Tribute to Lillian

Lillian Marie (Clark) Scott

December 5, 1934 – October 21, 2021

“The time of her departure has come.   She fought the good fight. She finished the race.     She kept the faith.”  – 2 Tim 4:7 (para)

 Our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunty was a woman ahead of her times. She cared deeply about people; she was always looking out for someone. She passionately, unconditionally loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She wore rose-colored glasses all her life and she only saw the good in everyone. She also spent a great deal of her life feeling “less than” so she had a soft spot for that dad or mom who was struggling to raise their family on their own, or that young person that just needed someone to believe in them, or that refugee or immigrant that was trying hard to find their way through their new life.

Lillian saw everyone and cared about everything.

Her back story brought her to this place of compassion and care. A very private person her favorite spot was to be in the wings or the stands cheering others on. She did it with family and strangers alike. Life threw her several challenges – and rather than succumbing she rose to the challenge. Her life was informed by her faith which became her true north later in life. She would always say she had faith, but she didn’t live faith until she had that personal connection with her Lord just before her 50th birthday.

The Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation was close to her heart for several reasons – mostly because it was the dream of her son-in-law, and it was one thing that they definitely had in common. Helping others help themselves – especially those that didn’t stand a chance.

Lillian loved large – in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation – the family will then gather and advise the foundation to distribute the gifts given to the charities that were closest to Lillian’s heart.

Click here to make a donation to honor her legacy and to receive a Canadian charitable tax receipt.