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SCOTT – Charles Albert

April 1, 1933 – February 11, 2011
CWO (retired) – Korean War Veteran

Charles Scott passed away peacefully with family at his side on February 11, 2011 following a two-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of fifty-eight years Josephine Scott (nee Wick); his children Dr. Kenneth (Lynn) Scott, Dr. Selma Scott (Dr. Terry Stewart), Kathy (Cary) McGraw, Glenn (Cheryl) Scott; thirteen grandchildren; and three precious great-grandchildren, Shane, Chandra, Lisa, Sonja, Nadia (Jason Leavitt and children Alina and Max), Alina, James, Kealy (Justin Lambert and baby Mitchell), Nicole, Julia, Matthew, Wesley and Cory.

Charles was born in Dodsland, SK but grew up in North Battleford. At age 17 he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and served in Korea. He was proud to be a Canadian War Veteran. The Canadian Military was his career and brought him and his wife and children years of travel and adventure before retiring in 1982 as the Senior Chief Warrant Officer, Weapons Technician, for the Canadian Forces. Charles and Josephine returned to Calgary to live out their retirement in 1986. Charles is survived by five siblings, Walter (Margaret) Scott, Anne Shiplett, Flora Webber, June (Gord) Shiplett, and Doris (Walter) Sand; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank both Charles’ and Josephine’s families for their support to Charles and Josephine during his battle with cancer, especially his sister-in-law Edna Wick who graciously drove him to many of his treatment appointments, kept them company for dinners out and a game of dice at home. The military was his career, but his hobby was constructing (or deconstructing) and his retirement years were filled with his projects. He was deeply committed to his wife and family and was always there for them. He would rub his hands in glee when a snowstorm struck, hoping that someone’s car would require a boost, or a grandchild would need a ride to school or an activity.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Hospice Calgary, 1245 – 70th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8, Telephone: (403) 263-4525, www.hospicecalgary.com or directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (888) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. The family wishes to thank all of the staff for the care and compassion provided to Charles by the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Rosedale Hospice, Dr. D Jenkins, Dr. L Lemieux and Dr. R Bolduc. He received wonderful end of life care.

Sadly missed and long remembered: We love you Dad, and “Thanks for the Memories”.

In living memory of Charles Scott, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane. Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Am deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Scott’s passing and grateful for having the opportunity to know him. I have wonderful and vivid memories of him, especially from when I was a kid and we were neighbours in Borden.

    Mr. Scott was was larger than life, with an infectious smile and incredible energy. My heart goes out to his family at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Andrea Clarke

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  2. Goodbye Charlie, you will be missed and remembered. What a great family you raised. Who will help me mow the lawn at branding?? Love to the Scott’s and Stewarts.
    With love, Grace

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  3. Angela Lessard (nee Wibberley) :

    Sincere sympathies to the whole Scott clan on their loss. Mr. Scott was a wonderful friend to my parents during their time together in Ottawa and one of the best storytellers I’ve ever known. My thoughts are with you.
    Take care of each other.

    Angela

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  4. Ron & Louise Shade :

    We will always remember moving into our house in Martindale and Charlie mowing our front lawn. He told us he needed our lawn to look as good as his, so he would take care of it! It was so great to have such awesome neighbours. We were so lucky to have the best neighbours ever. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family especially Jo during this time.
    Love from
    Louise & Ron Shade

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  5. Martha Readman :

    Feb.17th Long time friend of Josie’s and Charlie’s—–sorry to hear the news but now he is out of pain. My thoughts are with all the Scott family and my deepest condolence’s

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  6. I and my family will fondly remember you and your kindness to us over the years. Your stories and deeds will live on forever in our family circle.

    Charlie was an outstanding member of the RCEME family.

    Thanks for sharing you and your family with us. He was a truly great soldier/craftsman as well as a CWO.
    Condolences.
    Carrie, Andrea, and Grant Clarke

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  7. CWO (retired) Russell Cameron and wife Jacqueline :

    Deepest sympathy to the whole Scott family. Charlie was a good friend for a good many years and will be missed. He was such a cheerful person and always had a smile and a story for everyone. Rest in peace Charlie.
    from Russell, Jacqueline and families

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  8. Patricia Huston :

    My condolences to all the family and friends of Charles Scott. I have worked with Ken Scott since he began at the Public Health Agency of Canada. He was very supportive when I lost my father a little over a year ago. My heart goes out to all of you as you deal with this loss and remember his legacy.

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  9. Laura & Dave Duckworth :

    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

    We always enjoyed our conversations with Charlie & hearing about his new projects.

    Charlie & Jo were the best neighbors in Citadel.

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  10. Barry Connatty :

    On behalf of all members of the RCEME Association of Western Canda, I wish to express our sincerest condolences to all of Charles family. He will be remembered all of his friends and commrades. A glass will be raised in his memory at our next AGM.

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  11. Nancy Richardson :

    Jo, thinking of you and your family in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Charlie was a wonderful man, a great father and a fantastic grandfather. He will live on forever in our children’s and shared grandchildren’s memories. God Bless you all.
    Nancy

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  12. Bev Readman :

    I have fond memories of visiting with Charlie and Josie when my Mom (Martha)would come to town. Charlie always had to take me on a tour of the house to show his latest invention, from the wine racks to the heating system, it truly was inspirational.

    Sorry for your loss.

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