Peter Watts

Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Chapel of the James Reid Funeral Home
1900 John Counter Blvd.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada


A reception will follow the service in the James Reid Funeral Home Reception and Celebration Centre

Obituary of Peter Watts

WATTS, Peter Stanley
June 11, 1950 - Kingston, Ontario 
January 18, 2019 - Calgary, Alberta 

Peter Watts of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the age of 68 years.

Peter was born in Kingston, ON, where he grew up and attended Queen’s University, obtaining his degree in history and politics. While attending Queen’s he found himself in the radio booth working for the campus radio station CFRC while also managing the university football and hockey teams.

That radio experience was the start of his life’s work in the media industry. Some of his most memorable positions included CKWS TV in Kingston hosting news, weather and sports, CKLC radio show "Kingston Today", CBC Sports Edmonton, Commentator for TSN Sportsdesk, and Host/Producer of the Alberta Morning News on the Corus Radio Network. Peter’s love of journalism made him a natural mentor; he was known to always take the time to guide and coach new staff.

Peter is survived by his sister Linda Watts, brother Paul Watts both of Kingston, ON; cousins and their families, Carol Grieco (Angelo Grieco, predeceased) of Kitchener ON, Heather (Stephen) Roberts, Janice (Mike) Morris, Sheila (Kevin) Riley, and Sharon Thompson all of Kingston, ON.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rockyview General Hospital for the care they provided Peter.

A celebration of life will be held at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston, on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the James Reid Funeral Home Reception and Celebration Centre.

 If friends or family so desire, a Go Fund Me page has been established in Peters honour with all proceeds going to a fund that will assist the next generation of Broadcast Journalists.


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