In Memory of




Obituary for William David Watt

WATT, William David (Dave)
9 May 1951- 26 October 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce that Dave Watt passed away at home in
West Vancouver in the morning of 26 October. Dave had a warm and engaging
personality and will be deeply and sadly missed by his beloved wife of 43 years,
Barbara, their sons, Mitchell (Mischa) and Taylor, and grandsons Aiden and Jack.
Also mourning his loss are siblings Robb (Alison), Margaret (Jim) and Cam (Alison),
a host of relations including his Aunt Barb, in-laws, cousins, nephews and nieces
and their families, and many friends. Dave was predeceased by his parents
George and Mary in 2004, and his brother Duncan in 2008.
Dave was born in Picton, Ontario and lived in Wellington, his Mom’s birthplace,
before moving to West Vancouver where he had a wonderful childhood. Cars, golf
and music became passions of Dave's, beginning in his teenage years at West Van
High School.
From early days at BC Tel where he met Barb, Dave worked in various careers at
Whistler and on Vancouver Island. At every turn, Dave’s fine memory and
wonderful wit became the foundation for stories with family and friends. In the
early 80’s Dave began a stellar 35 year career in real estate. Dave was a great
communicator who loved meeting people, and worked hard over the years to
help hundreds of families on the North Shore with their housing needs. He had an
encyclopedic knowledge of property matters and shaped a reputation for
personable, informed service. Integrity was a watchword with Dave, a central
aspect of his character. He served as President, Real Estate Board of Greater
Vancouver and Chair, BC Real Estate Errors & Omissions Insurance Corp.
Dave and Barb excelled in their roles as grandparents, and he loved Wednesdays
with his grandsons, daily walks with Barb, his two annual golf tournaments with
his long time buddies, and visits with family and friends.
Sadly, his life was shortened by the cruel malady of ALS. Amazingly, but not
surprisingly, he met this challenge with remarkable fortitude, and regular flashes
of wit. Dave and Barb were grateful for the support he received from the ALS
Society of BC and his home care team. Please consider donating to the ALS
Society in Dave’s memory.

A Celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Sunday, 4 December, 2-5 pm at The
Pinnacle Hotel, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. Condolences can be sent
In Barb’s words: “We will all miss his beautiful blue eyes, his easy smile, his
integrity, and his sense of humour”.