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Osborne "Ossie" M. Watling

July 13, 1937 ~ January 7, 2019 (age 81)

Osborne “Ossie” M. Watling

            1937 – 2019

Osborne “Ossie” Manford Watling of Owen Sound, Ontario and formerly of Pickering, ON and Point Aux Carr, NB passed away at the Lee Manor, Owen Sound on January 7, 2019 at the age of 81.

Born in Point Aux Carr, on July 13, 1937 he was the son of the late George Willard and Clara May (MacDonald) Watling.  He was a retired Gradall Owner/Operator and attended United Church.

He is survived by daughter Cheryl Beecraft (Ray) of Ottawa, ON; son Paul Watling (Deborah) of Owen Sound, ON; grandchildren: Rachel Barends (Fred) of Columbus, Ohio and Steven Beecraft (Katrina) of Ottawa; two great grandchildren Finley and Lennox; three brothers: Robert Watling, Ken Watling (Shirley) and Win Watling (Liz) all of Ontario.  He was predeceased by his parents, son Brian Watling, five sisters: Ruby Taylor, Mary Glendenning, Geneva Sweezey, Sadie McLenaghan and Jean Glendenning and seven brothers: Cedric (Ced), John, George, Lawrence, James, Clarence and Ernie Watling.  

Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi on Sunday, from 2-4 pm.  Funeral service was held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11 am from Carmel United Church with Rev. Willard Watling officiating.  A “Celebration of Life” for Ossie will be held at ANAF 765 3rd St., Mississauga, ON on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2 pm.  Music for the service was provided by Al Fraser and Edison Russell and the hymns were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace”.  A special song “You Raise Me Up” was played and sang by Bobby and Icyphene Watling.  The recessional was a Fiddle Classic played by Bob and Bobby Watling.  The scripture readings was read by Rachel Barends and the eulogy was given by Cheryl Beecraft.  Interment will be held in the Black River Community Cemetery later in the spring.

As expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca

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