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SCOTT, Elizabeth “Fay”

January 25, 1929 — February 8, 2024

With heartfelt sadness our family announces the sudden passing of Fay Scott on February 8, 2024, at Kelowna General Hospital. Just two weeks after she enjoyed a lovely celebration of her 95th birthday, her heart faltered and within 24 hours, with her two girls by her side, she peacefully drifted off to her final rest.

So much love and so many beautiful memories shared for so long, yet so sudden, makes it a very difficult “goodbye” for all who loved her. She was such a blessing to the lives touched by her kindness. She was known as Mom, Gramma (Gran), Great-Gramma, Auntie Fay, and a dear friend to many, all who will never forget her.

Fay is survived by her loving daughters Colleen Kirbyson and Kathleen Scott (Neil); her beloved grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and her grand-doggies. All were so special to her — they kept her going, as did her extended family and friends, which included some residents and staff at Lake Country Manor, where she resided since 2016. Mom was a shining light who loved and cared for all her people and pets wholeheartedly – they were her lifelines. She was in her “happy place” when sharing good times with family and friends.

Now she finds peace with her loved ones in heaven, re-united there with the love of her life, husband Barrie Scott; daughter Diana Barry; and son Melvin Barry; dear grandson Kevyn Kirbyson; son-in-law Bruce Kirbyson; and her parents Ellen and Jack Tomlinson. Surely she was welcomed above with love and open arms by her loved ones and many more who went before including her precious pug kids, Bria, Brandy, Beasley, and Banny who brought her great joy and love as a proud “Pug Lady”.

Born near Calgary, Alberta, Fay was always a true Albertan at heart, though she lived most of her life as a BC resident. Her roots stuck, and she stayed a die-hard Stampeders and Flames fan. Her early life in the Foothills of Alberta likely instilled the western and indigenous flare in her artistic taste and style, and kept her a country girl. She loved her 43-year wife-life with Barrie. They were a great team, always busy creating a fulfilled life of work, adventure, fun, games, cheers, and social times with family, many friends, their Eagles club, and “on wheels” RV friends, along with many other groups and interests they took part in-together. This included their children’s, grandchildren’s, and great-grandchildren’s sports and activities that they proudly attended and supported.

Fay and Barrie travelled to many places, visiting kept them connected with their circle, making special memories with those who shared their joyful life journey. Fay loved her music, dancing (she could jive!), birds, sports, cooking, baking, canning, flowers, all her animals, and her many friends, but most of all she loved her family, who meant everything to her. She always wanted to help everyone and make moments special for them. Fay had a zest for life and was a participant to the end, appreciating the good things and making the best of the struggles. In the last few years, she had a difficult time with health issues and loss of a lot of her sight, but she persevered through it all…for us.  If she could make a day better or brighter with a treat, or a kind deed that made someone smile, it was all worthwhile to her, more than anything for herself.

Fay always found joy in taking care of others and in giving, with her ever generous spirit. She always contributed where needed, and supported Variety Club, BC Children’s Hospital, The Gospel Mission, and others. A memorial donation to any of these in her name would mean a lot to her and to our family.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Fay on SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2024, AT 1:00 PM, located at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, with a reception to follow at the Peachland Seniors Centre, 5672 Beach Ave Peachland, BC.

The family sincerely thanks you for your care and support through this difficult loss.

A kind soul is always remembered and always missed. Fay’s was a shining example of a life well lived, and her time on this earth made a positive difference. Forever “Mom”…

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Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 1:00 PM

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for SCOTT, Elizabeth “Fay” is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 1:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC


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  • Rob Goodale says:

    I can only imagine how special your Mom was to all. My condolences 💐

  • Margaret says:

    Sending my condolences to you both, Colleen and Kathy. Your mom was always the life of the party and I bet she’s up there in heaven with the Fairmont crew reminiscing about all the great times the extended family had together. I remember the love and livelihood that was shared by all.

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