1933 ~ SCOTT ~ 2012Posted: November 7th, 2012
Mr. Keith Scott, beloved husband of Mrs. Joyce Scott of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at the age of 79 years.
Keith also leaves to cherish his memory four children, Ronda (Roger) Evans of Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, Graham (Dianna) Scott of Swift Current, Karen (Brad) Norton of Cold Lake, Alberta, and Donna (Ian) Morstad of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan; ten grandchildren, Brihoney, Megan (Nate), Stefan (Anna), Aubree (Nick), Jeremiah, Shawn, Alicia, Scott, Dane (Brooke), and Chloe; two great-grandchildren, Jaida and Elsa; Dianna’s daughter, Brinlee; two brothers, Ken (Bonnie) Scott and Blaine (Irma) Scott; one sister-in-law, Kathryn Scott; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Keith was predeceased by his parents, Ivan and Evelyn Scott; and one grandson, Morgan. Keith was born on July 18th, 1933 in Piapot, Saskatchwan and attended school in Cardston and Maple Creek. In 1955, he married Joyce Wilde of Maple Creek. For 15 years, Keith worked as a Partsman at Maple Creek Motors, and for several of those years worked a second job delivering bread in the early mornings for McGavin’s Bakery. In 1964, he moved the family to Gull Lake to become a partner in a GM dealership. In 1970, Keith took over the management of Shaunavon Esso Service, and eventually bought and ran the business for the next 18 years. Those were some of the best years for him, as it became a true family business – with Joyce doing the bookkeeping, and the kids pumping gas and learning the value of an honest day’s work. Keith and Joyce sold the Esso and “retired” to Medicine Hat in 1988. Never one to sit idle, Keith worked for White’s Imperial Oil bulk station (which later became Gateway Fuel and Fertilizer), and relished the opportunity to work with good people and get an early start on the day! Even after he retired from Gateway, he continued to do handyman work for several more years. Keith’s own father passed away when Keith was just 12 years old, the older brother to two little boys, aged 3 years and 9 months. This was likely the factor which most shaped his character – a very hardworking and responsible man, who found it easiest to show his love quietly in the things he did for others. Keith enjoyed his years in Medicine Hat, woodworking, dancing, playing cards and socializing. He had a wonderful, teasing sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye to the end. He was a one-of-a-kind gentle man, and he will be so very missed. The Funeral Service will be held in WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 101 – 6th Street SE, on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Leroy Angle officiating. Memorial gifts in Keith’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 3R3, or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Keith Scott. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Wednesday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise fm. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599