George SCOTT

SCOTT George Neville Scott passed away at the Innisfail Health Centre on Thursday, August 4 at the age of 81. George was born on March 21, 1924 in Innisfail, Alberta. He attended Calder School and then Olds Agricultural College. He farmed with his father in Kneehill Valley during the Second World War and then after the war with his father and brother Gilbert. He was very interested in politics and international travel and yet, he was always glad to get back to work on the farm. He maintained an active interest in farming until his death. George had a great sense of humour, laughing until tears streamed from his eyes when he found something particularly funny. He had a wonderful way with children and will be remembered for the time that he spent just with them. He was loved by his family and friends and respected by all who knew him. As a father, he taught by example and set high standards without being a disciplinarian. George was a person of immense curiosity, a voracious reader who drew great pleasure from learning and meeting people. His wealth of knowledge informed his opinions and made him a strong advocate for his fellow farmers. More than once, he entered the fray with letters to the editor which were published in local newspapers. George was a noble man who only thought of others throughout his illness. Because of his strong work ethic, he was always concerned for other’s time and while in the hospital would ask if we didn’t have better things to do than just sit around with him. George is survived by his wife Evie (married 52 years), four children and six grandchildren: Phillip (Sharon – Kristen and Brendan); Susan (Larry – Gwyneth and Anne); Catherine (John – John and David); and George. He is also survived by his lifelong friend and brother Gilbert and his wife, Lee. He was predeceased by: his father James Scott in 1963; his mother Margaret Mabel in 1964; his brother Philip in 1943; and his sisters Ruth in 1957, Helen in 1998, and Pauline in 2001. George Neville Scott had a dignity that is rarely seen. He will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (AB/NWT Division), 4730 A Ross St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2, or to the CNIB P.O. Box 32002 Stn BRM B,Toronto, Ont. M7Y 5R2 or to St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 4915 – 52nd Street, Innisfail, AB. T4G 1W6. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 8, 2005 at 2:00pm at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. 4915 52nd Street, Innisfail AB. Reception to follow at the Innisfail Legion. Arrangements entrusted to METCALF FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4200 49th Ave, Innisfail, AB. Phone: 227-3123.

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