Scott, Robert Arnold
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert Arnold Scott on May 1st after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bob died peacefully in hospital with his family at his side. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, February 13, l930. Robert was raised in Rocanville, Saskatchewan, moving to Long Lac in 1951, to work for the Long Lac Pulp and Paper Company, later known as Kimberly Clark Pulp and Paper. Bob worked in various bush camps, finishing his last years as a river drive foreman. He loved the river and he liked the young people he had working for him. He retired from K.C in1986. Bob was a man who lived his life with honour, integrity, honesty and a love for his family that was endless. . His greatest joy in life after the birth of his daughters Susan and Beth was the arrival of two most special grandchildren Scott and Courtney. There was always time to play. Bob never missed his grandchildren's games. Hockey was his favorite and he could be found at every practice and tournament. On their first day of pre-school you found one very proud grandpa walking each child into their first classroom. Bob spent countless hours making wooden logging trucks, a racing car and bird feeder for Scott and Courtney. If he made something for one then he made something for the other. His daughter Beth, in a special lifetime book she made for her dad captured the man he was with this statement "It is the ear that listens and doesn't judge. It is the love that is shown and never taken away. " The family would like to especially thank Bob's old school friends who have kept up regular phone calls to him during his illness. To Delbert Grainger (Regina), Bill Grainger (Swift Current). Bruce Grainger (Rocanville), Dale Harrison (London) , Jim Perkins (Prince Albert) who worked with Bob at K.C. . To Betty Ann and Nelson Nurse, and Arlene and Ed Wozniak who traveled miserable roads to see him as well as numerous phone calls, and to Mervyn Enders (Toronto) who visited and phoned. regularly. A special thank you to Mavis and Gene Wood who have been with us these past eight years through all the treatments. Mavis is our special guardian angel - always there for the entire family. You will never know just how much you all meant to Bob - he always looked forward to your call. We thank you all for your support. To my special friends Gail Kirkpatrick and Diane Polesky who have always been there for me. We would also like to thank our neighbours and friends (coffee shop) who have been there for us in this trying time. Thank you to the hospital staff, palliative care ( Barb, Ann, Margaret), ComCare, Dr. Hurst, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Zawada. Bob is survived by his wife Jewel, daughters Elizabeth (Sam DePaola), Susan (Randy Mercure) and well loved grandchildren Courtney and Scott Mercure. Funeral Services tentatively set for Thursday at 1pm at the Community Church Terrace Bay.