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DAVID WILLIAM SCOTT

Born: Dec 23, 1948

Date of Passing: Jan 15, 2013

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DAVID WILLIAM SCOTT December 23, 1948 - January 15, 2013 Poet, painter, short story writer, zazen sitter, voracious reader, gardener, carpenter, community organizer, AA member, lover of lively discussions and arguments... David was born and grew up in the down to earth rough and tumble of the 1950s Halifax's North End. He attended St. Mary's University and at 20 was head of the newly created Youth Department for Halifax Recreation. The bureaucratic life was not for him, however. Leaving Halifax he travelled and lived in Vancouver and Montreal before settling down with Claudia in Winnipeg. His unique perspective and style of living was a source of entertainment and inspiration for many, especially his three children. A devoted father, he spent a lot of time with his children, and later on his grandchildren, right up to his death. Throughout his life he earned his living in many ways - mess-man, miner, carpenter, bicycle repair, grass cutting, church caretaker - but reading, writing, painting, and sitting zazen were his true vocation. In his early fifties, David moved to "the Land", 11 acres an hour north of Winnipeg, where with perseverance and ingenuity he created a place to pursue that vocation. David had a strong social conscience and gave years of service to community boards: North End Community Clinic and Dalhousie Legal Aid in Halifax; Day Nursery Centre and Village Clinic in Winnipeg. David could - and did - talk to anyone! David leaves behind his wife Claudia (nee Johnston), siblings Electa (Leckie) Hrushowy (Phil), Joe Scott (Darla), and Don Scott (Wendy), children Anna Scott (Dan Boisjoli), Peter Scott and Alex Scott (Renee Fulkerson), and five grandsons, Zenon, and Xavier Scott, and Chris, Justin, and Sebastian Boisjoli. He will be missed by many more family members and friends, in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and elsewhere, especially, Margaret Ormond and her family, and Tom Reaume. Flower in the stream thus too my lovely life must end, another Flower to fall and float away - Onitsura Friends and family are invited to the Neighbourhood Cafe and Bookstore, 898 Westminster Ave., on Monday, January 28, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Some of David's paintings and writing will be on display. Refreshments will be served. Some of David's artwork can be found at: storiesdwescott.blogspot.com Those wishing to make a gift on David's behalf are invited to send a contribution to: Sunshine House Inc., 646 Logan Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3A 0S7. Many thanks to the Neil Bardal Funeral Centre for their kind and accommodating service.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 26, 2013

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  • a good man has passed this way and we were the better for it - Posted by: cyril keeper lynne and elizabeth (friends ) on: Jan 26, 2013

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