May 21, 1939 – February 12, 2018

“It’s hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember.”    -Unknown

Dan’s love for and devotion to his family knew no bounds. His wife and soulmate, Betty (nee Friend), was loved more than any woman on earth. Throughout their 56 years of marriage, they faced the highs and lows of life together. Dan would say that these things only made their love for each other stronger. His ‘three girls’, Lynn Watson, Cindy Dickson (Jason, who has been holding a seat for Dan in Heaven’s Hot Stove Lounge) and Andrea Connor (Michael), each held a very special place in Dan’s heart. One of the things they could always count on was their Dad’s love and support. Dan was extremely proud of his four grandchildren, Riley (Cole), Chloe, Mary and Charlie. In his eyes, it was impossible for any of them to do wrong. His friends were also so important to Dan. A lifetime of stories about his baseball teams, hiking group, poker club, and lifelong friends will never grow old. Dan loved so deeply, and was so deeply loved. Betty, Lynn, Cindy and Andrea will be greeting family and friends at the Turner Family Funeral Home at 53 Main Street in Dundas on Thursday, February 15th from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm, followed by a Celebration of Dan’s Life on Friday, February 16th at 1:00 pm. Dan’s family would like to extend sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of the incredible people at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Wing at St. Peter’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

13 Messages to Watson, Daniel William

  • Terry Kobylinski

    Thoughts and prayers for your family. Dan will be greatly missed. Dan was a wonderful husband , father and friend.
    Terry and Marie Kobylinski

  • Rob Harris

    Dan was an excellent gentle man and good friend to many and all. It was a great experience to know Dan and to spend time golfing together and chatting. Thoughts and prayers for Betty and the entire family.

  • Flavio Mascia

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Andrea, Mike, and the rest of your family at this sad time. God bless you and your family. Be strong for each other at this time. Love Flavio Mascia & family

  • Bernie Sauve

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I had the privilege of working with Dan on implementing and doing audits in the ISO program. Dan, Jim Shane, and I, as well as Grant Hughes and Steve O’Connor spent many hours on the road, and having Dan with us made the time pass more quickly.May he rest in Peace. Family always came first for Dan.
    P.s.

  • Kay Marlowe

    Thank you Betty, Lynn, Cindy and Andrea, for loving and taking such good care of my baby brother Dan. I love you all Kay/Aunt Kay

  • Gord & Marie Flis

    So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. We remember many fun years of golfing, poker club and parties on the Britton deck. He was a gentleman with a great sense of humour and will surely be missed by Betty, his girls, and many friends. Unfortunately we are in the States and are unable to attend Dan’s visitation and Celebration of Life.
    Gord & Marie Flis

  • Erwin Schneider

    Bidding ‘adieu’ to a kind and gentle soul; among many other things, I’ll miss your quiet humour, your keen insight and your love of music, Danno. Travel safely, dear friend.

  • Susan Shannon

    Dan was truly a gentle man. Peace is with you. Lynne, Betty, Andy, and Cindy-our thoughts and prayers to you.
    Susan Shannon and Pamma Kryshoski
    Hamilton

  • Maggie and Wayne Van Sickle

    Dear Betty and family please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by all of you.

    Sincerely
    Maggie and Wayne Van Sickle

  • Kathy Jones

    This Man was extrodinary he was always so happy and would do anything for anyone, including me. Betty and Dan took me in and made there home my home, made me feel so comfortable and loved. I will always love both of them for that. My Dad had passed away but I can tell you at that time in my life he was like a Dad to me I’ll love him for that too. Frankie and I will always remember when we use to play quarters with him we had so much fun we loved hanging out with him and Betty on the weekends. He was a man that you would be lucky to have in your life. Frankie and I were very lucky and happy to have him in our lives. Dan you will be missed so much. So sorry for your loss Betty, Lynn, Cindy and Andi. Love you all Frankie & Kathy. Xoxo

  • Julie Barichello

    Dan, loved working with you and always remember how you would make me laugh. To this day, and even more so now, hearing Steely Dan will always have a special place in my heart. Dan you are truly a man that will never be forgotten. Betty, my heart goes out to you and your family.
    Hugs

  • Michelle and dina

    Thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Dan was a great man. He was always so kind to me and made me feel welcome in his home. God bless and be at peace now. Heaven just got another great angel 😇 Michelle and dina

  • Sheila Wilson

    Dan Dan the measuring man. We completed many projects together. Always square and always level! Our many interesting conversations during our commute to Mississauga helped me to see the world through your kind eyes. We’ll look after Betty for you. Love you always…Go Leafs Go. Miss you already

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