Families remember loved ones who served at Beechwood Remembrance Day ceremony

The ground at Beechwood Cemetery was still covered in hoarfrost early Thursday as Charlie Watson walked along the rows of military headstones, reading names.

Watson’s grandfather, Alexander (Sandy) Watson, is not buried at Beechwood; rather, he’s in a grave in Michigan, where his wife, Patricia, was from. But Charlie remembered him just the same.Charlie was just a youngster when his grandfather died, but he recalls Alexander resting in his bed while a hockey game was being broadcast on the TV set in a room down the hall.

It was Charlie’s job to run back and forth and report the score to his grandfather. “He loved that,” Charlie said. “Before the Senators came along, he was a huge Habs fan and got to know some of the players and management.”

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