It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Earl Scott on February 7, 2019 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, AB. He was 78 years of age.
Earl was born near Venn, SK on March 13, 1940 to loving parents Frederick and Alice Scott. Along with his siblings, he was raised to cherish family and friends, and to appreciate all of life’s blessings. As a young man, Earl enlisted in the Canadian Army for a brief period but due to medical reasons was honourably discharged. He had an amazing work ethic and he was employed in wide range of jobs including farming, construction, coalmining, land clearing with his Cat equipment and welding as a self-employed tradesman. On December 22, 1960, Earl married the love of his life, Mardelle Johnson; the happy couple went on to create a warm and nurturing home and countless wonderful memories over their almost sixty years of marriage.
Earl and Mardelle moved their family to the Crowsnest Pass in 1982. Once there, Earl became very active in the community as a member of the Hillcrest Miners’ Club, the Hillcrest Fish and Game Protective Association, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 9, Coleman. He was a man of many talents - gardening, cooking and welding to name but a few. He also enjoyed spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. Other than his family, Earl’s true passion was music. He was famous near and far for his singing and accordion playing, and even recorded three CDs throughout his life. When he wasn’t busy making music, he found the time to organize bands and jamborees. Like his music, fond memories of Earl will remain with us forever. He will be greatly missed.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his wife, Mardelle Scott of Hillcrest Mines, AB; his son Garth (Thelma) Scott of Coleman, AB; his grandchildren, Nash, Tanya, Crystal and Jessica; his great grandchildren, Samantha, Amber, Lucas, Vienna and Aiden; his sister, Margaret (Rudy) Gross of Watrous, SK; his extended family; as well as many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Alice Scott; his daughter, Lanis Carlene; his brothers, Jack, Lloyd and George; and his sister, June.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Hillcrest Miners’ Club (22733 – 7 Ave., Hillcrest Mines, AB). Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Consolidated High School Music Program (ATTN: Christine McKie, PO Box 520, Coleman, AB T0K 0M0), the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass “Ride CN Program” (ATTN: Kim Lewis, PO Box 600, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0), or S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance (www.stars.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.