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SCOTT, Gerald Douglas

SCOTT, Gerald Douglas — March 4, 1936 – Nelson, BC; October 12, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Gerald Scott of Calgary passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the age of 77 years.

Gerald, also known as Goop, lived a full and colorful life. He was born in Nelson, BC and also lived in Kamloops, BC, Rossland, BC and finally settled in Calgary.

He served in the Canadian Armed Forces from December 6,1955 and was given an honorable discharge as a gunner on May 24,1956.

He was also member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Goop’s greatest passions were fishing and his Metis ancestry and he had recently taken part in traditional native dancing at the Calgary Stampede.

Gerald did have some challenges in his life: he suffered from alcoholism from the tender age of 12, but he was able to face and overcome it and had been sober for the last 33 years, he also had a weakness for chocolate, which wasn’t good for him as he was a diabetic.

His most recent amazing achievements were graduating from college as a level 3 chef at the age of 60 and becoming an actor at the age of 66.

Gerald is survived by his children; Tammy Hewitt of Calgary, Dusty Hewitt of Calgary, Marina Peckingpagh of Delta, BC, Dawn Bird of Regina, SK and Cindy Hewitt of Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Gerald Scott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone:  403-243-8200.

 

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