THOMSON, James Scott
March 13, 1956 — April 15, 2022
Scott Thomson passed away on April 15, 2022, at the age of 66, after a year–long battle with cancer. He was born March 13, 1956, and was a long-time resident of Edmonton, Alberta before moving on to Kelowna, British Columbia.
Scott had many outdoor interests which included kayaking, cycling, skiing, and lawn bowling with the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club. He had a love for Astronomy and belonged to the Astronomical Society. On the quieter side of Scott, he was an avid reader and enjoyed a good book or two. You could always catch Scott preparing a delicious meal while enjoying a nice glass of wine.
Scott’s family and friends loved his cheeky sense of humour. He was a kind and honourable man and known to be a man of integrity. Scott is loved and will be missed.
Scott is survived by, Cynthia, his wife of 20 years; his stepchildren Desiree Van Spyker (Matt) and Chantelle Berezanski (Kyle); his granddaughter Madison Lynn Van Spyker; as well as his siblings Shirley Nicholson and Wendy Williams (David); and his numerous nieces and nephews and a large extended family. His parents, Fred (d. 1960) and Dorothy Thomson (d. 2004), and his brother Gordon Thomson (d. 2017) predeceased Scott.
With gratitude, the family of Scott Thomson would like to thank the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Trauma Unit and Stroke Ward, along with Dr. Andrew and the other KGH doctors; as well as Dr. Oyelese; and of course, the team at Kelowna Hospice House. All the care and compassion Scott received from each of you is greatly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency – Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior.
A Celebration of Life to honour Scott will be held at a later date.
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We are so saddened by Scott’s passing away. He always tried to stay so physically fit and healthy. He was always had great ideas for your home and travel for you (Cyn). He was so kind and thoughtful. He will be deeply missed.
If wishes could be granted, I would wish that everyone who had a brother would have one like Scott. He celebrated with us, cried with us and was there whenever we needed him as we tried to be there for him. We are grateful that he and Cindy found each other at a time of distress in both their lives. But 20 years together was not enough. She gifted him with a place in the Hlokoff family and he gifted the Thomson family with having Cindy and her family in our lives. We have had to say a “too soon goodbye” to an amazing human being. The kind of person the world needs more of. We will carry you always in our hearts “little brother”.
Wendy and Dave
A lovely lovely man with a heart of gold, matched perfectly with his beloved Cindy. Smart, intelligent, unpretentious and inclusive, always with his home and arms open to welcome us. How sad we are and how much we will miss him 💜 much love to you Cindy and all the family, from Julie-Clare, Gordon, Cory and Anna xxx
Our hearts are sore with Scott’s passing , and we grieve, but the memories he left with us we’re the treasures he didn’t know he was giving. It was an everyday gift of kindness,helpfulness, caring,and loving. He became an Uncle at the age of nine and loved his nieces and nephews as they loved their Uncle . He will always be their role model and as his big sister, mine too. His blessings were his family, wife Cindy, Desiree ,Matt, Chantelle and Kyle but the apple of his eye was granddaughter Madison. He loved us all. A Beautiful Soul. ,fly high to the stars. We will watch for you.
We were so very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. We will always remember his warm smile and kind nature with great fondness.
Sending love and strength from Scotland to you all, love from Greg, Suzanne, Kerr and Eve xxxx
Our hearts are so sad with the passing of our brother in law Scott. He was such a good and honourable man. We had such great times with him and life just isn’t the same without him. He had such a brilliant wit and even though it was hard to beat him in games, we still had such a great time. Scott was our good friend and we will forever be great full that he came into our lives. Love you Scott !