Neville Ewart SCOTTAugust 29, 1925 ~ July 28, 2017 (age 91)
Neville passed away peacefully at Stanford Place Care Campus in Parksville, British Columbia with his loving wife, Myrna and sister-in-law, Mona by his side.
Neville is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Myrna; son, Murray (Shirley); daughters, Beverly of Edmonton and Lorraine “Lori” (Camille) of Busby, Alberta; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren with the 4th due in September; cousin, Ken (Joan) Townend; sisters-in-law, Margot, Mona (Jim), Jean (Petr), and Carol; brother-in-law, Don; as well as many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents Frank Norris Scott and Lucy Eleanor Newton (Scott) Bressey; his first wife, Jean Ratcliffe; brothers, Murray and Robert (Bob); brother-in-law, Jim.
Neville began his diversified career as a signalman in the Navy. After his time in the Navy, he lived in Jasper with his young family where he worked as a telegraph operator for ten years.
After leaving Jasper, Neville studied theology at Bishop’s University. As a Lay-Minister in the Anglican Church, Neville worked in Windsor Mills, Redwater, Gibbons, and Bon Accord. In 1962, the family returned to Edmonton. The next few years found him busy working in life insurance, real estate, and tourism with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.
In 1966, Neville began his 20-year career with the Edmonton Journal, starting off as a proof reader and moved on to become a Copy Editor in the Editorial department where he was responsible for one of the editorial pages.
He retired in 1986 and spent his retirement years in Victoria, Parksville, settling in Qualicum Beach.
Neville never considered himself an artist but his home is full of his beautiful art. Reading was his passion. He enjoyed gardening, walking, and visiting antique shops. He very much enjoyed his Bible study group.
Neville was a kind, generous, and compassionate person who will be remembered for his great sense of humour and gentle smile.
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Stanford Place for their kind and compassionate care.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, August 11, 2017 at St Mark’s Anglican Church, 138 Hoylake Road North in Qualicum Beach. In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Neville’s memory by making a donation in his name to your favourite charity.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.