Jim Watt

Jim Watt passed away Nov. 7, 2007. He was born in 1922.

Jim came to the Cariboo in 1957 and operated a cattle ranch at Big Lake on Ridge Road until 1979.

He sold the ranch to Pinette and Therrien Logging in 1979 and then bought a beautiful hobby farm on the old Soda Creek Road at Macalister by the Fraser River.

He started an antique collection that includes an old buggie, wagon and horse drawn equipment dating back to 1918.

He invited people from the senior’s homes to come out and look at the equipment. Many of his visitors were 80 to 100 years old and would tell him how they operated similar equipment when they were kids.

Jim retired in McLeese Lake.

When Jim passed on he had a collection of more than 840 pieces of antique farm and transportation equipment.

Jim is survived by his son Ed Watt, of McLeese Lake.

He is remembered by his loving family and friends. There will be no service by request. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society and Red Cross would be appreciated.

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