Obituary of Greg Scott
Greg Joseph Scott It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of Greg Joseph Scott, 46, of Bridgewater, on November 13, 2005 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, with his beloved wife, Denise, holding his hand and heart. He fought a short but intense battle with pancreatic cancer, the same cancer that claimed his mother seven years ago. Born in Chatham, New Brunswick, he was a son of Albert Scott, Saint John, New Brunswick and the late Irene (Jardine) Scott. Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, the former Denise Craft; daughter, Amanda, at home; brothers, Mark Scott; Tim (Cathy) Scott; sisters, Lori Scott; Gail (Eric) Walsh all of Saint John. Greg graduated from Oromoncto High School in 1978 and was, for several years, the lead scorer on their hockey team. Greg’s initial employment in the automobile industry was in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he spent five years. In 1987 he moved to Halifax and began his association with the O’Regan’s. In 1992, he was promoted to General Manager of O’Regan’s Toyota, Hyundai, and Subaru in Bridgewater and has since served as an active member of the Nova Scotia Automobile Association. Greg brought passion and intelligence to the industry and was always proud to be associated with the O’Regan’s name. It is difficult to describe in words on a page the depth of Greg’s character. He was a great boss who led by example and formed loyal bonds because of his integrity. He loved his parents and siblings, and even though distance separated them over the years, he spoke of them with pride and looked forward to their visits. Greg was an incredible friend to many – his door was always open and his house felt like home. He loved to share a good meal, which he often prepared, a fine glass of wine, lively conversation, and, always a decadent dessert. He enjoyed golf and the accompanying social aspects, but even though Greg was a “guy’s guy”, he had a definite understanding of the sensibilities of a woman. This was one of the reasons he was such a fantastic husband to Denise. In public, their relationship was not flamboyant, but those around them could sense the strength, depth, and truth of their love. Greg was a devoted father to Amanda. Many dads know the sensation of being “wrapped around their daughter’s fingers” but Greg took it a step further. He took her out to breakfast on Saturdays, was one of a few dads to participate in “Music for Young Children”, and was definitely one of a few fathers who could still, on their own, buy their nine-year-old daughter clothes that she actually liked. Because of this bond, many of us see Greg when we look in Amanda’s eyes. There is something missing in the lives that Greg touched because of his passing but there are also many lasting legacies for having known him. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm with prayers being offered at 8 pm, all in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. For those who wish to celebrate his life, a memorial service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridgewater, Msgr. William Wamboldt officiating. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the South Shore Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.sweenysfuneralhome.com
A Memorial Tree was planted for Greg
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Sweeny's Funeral Home Ltd.