SCOTT; John Henry

December 24, 1923 ~ December 1, 2015

It is with heavy hearts we announce the death of a cherished, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, and the Son of Eleanor and John Scott of Brandon, Manitoba. “Jack” was pre-deceased by Alice, his much beloved wife of 64 years in July. John passed away peacefully in his sleep, after a long fight with cancer. John will be deeply missed by his children Sandra Scott, Greg Scott (Kathryn), Debbie Tait (Ron); his Grandchildren Chelsey Higgins (Luke), Brad Tait (Rachel), Amanda Tait, Justin Scott, and Emma Scott. John had over 30 Nieces and Nephews, and Grand Nieces and Nephews who will miss him greatly as well. His Sister-in-law Anna Ballantyne Brothers-in law Ted Johannesson, and Ole Johannesson (Janet), and his last surviving cousin Bertha Eastly will continue his generation’s legacy of stories. John, a member of the Greatest Generation, experienced the depression, fought in the Navy during W.W. II in the Battle of the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and during D-Day. He then went to university, earned a B.A. and joined Lord Strathcona’s Royal Horse Regiment in the 1950’s. He married our mother, Alice in 1951 and he served in Germany after the war. There they started their family. John continued in the army, where he attained the rank of Major, then worked in Corrections. He then enjoyed 33 years of retirement sharing many activities with others; curling, golfing, and as a member of the stamp club. John also loved playing bridge and travelling the world with Alice. His hands were always busy in his garden, doing carpentry, feeding the birds in winter, and caring for others. He especially enjoyed getting together with family and friends and sharing many stories, adventures, and much humour and wisdom. We wish to thank John’s Doctors, Nurses, Care Aides and the support Staff of Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and Menno Terrace East for all the care and compassion they gave John over the last two years. He expressed his appreciation for their caring attitudes to his family often. As well, we wish to thank Henderson’s Funeral home who prepared John for his last journey with compassion and dignity. Both John and Alice were bright lights and will be remembered and sorely missed in all our lives. John has joined Alice, and they will no doubt continue their travels together in peace. We will be thinking of Dad today on his birthday.

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