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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our son, brother, father, and friend, Scott Ryan Willems at the age of 59.
He leaves to cherish his memory his parents Lorna and Garry; brother Paul (Stephanie); daughters Jillian (David) and Lauren (Darrell); grandson Dallas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Scott grew up in Windsor Park where he attended school. Like his grandfather George, he had a knack for music and excelled in many instruments including tuba, percussion, and guitar. He loved to spend time outdoors, especially at the family cottage on Lee River water skiing, and driving the boat so his daughters could go tubing non-stop.
Scott was a big fan of science fiction, history, rock music, and airplanes. A walking encyclopedia, if you had an obscure question, he knew the answer.
We want to express our deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, caregivers, and staff at Saint Boniface hospital for your tireless efforts and support through this.
Scott was a person who persevered. He was a fighter. Beam me up, Scottie. We love you and we'll miss you.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Paul and family. I'm truly sorry to hear about Scott. He was a wonderful, happy soul and will be sadly missed. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to know him. - Posted by: Kerri Robins (family friend) on: Jan 20, 2022

  • My deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers are with u all on the loss of Scott R.I.P. my friend - Posted by: Gordon Sargent (Cub scouts & school) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • I am so saddened for the loss of this kind soul. I knew your dad and son from years ago when his beautiful daughters danced with me (and my girls). I’ll always remember him with a smile for his gentle ways. May his memory bring you all peace and many smiles as you remember him with love. Our sincere condolences, and love from Donna, Bobby, Kelsey and family - Posted by: Donna Cram (Friend of the family) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Scott welcomed new relationships into his life with an open heart and unconditional love. He was such a wonderful communicator, enjoying connections with people and the exchange of ideas and perspectives. In a room full of people, he had the ability to make you feel like you and the conversation you were having with him were all that mattered! Making people feel special was something he enjoyed doing. Scott also had the kindest soul and was forever a gentleman, even as a prankster when he would politely clear away the dishes and my plate from the table while I was still eating! lol. He always got a big kick out of doing that. He loved the children in his life and enjoyed spending countless hours with them outdoors, fishing, exploring, boating or just catching frogs. He was still very much a kid at heart. Despite the challenges he faced on his journey, Scott remained a man of love, acceptance and peace. His passing carries with it numerous gifts to those he loved and cared about. We are forever changed having known him. I so look forward to gathering around the table again with you Scott but hands off of my plate! Sweet dreams. - Posted by: Sonja Stroud (Sister-in-law) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Lauren and family, deepest condolences from all of your co-workers on the loss of your father. - Posted by: Cherie Gallardo (coworker) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • I am so sorry for your loss Lorna and Garry. We can't imagine what it would be like to have to bury a son. Our deepest condolences to you both and all of your family members as well. - Posted by: Joanne Roussin (co-worker and friend) on: Jan 15, 2022

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