We Remember

SCOTT, Frederick Leonard

Frederick Leonard Scott, our adventurous, resilient, and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many, passed away on November 19, 2023, in Kelowna, BC, after a long fight with cancer.

Fred’s story began in Saskatchewan, where fate led him to meet Marie Lillian Woodhall. Their union flourished into a remarkable journey that spanned an incredible 68 years of marriage. Fred was heartbroken when she passed away on August 24, 2018, from the terrible disease of Alzheimer’s.

Remembered for his determination to make a good life for his family, Fred and Marie had three children Randy (Diane), Sandra (Dan), and Patty (Peter); seven grandchildren Klayton, Kyla, Krosby, Mandie, Dustin, Brady, and Devin; and nine great-grandchildren William, Anna, Elisabeth, Charlie, Nicolas, Jessie, Dax, Kalie, and Freddie.

As a young man on his own, Fred held many jobs such as green chain in a logging camp, then plucking chickens (he never ate chicken again), and repossessing cars (a difficult job that he did not enjoy). Eventually, he decided selling cars was the job he liked, and he worked hard, building a brand-new dealership in Moose Jaw, SK, and was very successful. He was very well-known and respected in Moose Jaw, and was the president of the Wa Wa Shriner’s Temple. After he built two apartment blocks, he decided to move his family to Kelowna, BC, where he bought the Hyundai Dealership. A couple of years later, he sold that dealership and created Scott Chrysler.

Fred loved sports of all kinds. His skill on the slopes as a skier was matched only by his enthusiasm for racquetball, where he became an active member of the club. Marie and Fred bought their last home at Gallagher’s and golf became a cherished pastime in his later years. His unwavering support for the Kelowna Rockets mirrored his lifelong love for hockey, a sport that held a special place in his heart.

We will miss our father so much; he was our hero in so many different ways. We want to thank him for everything he gave the whole family.

With gratitude, we give special thanks to our friend Dr. Schriemer who gave Dad hope, he was a part of our family. Thank you also, to Rick Kraft from Kelowna Prosthetic, he became a great friend to Dad and looked after him very well.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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