Lawrence Scott is survived by: Dorothy his wife of 64 years, Daughters: Linda (Mervyn) Kovach, Kathleen (Richard) Parr, Sons: Ken (Donna) Scott, Philip (Sharon) Scott. Sister: Doreen Forrest. Grandchildren: Katrina (David), Tyler, Melissa, Rylan, Kyle and David and Great grandchildren: Stirling and Madison and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents: Alfred John (Jack) Scott and Edith Annie Scott.
Lawrence was born in Kelowna General Hospital. He had many allergies and was not a healthy child. His dedicated parents rubbed warm olive oil on his skin and fed him hourly with an eye dropper, but not much stayed down. He managed to survive for 94 years. Lawrence lived on the family farm in the Ellison District where over the years dairy cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, sheep and rabbits were raised.
Milking cows keeps you tied to the farm. The cows were sold in 1960’s and he went to work for Kelowna Ranches, following that job with 13 years as a janitor for Jacobsen Pontiac Buick. Retirement brought trips to England, Belgium, Germany and many places in Western Canada. He now had time for lots of gardening, often with more produce than Dorothy wanted to deal with! He won many ribbons at local Fall Fairs for his pumpkins, squash and other produce.
Lawrence enjoyed cycling when the roads were good and cross-country skiing in the winter. Always a kid at heart, Lawrence enjoyed anything involving trains from HO to full size and playing with his grandchildren.
Lawrence was a member of the BC Dragoons during the Second World War.
Lawrence and Dorothy were members of the Okanagan Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada for 32 years.
Lawrence spent 94 years on the family farm in the Ellison District before moving to Missionwood Retirement Resort in July 2016.
A Celebration of Lawrence’s Life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd., Kelowna on February 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kelowna SPCA or the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
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The service for SCOTT, Lawrence is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.