Gord as he was known to his fellow Rotarians was a long-time member of The Rotary Club of Simcoe.
In 2012, an arts scholarship was established in his name. Gord died from cancer in 2007 in the prime of his life. He was a devoted family man, carrying on a dental practice in Simcoe while finding time for many community activities. He is remembered by many for his passion and success in watercolour painting.
The Dr. Gordon C. Watts Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship of The Rotary Club of Simcoe is awarded annually to a graduating Norfolk County secondary school student who is planning to study in an interdisciplinary fine arts program such as fine art, visual art, art history, graphic design, film, photography, animation, etc. at a recognized post-secondary institution.
To achieve this goal, The Rotary Club of Simcoe has developed an endowment fund in partnership with the Norfolk Community Foundation.
A watercolor by Dr. Gord Watts.
For information such as eligibility, criteria and applications for the scholarship, visit page/dr.-gordon-c.-watts-fine-arts-scholarship-criteria-application and follow the links. The current scholarship amount is $ 1, 500.00 (2024).