A lifetime resident of the area, Ernie Scott passed away at the Heartwood Nursing Home, in Cornwall on Friday, September 6, 2013. He was in his 97th year.
Ernie was born in Riceville, on October 28, 1916, to his parents James and Laura Scott (nee Gates) and resided there with his family until James’ death.
The family relocated and was living in the Winchester area when, in 1941, Ernie, along with brothers George and Reuben, enlisted in the Canadian army. After basic training, Ernie was deployed to Europe and saw action in Italy, France, and Germany.
After the war ended, Ernie was officially discharged on October 12, 1945. Upon returning home, he began farming at Boucks Hill for Parker Locke. When Parker built the Loyalist Hotel, Ernie and his family moved to Morrisburg where Ernie was employed as one of his first bartenders. His retirement was spent in Ottawa, but he eventually made his way back to Morrisburg.
Ernie enjoyed the monthly luncheons with his sisters and his brother and their spouses, and enjoyed visiting with friends. He was a dedicated member of the Legion, and he took great pleasure carving horses and giving them to his family and friends.
Ernie is survived by his children Jim (Judy) of Morrisburg, Betty (Gerry) Hunter of Okotoks, Alberta; Sandra Scott (Gerry Barkley) of Williamsburg; Robert (Mary Anne) of Mount Albert.
He will be fondly remembered by his siblings Keith (Phyllis) of Williamsburg; Grace Erratt of Winchester; and Vivian (Arnold) Holmes of Morrisburg.
He was predeceased by his daughter Deborah Nevils, his brothers Clarence, Reuben, George, Carl and by his sisters Thelma and Eileen Scott.
Ernie will be sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and Mclaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Monday from 11 a.m. until time of the service at 1 p.m. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Janet Evans. A Legion Service was held at 10:30 a.m.
Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg. Pallbearers were grandsons Kris Scott, Jamie Scott, Kyle Scott, Spencer Scott, Gill Scott and Quinn Scott.
Donations to Winchester Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com