Posted: August 24th, 2015

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(nee Harper)

With great sadness the family of ETHEL VICTORIA SCOTT announces her passing on August 18, 2015 at the age of 96.

Born on the family farm at Mildred, Saskatchewan to James and Christine Ellen Sutherland Harper; she was the third youngest of 9 children. She was predeceased by her Husband, Stanley Scott, a granddaughter, her parents, all her siblings and all her cousins.

She is survived by her Children, Ron (Julie) Scrimshaw, Lois (Bill) Harris, Dennis (Mary) Scott and Lesley (Herman) Riegling, 19 Grandchildren, 54 Great Grandchildren and 6 Great, Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom was an excellent homemaker and a wonderful mother. She had an uncanny ability to make a very comfortable, welcoming home regardless of the circumstance of the house. She was a talented seamstress, great decorator, outstanding cook, fabulous pastry baker and great gardener.

She was very well read, especially with the scriptures and the teachings of the modern day Prophets, even though she only went to the fifth grade. Her schooling was cut short as she started at the age of 9, when she was able to walk the 5 miles to and from school. At the age of 14, she had to quit to nurse her ailing mother and care for her younger sister and brother.

She was a faithful convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with an unwavering testimony of its truthfulness. She served as Relief Society President and in the primary. She was exceedingly pleased that her sons and their wives, most of her grandsons, one granddaughter and her older great grandsons served missions.

Mom’s occupation was that of a cook. She began her career in a Northern Saskatchewan sawmill cookhouse on a wood burning stove and finished her career at the age of 76 after 26 years of service at Erickson’s Family Restaurant. For a period of time she and her husband owned a restaurant in Prince Rupert, B.C.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL, in Magrath, Alberta on Saturday, August 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

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