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Garnold "Gar" Donald Scott

November 5, 1926 ~ March 2, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Garnold "Gar" Scott Obituary

Garnold “Gar” Donald Scott passed away at Country Meadows Personal Care Home, Neepawa, Manitoba on March 2, 2023 at the age of 96 years.

Gar was the only son in a family of five born to Lewis and Marie (Sawchuk) Scott. He received his education at the Glenholm School and lived most of his life on the family farm. Gar’s life changed in 1941 at the age of 14 when he contracted polio and spent a year in the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg. After returning home from the hospital with a “small disability” as he called it, Gar finished his education at Glenholm School. In his early 20’s, he thought that he would head out into the world so left the family farm and moved to Vancouver. There, he spent most the winter working in a donut factory which convinced him to return home to the farm in the spring! He always had a herd of cattle and of course, a dog by his side. Gar enjoyed farm life and remained on the farm until his semi-retirement in the mid 1980’s.

Gar married Eleanor Adamson on October 3, 1959. They spent the beginning of their honeymoon stranded on a highway in the big storm on ’59. They had two sons, Jerry and Brian. Gar was a 4-H Leader for many years and enjoyed bowling (for 34 years), curling and always looked forward to a game of cards! Gar and Eleanor both competed in many Manitoba Senior Games around the province as well as four times at the Canadian Senior Games.

After retiring from the farm Gar wrote his real estate exam and spent the next 20 years of semi-retirement selling properties for Big Valley Realty and Gill & Schmall Agencies, where he was know as “the man of the land”

Gar and Eleanor loved travelling, spending 15 winters in Texas, Florida, Arizona and Nevada. They enjoyed a trip to Hawaii and spent many weekends in their camper.

After retiring for good, Gar and Eleanor moved to Neepawa, where they continued to be active in floor shuffling, cards and board games with friends and family. Gar spent his final two years in Country Meadows Personal Care Home.

Gar was predeceased by his son Jerry in 2009, his parents, his sisters Bernice Arbuckle and Connie Scott, as well as four brothers-in-law (Bruce Hudson, Ken Harley, Harold Goodridge and John Moir) and sister-in-law, Shirley Goodridge.

He is survived by wife Eleanor, son Brian (Donna), grandchildren Crystal (Christopher), Morgan (Meagan), Braden (Kaytlin), Bryce (Amilee), Jordan (Amy) and great-grandchildren Trey, Lionel, Alex, Audun, Karter, Marcus and Adelynn. He is also survived by sisters Maxine Harley and Verla Hudson, brother-in-law Bob Arbuckle, sister-in-law Bertha Moir, and many nieces and nephews.

Those who knew Gar will miss his quick wit, his teasing and, of course, a “quick” game of cards. He leaves many cherished memories and will be truly missed. Donations in Gar’s Memory may be made to Neepawa Palliative Care or a charity of your choice. A celebration of life is planned for April 1, 2023 at the Neepawa United Anglican Church at 1:30 p.m.  RIP Gar.

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Celebration of Life
April 1, 2023

1:30 PM
Neepawa United Anglican Church
475 Mountain Avenue
Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0


Neepawa District Palliative Care Service
Box 1240, Neepawa MB R0J 1H0

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