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IAN BERITH SCOTT

Born: Oct 01, 1974

Date of Passing: Dec 21, 2017

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IAN BERITH SCOTT Peacefully at the Riverview Health Centre on Thursday, December 21, 2017, Ian Berith Scott of Winnipeg, formerly of Holland, MB, passed away at the age of 43 years. Ian leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Tanya Jakob; sons, Hunter and Ronin; parents, Sandra and Wil Rex of Holland; sister Shannon Scott and niece Jorja of Medicine Hat, AB; brother Tim Rex and wife Ainsley Wray of Winnipeg, as well as numerous extended family and friends. Ian was predeceased by his father Richard Scott and by sister Katlyn Rex. On October 1, 1974, a glorious autumn day, Ian Berith Scott entered this realm. He was an easy-going kid with a great smile, with just the right amount of curiosity, an extraordinarily generous heart, a love of reading, an amazing imagination and boundless energy. He had an active mind and enjoyed challenging those around him and, in turn, being challenged. He was born in Saskatoon though raised in Southwestern Manitoba, living in a variety of towns, including Brandon, Carman and Holland, where his family settled. The "Big Hill" was always Ian's happy place. He was so proud of his home and he made sure that he showcased it at every opportunity. Work took him all over the world, yet he never found a place more peaceful and special then the Hills. His career path took him full circle. For over ten years, while employed as the Director of Study Manitoba School Divisions, he was able to showcase his love and pride for Southwestern Manitoba to international students and administrators from all over the world. He surrounded himself with things that he considered precious - a special pen, a favorite beanie, sunglasses, paintings from far and wide, good books, good scotch and most of all PEOPLE! He gathered friends wherever he lived and nurtured many of those friendships his whole life. He always accepted of people and, in fact, celebrated people's eccentricities, encouraging them and loving them for who they were. Being in the moment and connecting with nature and animals is when he felt most alive. His free spirit was fed by his love of "riding", whether a horse or his Harley. This passion kept him centered. He relished his time at Red River College, first as a student and later employed by them. It was during this time that he met Tanya, the "love of his life". When he was asked what made him so sure that she was the "one", he responded that he simply felt a sense of destiny with this "beautiful woman". They shared their love of travel and culture, and built a home that represented community, where music and art played a central role. Becoming a father was a dream come true for Ian. He said that his boys - Hunter and Ronin - made him feel complete. He revelled in every change, he loved watching them learn new things - to walk, to talk and to play. Getting up early with his boys was sacred time. He loved that they were good brothers to each other and he had big dreams for both of them. He led by example and showed them a life of adventure. He imparted philosophies like remembering that we are travelers, not tourists. Ian was a Renaissance Man. He never focused on one thing and encouraged balance. He lived life by his fundamentals: Personal growth, Spirituality, Meditation, Exercise, and Good food and drink. All of this gave him courage each day until his passing. Quality of life held more power than any illness and he worked harder than anyone to maintain a sense of normalcy in his life. Truly symbolic of the Winter Solstice, he loved this season and embraced his light withinsimply encouraging us all to do the same. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Holland United Church. Rev. Robert Campbell officiated. Interment followed at Brookdale Cemetery. For friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Ian's memory to Fresh Roots Farms c/o Troy Stozek and Michelle Schram, P.O. Box 4, Cartwright, MB, R0K 0L0. On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com Jamieson's Funeral Services of Holland were in care of arrangements. 204-526-2380
Publish Date: Dec 30, 2017

IAN BERITH SCOTT Peacefully at the Riverview Health Centre on Thursday, December 21, 2017, Ian Berith Scott of Winnipeg, formerly of Holland, MB, passed away at the age of 43 years. Ian leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Tanya Jakob, sons Hunter and Ronin, parents Sandra and Wil Rex of Holland, sister Shannon Scott and niece Jorja of Medicine Hat, AB, brother Tim Rex and wife Ainsley Wray of Winnipeg, as well as numerous extended family and friends. Ian was predeceased by his father Richard Scott, and by sister Katlyn Rex. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Holland United Church with Rev. Robert Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the Brookdale Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Ian's memory to Fresh Roots Farms, c/o Troy Stozek and Michelle Schram, PO Box 4, Cartwright, MB R0K 0L0. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com Jamieson's Funeral Services of Holland in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480


Publish Date: Dec 27, 2017

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 30, 2017

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • Crash was one of my best friends and I miss him dearly. We will meet again. - Posted by: Brent McCartney (Friend) on: Mar 05, 2021

  • My deepest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family now and always. - Posted by: Janice Peters (Previous co-worker) on: Jan 08, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to your entire family...I was shocked to learn of Ian's untimely passing, but congratulate everyone who played a part in writing his obituary, it said everything that needed to be said. Crossed paths numerous times with Ian on our International student recriutment journeys...godspeed. - Posted by: Jack Sullivan (Colleague) on: Jan 05, 2018

  • Ian and I met on the road in Brazil and always managed to touch base and catch up over the ensuing years. His pride in his family and home were always evident but most impressive was what he remembered about other people. My most sincere condolensceses. - Posted by: John MacKinnon (colleague) on: Jan 04, 2018

  • I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your sweet boys. - Posted by: Shirli East (Former co-worker ) on: Jan 04, 2018

  • I am so sorry for yours and the boys loss of Ian. I remember meeting him when you were first engaged and I thought how lucky you both were. Not everyone lived with their soulmates as you two did! He will always be in your heart! Best Regards, Alyce - Posted by: Alyce Gow (Former Co-worker) on: Jan 03, 2018

  • Tanya I am so sorry for your loss. He will always be with you through those two wonderful little boys. Hold them tight. - Posted by: Jackie Murray (Previous coworker and friend) on: Jan 03, 2018

  • Dear Tanya & family, so terribly sorry for your loss. Shocking to have learned this very sad news about Ian. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your boys always. - Posted by: Melissa Phaneuf-Ahi (Previous coworker ) on: Jan 03, 2018

  • Tanya, Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Ian. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara Parkin 💕 - Posted by: Barbara Parkin (Friend and former co-worker (Tanya)) on: Jan 02, 2018

  • Ian was one of the first people I met on the road nearly 15 years ago. He was always friendly, quirky, and fun loving. He was a great “roadie” who will be missed by all who were lucky to consider him a colleague and friend. Rob Porkka Director of Interational Education (retired) Red DeerAB - Posted by: Rob Porkka (Colleague) on: Jan 02, 2018

  • Tanya, my deepest sympathy for your loss. This is a tough time for you and the boys but you have great family and friends by your side...and great memories! There are no words.... Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy, Kim Yanke - Posted by: Kim Yanke (Previous coworker) on: Jan 02, 2018

  • Ian was a wonderful man. He was so full of life, good humour and openness. I met him ‘on the road’, as a fellow international education traveller and so enjoyed seeing him wherever we were in the world. One of a kind indeed, and will always remember and smile, when I think of him speaking about Tanya “his lady”, with his beautiful lopsided grin. My condolences to his loved ones...we have lost a wonderful human being. - Posted by: Ann Calverley (Colleague) on: Dec 31, 2017

  • So sorry to hear about Ian. He was a good man. Sincere condolences from me and my family. Please have Shanon call me 403-467-5997. - Posted by: Randy ennis () on: Dec 27, 2017

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