Alan Scott

Obituary of Alan David Scott

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Age 68, Falmouth. It is with deepest sorrow that the family of Alan (Hack) Scott announce the passing of an incredible partner, brother, uncle, and friend, at home on May 19, 2021. Born on June 8, 1952, in Sydney, he was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Marjorie Scott (Dartmouth). He will be lovingly remembered by his life partner, Karen Osborne; siblings, Michelle (Gus) Cochrane, Stephen (Chris) Scott, Philip (Kathleen) Scott, Carol (Greg) Burk, Robert (Janice) Scott, Ann-Marie (Leon) LeBlanc and Nancy “Lynn” Scott. Uncle “Hack” will be treasured always by his nieces and nephews, Melanie and Geoffrey Cochrane, Amanda, Nicholas, Conor and Ben Scott, Emily Baker, Alec and Ron Scott, Alex and Jillian Burk, Michael and Adam Scott, Dominic and Thomas LeBlanc. A true free spirit, Hack lived life well and on his own terms, establishing a successful career as a self-taught carpenter and general contractor. He was known for his jack-of-all talents, enthusiasm, integrity, and sense of fairness. He worked hard and played harder as his family and legion of friends would attest to. We will miss his limitless energy, zest for life, and generous spirit. Hack attended elementary school in Halifax and Dartmouth and high school at Prince Andrew. He worked his way through Dalhousie University, painting houses and tending bar. He left a memorable legacy at Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and the overall campus spirit of the era, before graduating with a BA in Philosophy degree. His epic travels led him to reside in the Florida Keys, Las Vegas, Austin Tex., and Victoria, B.C., returning to Nova Scotia, settling in Falmouth, where he made close friendships with neighbours and locals, leaving his lasting mark on that community. Hack was an ardent fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Canadiens, steer horned Cadillacs, and road trips. He excelled in many areas: geography, trivia, musicology, and helping to create priceless memories for all he drew into his orbit. He was informed on the issues of our time and developed sound opinions about what matters in our world. He spent no time judging others for their heritage or social position. Hack was a man of gratitude who got what he loved in life from those he shared it with. He was thankful for those who entwined their journey with his, and the many bonds that were there until the end. Hack’s unparalleled kindness far surpassed his rough and tough identity. He had more enthusiasm for assisting others than for anything of self-interest. Although he sported a larger-than-life personality, he probably never realized it was his warmth and bigheartedness that most set him apart from the crowd. The truly kind don’t even know it. The family would like to thank Drs. Wisnicky, Cwajna and Henteleff and the staff at the QEII as well as the Palliative and Continuing Care specialists at Hants Community Hospital. A celebration of life will be held when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Online condolences may be directed to: Donations in memory may be made to Feed Nova Scotia.
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