Miriam Watson-Wilkin (nee Smedley)

In Memorial

beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt passed away on April 12, 2013 in West Vancouver. Miriam was born and raised in Burnaby and other than her years spent in Edmonton, she called Burnaby home until she retired to the Summerhill Residence in North Vancouver, and then to Inglewood Care Centre in recent years.
Miriam is predeceased by her husband Ken Watson and her second husband, Ed Wilkin. She is survived by her children Patricia Watson (Rob), Vivian O’Sullivan (Barry) and Jack Watson (Gretchen), sister Emily Little and brothers Bob and Jack Smedley, her grandchildren Martin (Debbie) Carnegie, Brent Carnegie, Colin Noppers (Richelle), Alisha Patterson (Todd) and Karinne Addis (Ryan). She also had four great grandchildren (Logan , Amara, Matthew and Kaelen) and many nieces and nephews. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all.
Miriam spent many hours doing volunteer work for the YWCA and was instrumental in setting up the Sexual Assault Centre in Edmonton. She was involved in her church, Job’s Daughters and Eastern Star.
A special thank you to the wonderful care received at Inglewood Care Centre.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday April 13th at Garden Hill Funeral Services located at 11765 224th St., Maple Ridge, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to Alzheimers Society of BC would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Diana Higgins (nee Barnes)

    I was saddened to read the passing of “Mrs. Watson” in today’s Vancouver Sun. I was instantly taken back to a memory which I would like to share with Jack in particular. I remember coming up the back stairs and walking into the kitchen with freshly baked cookies EVERYWHERE!!! Mrs. Watson was the only person I knew then who did MAJOR batch-baking of cookies. They were everywhere!!!! and the smell was amazing. As a little girl Mrs. Watson was so friendly and her laugh was “hearty”, which is a funny thing to remember from close to 50 years ago! Sullivan Heights (David Drive) was a special area to grow up in, and wonderful neighbours like “Mrs. Watson” were the reason for this. Sincerely, Diana Higgins (nee Barnes from Casewell Street)

  2. Remembering Miriam and the many times we had together. I remember Sorrent Centre, New Friends, practicing our sign language and so many others to numerous to mention but especially standing beside her as she married Ed. They both will always be a part of my life and ever in my heart. Our condolences to the family.

    Sid and Joan Fensome

  3. Margery and Ken White

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of our cousin Miriam, we spent many a happy hour with her on her visits
    to England, she was such a special person and her loss will be felt by many
    Our love to all of her family from all of us in England.

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