September 4, 1928 – February 28, 2021
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our father Donald Stevenson Scott at the age of 92 in Surrey BC following recent surgery.
Don is survived by his daughter Dawn (Craig)Tomlin; son Craig (Leah) Scott; son Dean (Dolores) Scott; grandsons Shea Scott and Harrison Scott; Annika Anderson who he considered his granddaughter; sister JoAnn Lundquist; niece Lisa (Brian) Neri; nephew Allan (Julieta) Lundquist; grandniece Julianne Marriott; grandnephew Noel Lundquist and dear friends Richard Dirks, Linda Korchenko and Jean Carncross.
Don is predeceased by his wife Jean (nee Attwaters) and his parents Peter and Ivy (nee Sharp).
Don was a man who treasured his family and friends as much as they treasured him. He was known for his honesty, generosity, loyalty and dependability. He looked forward to every single day and he always rose early to make the most of it.
Don was born in Brandon Manitoba where he developed his passion and skill for hockey and relished his summers on the farm with his cousins. In 1942 his family relocated to Nanaimo where his father was posted during WWII. While in Nanaimo, Don graduated from John Shaw High School in 1946, met his future wife Jean, started his family and made lifelong friends. While he developed new passions for hunting and fishing he continued playing hockey and in 1952 his team, the Island Radiators, won the league championship.
It was also in Nanaimo where he began his lifelong career in the oil business. He worked for Shell Oil until 1956 and then for Imperial Oil for the rest of a career which took him to Victoria, Cranbrook and Vancouver. He loved his work, his colleagues and company life. Don retired from Imperial Oil in 1986, but he stayed active with the Esso Pioneers which later became the Esso Annuitants Club, where he served as treasurer for many years.
In Cranbrook, Don, or Scotty as he was known to many, learned to curl (which he continued into his 80’s), coached minor hockey, and was an active member of the Associated Canadian Travellers and once again developed life long friends.
Don served his country with the reserve army during the 1948 Fraser River flood, He also served with the rank of Pilot Officer in the Air Force Reserve during the 1960’s. For many years, Don also volunteered at the BC Games, and was active with Scouts Canada.
Next to his family and friends, Don’s greatest love was spending time at Lac de Roche in the Cariboo.
Many thanks to Gary, Cheryl, Eva, Helen and the breakfast group at the Pantry Restaurant at Guildford. Your friendship and camaraderie sustained Don every bit as much as his daily eggs and bacon.
Due to COVID-19 and provincial health regulation there will only be a small family service at this time. When it is safe for everyone to gather and travel once again there will be a memorial service and celebration of Don’s life.
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