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Born: May 29, 1993

Date of Passing: Mar 06, 2013

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May 29, 1993 - March 6, 2013

Scott would have turned 30, this week. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and a friend to many. Ten years have passed since he left us. We can only imagine what a longer life on earth would have been like for Scott, and what a joy it would be for his loved ones, if he were still with us.
Scott's Dad wrote: Only in the grief of losing Scott can we begin to understand the despair he masked so well, that drove him to leave this world. We rest assured that the grief is now ours, not Scott's; we believe Scott is now in Heaven with Jesus, filled with peace and everlasting joy. We will forever miss his powerful but gentle bear hugs, his warmth, compassion, and kindness, his gentle spirit, brilliant writing, fair-mindedness, stunning intelligence, and unique wit.
Scott loved C.S. Lewis's Narnia books, and at his memorial service, his brother Paul read from the last page of The Last Battle: And as He spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us it is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
Scott's family encourages those with depression or thoughts of suicide to talk to someone. There is help and hope for you.

Scott, we who know you
love you and miss you.

Mum, Dad, Paul, Dave, Judith, Cora, Edmund, and Marie look forward to your hugs in Heaven.


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 27, 2023

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