Ardis Amelia Urquhart (nee Watts)

January 20, 1953 – June 10, 2019
Ardis Amelia (Watts) Urquhart, 66, passed away June 10, 2019 at home through the compassion of MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying), which saved her suffering from the terminal disease CJD that attacks one in a million people. Ardis was born January 20, 1953 in her beloved Cape Breton, daughter of Ralph and Jane (MacLeod) Watts. She is survived by her loving husband, Gary and son Scott of Rossland, BC, sisters Barbara Goodman of
Saint John, NB, and Ruthie Watts of Inverness, NS.
Ardis loved Rossland and enjoyed hiking and skiing with her dog and good friends, she loved camping, kayaking, bridge and most of all talking to people “Who’s your father boy”. She listened and knew all about you after a short talk. Ardis graduated from Mount Allison University, had a successful Real Estate career, and was president of Kootenay Real Estate Board, president of Rossland Chamber of Commerce and many other accomplishments.
Ardis, Scott and Gary want to thank all the generous support we have received from our friends and neighbours.
Ardis loved unconditionally and invites you to share in that love at her Celebration of Life held at Red Mountain Thursday, June 20, from 4-8 pm. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
For those who would like to donate in Ardis’ name please donate to “Friends of Rossland Range”,, who maintain the cabins she loved to ski to for her grilled cheese sandwiches.
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