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Watchel, Shawn Patrick
January 20, 1973 - September 26, 2018
Service:Wednesday, October 3, 2018
5:00 pm
A Memorial Service for the late Shawn Watchel will be held from the St Matthew Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Notice:  Family and friends are invited to show their respect at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 2:00 until 5:00 PM.


Watchel: Shawn Patrick

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shawn Patrick Watchel, on September 26, 2018 at the age of 45 years.
Shawn was born in on January 20, 1973 in Fort Nelson, BC, and grew up in Taylor, BC til the age of 20, then he moved to Calgary to continue his education at DeVry Institute of Technology, in computer technologies. In 1993, Shawn was reunited with his birth mom and family, and they formed a special friendship, even across the distance they lived apart. It is Calgary, where he met his love Genevieve and they started life together. They were married in Lethbridge. Shawn and Ginny moved to Rocky in 2008, and Shawn was working for Alberta Railway until 2016, when he was laid off. So then he went to work at 7-Eleven. They were blessed with the birth of their precious JoAnna in 2011.
In his free time, he enjoyed playing computer games and playing with his daughter.
He leaves to mourn his wife Genevieve, daughter JoAnna, his birth mom Vivian and sisters; Kendra and Darlene, plus many extended family members.

A Memorial Service for the late Shawn Watchel will be held from the St. Matthew Catholic Church held on Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 5 P.M. Cremation has been entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, AB.


Swan from Xbox:
My condolences to the family. He was a good friend we met on Xbox Live.
I didn’t want to believe it I loved you brother
Jason Cornelius:
My deepest condolences to Jinny and Joanna. I met Shawn around 2003. We both married Filipinos. Jinny and my wife Miki were good friends living in the same apartment in Calgary back then. It was an exciting time in Shawn's life and we became good friends. I was his best man at their wedding. Wish we would have kept in touch the past few years. Saddened deeply by the loss and praying for the family.
Stefanie and Nadja:
Shawn, we can't believe you're gone.
Our condolences to all his family and friends.
May he Rest in Peace.

Murray Giesbrecht :
Many fond memories. RIP my friend
Linda Mckinnon :
Condolences to Shawn’s family and friends I used to babysit him in Taylor
Ida & Bruce Campbell:
So sorry to hear of your loss. We were very good friend of his family in Taylor. His mom Martina was a very close family friend from her early years. Many good time were had. She had spent many times with my grandma Irene and made many shirts for Bruce. I remember the she brought Shawn home. Shawn spent lots of time with our daughters as his Mom babysat them for years.
Amber Fuhriman :
My name is Amber Fuhriman I grew up with Shawn in Taylor I called his mom Aunty Tina his mom n my mom where life time friends in turn Shawn was like a cousin to me n my brother and two sisters we where at their place or they where at ours I have so so many memories of Shawn to many and as I think about it I feel sad that we didn’t stay in touch as we should have when my daughter was only a couple weeks old me my mom Val and my new born drive to Lethbridge for his wedding to his love it was beautiful and I never saw him so happy then Mom got the call they where having a baby he was so happy. I will miss him n it breaks my heart he is gone RIP Shawn luv u buds say hi to your mom n dad. My heart goes out to Jen and Joanna I know he will live on in their hearts as he will in ours
Joan Lewis:
I have many fond memories of Shawn when he live in Taylor with his Mom and Dad(Martina and Florin) May you be at peace
My deepest condolences to all Shawn's family and friends.
Rob Speed:
My deepest condolences to Ginny and JoAnna. Shawn and I grew up in Taylor together and were best friends, even convincing me to move in with him in Calgary in '98. My only regret is losing contact the last few years. Miss you already my youngest, and yet my oldest friend. Never forgotten.
Jason Ellis:
My condolences to friends and family of Shawn. We met in 2003 in an online computer game and have remained friends all these years, even meeting face to face when he and Jenny came to visit me in BC. I'll miss him.

Sometimes the hearts you touch you never know. I am wishing you something with all my heart... I wish you peace! Be Well!


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