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WAYNE JAMES SCOTT
Date of Passing: Mar 26, 2023Offer Condolences or Memory
WAYNE JAMES SCOTT
1940 - 2023
It is with deep sorrow that our family announces the passing of Wayne James Scott on March 26, 2023 at the age of 82. Wayne passed peacefully at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba with family by his side.
He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Jennie Scott (Ferance), mother Ruby Scott (Harrison), father Francis (Jimmy) Scott, and many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his brother Richard (Judy), children, Jamie (Cheri), Sherry (Clint), granddaughters, Emma and Melissa, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Wayne was born in Winnipeg and was raised in the St. James area. He had very fond memories of his childhood and often talked about spending time with his parents and seeing movies with his Granny Harrison who lived with the family. As a child, Wayne participated in many activities and sports such as baseball, curling, fishing, golfing, gymnastics and music. He enjoyed spending time with his younger brother Rick and talked fondly of the family trips they had together.
He worked for various companies during his younger days in the 1960s. Wayne married his wife Jennie in 1969 and they had their children in the 1970s. In 1971, he began to work for the Province of Manitoba in the fuel and tobacco taxation division. Wayne was a Compliance Officer for many years until he then transitioned into auditing and managerial roles.
Wayne was a competitive curler for over 60 years and a member of many local curling clubs. He also enjoyed golfing with his numerous friends and the socializing that followed. He was a long-time legion member and was a supporter of many charitable organizations.
Wayne was a collector of many things, however his biggest passion was sports cards. He was a founding member of the Red River Sports Collectors' Association in 1982 and one of the pioneers of sports collectible shows in Winnipeg.
Wayne was the greatest provider to his family. He made personal sacrifices necessary to ensure that the needs of his children and grandchildren were the priority. Wayne became a grandfather in 2003 which brought him so much joy and laughter. He was proud of the great accomplishments of both granddaughters.
Wayne was a kind and generous man to others and made it a point to treat everyone equally. He also had a great sense of humour and an incredibly positive attitude even during challenging times.
We are comforted knowing that Wayne is free of pain with the Lord, his parents, uncles, aunts, and beloved family pets (Bruiser, Pugsley, Siris and Teka).
For their care and compassion we want to thank Dr. Penner and the staff on the 5th Floor and Urgent Care at Victoria General Hospital as well his family physician Dr. Rizk. We would also like to thank the staff at Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence for their various services and wonderful meals which he so enjoyed.
A celebration of Wayne's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Green Acres Funeral Home, Hwy. 1 East at Navin Road, Winnipeg. Those wishing to view this obituary and join the service by livestream may do so by visiting: www.greenacresfuneralhome.com
We all love you and will miss you dearly. You will be forever in our hearts and minds until we meet again.
"The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be."
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Wayne's honour.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 01, 2023
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
In the early years Wayne was more like my older brother than my cousin. He often took me to play basketball with his friends and took the time to teach me the basics of curling and golf. We spent many Saturdays either in a movie theater or at his home building model airplanes or battleships, or organizing his sports card collections. Those were special years and will always be remembered. Thanks again Wayne - Posted by: Gary Platsko (Cousin) on: Apr 22, 2023
We both worked closely with Wayne for many years in the Government and formed a lasting friendship. Wayne was a true gentleman always willing to lend a helping hand. Whether it was curling in the MCA with Wayne, in a fun spiel or golfing, Wayne was a such a good person to be around. Even in trying times Wayne maintained a sense of humor and sense of calm. Truly one of the good people, he will be missed. - Posted by: Dan & Millie Nixon (Friends and coworkers ) on: Apr 01, 2023
I met Wayne a few years ago when I joined a weekly golf group that Wayne was a member of. Wayne was a gentleman and his upbeat and easygoing manner were a pleasure to be around. My best memory of Wayne encompasses two things, his ability to hit the ball straight and his love of eating! My nickname for Wayne was “Porkchop - Center Cut”. He never met a fairway he couldn’t put the ball in the middle of and he never ever backed away from a good meal. I am certain that Wayne will be playing golf and enjoying time with his family and friends at the big course in heaven……rest in peace my friend! - Posted by: GeraldZak (Golfing Buddy) on: Apr 01, 2023
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