In Memory of



Obituary for Gail Watson


A Melody That Will Live On. Gail Watson, beloved mother of Rob Watson (2008), wife of the late Bob Watson (2006) and Charlie Gagnier (1967). Passed away peacefully at the age of 80. Daughter of the late Joseph (1999) and Frances (2005). She leaves behind cherished memories for her brothers and sisters: Kathy Comartin (late Larry Stazsuk), Sherry Jagmin (late Tom), Bonny Quick (Garry), Brian Stropkovics (Jen Gignac), Cindy Ouellette (Ray) and Sandy Delaurier (Doug). Loving best friend to Judy Tomlin. Sister-in-law of Wanda Young. Predeceased by siblings, Joe (1981), Tim (1993), and Debby (1998). Gail is also survived by many nieces and nephews and close friends.

Born in 1943, Gail had an unwavering love for music that permeated her entire life playing Country Music in many local bands. Music, in particular, held a special place in her heart, providing both solace and upliftment in her most joyous and trying times. Friends and family often recount evenings listening to iconic tunes, Gail singing along and strumming her guitar with an infectious joy that touched everyone. Her most precious moments were her times playing music with her son Rob.

Throughout her life, Gail shared her passion for music with everyone she met. Her ability to connect with people through song allowed her to create lasting bonds, crafting a harmonious network of support and love that will continue to resonate long after her passing. She was an Earth Mother, who opened her heart and home to many homeless animals. As we remember and honour Gail's life, we celebrate her resilient spirit, her unwavering love for her family, and her legacy of boundless musical passions. Gail's melody will echo in the hearts of her loved ones forever, ensuring her light shines on in the warm memories she leaves behind.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 pm until time of Gail’s life celebration at 4 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Humane Society of Windsor/Essex, Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre or to an animal shelter of your choice. You may send your condolences online at