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June P. Wight

February 1, 2024

June WightJune P. Wight, 92, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at Samaritan Summit Village with her family by her side. June was born on June 8, 1931, to Arthur and May (Best) Candlish in Verdun, Montreal, Quebec. Growing up in Montreal, she loved dancing to the Big Band music, enjoying the Arts, and singing in the church choir.

She married Robert E. Wight on March 26, 1960, at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Cote des Neiges, Montreal. They had three children together. The family moved to Watertown in 1967 from Brockville, Ontario, Canada. June was a communicant of St. Paul's and Trinity Episcopal Churches. She sang in the choir, served on the Vestry, was a member of the Altar Guild, and The Episcopal Church Women. She loved sports, her Montreal Canadiens, and watching Peyton Manning, her favorite, play football. June enjoyed traveling, especially to places like Germany, and Seoul, South Korea to visit her daughter and family. One of the highlights of her travels was reconnecting with her cousin and best friend Joy in Rhode Island, picking up right where they left off so many years ago. She also had fun with a small part in a Lyric Theater play. She especially loved watching her kids and grandkids play sports. She was their biggest fan. Most of all, June was an avid reader. You could find her at the Flower Memorial Library just about every day of the week.

June was a stay-at-home mom until the children were in school. She then went to work for J. J. Stocker Co. Inc., until her retirement at 65 years old, and waitressed at Denny’s Restaurant part-time prior to and after her retirement.

June is survived by her children, Forrester and wife Lynne, Adams Center, Melanie Wight (Rick Reed), Watertown, and Janice Erickson and husband Reed, Madison, WI; 10 grandchildren, Jaclyn, Forrester, Myron, Jordan, Emily, Gabrielle, Paul, Keldon, Kade, and Coryn; and 9 great-grandchildren, Noella, Ava, Noah, Dmitri, Nikolai, Nadia, Piper, Christa, and Roehn.

She was predeceased by her parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earle Donald and Maude Gertrude (Daye) Wight, her husband, and her brother Albert Candlish.

The funeral will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 10, at 1:00 pm with Rev. Mother Molly Payne-Hardin officiating, followed by entombment in Trinity Columbarium. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, and online condolences to June's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601.

The family would like to thank the staff at SSV for the personal and wonderful care during her time there.


#19 Karen Romanek 2024-02-09 21:53
Wonderful lady who will be missed.
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#18 Reed Erickson 2024-02-08 19:38
I will miss my beautiful mother-in-law. I met her very early on in my relationship with Janice, and consider myself extremely fortunate to have had June in my life. Besides Janice and my own mother, I think she was my biggest fan, maybe even more at times. She was an amazing mother, grandma, and friend to many who always had time to listen with genuine interest. Her stories were great and invaluable in getting to know such a special lady. We treasure our time with her and will cherish the memories we made together. We love you, Mom, and miss you.
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#17 Mary Canale Hughes 2024-02-08 18:38
I am saddened to hear of the passing of a woman that was like a second mother to me when growing up on Flower Avenue. So kind and thoughtful, and always a lady. She took an active part in looking out for all of the neighborhood kids. My favorite memories of Mrs. White were when she played the piano or tirelessly critiqued our performances for the church variety shows that we participated in. She held a job while raising three kids on her own and did a damn good job of it. I felt privileged to be included at her special birthday party that her kids threw her not long ago. Melanie, Janice and Forester think often of the wonderful memories that you share with your Mom, it will help you get through the tough days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time ❤️
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#16 Jennifer Kenna 2024-02-08 16:06
June was a kind, thoughtful and loving woman who always supported me as I headed for ordination. She stood firm in her beliefs but always with listening ear. She will be sorely missed. Love and prayers to her loving family and friends.
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#15 Kathy Michael 2024-02-08 10:11
Sending all our love and prayers to the family.
Babysitting for you all, many special times with June.
She was so sweet and kind. ♥️
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#14 Cindy Candlish 2024-02-07 20:20
Auntie June... I can hear you laughing in your inimitable way as I write this, and I can picture you leaning in with great interest, to listen to whatever it is we would have to say. Your stories were always hilarious, and your heart, and your pride in your kids and grands...filled the room.... as did your beautiful voice.... Treasuring these warm memories as you live on in our hearts.
with much much love
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#13 Julie Bailey 2024-02-07 17:43
I have great memories of her visiting City Hall to see Melanie and visiting her apartment. She and her friend Pat were so entertaining and left us with smiles. May we all be more like her, rest in piece my friend.
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#12 Kim Candlish 2024-02-07 17:22
My dear Auntie June, you always held whatever room you were in with your grace, kindness and incredible voice. I will miss knowing you are here but I know that you are brightening the room on the other side. Lots of love always.
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#11 David Little 2024-02-07 10:48
Dear Wight family, June was a dear friend who worked at J J Stocker Co and friend of the Little family, June was always supportive very detailed in her work. We really appreciated her years of association with the Little's. She will always be remembered fondly.
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#10 Ben Gardiner 2024-02-07 02:05
Forester (Woody), Melanie, Janice, and Families: I am so sad to learn of the passing of your wonderful Mother June Wight.

June was so kind and caring always looking out for others. She made everyone feel welcome and part of the family.

My career took me away from Watertown so I had only limited opportunities to see June in recent years. But each time was special and she always felt like another Mother to me. Bless Her Memory and God Bless You All.
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