdonald
    October 3, 2023
  2. My condolences to the Watts family!

    By: Ari Mikkola
    September 13, 2023
  3. We wish to express our condolences to the Watts Family on the passing of Cousin Gerry. May your memories of all the good times together comfort you in your grief.

    By: Harold & Trudy Bernard
    September 12, 2023
  4. My deepest condolences to the Watts family!

    By: Mike LeBreton
    September 12, 2023
  5. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Patricia and family

    By: Patricia Grant
    September 12, 2023
  6. To the Watts Family
    We wish there was something we could say or do to bring you all comfort and peace. Just know that we are praying God will wrap His loving arms around you and give you all the strength needed to get through this difficult time. Treasure the many pictures and memories because that is what will help during the grieving process. Gerry will live on forever. We will always remember him with fondness. He earned his wings too young. Now you have another Guardian Angel to watch over you. Love each and everyone of you
    Love Bryan &Judy

    By: Bryan and Judy Chisnell
    September 11, 2023
  7. My deepest condolences to the family.
    RIP Gerry.
    You will be missed. 🙏🙏

    By: Valerie Swearengen
    September 11, 2023
  8. Sincerest Condolences to Family and friends ! Rest easy Gerry

    By: Sly Nebonaionoquet
    September 11, 2023
  9. Our sincere condolences to Bev and family. Gerry was such a nice man and will truly be missed by many.

    By: Northern Superior Resources Inc.
    September 11, 2023
  10. So many years of history with our families and then a working relationship (I told him more than once that he was my favourite customer contact) with his buildings, Wattsy always had a big smile and a warm greeting. From the rink to the grocery store & all around Lively, it was always a pleasure stopping to chat. Rest in Peace Wattsy, sincerest condolences from the Duhamels to you all.

    By: Rachael Duhamel
    September 11, 2023
  11. I am so very sorry to hear of Wattsy’s passing. I have such great memories playing ball with Gerry as part of “Wattsy’s Brew Crew”. He was one of the funniest people I’ve ever met, and so kind and welcoming as well. My sincere condolences to his entire family, he will be missed! But I’m absolutely sure that he’s got them in stitches up in heaven.

    By: Sarah Wendler
    September 11, 2023
  12. Our sincerest condolences to you and yours at this time. Wishing all of the family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love and prayers at this time of sorrow.

    By: Tom and Leila Zazulak
    September 11, 2023
  13. My sincere condolences to everyone…rest in peace cousin Gerry. You will be missed.

    By: don hickox
    September 11, 2023
  14. Very Sorry to hear of Wattsy’s passing. Our families grew up just down the street from Wattsy.
    Although a few years younger, fondly remember the Watts bros and Caroline. A spirited group that always treated my parents and all of us with thoughtfulness and respect. Gerry’s upbeat demeanour and sense of humour will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.

    By: Robin and Jennifer White
    September 11, 2023
  15. My sincere condolences to the family. Rest In Peace Gerry.

    By: Ken Duffin
    September 11, 2023
  16. Deepest condolences to the family. Another good one gone too soon!!

    By: Scott Streich
    September 11, 2023
  17. My sincere condolences,
    Gerry was a great guy, especially his sense of humor.
    May his memory live on forever in your hearts.

    By: Kim Crrasey
    September 11, 2023
  18. Sending our love and healing thoughts to Bev and the family at this time. May his spirit live on in all the lives he has touched. RIP Gerry

    By: Allan and Cheryl Hickox
    September 11, 2023
  19. My deepest condolences. He will be missed by all. He always had a smile, a hello whenever I seen him. Prayers go to all his family.

    By: Carol (Murphy) Scott
    September 11, 2023
  20. My deepest heartfelt condolences to your family. ❤️
    Your family will always be in my heart. I am praying that God will comfort your family during this very difficult time.

    By: Nicky
    September 10, 2023
  21. My deepest condolences to all the Watts family, may he rest in Peace knowing that he was loved by many. May you all find solace in the surrounding of family and friends, fond memories keep you strong during this time. Blessings be with you.

    Linda and Beau Bouchard

    By: Linda
    September 10, 2023
  22. Gord and I went to Lively High with Gerry. One of the good guys. Our sincere condolences to all the family.

    By: Dennis Grant and Gord Vignault
    September 10, 2023
  23. Beverly, Stewart, Randy, Caroline and the Watts family, So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. Some great memories of the family. Have you all in my thoughts and prayers. R.I.P

    By: Dorothy Papineau ( French)
    September 10, 2023
  24. Our Sincere Sympathy to all his loved ones.
    R.I.P. Gerald Francis Watts

    By: Rose Marie Doiron
    September 10, 2023
  25. I am sorry I won’t be there for the service as I am in Newfoundland until the end of September.
    Please be assured of our continued love and support.

    By: Ruth and Michael doyon
    September 10, 2023

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