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Margaret Isabel Pearl "Isabel" WATSON

Female 1924 - 2010  (85 years)


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  • Name Margaret Isabel Pearl "Isabel" WATSON  [1
    Nickname Isabel 
    Born 13 May 1924  Kola, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Mar 2010  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • (Living names removed) COTTON: The death of M. Isabel (née Watson) occurred peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on March 24, 2010, at the age of 85 years. Isabel was born May 13, 1924 and was the youngest child of Thomas and Pearl WATSON of the Kola district, Virden, Manitoba. She was educated in a one room schoolhouse in Kola and attended Elkhorn School for one year, before moving to Brandon in 1944. She worked at the YWCA during the day and attended Wheat City Business College in the evening. She was employed at Canada Customs until 1949. On October 29, 1949 she married G.W. (Bill) COTTON and made their home on Richmond Avenue. They enjoyed camping and had many enjoyable times at their cabin at Clear Lake. She worked part time at Thomas Ryles Jewelry store, and was a member of Knox United Church holding various positions within the Church, and the A.C.T. Ladies Auxiliary. Isabel was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed life to its fullest. She was predeceased by her loving husband Bill, parents Thomas and Pearl, brothers Harold, Henry, Tom, Robin (Reta), John (Margaret). Isabel will be always remembered for her genuine smile and her love of family. She was respected by everyone who knew her. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, oil painting, music and dance, all of which family members were able to enjoy. As she tended her garden her love of flowers was evident every year. She took pride in everything she accomplished. The Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. Interment was in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, Suite105-386 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R6.
    Buried 30 Mar 2010  Rosewood Memorial, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I7587  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2011 

    Father Thomas Clarke WATSON,   b. 1 Apr 1880, Coatham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1953, Virden, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Ella Pearl "Pearl" NORSWORTHY,   b. 18 May 1884, Kola, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1946, Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1905  Kola, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Thomas Clarke WATSON, of the District of Kola, Manitoba, Bachelor, and Ella Pearl NORSWORTHY of the same Parish and District, Spinster, married on the 6 December 1905, in Diocese of Ruperts Land. Married by Wm. Stocker, Incumbent, Church of Advent Kola. Witnesses: W. S. NORSWORTHY and Ella POWELL.
    Photos
    Farm: T. C. Watson
    Farm: T. C. Watson
    Documents
    Marriage: Watson and Norsworthy
    Marriage: Watson and Norsworthy
    Thomas Clarke Watson and Ella Pearl Norsworthy married 6 December 1905.
    Family ID F1951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George William "Bill" COTTON,   b. 22 Dec 1920, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1984, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1949  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Living
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    Marriage: Cotton and Watson
    Marriage: Cotton and Watson
    Bill Cotton and Isabel Watson married 29 October 1949.
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F1959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Norsworthy family
    Norsworthy family
    L-R: Hettie Belle (Grant) Norsworthy; Grant Norsworthy; Ella Pearl (Norsworthy) Watson; Jessie Hunt; Margaret (Montgomery) Norsworthy; baby Isabel Watson; Robin Watson.
    Watson family
    Watson family
    L-R: Thomas, Isabel, Henry, Thomas Clarke, John, Harold, Robin, and Ella Pearl sitting.

  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Personal communication.

    2. [S11] Obituary/Death or Funeral notice.

    3. [S490] Marriage Certificate.