Alan Walter Scott
Alan Walter Scott of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Spruce Lodge, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s. He was 80.
Born in Wingham, Ontario, son of the late Walter and Alice (Shackleton) Scott, Alan is survived by his true love and best friend of 53 years, Margaret (Taylor) Scott.
Alan was the loving father of Brian (Lynda), David (Stacie), Kevin (Kathy) and Karen and the proud grandfather of Taylor, Carter, Rachel (Patrick), Sofia, Mikaela, Alena and Nolan.
Alan graduated in 1961 from the Ontario Agricultural College with his Bachelor of Agriculture degree, and he received his Master’s of Science in Agricultural Economics and Extension Education in 1977. He worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and Food as Assistant Agricultural Representative in Lambton and North Simcoe Counties 1961-1970, and as Agricultural Representative in North Simcoe and Perth Counties from 1970-1994. He really enjoyed working with farmers in all these areas.
The family settled on a 50-acre farm in Downie Township when they moved to Perth County. He retired from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in 1994 after 34 years of service.
Following retirement, he had the opportunity to travel twice to Russia, Ukraine and Poland, to advise farmers on farm management issues. He enjoyed travelling, sports and watching his grandchildren in their activities.
Alan will be fondly remembered by sisters- and brothers-in-law Wilma Scott, Dorothy Coultes, Donald (Charlotte) Taylor, Gord (Jennifer) Taylor, Doris Taylor, Linda Taylor and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Alan was predeceased by his brother Murray Scott, an infant grandson Nathan Scott, and brothers-in-law Glenn Coultes, James Taylor and Albert Taylor.
The family would like to sincerely thank the entire staff of Spruce Lodge for the wonderful care and compassion given to Alan.
Family and friends may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday, April 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Avenue, Stratford. A private family interment will take place at a later date in Brandon Cemetery (Belgrave).
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario, Avondale United Church or the charity of your choice through the funeral home.