Margaret Watters


Due to the Covid-19 restrictions all services will be private

Obituary of Margaret Alice Watters

WATTERS, Margaret Alice (nee Ryerse) of Port Dover, passed away peacefully, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, May 3, 2021 in her 90th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Alexander in 1980. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Tim and Shelley, Mark and Rosemary, David and Patti, Karen and Corky Van de Polder, Deanna, and Joanna and Bob Crawford. Dearly loved by her 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents James Edward Ryerse and Katie Belle (nee Smith) and her brother, Ross Malcolm. Margaret grew up on a farm in Marburg, Ontario.  After high school, Margaret trained at the Hamilton General Hospital as a young nursing student.  She later became a registered nurse and cared for many while at the General.  When she married Alex, they lived in many provinces where Alex was stationed as an RCMP officer.  She was a faithful member of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Port Dover.  She was a devoted member of the Women's Auxiliary church group, volunteering in the community and, in particular, making quilts for babies in need.  She was extremely creative, enjoyed sewing, reading, solving  jigsaw puzzles and cultivating her beautiful gardens. Her childhood homestead where she lived in Port Dover, built a century ago by her grandfather, Francis C. Smith, continues to provide the same warmth and beauty to her family since 1920.  Margaret's beautiful smile and sunny disposition are what drew others to her.  Her elegance and grace shone in a calm and gentle way.  She will be lovingly remembered by her family who cherish her in every way.   Due to the Covid-19 restrictions all services will be private. The Reverend Tony Bouwmeester officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover 519-583-1530. For those wishing, donations to Children Believe would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at


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