Obituary of John Clifford Scott
Scott, John Clifford (Cliff)
Born March 4, 1926, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2024 in his 98th year. He has now joined the love of his life, his wife Jean, who died in 2022. They were married for 74 years. Cliff was born and raised in Bloor West Village in Toronto and grew up against the back drop of the Great Depression. His high school years at Humberside Collegiate were cut short after grade 10 by the death of his father, a Toronto Police Constable, who was tragically killed in a traffic accident while on duty. Cliff left school to support his mother and younger brother Earl. He was a proud veteran having enlisted in the army at age 18 and was waiting in Halifax to be deployed when the war ended.
He and Jean met at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Toronto and married in Vancouver in 1948 where Cliff had been transferred by his employer after his discharge from the Canadian Army. They lived in Vancouver, Kitimat, Peterborough, and Sarnia before settling in St Catharines in 1970. A member of the Niagara Region Model Flying Club for decades, he had a passion for airplanes, and built and flew radio-controlled models. He lived his life by The Golden Rule and raised his four children to do the same: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. He was very proud of his children and it was particularly important to him that his children have remained friends and supporters of each other. Cliff loved to tell stories and frequently spoke on Remembrance Day at schools about his experience in Canada as a young person during war time. Cliff and Jean spent their last years at Ina Grafton Gage Assisted Living and Long Term Care Home where they received excellent care and were loved by the staff, one of his caregivers described him as a “noble man”. His children were privileged to witness that affection and care and are grateful for it. He is survived by his four children Stephanie (Keith) Grattan, Anne (David ) Corbett, Paul Scott, and Judy (David) McBride and his grandchildren Jennifer, D’Arcy, Andrew, Dawson, Evan, Jaclyn, Katie and Scott. He was predeceased by granddaughter Laura. He is also survived by great grandchildren Connor and Emma.
The family will receive friends at the George Darte Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 585 Carlton Street on Saturday from 10:30 am until 12pm. For those who wish to stay a Final Tribute for Cliff will follow in the ceremony room of the funeral home at 12pm. If so desired, donations made to Ina Grafton Gage Village or The Canadian War Museum in Cliff’s memory would be appreciated by his family.
Final Tribute for Cliff
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