With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Gary Scott on January 21, 2006, at 3:30 a.m. with wife Karon and daughter Terri-Lea by his side. Gary was born March 22, 1941.
Gary is survived by his beloved wife Karon (Westad), mother Anne Scott of St. Catharines, Ont., daughter Terri-Lea of Ajax, Ont., with granddaughters DeÂanna and AnÂdrea Rideout of Brantford, Ont., daughter Tracey (Chuck) Gaughan of Youngstown, New York, with grandson David and granddaughter Rachael, step-daughter Bonnie of Las Vegas, sister Carolyn (Bob) Saxton of St. Catharine’s, Ont., with nephews Scott (Jennifer), Grant (Melissa), and Robert.
Gary was predeceased by his father, George Scott August, 1996, and step-son Sean May, 1991. Gary is also survived by sisters/brother-in-laws MerÂvin and Corrine Westad, Mabel and Ken Torgerson, Dennis and Margaret Westad, Allan and Christine Westad, Robert and Heather Kristiansen, Charlene Kristiansen and Darrell Sapieha, plus numerous nieces and nephews who all shared much love, support, and friendship. Gary also leaves behind his faithful Sheltie companion, Toby 2.
Gary served for 28 years with the RCMP and retired in 1990, then as a school bus driver in both Dawson Creek and Chilliwack. He so enjoyed the camaraderie with his fellow workers, and took great delight and formed bonds with the schoolchildren on his route.
Gary enjoyed many recreÂationÂal activities and earlier in life his main activities were rowing in St. Catharines, curling, and hunting. More recently his focus was on golfing, camping, WorldMark holidays, and spendÂing time with friends and family. Gary was a member of the Chilliwack Golf League.
We wish to thank Doctors Richmond, Stopforth, Goodman, as well as all the hospital staff for their care and kindness. We also wish to thank our family, friends, neighbours, church family, and co-workers for all the support and love shown over this difficult process.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24 commencing with viewing at 4:00 p.m. at First Avenue Christian Assembly in Chilliwack with Pastor Elmer Martin officiating. A second service will be held at Reynar’s Funeral Chapel in Dawson Creek with internment at Buffalo Lakes Bethel Church, Sexsmith, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to World Vision or Gospel for India both at First Avenue Christian Assembly, or the charity of your choice.