News

The Watchmen are sad to aonnounce the Homecall of Doug's dear wife, Lois Jones who most of you know has battled Stage 4 cancer for the past 5 years. The Lord decided she has suffered enough and called her home on May 25th. Please remember the Jones family in your prayers at this time of sadness and loss.

It is with sorrow the Watchmen announce that one of our former baritone singers, Mr. Dave Chapman, has passed away on Thursday. Dave was a member of the Watchmen Quartet for many years and one of our recorded projects was done at a studio he previously owned called “Cedartree Studios”. Dave had many interests. He was a prolific guitarist and an avid hang glider among his other interests. He was our baritone singer on both “The Power and the Glory” and “One More Day” projects. Details for the funeral can be found at the following link...http://www.henrywalser.com/book-of-memories/2290780/Chapman-David-James/obituary.php

Wedding Announcement

The Watchmen are excited to announce the marriage of our bass guitarist, Nick Succi, to the lovely Lena Kuchiak in a small private ceremony in Markham on August 4th. We congratulate this lovely couple and wish them God's richest blessings as they begin their married life!!

PLEASE NOTE: Tim and Jackie Harden have moved into Kitchener. The new contact info for Tim re Watchmen "stuff" is shown to the right of this page. He can still be reached at Rosebank Church as well.

IT'S HERE!!!!!!

VISIT OUR DISCOGRAPHY PAGE to hear sample clips from our new project, just released.

More exciting news! We have finished our vocal recordings at Grant Avenue Studio and now our CD is in the competent hands of our producer, Mr. Jon Hisey. Once he finishes all his work on getting the right mix, we'll be ready to send everything into production and hopefully have our finished "Still Faithful" CD ready to be released in a few weeks. Keep watching for more updates.

GREAT NEWS! We've done our first vocal recording session at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton on Feb. 10th. It went very well and our new "Still Faithful" CD project is now well on it's way. Keep watching for more updates. Check out more photos on our Facebook page!!

June 1st 2015 UPDATE - We are thrilled to report that Lois completed her 6 chemotherapy treatments on May 14th and is now working at gaining her strength back as the chemo drugs leave her body. We are so grateful to the Lord for his hand of blessing on touching her body and giving her much improvement in recent weeks. We're also SO grateful for all the prayers of the saints who held her and Doug up daily. The days ahead are looking brighter as we now take aim at having her on our Watchmen cruise to the Lands of the Bible in October 2016...which happens to co-incide with Doug & Lois's 40th wedding anniversary!!

 

March 20th - UPDATE - Lois has now passed the halfway point of her chemotherapy treatments. It's too soon to truly know the outcome but things are progressing satisfactorily, though not without more pain and nausea this time. Lois was able to attend the wedding of Bradley & Brittany and it was a wonderful day. Please continue to remember Lois, Doug and their family in your prayers. It is VERY much appreciated.

 

Jan 31st - We are praying for Doug's wife, Lois, at this time. She has, just this week, begun a new round of chemotherapy treatments for her Stage 4 cancer that has come back. Her last treatment was back in 2012 and she has been doing reasonably well until this past month or so. Please uphold Lois and Doug at this time. Their youngest son, Bradley (23) is being married on Feb. 7th to a lovely young Christian girl, Brittany Lawson. They are excited about the wedding. Please pray that Lois will have good strength for the wedding day especially. 

GOOD NEWS...Decision is made for the name of our new project!! It shall be named......"Still Faithful" We believe the Lord has been faithful to us, we have done our best to be faithful to our music ministry, our families have been faithful in supporting us, our friends and fans have been faithful in coming to our concerts...etc etc. Things are progressing well in the processes and we hope to have our new CD very soon. Keep checking back for updates.

 

It is with mingled joy and sorrow that I announce the passing of my mother,  Margaret Edith Rachel Harden, (Rolston) 10PM, Friday evening, August 15th, 2014 at the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener.  Mom was 92 years … plus two days, old!  She had a wonderful life and was an amazing person every capacity.  She will be deeply missed by her adoring family. 

The funeral will be at Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church, on the corner of Chapel St. and Lancaster Street in Kitchener on Thursday morning August 21st at 11AM.  Visitation will be held at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, Tuesday evening 7-9PM; Wed. 2-4PM and 7-9PM.   At Mom’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to her favorite churches would be appreciated.  Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church where she was member for many years, or Rosebank Brethren in Christ, where she attended for the past eight years since her son Tim was pastor there.  Thank you for your prayers and support at this time.

Tim Harden

We are sad to announce the passing of Marg Harden, mother of tenor singer, Tim Harden & his wife Jackie. She entered her Heavenly home at around 9:30 pm on Friday evening, August 15th.

She was a Godly woman of prayer with a deep love for her Savior and everyone she met. She radiated the love of Christ. And now she is in His presence. Those of the family left behind will miss her and her lovely smile very much. Please keep all the Harden family in your prayers, especially over the next months as they adjust to not having Marg to visit with.

It bears noting that Marg is the last of a long line of parents of the original Watchmen members to make the move to Glory. What a reunion it will be for them all to meet again as they all enjoyed each others company so much. The Watchmen are grateful for all the years of love and support they gave to each of us.

Watch for visitation and funeral announcements here as they become available.

Watchmen on WDCX

Here's the lineup of songs that were played during our interview

1. Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

2. Great Great Morning

3. I Love To Tell The Story

4. What Kind Of Church

5. Softly and Tenderly

6. My Name Is Lazarus

7. Haven of Rest

8. His Name is Wonderful

9. Canaanland

10. Amazing Grace

11. He's As Close as the Mention of His Name

You can also check out the photos from our WDCX interview on our photos page!

Once again, Doug Jones is celebrating the addition of grandchild #6 to his family. Doug's second daughter, Barbara Lynn Houser and her husband Matt, along with their two young boys, Liam & Travis, welcome their new little girl. Her name is Breanna Lynn who was born on May 22nd, weighing in at 7 lbs 11 oz. Mother and daughter (and Grandpa & Grandma Jones!!) are doing well.

Doug Jones, lead singer for the group, is a very proud grandfather for the 5th time. Doug's third daughter, Marilyn and her husband Paul Madjarian, welcomed Phillip Aharon Madjarian on Feb 12th weighing in at 9 lbs and 15 oz. Please keep the new parents in your prayers as they adjust to life with their bouncing baby boy!

It is with sadness we announce the passing of one of Doug Jones' sister-in-laws. Shirley Giffin was dearly loved and spent lots of time at the home of Doug & Lois. She will be greatly missed. We ask you to remember the family, especially Shirley's husband Gil and their daughter, Deanne (& Steve) and Shirley's two grandsons, Noah & Caleb.

Mrs. Reta Yake - Home to Glory- Oct 1st 2013

Funeral Details

(L to R) Dave, Florence, Lambert & Rita Yake (seated)

It is with sadness that we inform our friends of the passing of Mrs. Reta Yake, beloved mother of our former bass singer, Dave Yake as well as Dave's sister and brother, Florence and Lambert.

"We sorrow not as others who have no hope" but we rejoice to know she is now in the presence of the Lord she loved and lived her life for. Her sweet smile and happy disposition will be greatly missed by family and friends.

 

The funeral details are as follows:

Reta’s body is resting at:

The Dixon Garland Funeral Home

     www.dixongarland.com

166 Main Street W., Markham, ON

Visitation is Friday, Oct 4th from 2-4 and 7-9

Funeral at Gormley Evangelical Missionary Church on Saturday, Oct 5th at 3PM

120 Gormley Rd. W
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 1A2

    http://gormleychurch.org/

Exciting Announcement

NEW WATCHMEN MEMBERS

The Watchmen are delighted to announce our two new members (L to R)...Mr. Don McNiven (Piano) and Mr. Roy Lewis (Bass vocal). Both these men are a welcome addition to the ministry of the quartet. Please visit the "Meet the Members" page to read their individual bio's and get to know these men. Watch for upcoming concerts in your area and be sure to come along and hear the "new" Watchmen in person. We thank God for answering our prayers and bringing these great gentlemen to us, allowing the music of the Watchmen to continue. We look forward to singing some of our regular favorites as well as some new songs too!

MARCH 13th 2013

We rejoice that it has already been one year since Lois's last chemo treatment. The cancer has taken a toll on her stamina and strength, but we are delighted to report that her most recent check up today indicated that she is doing quite well and we are thanking the Lord for this good report.

 

MARCH 13th 2012

It is will joy that we announce that today was the final chemotherapy for Lois. She has been a trooper all the way. Her counts were all excellent with her CA125 cancer marker dropping all the way down to 16...this is remarkable. The doctor had said it would likely never go below 37 where it had been holding for several weeks (0-35 is the "normal" range). So she now is feeling the effects of this final chemo...fatigue, jitters etc. But we are trusting that after the regular 7-10 days, she'll be on the mend. We are SO THANKFUL for all your love and prayers throughout this ordeal. When possible, please remember us in prayer still further that she has a long life ahead with no recurrence with this awful disease. God is good and we thank Him most of all for His healing touch on Lois, with the assistance of medications and surgeries. PTL



JAN 22nd 2012

Lois's surgery went well. It lasted just under 3 hours - about 1/2 of what had been anticipated. The planned removal was accomplished and no new cancer sites were located! This is indeed good news and we are so grateful to everyone who was praying for her during this time. She is not cancer free, of course, but this is a major step in her progress. We are thankful for the chemotherapy that seems to have done it's work in shrinking the cancer. But most of all, we know this is the hand of the Lord and would ask that you continue to keep Lois and the family in your prayers. She will continue with the remaining chemo and have a follow up in about 2 months to see where things are at. By then we will receive the pathology reports of all that was removed.

 

JAN 2012

Lois had her "pre-op" visit at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Wed Jan 11th. We were given all the instructions of what needs to be done prior to the surgery...special washes for the skin and altered diet on the days leading up to surgery. Her surgery (cancer "de-bulking" and complete hysterectomy) is scheduled for the early morning (7AM) of Friday, Jan 20th. They anticipate it will be a 4-6 hour surgery followed by at least a one week stay in hospital. We are asking the Lord to guide the surgeon's hands and that the outcome will be the best we could hope for. When fully recovered, Lois will complete the chemo regime they have her on (2 final treatments). Your prayers will be VERY much appreciated. 



OCT 2011

Lois Jones, the wife of Doug Jones (Watchmen lead singer) has just received a diagnosis of advanced Stage Four Peritoneal Cancer. Lois has begun a 6 to 9 month chemotherapy regime. Please uphold Lois and the entire Jones family in your prayers at this difficult time. Updates will be posted here from time to time.



We regret to announce the passing of Clint Jantzi in his 92nd year, the father of our baritone singer, Dave Jantzi. Clint was in pretty good health until quite recently. He even attended the final Watchmen concert in Niagara Falls on Dec 9th. Details of visitation and funeral can be found at http://www.henrywalser.com/book-of-memories/1440065/Jantzi-Clinton/service-details.php

Watchmen Quartet's Final Concert Photos Uploaded - click on the link in the photos section

Brian Winger, Watchmen Pianist for 43 years is retiring!

The Watchmen are also very sad to announce the retirement of Brian Winger who has been the Watchmen piano player for most of the groups' 44 year history. He will be playing his final concert with the Watchmen on November 9th in Niagara Falls. If you can attend, be there to wish him well.

 

He will be sorely missed by the quartet. It is currently uncertain what the group will be doing moving forward. Please pray for Brian as he pursues other musical and personal interests. We wish he and his wife Patsy all the best.

Dave Yake, Bass Singer Emeritus, departs the Watchmen Quartet!

 

We are sad to announce the departure of Dave Yake from the Watchmen. His health has declined significantly in the past 3-4 months and it has become necessary for him to leave the group. He is now a full time resident at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge. Please remember to pray for Dave as he makes the adjustment to this lifestyle. So far, he is absolutely loving it. Also please remember his dear wife and long-time Watchmen supporter, Linda (Chic) Yake. The burden of Dave's audio business, Yake Engineering Services (YES) is now in her lap as well as what she will be doing with the family home.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yakes. Dave will be greatly missed since, as most of you already know, he is the only original member of the group who has never left, even for a short time. Dave had a serious stroke back in 2004 but had managed quite well until recently.

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Contact

The best way to contact us is by calling

  Tim Harden at his

NEW HOME # (Collingwood)

Home  - 705-300-1215

Church - 705-445-4972

Mobile - 519-497-9740

 

You can also contact us by:
Email - timharden@netflash.net

Mail any correspondence to...

The Watchmen
c/o Tim Harden
30 Rodney Street,

Collingwood, ON L9Y 1C8

 

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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