October 17, 1916 – August 18, 2010
James C. Scott (Jim), died peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family and cherished caregivers.
Jim was born in Winnipeg MB on October 17, 1916 to James and Violet Scott. He was educated in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BSc. in geology in 1938. He continued on to the University of Minnesota where he earned his MSc. in 1941 and finished his work on his PhD, however this was never awarded as his thesis was held for 50 years, due to wartime security measures. Jim worked for the Geological Survey of Canada where he exercised his passion for back country adventure surveying on horseback, foot and river rafts through out the foothills and mountains that he loved. Jim served the remainder of his long career in the oil and gas industry beginning with Shell. He and his first wife, Vivian, lived through the war years in Los Angeles and Jasper while looking for oil to fuel the forces.
Jim and Viv settled in Calgary in 1948, where he worked for Husky Oil, Pacific Petroleums and eventually Petro Canada until his retirement in 1981. Jim was a president of the CSPG and a pioneer in folded fault geology of the foothills and in later years in offshore exploration which took him throughout Europe and Asia.
Jim was an avid sportsman and loved to spend his leisure time in the mountains or at The Glencoe Club where he was a long time member. Indeed, he was still “working out” in the gym with Clare until very recently. He relished in sharing those experiences with the people he loved.
Jim was predeceased by his first wife, Vivian, in 1991. He will be greatly missed by his wife Loreta. He will also be greatly missed by his daughter Dale (Brian) Fea and their children Scott and Kelley, daughter Susan Schulli (Ron McCrimmon) and her children Peter and Leah.
Jim and Loreta spent 18 very happy years together traveling and being with friends and family. The family is very thankful for the love and outstanding support of Jim and Loreta’s caregivers including Susan, JP, Natasia, Clinton, Amanda, Janet, Leah and Dr. Kelly Young, which allowed them to stay in the comfort of their beautiful country home.
A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at an open house at their home on Sunday, August 22, 2010 from 3p.m. until 6p.m. If you require directions please call 403-995-2277.
If friends so desire, a memorial donation may be made directly to the charity of your choice.
In living memory of James Scott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences