It is with difficult and profound grief, we announce the passing of John Dixon Scott on November 1st, 2015 at his residence at Pioneer Lodge, Salmon Arm at the age of 82 years.
“Scotty” was born in Kirkland Lake, Northern Ontario on August 25, 1933.
His life was an amazing whirlwind of events, memories and of course, leaving a definite colorful, lasting impression.
He is survived by three children Tamara, Shawn and Shannon as well as his dearest friend and caregiver Liza Cook.
Scotty’s life included playing junior hockey for three years then joining the Air Force for five years as a physical training instructor.
He mainly resided in Vancouver from 1958 – 1998 where he began the next leg of his life doing what he loved most, bartending on a social basis and to the elite as well as coaching women’s baseball which he was so proud of!
His next journey took him to Salmon Arm where he lived the rest of his life starting in “1998” becoming a “regular” to us and making friendships non-stop prior to moving into Pioneer Lodge where he lived since 2006.
The “Hideaway” became his “home” and we adopted him and put him to work bartending our events and Christmas parties.
Never a dull moment!! There really isn’t enough paper to reflect his whole life. The memories he impressed on so many of us will never be forgotten. We cannot emphasize the appreciation, love and help that we received from Pioneer Lodge and staff, Dr. DeWet and staff as well as Vince and Tammy Fischer.
A celebration of Scotty’s life will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., at Pioneer Lodge Gathering Room.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm 250 833-1129. Email condolences and share your memories of Scotty through his obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.