It is with heavy hearts that Dwaine’s family announce his departure on Friday, August 20th, 2021, just 8 days short of what would have been his 63rd Birthday. Dwaine was born on August 28th, 1958, in Maple Creek, Sask. to his loving parents, Millie and Bob Watson.
Growing up on the farm, Dwaine was always into something or another, whether it was taking apart electronics only to figure out it wasn’t so easy to put them back in working order or helping with the various chores of the day, he was always eager to figure out how things worked. In high school, Dwaine spent a time driving school bus; following his school days at Consul School, he enrolled at SAIT in Calgary to pursue a career in aviation mechanics; he worked for Northwest Territories Air Company, Pacific Western Airlines and Nova Corporation where he traveled as the onboard mechanic to places such as the Canadian Arctic, Europe and the Middle East. Following the arrival of Robbie and Valeri, Dwaine decided to settle back to his roots of SW Saskatchewan to assist with operating the family farm and operation of a local oil battery. Along with farming, Dwaine kept busy with oil & gas as well as operating his own air conditioning business, keeping the SW corner cool in the hot Saskatchewan summers. With the sale of the family farm in 1998, Dwaine moved into Consul to continue his career in oil and gas and helped with various local 4-H Outdoorsman activities, hockey functions, was a Counsellor on the Reno 51 Board, and First Responder for the Consul Ambulance. Dwaine met Angela in 2001 and eventually sold his house in Consul and moved into Medicine Hat where he continued his career in oil & gas. Dwaine and Angela travelled extensively in the years that followed, visiting various destinations in Canada, the U.S, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Dwaine is survived by his loving wife, Angela of Medicine Hat, AB; his father, Bob Watson of Maple Creek, SK; his son, Robbie (Jaylene) Watson of Medicine Hat, AB; daughter, Valeri (Sean) Watson of Lethbridge, AB; step-son, Kelly (Jamie) Dickinson of Taber, AB; step-daughters, Jacki (Jesse) Murphy of Medicine Hat, AB, and Candace Dickinson of Medicine Hat, AB ; brothers, Glen (Wendy) Swift of Vancouver, BC; Warren (Nancy) Watson of Brooks, AB and life-long best friend, Darcy (Donna) Johnson of Robsart, SK; grandchildren Jarren, Vance, Audrey, Callie (Jayden), Haylee, Emma, Cody, Taylor, Kaidin, Shinesta, and Kolby; nieces, Jody (Dylan) McGuire of Vancouver BC and Jessica (Ryan) Gust of Calgary, AB and nephew Jeffrey (Laura) Watson of Prince George, BC as well as numerous extended family and friends.
Dwaine was predeceased by his brothers, Donnie and Jerry Swift; his mother, Millie Watson; and stepson Ryan Dickinson.
For those wishing to pay their respects, a visitation will be held at Grace Memorial, 1924 10 Ave NW, Medicine Hat, AB on Thursday, August 26th, 2021 from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
In honouring Dwaine’s final wishes, a graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Robsart Cemetery. Coffee and a light lunch will follow at the Consul Community Hall; guests are invited to share their best memories of Dwaine.
Dwaine’s family would like to express their gratitude for the exemplary care that Dwaine received from the staff at the Medicine Hat Hospital and Masterpiece Living over the past 6 months, and most recently to the staff on Unit 4-West for their dignified care during Dwaine’s final days. Donations in Dwaine’s memory can be made directly online to Diabetes Canada.
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