Age 79 of Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co., passed away peacefully Thursday, July 21, 2022 in RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, a wonderful place he called home for the past couple of years and where he was welcomed and cared for with love and made many friends.
John was the only son of the late John and Anne (Pye) Scott of Sherbrooke. John graduated from St. Mary’s Rural High School, Sherbrooke; the first class of Respiratory Therapy at VG Hospital, Halifax and developed the Department of Respiratory at the Halifax Infirmary. He moved to Ottawa and was a founding director at the new Children’s Hospital and held the position as Director of Cardio Pulmonary Services and Co-director of the Neonatal Transport Team as a Pediatric Respirologist. He attended Saint Paul’s University part time receiving his Bachelor of Theology and was ordained to the Anglican priesthood of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in 1993. He served in the parishes of Port Dufferin, Kentville, Halifax Cathedral and St. Augustine’s in Jollimore, from where he retired and moved home to Sherbrooke. At age 70, he chose to study Catholicism at Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass., USA.
After graduating in 2015, he was assigned to Holy Redeemer Parish, Whitney Pier and was ordained to the Diaconate. His final placement was at St. Ninian’s in Antigonish where he served as Deacon. John often stated that he loved and missed the call of the altar. He loved music, art, travel, people and food! He is survived by his sister, Linda (John) Hawco, Brooklin, Ont..; nephews, Byron (Laurie) Anderson, Lower Sackville; Phillip (Maxine) Anderson, Yellowknife, N.W.T..; Tim (Alena) Hawco, Brooklin, Ont..; niece, Jill (Jason) Currie, Brooklin, Ont..; great-nieces and nephews, Brooke and Emma Anderson; Scarlett and Iris Anderson; Mason and Mylo Hawco, Reid Currie; aunt, Muriel Scott, Dartmouth; and many generations of cousins.
John was an amazingly loving and generous uncle and played a big part in all their lives.
He was predeceased by his sister, Mona and brother-in-law, Jack Anderson.
As per his wishes, no visitation or memorial service.