Dr. Raymond “Ray” Scott passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the age of 63 years.
Ray will be sadly missed but not forgotten by his loving family, wife June Scott (nee Whitehead) of Calgary, AB; beloved daughter, Heather Scott of St. Catharines, ON; son, Raymond Scott of Hamilton, ON; mother, Margaret Scott of St. Catharines, ON; sisters Anne (Kevin) Favell, of St. Catharines, ON; Rita (Felix) Gianfrancesco of Toronto, ON; brothers Jack (Peggy Jo) Scott of Toronto, ON, and Andrew (Susan) Scott of Tuscon, AR, as well as his three granddaughters, Fallon, Taylor-Rae and Emmerie-Rose. Ray was predeceased by his father, John Scott.
Ray was a Scotsman who embraced Canada as his home since 1957. He grew up in Thorold, ON where he excelled in hockey, baseball and playing with the Trippers. Ray became an optician and was employed with Standard Optical Company from 1972 to 1991. During his time with Standard Ray moved his way up from optician to Business Manager for the whole of Atlantic Canada. In 1993 Ray decided to attend university and completed with the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy on November 12, 2004. Ray completed his career working for Alberta Health Services as a psychologist. Ray’s greatest love was his family. He also enjoyed playing guitar, writing and recording songs, travelling, a good game of golf, riding his Harley (on nice days only) and the occasional cigar.
A Celebration of Ray’s Life was held at the Redeemer Bible Church (3017 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON) on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at Club Italia (2525 Montrose Road). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Any donations can be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society in Ray’s Name.
In living memory of Ray Scott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W.