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Date of Passing: Apr 11, 2015

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BEVERLY-ANN SCOTT Beverly-Ann Scott (Laidlaw) died peacefully at Misericordia Place on April 11, 2015 after a challenging struggle with dementia. Beverly-Ann was predeceased by her mother and father, Thomas Walter and Carol Laidlaw (Lipsett) and by her loving husband H. N. Scott in 1994. She was also predeceased by her close friend and companion, James (Jim) Hillman of Winnipeg. She is survived by her three sons, Peter (Sue), Andrew (Leisa) and Tim (Shauna), and their children Simon, Adam, Samantha, and Jack. Beverly-Ann will be missed by her many friends and family, especially the Patenaude/ Wilsons and the Woolisons. Bev was born in Winnipeg where her family has lived since the early 1800's. A true prairie girl, she was proud of her city and province and spent most of her life in the city where she was born, interrupted only by a move with her family to Montreal in the early seventies, a city that she and Neil enjoyed tremendously. Bev attended Riverbend School for Girls and later the University of Manitoba where she studied at the Faculty of Interior Design. After University, she worked at the T. Eaton Co. as an assistant fashion coordinator of women's fashion before her marriage in 1958. She was active in her community both in Montreal and Winnipeg. Bev and Neil believed strongly in giving back to their communities. She was involved with many organizations over the years and served in many ways, including as President of the Junior League of Winnipeg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Man and Nature (Manitoba Museum), Board member of the Manitoba Health Appeal Board, appointed Commissioner to the Manitoba Law Reform Commission, as well as the Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa. Bev was also involved with her church both in Winnipeg (St. George's) and Montreal (St. Matthias). Politics was a great interest of hers and she was actively involved for many years both provincially and federally. Diagnosed with dementia in 2007, Bev spent a number of years at the Rosewood residence and Misericordia Place. The family would like to thank the staff of both the Rosewood and Misericordia Place for the compassionate care and support they extended to our mother. There will be a private graveside service for family. Reception for close friends and family will follow from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Please contact Thomson Funeral Home at 204-783-7211 for details. If desired, those wishing to honour the memory of Beverly-Ann can make a donation to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba or the Misericordia Health Care Foundation.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2015

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Dear Tim and family, Peter and Andrew, Your mom had such a long struggle and was so gracious about her problems. I miss being able to visit her, since I moved to Niagara on the Lake in 2009. She was so proud of all of you. My sincerest sympathy goes to all of you. Miriam N. - Posted by: miriam nixon (friend) on: Apr 23, 2015

  • Tim, Shauna and family. My heart goes out to you in this time of loss. Tim you spoke so lovingly and with warmth and humour of your mother. She was surly blessed to have you as her son ... May your memories of happy times bring you comfort now and in the weeks to come. Kim and family. - Posted by: Kim Bilcowski (Friend) on: Apr 17, 2015

  • To Peter, Andrew, and Tim, all my best wishes. Bev and your dad were important people in my family's life in Winnipeg, and even right to the end with visits by my mother to Bev's room at Miz Place. She was always gracious and welcoming. It's hard to say goodbye to old friends and parents, don't like it at all. Love, Paul Sweatman - Posted by: Paul Sweatman (family friend) on: Apr 16, 2015

  • Peter, Tim, Andrew and your families - Please accept my condolences. Losing a loved one is never easy. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. - Posted by: Mary Knoblauch (Peter's mother-in-law (Sue's mother)) on: Apr 15, 2015

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