Remembering Thelma Watts

Oct 23

Remembering Thelma Watts

It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to Thelma Watts on May 19 at the
age of 72 after a courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of Thomas Victor Watts
and Muriel Constance Watts (nee Backler), Thelma leaves behind her brothers,
Tyrone (Anne) and Charles, sisters Marlene and Brenda (Dwight), her many nieces,
nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as her very special friend Mike and her
sweet dog Abby.
Thelma’s zest for life, her kind and positive spirit, and her warm nature meant that
she also had a large group of wonderful friends from all walks of life around her at all
times. She had many passions, including photography, the great outdoors, literature,
and art, but her biggest passion was skiing. Thelma leaves behind an enormous ski
community, including the North Toronto Ski Club, the CSIA, and Craigleith Ski Club
where she lived for her winters as a ski instructor.
Thelma served on the LLHA Board from 1999-2007 and was President from
2002-2005. She started her career in the industry working in the Buxton Leather
Division of Cooper Canada. She was then a sales rep for many top brands:
Samsonite, Austin House, Atlantic, and Colombian Leather House to name a few.
She was highly regarded by everyone she worked with, with many commenting that
she was one of the best sales reps they had ever had and was very professional,
dedicated, and energetic. Her customers loved her! Thelma left a lasting impression
on all those who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her. She will be
truly missed.