Arthur Watson MBE

WATSON (Tarves) Arthur Aiken Watson M.B.E., in his 91st year, passed away suddenly but peacefully, at Auchmacoy Unit in Ellon, on January 14, 2012. Beloved husband to Chris, wonderful dad to June, an inspirational grandpa to Laura and Clare as well as being a dear friend to many. A celebration of Arthur’s life was held in Tarves Parish Church, on Friday, January 20, at 11.30 a.m., and thereafter he was laid to rest in Tarves Cemetery.

Arthur Watson served his country in the RAF and went on to build a successful garage business.  His service to the community was beyond that expected of any citizen.  His love of the Church, Liberal Politics, Rotary and his service as a Councillor and Community Councillor were exemplary,  He was awarded the MBE in 1997 for his service to this community.

“He marched towards the sound of gunfire”