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SCOTT – George Ross

March 23, 1932 – October 30, 2009

With great sadness we announce the passing of George Scott at the age of 77.

Born in Port Arthur, Ontario, George was predeceased by parents David and Christina, and is survived by brother Robert (Estelle) and sister Janice Zabroski (Bob). He was married to Rae for 53 years. They had four children – Sue (Jamie), Christina, Cathy (Gord) and Becky (Leo) – and grandchildren Nosipho, Ali, Ben, Gareth, Ailsa, and Erin. A chemical engineer (Queens), he worked for Dow Chemical before retiring in 1989. A unique individual, George was unconventional, witty and pragmatic. He developed an intense passion for running in his 40’s, becoming an accomplished 10K runner and marathoner. He found great joy competing until his late 60’s, when myelo-dysplasia intervened. George was a voracious reader, lover of the outdoors, baker, traveller.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the exceptional medical staff at Foothills Hospital, and to recognize the anonymous blood donors who sustained him in recent years.

Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the CNIB in lieu of flowers. At his request, no service will be held. A get-together of family and friends will be announced shortly.

In living memory of George Scott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Janice Scollard :

    Hi Rae:
    I am so sorry to hear about George and send deepest sympathies to you and your girls. I will always remember George with great fondness and humour – he always was able to make us laugh even in the stressful times! He was a wonderful boss and a good man filled with kindness and fun. May you find strength in all your memories. Sincerely Janice

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  2. Barbara Black and Malcolm Turner :

    We are so pleased to have known George, and are saddened by his passing. With deepest sympathies to Rae and the family.
    Barbara and Malcolm
    From the Norseman Ski Club

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  3. Merilyn Crombie :

    Rae, So sorry to hear of George’s passing away. I remember all the fun times we had at Mt. Engadine Lodge with the Norsemen Ski Club. My Condolences to you and your family. Merilyn

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  4. Ivan and Jackie Robinson :

    Dear Rae,

    We’ve missed both George and you at ski club events in recent times – and we’re so sorry to learn now that George is no longer with us. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Ivan and Jackie

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  5. Chris and John Farley :

    Hi Rae
    So sorry to hear of George’s passing – we have so many great memories to look back on and enjoy and so many great evenings spent with the two of you.
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family
    Chris and John

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  6. Hilary Cornberg :

    Dear Rae,
    Sorry to hear of George’s passing. Although I only met him a few times, he seemed a lovely man. I know how hard it’s been for you both over the last few years. I wish you and your family good health and happiness in the future.
    Hilary

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  7. Hjordis Anderson :

    Dear Rae.

    My condolences to you and your family.
    I didn’t know George well but remember the pleasant chats with him when our paths crossed, on the ski trail, at Norseman gatherings and at Hort Society meetings.
    Thinking of you,
    Hjordis Anderson

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  8. Gordon Clarke :

    So sorry to hear of George’s passing. We have enjoyed our many years of being together at Norseman ski trips and parties. He was a great guy and will be missed by all those who knew him. Rae our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  9. Dear Percy – I want to tell you how sorry I am to hear of George’s death. My heart goes out to you. I have an idea just what you and your girls must be going through. Bob passed away a year ago – in October too, at 77 years of age. I remember both of you with great fondness. I know that George was so very well liked by Bob when they worked together at the Sarnia site which seems like so long ago – I hope I don’t sound like a “ghost” from the past. I am sure that your girls will be a great comfort to you. My family has been great. I send a BIG hug to you. Can you feel it? Love, Marnie

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  10. Terry and Irene Leigh :

    We haven’t seen George or Rae for many years now as we now live in Texas but I have fond memories of George as a Manager, mentor and Dow Chemical colleague on the EOEG project from 1977 into the early 80’s. I would like to express my condolences to Rae and family for your loss. I will always remember George as a warm and engaging human being, a boss who set high expectations of those around him but provided support and coaching when needed.

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  11. Robin & Cathy Halligey :

    Hello Rae, We are really sorry to hear this sad news, our sincere condolences to you & family. We remember our fun norseman x/c ski trips with you both & our transition with George on overnight trip coordinating. Our thoughts are with you.

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  12. Marnie and Piers Fothergill :

    Dear Rae
    We are so sorry to hear about George’s death. We didn’t know that he had been ill.
    He will remain a happy, inspiring image in the Fothergill household. The guy that went on epic runs (eg Sunridge Mall to buy shoes), spent hours and hours tending the lawn and was out before dawn shoveling your huge driveway(or was that you Rae)? We will miss him, but we are so glad we had the opportunity to be your neighbors on 10th Avenue.
    Our thoughts are with you Rae
    Love Marnie and PIers Fothergill

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  13. Dear Rae, I am so very sorry about your husband’s passing. In deepest Sympathy

    Regine Taylor

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