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Biography of Bob Watson - Telegrapher - d 1992

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

Robert J. Watson - Telegraphist
Robert J. Watson was born on July 23, 1922 of a seventh generation Ontario family. He was educated in Toronto, completing his junior matriculation from Parkdale Collegiate in June, 1939. Bob worked as an office clerk in Toronto before enlisting in the navy in October, 1942, at Toronto. He was then drafted to Victoria B.C., Prince Rupert, B.C. and St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. He joined the Nene and was discharged in October, 1945. Bob thoroughly enjoyed his position as a technical sales representative in the commercial and industrial air conditioning, heating and air handling industry in Toronto, until his retirement in 1988. Bob married Joyce Tozer of Toronto, in Prince Rupert, B.C. in September, 1943, in a naval wedding conducted by Reverend Ian Edwards (later Deputy Chaplain of the Fleet, Protestant). Blessed with daughters Sharon (Mrs. Chris Andrew), Donna (Mrs. Gary Haughton), Judith (Mrs. David Love), three granddaughters (Leah, Jennifer, Kimberley), and three grandsons (Robbie, Jeffrey, Jamie). Bob's principal hobbies include playing senior "A" softball in Toronto Defense League, Dentonia Park and Dieppe Park, curling at Avondale Curling Club, Toronto, bowling, as well as spending summers for 40 years at their cottage in Haliburton, Ontario. Robert passed away June 25, 1992.


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