Donald "Don" James Scott
Donald “Don” James Scott passed away peacefully at his home in Blyth on Jan. 13, 2021. He was in his 78th year.
Don was the beloved husband of the late Brenda Scott (née DeRiviere), who predeceased him in 2017. Don was the proud dad of Deb (Mark) Sholdice, Kim (John) Hulley and Jon Scott and Lindsay Williams. He was the adoring “Grandpa with the truck” of Sam (Gwen), Sarrah, McKenna (Cori), Taylor (Drew), Ally (Cody) and Leia and the great-grandpa of Carter.
Don is survived by sisters-in-law Judi (Jerry) Lava and Bonnie Bearss, nephews Kevin (Mandy) Gross, Jason Lava, Jeffrey Lava (Tegan) and niece Dawn (Gerald) Benninger.
He was predeceased by his parents Laurie and Dorothy (Caldwell) Scott, brother Bob Scott and sister Carol (Paul) Gross. Don is now reunited with his furry friend Elfie.
Don was a stubborn, level-headed man with a great sense of humour and tricks up his sleeve. He was a hard worker, working as a delivery manager at Sparling’s Propane for over 20 years. He only ever took a half-day off and even still had to go back for the afternoon. At the time of his death, he still had a Rolodex of customers’ names, orders and propane usage in his head.
His other job was chauffeur, driving Brenda around to pick up craft supplies and patiently waiting outside of Leisureworld for hours on end. He was also her handyman, helping to complete projects and advising on the technical aspects when she was stumped. They enjoyed geocaching around town in the golf cart and together they masterminded a geocaching meet-and-greet for all the adventure hunters to be able to put a face to a location.
Don loved to spend his time with Brenda up at the trailer at Stokes Bay on the Bruce Peninsula, camping and fishing on his boat, “Misty”. Don and Brenda also liked to play darts at the Legion, and they even won sometimes.
Don enjoyed his community and will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 420 and the Clinton Public Hospital would be appreciated. Donations and expressions of sympathy may be sent to Box 199, Blyth, ON, N0M 1H0.
Cremation has taken place. A family service will take place at a later date.
Condolences may be left at riversidefuneralhome.ca