GRACE SCOTT (nee COWAN)
Born 4 August 1912, Pretty Valley, Manitoba ~ Died 24 August 2015, Chilliwack, BC.
Grace Scott of Chilliwack, BC passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital on Monday, August 24 at the age of 103. Grace was born on the family farm at Pretty Valley, Manitoba near Kenville in the Swan River Valley. She attended normal school in Dauphin and taught in Manitoba during the depression including Thunder Hill until she married Thomas Scott on October 9, 1940. Thomas was enlisted in the RCAF and during the war they lived in several RCAF towns in western Canada including Gimli, Prince Albert and Dauphin and were finally able to restart their lives after those trying years. In 1954 they moved Edmonton and in 1976 retired to Chilliwack. Grace was a gentle and generous soul with a kind heart and as befitted her name she conducted herself with elegance and poise throughout her life. All those who knew her will attest to that but make no mistake; she was a strong willed and fiercely independent person and was always able to fend for herself. In spite of her small stature she was tough and proved her mettle as a true fighter when she battled and defeated breast cancer in 1962 and went on to live a very long and healthy life. She left her mark on all those who knew her. Grace was predeceased by her husband Thomas Harvey Scott(1991) and she will be greatly missed by her son Robert (Helene), her very special granddaughters Liana Lapalme (Damon) and Carolyn Berry (Mark), great grandchildren Kai Lapalme and Austin Berry as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Chilliwack United Church,45835 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack, on Saturday, September 5th at 10:30 AM.
Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 604-792-1344