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Edgar William Scott

Funeral service for the late Edgar William Scott, 81, Guysborough, was held January 26 in Wesley United Church, Guysborough, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. A graveside service will be held May 18 at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery,
Funeral service for the late Edgar William Scott, 81, Guysborough, was held January 26 in Wesley United Church, Guysborough, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. A graveside service will be held May 18 at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. Mr. Scott died January 16, 2019, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Born April 17, 1937, in Guysborough, he was the son of the late Howard Lemuel Scott and Margaret Winnifred (Ehler) Scott. His family moved to the New Glasgow area during the Second World War, after his father was called to work at the munitions plant. Following the war, they moved to Halifax, where he attended school and developed an interest in Boy Scouts. He graduated from Queen Elizabeth High School where he was on the football team, sang in the glee club and graduated with a Governor General’s Medal for highest average in grade 12. He entered Dalhousie University on a renewable scholarship, which he maintained throughout his undergraduate years, graduating in 1957 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and highest average in the program. While at university, he continued his interest in music, singing in St. John’s United Church choir, participating in the glee club and playing piano. Upon graduation, he joined H R Doane, earning his Chartered Accountant Designation in 1960 with highest marks. In 1961, he developed tuberculosis and spent one year in the NS Sanatorium, Kentville. While there, he was offered a teaching position in the Dalhousie commerce department. He received his MBA from Columbia University in New York and Ph. D. studies at the University of Toronto. His career spanned 40 years at Dalhousie University, teaching accounting, cost accounting, tax and finance. He served for a time as MBA coordinator and, toward the end of his career, chaired the committee that developed the Bachelor of Management Program at Dalhousie. He saw the first class graduate before he retired. During his tenure as professor, he also added RIA and CPA to his list of qualifications and taught in some of these programs. He was a mentor to countless students. He continued with music, including Gilbert and Sullivan and participated in male quartets with Tom Stewart, Ray Grant, Mac Fyfe, Andy Duinker and Oliver Wenzell. He enjoyed Ehler-Kennedy Reunions and had a special connection to his cousins, especially Thurlow Ehler and Anna (Munroe) Sully. He celebrated his 54th wedding anniversary with wife Marlene on December 26, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marlene (Matthews); two sons, Jeffrey (Michelle Gallant), John (Sarah Duffy); four grandchildren, Maxime, Lucas, Rowan, Piper; sister, Doreen (Ted Doering); god-daughter and special niece, Beth Doering (Wayne LaCasse); nephew, David Doering; special sister-in-law, Beverly Shore; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Matthews, Reo Matthews; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial donations may be made to Guysborough Food Bank, Guysborough Memorial Hospital, and Mass for Shut-Ins, c/o Diocesan Pastoral Centre, P.O. Box 100, Sydney, NS B1P 6G9 or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

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