James Scott MacGillivray was called home unexpectedly, on June 12, 2017, at the age of 56 years. The boy from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, grew up to be a loving son and brother, a caring husband, a dedicated dad and a great Scotsman! Scott was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, Classes of 1982 and 1984. He spent twenty-nine years teaching at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Kenora, and developed many lifelong friendships. Scott will be remembered by his students for his patience and positive outlook on life.
Scott enjoyed hunting and fishing, living on Black Sturgeon Lake with his family, and being a piper with the Kenora Scottish Pipe and Drum Band. Scott had a strong Catholic faith, which he practiced whole heartedly.
Scott was deeply involved in the lives of his sons, by supporting their various activities and driving them to a multitude of sporting events across Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba.
Scott described meeting Darlene, as a moving experience, “She was moving out of their apartment building and he was moving in”. Scott had a gift of always looking at the humorous side of life.
Scott will be missed by his loving wife and best friend, Darlene and their three sons Duncan, Ian and Maxwell.
Scott was the youngest of ten children and was deeply loved by his parents Hilda and Bill MacGillivray of Antigonish, Nova Scotia and by his brothers and sisters; Joy Ann (Louis Arsenault), Regan (Pat), Bill (Cathy), Gail (Bob Large), Karl (Linda), Lynn (Frank Whelen), Angus, Guy (Sharon), RoAnn (Larry Clavelle) and all his nieces and nephews. Scott's yearly trips back home were a highlight of his and his family's lives. "Scotty" will also be remembered by his wonderful friends in Kenora and those on the east coast. Scott was embraced with love by his mother-in-law, Dolores (Mickey) and father-in-law, Gerry OBrien, the moment he entered heaven.
A Prayer Service will be held on Friday June 16 at 7:00 pm at Alcock Funeral Home.
A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday June 17, at 11:00 am at Notre Dame du Portage Church.
Donations in Scott’s memory may be made to the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Chapel Fund, 1 Poirier Drive, P9N 4G8 , Kenora, Ontario.
Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services in care of arrangements, (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.