Pauline Miriam Scott
November 4, 1923-November 24, 2018
Her family is saddened to announce the passing of Pauline Miriam Scott (née Hill) on November 24, 2018 in Ottawa, the loving matriarch of a large, extended family.
Predeceased in 2014 by her husband of 68 years, Charles F. Scott QC, she will be deeply missed by her three sons, Charles (Catherine), Andrew (Erika) and Paul, seven grandchildren – Charles (Laura), Heather Davidson (Adam) and Jennifer Wellman (Michael), Elizabeth (Andrew Womak), Katherine (Bradley Boehringer), Caroline and Christine Scott– and nine greatgrandchildren – Alexander, Sabrina and Orion Scott, Jake and Bailey Davidson, Olivia, Riley and Matthew Wellman and Ellis Boehringer. Her grandchildren and her great grandchildren were her delights and she took pleasure in gardening with, and reading to, them. Pauline also leaves her brother, Frederick W. Hill Jr. (Elaine).
Pauline was born in Toronto, the eldest child of Frederick W. Hill and Miriam (Lord) Hill. She attended primary and secondary school in Forest Hill Village (Toronto) and became a student at Victoria College in the University of Toronto, where, as a first year student, she met her fourth-year husband-to-be, Charles F. Scott of Ottawa, at a North House dance. After graduation in 1945 with her BA and in 1946 with a Diploma in Child Studies, she married and, somewhat to the consternation of her mother, moved to Ottawa, where her husband returned to practice law.
In Ottawa, she became engaged with the University Women’s Club and the Maycourt organizations and served on the national executives of both. She had many wonderful friends in Ottawa and elsewhere and, in later years, travelled and cruised with her husband and their friends to Europe, China and the Caribbean.
She was an enthusiastic and talented gardener, a passion which she has passed to some of her grandchildren. Mum also enjoyed many wonderful summers at the family cottage on Big Rideau Lake where, for 60 years, she supervised three generations of children and grandchildren learning to swim in the cove and to water ski, sail and boat from the dock. After a wonderful time at the cottage and many visits there from the family this past summer, Pauline celebrated an early 95th birthday party at the cottage with a large number of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their spouses at Thanksgiving.
We are left with wonderful memories of a gracious and loving lady,
A family funeral service has been held and Pauline will be buried with her husband in Beechwood Cemetery.