‘Ottawa’ Mayor Jim Watson’s Father Dies at 91
Mayor Jim Watson’s father, Beverley Watson, has died at age 91.
Just this week the mayor and his father had enjoyed a lunch together at Lansdowne Park to celebrate his most recent birthday.
The mayor’s father died on Saturday afternoon.
Condolences for the mayor were pouring in on Twitter from Ottawans, including Ottawa Centre MP and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna.
Beverley Watson had lived at a long-term care facility in the Glebe, a residence he had shared with his late wife prior to her death.
The mayor will not be expected at city hall over the coming days, according to an email sent out to city councillors on Saturday.
Beverley Watson’s funeral will be held on Wednesday at the Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Central Chapel at 3 p.m. after a two-hour visitation beginning at 1 p.m.