Jean E. SCOTT (October 20, 1922 - August 02, 2018)

  • " So sorry not to know of Jean's passing earlier. We met..."
    - Len and Mayvis Corben

The family of Jean Ewing Scott (Murray) are saddened to announce that she passed away on August 2, 2018, at 95 years of age at the George Derby Centre in Burnaby. Jean was born in Victoria to Herbert and Catherine Murray. She had fond memories of playing on Willows Beach as a child with her siblings, going on family outings and being involved in a number of activities at school. She attended Oak Bay High School and then took a year's business course at St. Ann's Academy in Victoria. She then worked as a secretary at Manning Lumber Company and Royal Roads Military College in Victoria. For a short time, Jean served in the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division. For many years, Jean worked in the executive offices of BC Tel, first for Cyrus McLean (President) and later for Ernie Richardson (President). This included moving to New York to work for Mr. MacLean at GTE. She loved her work and the telephone company was a big part of her life. In later years, she was employed by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

Jean is survived by her sister Roberta (Bobbie) Heenan and a number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Bill Stevens, second husband Bob Scott; sisters Catherine, Sheila and Peggy, and brother Mickey. During her long life, Jean collected a family of friends and she was loyal to them all. She treasured each friendship and was especially close to the Fraser family and, particularly, Susan (Fraser) Clarke who was like a daughter to her.

Jean was a tour de force and tackled everything she did with steadfast enthusiasm. A hard worker, she would take on a project and go above and beyond to complete it and she encouraged the same dedication in those around her. She was a generous hostess and delighted in giving elaborate dinner parties. She enjoyed turning her hand to many artistic crafts, such as creating fabulous scrapbooks; constructing large, lavishly bejeweled Nativity scene wise men; and fashioning beautiful clothing, including a wedding dress. She was known by family and friends alike for redecorating all the places she lived in with her favourite colour blue. Jean loved reminiscing and she and her stories will be missed by all who knew her.

It was Jean's wish that there be no funeral service. If you would like to make a donation in Jean's memory, please contribute to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
Published in The Times Colonist from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2018