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Hugh Campbell Watts


Hugh Campbell  Watts

Watts, Hugh Campbell - Age 39 of Port Hood. God whispered his name and called him Home on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Born in Antigonish on March 9, 1979, he was a lifelong resident of Port Hood, first on Marble Hill where he grew up and later in Colindale, where he built his family home.

He was a graduate of Port Hood Consolidated School and NSCC and was a member of the Port Hood & District Volunteer Fire Department. From his earliest days, his passion was fishing and being on the water and it carried through his life. He was a dedicated family man and enjoyed teaching his children about boats and fishing, making maple syrup, the joys of walking through the woods, how things were put together and how they worked, and so many life lessons that they will carry with them in their hearts. His Catholic faith was a hallmark of his life; a highlight of each day was saying the rosary with his family.

He is survived by Sarah, the love of his life, with whom he shared 12 years of married life; his children, Elijah, Madeline, Malia, Gabriella, and Samuel; his mother, Betty; sisters, Joanne and Roberta; parents-in-law, Joe and Carmen van Zutphen; sisters-in-law, Melina (Greg) and Simone; several nieces and nephews; and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his father, Robert whom we pray has been reunited with his only son and now shares eternal rest; paternal grandparents, Albro and Katie Watts; maternal grandparents, Sam and Margaret Campbell; maternal grandmother, Mary MacDougall.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 15 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, May 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Port Hood & Area Resting Place. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Port Hood, with Father Vincent van Zutphen officiating. Burial to follow in parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Port Hood & Area Resting Place or to St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:


'We will meet again on that beautiful shore.'

Service Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Service Time
11 a.m.
Service Location
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Hood

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 & Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Visitation Time
Tuesday 7-9 p.m & Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Visitation Location
Port Hood and Area Resting Place

Burial Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Burial Time
Following the funeral mass
Burial Location
St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Port Hood

Requested Charity
Port Hood and Area Resting Place or St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund