SCOTT, Deirdre (née Mulrennan)
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Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She leaves behind her loving husband of 53 years, Pat Scott. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Sheila (Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh), Maureen (Danny Byrne), Siobhán (Maciej Brodowski), and Róisín (Richard Philippe). She has been a loving Grandma Deedee to Nora, Amy, Paula, Layla, Eddy, Myra, Becky, Geneviève, Renée, and Tristan. Mom left Ireland with two girlfriends in 1957, for an adventure that lasted a lifetime. Both Mom and Dad were very proud of their Irish heritage. Mom supported Dad in the creation of the Irish Society of Ottawa, Irish theatre and the Chair of Celtic Studies at the University of Ottawa. She initiated Irish dancing and Irish language classes here in Ottawa. Such was her passion for her culture that her children and grandchildren are all active in Ottawa's vibrant Irish community. The family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Ottawa General for the very gentle and tender way they ensured that mom's last days were as comfortable as possible. The family also wants to thank the staff at Billings Lodge for the exceptional care it has provided to mom over the last 11 months. Friends may pay respects at the
Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel
1255 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9
on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Friday, February 1st to Holy Cross Church, 685 Walkley Rd, for Mass of Christian funeral at 2 p.m. A celebration of her life will follow at the Heart and Crown Irish Pub on Preston St. Donations in memory of mom can be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2013