George Edward Scott passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 28, 2012, at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. George was born and raised in Vancouver to parents Peter Lees Scott and Letitia Annie (Browne), whose pioneer family homesteaded in Ladner in the late 1800s. George spent much of his childhood between the family’s Vancouver home and the family farms in Ladner and Delta. He attended school in Vancouver and graduated from Britannia in 1940. George entered the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and attained the rank of Flying Officer (Pilot). He subsequently transferred to the British Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm in 1945 as Sub Lieutenant (A) where he served as a flight‑training instructor for the RCAF, RAF, the Free French and RNVR. After George was called to the Bar in 1955, he articled at Bull Housser and practised with the firms of Marshall and Munro, Meredith and Company and was a co‑founder of Worrall Scott and Page, where he specialized in securities and corporate law. After retiring in 1991, George continued a limited practice as general counsel for the Venture Group of companies.
George is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Helen, and their three daughters: Dianna Scott (Spencer Gray), Dr. Sandra Scott (Dr. Douglas Adler), and Gillian Scott. George was a loving granddad to grandsons Justin, Sam and Harry, and granddaughters Silesia and Katie. George was predeceased by his son, Peter, and his sister, Beatrice. In later years, George became adept in computer technology and also continued to pursue his interest in WWII European military history. In memory of George, donations to Canuck Place or Covenant House would be appreciated.