Thomas George Harwood Scott passed away peacefully at Worthington Pavilion in Abbotsford, B.C. on April 26, 2004 with his loving wife, Marilyn, by his side. Tom was born April 17, 1923 in Buttress, Sask. to George and Mabel Scott. His family moved to Rainy River District in 1934.
Tom helped to run the family farm and also did various other jobs, including logging and bartending. He worked for Superior Propane in Fort Frances, Ont. in 1957 and then moved to Nipigon, Ont. in 1958 to be town supervisor for Northern Ontario Natural Gas.
In 1961, he moved to Kenora, Ont. as town supervisor for ICG Gas Utilities until his retirement May 1, 1988.
Tom and Marilyn were married in Kenora on Aug. 26, 1978 and moved to British Columbia after Tom’s retirement.
He was predeceased by his parents; half-sister, Lucy Ableson; half-brother, Milroy Scott; and mother-in-law, Evelyn Leaming.
Tom is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children, Jim (Lori) of Morden, Man., Gordon (Wendy) of Lacombe, Cathy (Bryan) of Grande Prairie, Alta., Donna (Les) of Steinbach, Man., Sharon of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Sheila (Robert) of Thunder Bay, Ont.; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are his sister, Geraldine Smart of Emo, Ont.; sister-in-law, Joan Burwash of Aldergrove, B.C.; father-in-law, Gerald Leaming of Abbotsford, B.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was a kind and gentle man, with a great sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched.
Even though our hearts yearn for days past, we are comforted by the thought that you are at peace and have moved on to better times.
A special thank you to Dr. Wallace and Dr. Costantino. We also would like to thank the staff of Worthington Pavilion for the loving care and support given to Tom and Marilyn.
A memorial service was held Friday, April 30, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Cr. E., Abbotsford, B.C. Rev. Guy Sinclair officiated.
For those desiring, donations in Tom’s memory to the Parkinson’s Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.