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Roger Watts

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In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, a public Celebration of Life Service for Roger will be planned at a time when we can once again gather in groups larger than 10. Roger's family encourages everyone to watch this website for more information. Please leave a written tribute or words of condolence in the tributes section of this webpage. www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com

Watts; Roger Frederick

Suddenly at his home, on Thursday May 14th, 2020. Roger Watts, in his 69th year, beloved husband of Janet. Loving father of Matthew and Kevin. Dear brother of Karen Watts and Lorraine Winger. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 905-936-3477. In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, a public Celebration of Life Service for Roger will be planned at a time when we can once again gather in groups larger than 10. Roger’s family encourages everyone to watch this website for more information. Please leave a written tribute or words of condolence in the tributes section of this webpage. www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com

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“Roger Watts”
  1. Kathy Donnelly wrote:

    Janet, Matthew and Kevin
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Roger. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Donna Barba wrote:

    To the Watts Family
    I was so saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Roger. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all. My sincere condolences.

  3. Mary Bachlow wrote:

    Dear Janet, Kevin and Matthew,
    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Roger. You are all in my thoughts as you begin a new normal. Take good care of yourselves.

  4. Kelly Watson wrote:

    Lorraine and family, I was so saddened to hear about Roger. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time Love Kelly

  5. Cathy Webb wrote:

    Dear Janet,
    I’m sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Roger.
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Janice Walker wrote:

    Dear Janet, Matthew, & Kevin:

    Roger has been our personal accountant for many years and we had come to think of him as more of a friend. He was kind to us when my husband, Colin, died and took the time to attend his funeral. Our son, Jamie, and I offer you our heartfelt condolences at the loss of such a special man.

    Sincerely,
    Janice and Jamie Walker

  7. Carol Tudhope wrote:

    Dear Janet, Matthew & Kevin,
    We were deeply saddened and shocked to hear Roger passed away. He was one of our long time friends for over fifty years and we will miss him. We hope your memories of Roger will comfort you during this difficult time. We appreciated the recent telephone call from both of you.
    Love Carol & Roger Tudhope

  8. SCOTT JAMES wrote:

    Dear Janet, Matthew & Kevin
    Roger was my very good friend since I was 5 years old. I will miss him. He was like a third son to my parents, Cyril & Lori James.
    Scott James

  9. Pat & Wayne Buchanan wrote:

    Dear Janet, Matthew & Kevin,

    Both Wayne & I are so sorry to hear about Roger. I cannot imagine what you are all going through right now. Please know that we will be thinking of you and your family.
    Love Wayne, Pat & family.

  10. Bruce & Julie wrote:

    Dear Janet, Matthew and Kevin…we are so sorry about Roger’s passing. He was a great friend of long standing and I valued his friendship, sense of humour, intellect, and warm character. I hope you all find solace in knowing that he was loved and respected by so many. We hope to see you soon.

  11. Vincenza Guzzo wrote:

    To the Watts family,

    Roger was one of the kindest, sweetest coworkers I have worked with. He was always ready to help no matter how busy he was. I will miss his smiling face.

  12. David Cooper wrote:

    I have worked with Roger for the past 8 years or so and he was one of the good ones. I am really shocked and saddened by this news. Roger was friendly and had the skill of making people around him feel comfortable. I will miss you Roger!

  13. Tony Baik wrote:

    My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Roger will be greatly missed by all who have worked with him over the past 10 years on the subway extension project. His professionalism and dedication will be greatly missed by all his friends at TTC.

  14. Karyn Spiegelman wrote:

    To Roger’s family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have worked with Roger since 2009. Such a nice guy, and really smart. I will miss him a lot.

  15. Jerry Pimentel wrote:

    I was my pleasure to have worked with Roger. Roger was always ready to help and provide his valuable knowledge and always with a smile on his face. I know all who worked with Roger on the TYSSE Project will miss him terribly. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  16. Ruel Ramirez wrote:

    My condolences to the Watts family. Roger was a great co-worker and friend. I will greatly miss our morning chats.

  17. Jordan Christoff wrote:

    I am heartbroken and shocked to hear that Roger has recently passed away. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family. Roger and I go a ways back having worked on many Projects at Stantec, both in Toronto and here in Sudbury. It was easy for Roger to make a ton of friends along the way with his kind heart, his laugh, his smile, and genuine advice to anyone who asked for it. We will dearly miss you Roger. You left us far too soon, but you will forever be in our hearts and in our memories. And I my friend, had some good memories with you. Your friend and colleague, Jordan.

  18. Elena Terechtchouk wrote:

    Over the last 11 years I have had the pleasure of working with Roger. I was blessed that he was my colleague. It is a huge loss for all of us My deepest condolences to his family.

  19. Marie Almeida-Mathews wrote:

    My deepest condolences to all in Roger’s family.

    He was a very nice man and will be missed.

    May His Soul Rest In Peace.

  20. Mary Nitchov wrote:

    I was so saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Roger. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all. My sincere condolences.

  21. Tom Malecon wrote:

    My deepest condolence to the family of Roger.
    Roger’s smile and friendliness will surely be missed by so many and myself.
    Our hearts are really saddened by the loss of one good and kind person and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Helle Yip-Nielsen wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Watts Family,

    I had the great pleasure working with Roger over the last 12 years. He was always joyful with the greatest comments. My heart is saddened by the loss of a good, thoughtful and kind person.
    Roger – You will be dearly missed and I am going to miss our great talks and laughs.
    Your friend Helle

  23. Bob Hare wrote:

    Dear Janet Matthew and Kevin
    I can hardly believe Roger has passed. He was a great friend and although I haven’t seen him much over the years I still counted him as a buddy. Please accept my heart felt condolences. He will be missed.

  24. Mariam Armanious wrote:

    So sad to hear about sudden passing away of Roger. He was one of the best co-workers to deal with. He will be greatly missed. My prayers & thoughts with the family.

  25. Nelson Neves wrote:

    To the Watts Family,

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Roger will be deeply missed by his TTC family.

  26. Ling Ho wrote:

    Deepest condolences to the Watts family.

    So sad and shocked in hearing the news today. Roger was a funny and wise supervisor whose stories I will miss dearly.

  27. Fillis Sturm wrote:

    To the Watts family:
    My deepest and sincerest condolences on your loss. I worked with Roger for 10 years and he was a pleasure to work with because he was kind and always helpful to everyone. May your fond memories and support from family and friends bring you a measure of comfort during this time.

  28. Vlado Dimovski wrote:

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Roger. He will be missed at the TTC.

  29. James Varnava wrote:

    To the Watts Family,
    My sincerest condolences on your loss. I will always remember Roger’s passion and enthusiasm. His optimism and smile was always sure to brighten up a room.

  30. Abe Patricio wrote:

    Roger will be remembered as a good friend and colleague by those who knew him and worked with him at TTC and Stantec. We were all blessed to have known him. My deepest condolences to the Watts Family. May he rest in peace.

  31. Arnold Dyer wrote:

    My sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. It was a shock to hear this news today. Roger was so full of vim and energy when I worked with him on the subway extension. My prayers and thoughts to the family.

  32. Charles Suthetland wrote:

    To the Watt’s Family,
    It is great sadness that I would like to express my deepest condolences to your family on the passing of Roger a dear friend and colleague for many years. Roger, Jordan Cristoff and I worked on various Projects in Toronto and Sudbury. We had some difficult assignments but Roger always brought stability and a positive spprosch in helping us to get the work done. I will miss Roger and may God give you peace as you grief his loss to your Family.

  33. Alex and Pat Dixon wrote:

    Dear Janet,Matthew and Kevin
    As years go by some people in our lives are very special and although we might not see them for long periods of time, they remain our best friends……and that was Roger. We miss you buddy.

  34. Bruce Macgregor wrote:

    Dear Watts Family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Roger over the past decade and quickly came to realize what a friendly, principled and helpful man he was. Your hearts must ache…he will be missed by everyone who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  35. Jehad Hassan wrote:

    To Roger’s family, My deepest condolences for your loss. This came as a shock to everyone who knew him at TTC. He was always there with his infinite knowledge and wisdom. We will miss you Roger.

  36. Carina Farrol wrote:

    No one will call me kiddo anymore. I will miss you Roger. My heartfelt condolences to Mrs Janet Watts, Matthew and Kevin.

  37. Thomas Baginski wrote:

    I came to know Roger working with him closely for the last 5 years. There are many words to describe the man but none can do so fully. He was ever-optimistic, charming and funny, with a sharp wit and genuine smile. He was a patient listener and deeply intelligent. I am left with only good thoughts and memories. Goodbye Roger, you will leave a hole in all our lives.

  38. Angelet lim wrote:

    I work with Roger and he was always ready to help. My heart goes out to the Roger’s Family during this time of sorrow. Rest in peace.

  39. Jackie Ibale wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Watts family. Roger was a great friend and mentor. He will be missed.

  40. Art Profeta wrote:

    Deep condolences to the family. My prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  41. Elmira wrote:

    I was so saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Roger. My sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. He will be missed.

  42. Noel Walton wrote:

    I worked with Roger for over 8 years. His untimely passing is a huge loss and he will be missed. My sincere sympathy goes out to his family.

  43. Carl Bergquist wrote:

    My thoughts and prayers for Roger’s family and friends. Roger welcomed me with wisdom and kindness when I joined the TYSSE team. He was highly regarded as the ‘go-to’ guy for all finance and accounting questions and was always willing to do whatever it took to get the job done. A kind and pleasant man who I was proud to call a friend. He will be missed.

  44. Paul Palmisciano wrote:

    I had the pleasure of working with Roger at TTC on the Spadina extension. When I came in Roger was nothing but spectacular helping me navigate the ins and outs of the funding requirements. Roger was always willing to take the time to explain how things worked and did so with a laugh and a smile.

    My sincere condolences to the entire Watts family and his extended work family.

  45. Teresa Coelho wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Watts family. I am so saddened to hear of your loss and ours. I worked with Roger, a short time, but so happy for the opportunity of meeting a positive, cheery and bright spirit. Thinking of his wit and humor, brings a smile and much joy. May his soul rest in peace.

  46. Tony Himraj wrote:

    My sincerest condolences to the Watts Family. I had the pleasure of meeting Roger in Toronto on the TYSSE team. I remember him for his cheerful attitude and bright smile. Always a fun conversationalist. Rest in peace my friend.

  47. Yi Guo wrote:

    Condolences to Roger’s family. I could never forgot his smiling and hospitality. He works so hard with long hours and focus. He would always sit down and spend time with you to listen to your stories and has been so funny. He’s been sharp and on top of everything he did. May his soul in peace.

  48. Veeramany (Manny) wrote:

    To the Watts family,
    I worked with Roger for over 5 years . He was a great friend and a colleague in my TYSSE years . My deepest condolences.

  49. Gary Worrall wrote:

    Roger and I were co-workers and also opponents when we first met in 2011. When I moved into the office next to his later that year, we discovered we had differing opinions as well related to economics and politics but we finally discovered we had a lot in common and we both looked forward to our after hours chats in his office or mine on a regular basis. It’s the thing I’ll remember most about Roger and we developed a deep respect and liking for one another. I will sadly miss those times when it was just Roger and me. My deepest condolences to Janet, Matthew and Kevin and Roger’s extended family and may you have only happy memories of him

  50. Biran & Vija Sirbovan wrote:

    Roger’s untimely passing has left a huge void in this world. My memories go back over 55 years. I think back to our many adventures through our teens and twenties. Later our relationship evolved into business colleagues. Roger has always been well-respected as a “go to” person to get any job done. He was non-judgmental, honest, loyal and always acted with integrity. A real “professional”. He was a true family man and a great friend. Roger was loved and respected by clients and colleagues alike. They don’t come any better than Rog! Our deepest condolences to Janet, Matthew & Kevin

  51. Gary Cheung wrote:

    Sincerest condolences to the Watts family and wishing you comfort and peace. I was grateful to you for your support and kindness. Your sense of humor and bright smile will be missed.

  52. Mary Visconti wrote:

    To the Watts family. My deepest condolences to you all
    Roger was a pleasure to work with.

  53. Brian & Vija Sirbovan wrote:

    Please delete and replace our previous submission as my name was spelled wrong. Thank you.

    Roger’s untimely passing has left a huge void in this world. My memories go back over 55 years. I think back to our many adventures through our teens and twenties. Later our relationship evolved into business colleagues. Roger has always been well-respected as a “go to” person to get any job done. He was non-judgmental, honest, loyal and always acted with integrity. A real “professional”. He was a true family man and a great friend. Roger was loved and respected by clients and colleagues alike. They don’t come any better than Rog! Our deepest condolences to Janet, Matthew & Kevin, as well as Roger’s extended family.

  54. Paul & Joy McLorinan wrote:

    Dear Janet Matthew & Kevin
    Joy and I are so so sorry for your loss. The news came as such a shock to us as I was just talking to Roger the other week. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us when you are ready . Joy and I personally know how difficult this time is for you all. We will be praying for you each and every day. I will miss Roger and his candor, his friendship. Truly a remarkable dependable kindhearted soul irreplaceable.
    All our love and condolences Paul and Joy & Bill

  55. Terri Adams wrote:

    Dear Janet, Matt, and Kevin,
    I was very saddened by the news of Rogers passing. Our deepest condolences to you all during this very difficult time, know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers
    Terri and Gary Adams

  56. Samantha Ambrozy wrote:

    I was lucky to have been able to work with Roger over the last number of years. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable, he was the kind of guy that you couldn’t help but smile after talking to. He will be missed by the TTC team. My condolences to the Watts family.

  57. Ted Shuttleworth wrote:

    Dear Janet, Matt, and Kevin,
    I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Roger. I first met Roger through Brian Sirbovan back when we were in our 20’s. We were casual friends in the ensuing years, but both ultimately ended up working with Brian for much of our careers.
    A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Roger on a mining project North of Sudbury. Roger, Jordan Christhoff and myself commuted each week and often stayed in the same hotel in Sudbury. Working together during the day in a site trailer, and dining at night with Roger and Jordan, afforded me the opportunity to get to know Roger much better. Roger was truly a joy to spend time with. Always friendly and co-operative with a smile on his face. His work ethic was un-matched. He typically worked several hours later than anyone else, often late into the evening, and yet he always maintained a positive upbeat attitude.
    Following our mining adventure, I once again had the pleasure of working with Roger on a Hydro One project out of a project office in Mississauga. In typical form, Roger plugged away doing his job tirelessly in relative calm. His easy going manner provided a calming influence on his co-workers, and the word No was not in his workplace vocabulary.
    I want to express my deepest sympathies. I can’t imagine your sorrow of his loss, and can tell you that I too will never forget Roger.

  58. Selim Gabra wrote:

    I worked with Roger for several years, on the TTC-TYSSE project, my sincere condolences I just got notice of this news. He was truly nice hardworking sincere gentleman, my condolences to the Family

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