Osborne "Ossie" M. Watling

Born: Tue., Jul. 13, 1937
Died: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Location: Adams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
Location: Carmel United Church

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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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Amon & Vicki Savoie
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
Our condolences to the family at this difficult time!

Mary Jean Wilson
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
I will miss his smiling face and hearing him talk about my ford truck as he enjoyed a cigarette outside Lee Manor when I was visiting my mom. Always had a smile for everyone.

Ronster the Monster aka Ron Dawe
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
always a bright note...lots of jokes, good music, hilarious original lyrics......I never thought I'd say it.....but I will miss him!!

DAN SMYTH aja king can dan
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
Ossie was a great buddy we talked almost every day since he left pickering will miss him dearly all his jokes music and all his stories R.I.P. our dear friend dan & kendra all the family

Anthony W.J. McLean
   Posted Sun January 27, 2019
To the family of the late Mr. Osborne "Ossie" M. Watling,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Osborne "Ossie".

My thoughts, love, blessings and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.

Sincerely, Anthony W.J. McLean

Bonnie and John Leskew
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
I just found out today re Ossie .So sorry. A true friend.
Ossie and I had so much fun and laughs at his playhouse when he lived in Bayou Park.. Ossie was the kindest friend you could ever meet.
Prior to us moving permanently to Cumberland Beach from Burlington, Ossie would make sure cut and split wood was always at our doorstep when we arrived for the weekend. I actually have being trying to call his cellphone since Jan. as we kept in touch.
Ossie and I were avid musky anglers and he nicknamed me musky john.

I still carry that name. Rest in Peace buddy..

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