June 15, 1933 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 86)


Helen Rose Watson, 86, passed away on June 12th, 2020 at the Biggar Hospital.  Helen was born on June 15th, 1933 in St. Walburg, SK, the daughter of William and Maria Beeching.

After graduating Grade 12, Helen worked various jobs before marrying Larry McNie in June 1956.  They had two children, Shelly in 1957 and Don in 1958.  Helen was predeceased by her husband Larry in 1959.

Helen obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Calgary.  She taught at Centennial Park School in North Battleford for 25 years and retired as the Principal in 1988.

She married Sheldon Watson on July 17th, 1981 and moved to Biggar after retirement to live at the farm full time.  She enjoyed all aspects of farming, including harvest, cattle, and her pet cats and dogs over the years.  Helen had a nurturing soul and was known for her kindness and patience.

Helen is survived by her husband of 38 years, Sheldon Watson; daughter, Shelly Conlon; son, Don (JoAnn) McNie; step-children, Wes Watson, Sheila (Ken) McMillan, Angel (John) Bisanz, Shelby Watson; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


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