Scotty Hobson, 91, died peacefully on Thursday, January 14 at the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Hospital.
Scotty loved driving, paleontology and history and was deeply interested in science, technology and current affairs. He loved a good laugh, was a snappy dresser, and an all-around super handyman. A great storyteller, Scotty loved to share his experiences of working on the Alaska Highway. Scotty’s quiet, dignified presence will be sharply missed by his family and friends.
Scotty joins Edie, his wife of 69 years, who predeceased him in August 2014 and Bruce, his beloved son-in-law who predeceased him in July 2013. He is survived by his daughters Nancy Lee (Marcel) and Cynthia and his grandchildren Christy, Lee (Janice), Kelsey (Brodie), Drew (Stephanie) and Gillian. Scotty treasured great-granddaughter Hailey and was delighted to know that two more great-grand babies were on the way.
Donations to the Bruce Chandler Memorial Scholarship (SD 68) or the SPCA are gratefully accepted in Scotty’s name.
A Memorial will be held in the Theatre at Origins (6205 Oliver Rd) on January 31 from 2-4 pm.