With a profound sense of loss we announce the passing of Allan Scott. Allan passed away, leaving a hole in our hearts, at the palliative care unit in Nanaimo. He fought a long hard battle with cancer at his home in Nanoose Bay, BC.
Allan was born on the old Selby place in a log cabin near Belloy, Alberta. Later, the family moved to the Scott farm on Belloy Road, where he grew up and married Joan Sather. They lived on the farm for many happy years before retiring to Vancouver Island.
Allan was a jack-of-all-trades, farmer, fabricator, (building his own mill and a seed cleaning plant), machine operator and mechanic. He enjoyed gardening, travel, current events, and reading everything from first-hand accounts of pioneer life to philosophy and politics, economics and history.
He was an active member of The National Farmers Union and was passionate about food security for everyone.
In his younger years he enjoyed baseball, hockey and skiing and even built a ski hill and chalet on the Birch Hills with Gunder Sveinunggaard and friends. This love for architecture and building continued on throughout his life well into his 80s where he designed and built, with the help of his family, a replica of the ski chalet on Savary Island. He always carried a camera and snapped pictures of his family, his homes and gardens, and the travels that he and Joan enjoyed.
Left to mourn are his daughters Donna Kasprow and Debi Pretty (Lorne); grandchildren Dylan Kasprow (Bri Cheema), Jesse Kasprow (Leah Burry), Aaron Pretty (Carly Reeves), Rhys Pretty (Kari Erickson), Shanae Pretty (Lee Higgins), and Kohen Pretty (Sam); great-grandchildren Scottie-May Pretty and Wilder Pretty; brothers-in-law Denny Sather (Allison) and Michael Sather (Annette LeBox); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Allan was predeceased by his wife Joan Scott; parents Harry and Nelly Scott; brothers Harvey, Lawrence, and Albert Scott; nephew Gordon Scott; and son-in-law Randy Kasprow.
May your soul soar with Joan and the birds you so loved.
Memorial was held on Saturday, October, 22 2022, at 3pm at the Wanham COCO Hall.
Donations may be made to the Wanham Seniors Centre or The National Farmers Union in lieu of flowers.