Judyth Watson Obituary, Death – Judyth Watson was one of the local Members of Parliament for our region from 1986 until 1996. Her tenure spanned those years. In those years, she served as the Member of Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Canning and Kenwick. Following that, she became the first candidate from the Labor Party to contest for the (at the time) brand-new seat of Southern River.
Judyth passed away today, and on behalf of the grateful communities of Gosnells and Southern River, I would like to thank her for the incredible activism and service she contributed throughout her life.
Judyth was a community leader who will be greatly missed. Dr. Watson, PhD, who is currently working as the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs, Women’s Interests, and Seniors in the Australian state of Western Australia, was recently presented with the Medal of Order of Australia in addition to his other honors, which include serving as the Minister. We have all benefited from Judyth Watson’s commitment to the community as a result of the work that Judyth Watson began in the community, including myself in my capacity as the present MLA.
Judyth’s work was initiated by Judyth Watson. When Judyth came to visit us at Parliament several years ago, it was a privilege for me to be able to honor her for the service she has provided. Judyth Watson can be seen on the far left side of the photo. This picture features Bob Pearce, a former representative for Gosnells and Armadale, as well as Kay Hallahan, a former representative for both East Metro and Armadale.