News tip? Email


December 2, 2020

Matthew Christopher Steven Watson of Kincardine, died suddenly Dec. 2, 2020 at the young age of 29. Immensely missed by his parents, Pennie-lee (MacKinnon) and Steven Watson. Loving brother of Briar Watson (Chris Wallach) and Jenna (Ben) Scott. Cherished uncle of Grant, Leah and Jack; and loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Survived by his grandparents, Hartley and Pat (Jamieson) Watson. Predeceased by his grandparents, Russell and Wilda (MacDougall) MacKinnon. Matt was born March 11, 1991, in London, Ontario, and lived in Kincardine all his life. He was involved in many sports growing up and loved spending time with his friends. While attending Kincardine District Secondary School, Matt received the Junior Athlete and Knight of the Year honours. After graduating from KDSS, he attended Fanshawe College for the construction techniques program. He worked as a licensed carpenter for many years with VanRooy Construction and in early 2020, began his Ironworker’s apprenticeship. Matt loved family, friends and helping anyone in need. Recently, he bought a motorcycle and loved touring with his friends. Anyone who knew Matt, knew he had a great sense of humour and kind soul. He had a big personality and people were drawn to him. He was “Uncle Matt” to all the little people in his life. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, beginning at 2 p.m. A private family service will take place Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Due to provincial restrictions, please register to attend the visitation by using the link: or by calling the funeral home at 519-396-2701. Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.