Leslie Watson – Dedication of Memorial Plaque

Leslie Watson died on 10th April 2010 at the age of 47 as the result of a tragic accident. He was working at the time with a team of work-mates repairing Stewarton Viaduct. A memorial plaque to his memory will be dedicated on Sunday 28th January at 12.15 pm in the grounds of St. Columba’s Church Stewarton.

Leslie’s family and friends will join the congregation of St. Columba’s Church for morning worship, immediately following which there will be a short Memorial Service in the church yard. It is fitting that his memorial plaque will be attached to the cemetery wall alongside the memorials to two men who are buried there: John McLachland and Matthew Watson who lost their lives while building the Viaduct which was completed in 1868.

Leslie was a quiet man who enjoyed walking, cycling, listening to northern soul music and following football. He lived with his partner Jean in Alloa. Leslie brought up Jean’s daughter Kristina, who called him dad from an early age. They are pictured here only a few months before his death at Kristina’s Graduation in 2009, a proud day for Leslie.  He is survived by Jean, Kristina, his father Alex and his brother Craig.

The Memorial Service is open to all, following which refreshments will be served in the adjacent Church Hall.