Norma Watt Obituary, Death – Norma Watt, a longtime supporter of the Club and a resident of Av, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. You can learn more about Norma and Max’s (Life Member) dedication to the club and the community by following the link provided. On July 31, 2012, Max Watt, who resided in Avalon Beach, passed away at the age of 82. This gentleman had a passion for the great outdoors and participated in activities such as bushwalking and canyoning in the Blue Mountains.
He was also an avid sailor, golfer, and member of the Avalon Beach SLSC. He always made time for young people and instructed not only his own children, son John and daughters Julie and Margaret, but also hundreds of children from the surrounding community in the correct method to swim and the appropriate manner to catch waves. He always made time for young people. He won a lot of ski events when he was younger because he loved to ski and because he was so good at skiing.
He also enjoyed fishing. He was exceptionally talented in all areas of mechanics. Above all of these affections, he adored his wife Norma (née Scharer), and Norma, a genuine lady from the Northern Beaches, adored him and still adores him to this day. He adored her in return. Max Watt spent his childhood in Waterloo. He was one of the numerous young men who learned how to be a surf life saver through what was then known as the Woolloomooloo Police Boys Club. This was done to fill positions that were vacated by males of military age during World War II.