On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone, Manitoba, Jean Laddelle Scott passed away peacefully , at the age of 98 years old.
Jean Laddelle Scott, the second eldest child of 5 of Frank and Myrtle Tomes, was born on February 21, 1920 in Plumas, Manitoba. She first attended Edington School and finished her education in Plumas. In 1940, she started working at Mr. O.B. Watson’s Red and White Store in Plumas and was employed there until her marriage.
Jean married Robert (Bob) Scott, from Glenella, in June 1943. Jean and Bob resided in Glenella until moving to Gladstone in early 1946, where Bob was operating a Cockshutt Farm Machinery business. They had one child, Robert Thomas Elliott Scott, born on March 25, 1944. Jean worked at a few different places in Gladstone but the highlight of her working career came in 1955, when she was offered a position as receptionist in the office at the Gladstone Medical Clinic. She thoroughly enjoyed this job and spent eighteen years working there until the office closed in 1973. Shortly after that, in 1974, Third Crossing Manor opened and she was employed there as the first receptionist for the next thirteen years until her retirement in 1988.
In May 2015, Jean moved from her house, that she and Bob built in 1955, into Third Crossing Manor as a resident.
Jean was a very active member of the community. She was a member of the Gladstone United Church and Choir, served on the Session, Elders, and Steward Board of the Gladstone United Church, and was a life member of the Gladstone Ladies Curling Club. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was presented with a special pin for 50 years of membership in October 2018.
Jean had a love for music, and enjoyed playing the piano and organ. Over the years she felt privileged to be able to put it to use, playing for social activities, weddings, funerals, and church services when needed. Some of Jean’s other favorite pastimes included dancing, travelling, playing cards, knitting, and spending time with family and friends. Her door was always open to visitors and she had a big heart to help anyone in need, often giving words of encouragement.
Jean was a very proud mother, grandma, and great grandma and she treasured her time spent with family. She was an amazing grandma and will always be remembered for the way she made her family feel so special and loved. Her smile, hugs, winks, and words of kindness and wisdom will all be greatly missed.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law Elaine Scott, grandson Jason (Nicole), and great grandchildren Thomas, Kaitlyn, and Lauren Scott, granddaughter Jennifer (Trevor), and great grandchildren Emma and Amy Johnson, sister Doreen Fischer, as well as her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert Scott, son Thomas Scott, parents Frank and Myrtle Tomes, father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Ethel Scott, sisters and brothers-in-law Florence (George) Scott, Laura (Louis) Emisch, brother and sister-in-law Gerald (Ida) Tomes, brother-in-law Scott Fischer, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harold (Jean) Scott, nephew Barry Scott, niece Gwen Gall, great nephew Mark Gogal, and great niece Lori Vinie.
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