April 26, 2004

To Members of the Bowdoin Community,

It is with great personal sadness that I write to tell you of the death yesterday evening of Sid Watson, Bowdoin's long-time director of athletics. Sid passed away suddenly at his home in Florida.

There has not been a more beloved person in the Bowdoin College community than Sid Watson. Sid was a man of great personal strength and character. As he led generations of talented Bowdoin students on the ice and the playing fields, Sid taught them through his example to be people of integrity and principle. We will miss him tremendously. Our thoughts are with Sid's wife, Henrietta, and the Watson family.

Details regarding any funeral and/or memorial service arrangements will be provided to the College community as soon as they are available.

Sincerely yours,

Barry Mills