(1912 – 2009)
On January 2, 2009, Lois Merriman Watson, at the age of 96 years, passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital following a short illness.
Lois was born November 16, 1912 in Coaticook, Quebec, moving as a child to an apple orchard in Kelowna where she remembered many warm summers on the beach. From Kelowna she moved to Vancouver finally settling in Chilliwack as a young woman where she lived and worked for 70 years, first as a social editor with The Progress newspaper and then into her own business of ladies’ apparel. After retirement she married Richard Watson with whom she enjoyed many years of travel and adventures until his passing in October 1999. Five years ago Lois moved to Vernon to be closer to her family and enjoyed living and making new friends at Coldstream Meadows.
Lois will be lovingly remembered by her brother Bruce Watt and family as well as many friends in Vernon and Chilliwack.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services, #1, 4311 – 25th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1P5