Mark (Bones) Anthony SCOTT
August 1, 1958 ~ March 4, 2010
Our dear friend, husband, brother, son, grandfather, and father passed away after a courageous and dignified battle with Leukemia. Predeceased by his father Gordon; mother Margaret; sister Cookie; brother-in-law Bob; niece Amanda; nephew Rolland; and of course, Howie the Chihuawie. Heartbroken and left to mourn his passing are his wife Lauri (Sproul); son, Dylan; step-sons: Richard and Michael (Missy); step-daughter, Kerri (Dustin); ex-wife, Laurie (Mike); sisters: Mary Ann (Bob), Lynn (Joe); brothers: Tom (Colette), Philip (Dennine), niece, Jorden (Kris), and his 3 adorable grandchildren: Caleb, Matheson, and Chloe. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews which all held a special place in his heart. He will be sorrowfully missed by his dear friends: Eldon (Sherrie), Kerry (Karen), and Shawn Johnson; his beloved dogs (angels): Hasan, Laika, and Jack will miss their cuddles and truck rides.
“Bones” loved the outdoors, he was an avid fisherman and camper. He loved to go up the mountains on his motorbike – his son, Dylan, and best friend, Eldon in tow. He was an accomplished drywaller, owned and successfully operated “Mr. Drywall” since the mid 80’s, pouring his heart and soul into his work. He dabbled in deck coatings, and also spent 5 years using his artistic talent to build beautifully detailed houses. Mark loved a lavish lifestyle – traveling, fine dining, and fancy cars; yet he was remarkable in that he managed to balance it with a simple, easygoing home life. He loved to make soup, beer-can chicken, and French toast with his son. He showed us all how to live life for the moment, making friends wherever he was. He had no enemies.
A memorial will be held on March 13, 2010 at 12 noon at the Departure Bay Baptist Church, 3510 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, church tea to follow. After, we would like to invite his friends and family for a “Mark-style” Celebration of Life in our home, 407 Harwell Road, Nanaimo. Please bring any musical instruments that you have – Mark absolutely loved the jams at the Cassidy Inn.
We thank the many doctors for their expertise and wisdom, especially Dr. Y. Abou Mourad and Dr. T. Davies. We are also grateful for the nurses that gently cared for him on the BMT Ward, Vancouver General Hospital, and the Palliative Care Ward, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. We are eternally grateful to the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society for easing Mark’s transition into life everlasting. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society, 1729 Boundary Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4P3, would be deeply appreciated.