Mike Watts, Ret’d Sergeant

05 Oct 22

With profound sadness we inform you that Mike Watts (June 20, 1958 — October 5, 2022), MAN ISSO & Retired Sergeant passed away October 5th after his brave struggle with colon cancer. In his 40-year career with the CAF and DND Mike touched the lives of so very many. Mike served in uniform in Petawawa as an LCIS Tech with 3 RCR and the then 2 ASG Sig Sqn. He was deployed to Afghanistan with Op Athena Roto 0 in 2003. After retiring from the CAF, Mike joined the Public Service in Ottawa before transferring back to Petawawa and 4 CDSG Sig Sqn to take the MAN ISSO role which he performed for 10 years. He was a knowledgeable and diligent professional, a generous giver of his time and resources, a community volunteer, and a loving family man.

Mike was fiercely proud of the Canadian Forces and a vocal champion of our work and contributions to Canada and the world. His own contributions, especially his relentless optimism and disarmingly friendly disposition will be sorely missed.

Visitation at the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke, on Thursday, October 13 from 2:00 till 4:00 & 7:00 till 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022. Interment at St. Columba’s Catholic Cemetery. A reception to follow at the Chalk River Lions Club, 11 Kellett St. Arrangements entrusted to Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association are appreciated. Online donations/condolences are available at www.mdbfuneralhome.com