April 21, 1907 – October 21, 2008
Sarah passed away peacefully at the age of 101, at Vernon Hospice House on October 21, 2008. She was born on April 21, 1907 in Vancouver, B.C. A career woman for most of her life, Sarah began work for the telephone company in 1924, in the Highland Office in Vancouver, and transferred two years later to the Seymour Street office. She met and married Frank Watson in Vancouver in 1929. Sarah and Frank lived in Vancouver, Chilliwack, Nelson, Kamloops and New Westminster before moving to 100 Mile House in the Spring of 1947, where they built a homestead at Deka Lake with their five children. In 1954 Sarah began work in the 100 Mile House Telephone Company office and was promoted to chief operator in 1957, and in this position supervised the 318-station office until her retirement from the company in 1962. She returned to work in 1964, working in the 100 Mile Dental office, and finished her working career there, retiring in 1972. Sarah moved to Armstrong in 1980, where she spent the last 28 years living at the Three Links Lodge. She was a hard-working, kind and gentle soul, with many friends and family who will miss her dearly. Sarah was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1969, and her daughter Reita Blackstock in 2008. She is survived by daughters Shirley Schnaar (Jim) and Rose Cosman (Eddie), and sons Bob Watson (Chris) and Carl Watson (Amy) and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. The family would like to give thanks to Dr. Sherwin for his many dedicated years as Sarah’s physician, and to the nurses and care-aides at the Vernon Hospice House for their commitment and compassion. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Vernon Hospice House. Services will be held at the Enderby Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 115 George Street, Enderby, B.C. on Saturday, November 1st at 2pm.