On December 8, 2021, Alexander Douglas “Doug” Watt, 93, of St. Albert peacefully left this world.
His family remains to carry on his legacy of love. His son, Craig (Nancy) share this love with his granddaughters Justina (Peter) Verboom and Robyn (Ryan) Lutz; greatgrandchildren Tobias and Johanna enriched Doug’s life. Doug leaves behind brothers, Al and Gord; friend Roberta Davis and many other friends to remember his generosity, kind spirit and remarkable life.
He was predeceased by parents, Flora and Stewart Watt; sister, Marg Carkner; wife, Marjorie (nee Barnaby) and companion, Hazel Keufler.
Born in Guelph, Ontario on July 23, 1928, Doug’s early work with Ontario Forestry reinforced his lifelong love of nature.
Doug joined the RCMP in 1949. Postings in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland were followed by positions in Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton where he retired after 35 years of service to Canada. The majority of his RCMP service was in Staffing and Personnel where he was a mentor and advocate for many.
He was a Cub and Scout leader and enjoyed umpiring baseball. After retiring, he pursued his love of flying by obtaining his gliding and powered flight pilot licenses. Doug spent many hours in his wood shop making furniture, turning bowls and building bird feeders.
As per Doug’s wishes, there will be no service, however, his ashes will be interred at the RCMP Training Academy Cemetery in Regina at a later date.
Donations may be made in Doug’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada.
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Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home
St. Albert Chapel