It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stuart Stanley Scott, a long-time resident of Agassiz, on September 16, 2011, at the age of 84.
He spent the last afternoon of his life exchanging heartfelt messages with his loved ones, which in the days since have offered much comfort to his wife of 60 years, Rena; his sons Warren (Terrill) and Kelvin (Kathy) and daughter Jean (Gilles). He was much loved by his six grandchildren: Jeremy (Christa), Jesse (Lindsey), Candace (Mike), Kerri (Darrell), Alain and Eric (Janelle); and his five great-grandchildren: Zoey, Emily, Quinton, Cohen and Aurora.Stuart also leaves to mourn his sister Fern, brother George and numerous nieces and nephews.
Stuart was born the sixth of nine children to James and Louise Scott in Melfort, Saskatchewan on March 21, 1927 and moved to Chilliwack in 1934, with his parents and siblings, Lloyd, Zella, Fern, Chloe, and George. The youngest of the family, Jim, was born here. At age 21, Stuart lost his father to a heart attack and being the oldest son still at home took on a lot of the duties as head of the household, including providing guidance to his younger brothers. He maintained this role of patriarch throughout his life.
Stuart was introduced to Rena Morrow in May of 1950 at the Cherry Carnival in Chilliwack this was their first meeting but they knew of each other through relatives who felt that they would make a good couple. This was indeed true as they married on November 4 of that same year and began their life together in Chilliwack.
Warren was born in February of 1952, followed by Kelvin in August of ’54 and in 1957 Stuart decided to give up mink ranching and move to Agassiz to try his hand at owning and operating Scott’s Abattoir, to later be re-named Scott’s Meats Ltd. It is here in Agassiz, that daughter Jean was born in September of ’61. Stuart sold and retired from the business in 1986 and eventually moved from the farm on Scott Road into town, where he filled his days with gardening, model ship building and numerous camping/fishing trips. These trips often became family events from which many good memories were born.
Eventually Stuart became limited by his health and many of the activities that he enjoyed became too difficult to do, however, he did continue to share his wisdom and philosophies of life for which his family will always remember and be grateful for.
The family would like to thank the staff of Chilliwack General Hospital, along with, Drs. Bull and Phimister who assisted us in giving this husband, Dad and Grandpa a peaceful and dignified last day on this earth.
A Service of Remembrance for Stuart will be held at the Agassiz United Church on Thursday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m.
“God, grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change. The COURAGE to change the things I can. And the WISDOM to know the difference.”