Scott, Trinita

Obituary

SCOTT, Trinita Mildred

Trinita Scott, potter, artist, writer, radio broadcaster, world traveller, swimmer, sailor, exceptional nurse and independent spirit, passed away on July 1, 2011, at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, British Columbia. She was 89 years of age. Trinita was born in Whitstable, Kent on February 7, 1922, the middle of five children born to William and Marie Louise Scales. She was the granddaughter of the British adventurer and writer Trader Horn. In her early years Trinita studied the violin but with the onset of World War Two plans changed and she pursued nursing at the Leeds Infirmary, Yorkshire. While nursing in London, she met dashing career soldier and journalist Guy Neville Scott. They were married in 1947. Following postings in Germany and Singapore, the family including children Veronica, Paul, and Faith moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1960. A fourth child, Robert, was born a short time later. Trinita travelled and studied widely, feeding an insatiable interest and curiosity about life. She travelled with Guy and Robert throughout Mexico for two years, studying pottery and learning Spanish. She swam with turtles in Mexico and rode dog sleds in the Yukon well into her eighties. At the age of seventy-two she graduated from Athabasca University with an Arts Degree. She loved the symphony and music festivals, East Indian food, Boundary Bay, teaching English as a second language, and driving her car fast. Trinita had an eclectic array of friends of all ages and backgrounds. She was a keen and active member of the Delta Pottery Association of South Delta and a life member of the Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Centre. This truly extraordinary woman embraced life to the fullest, leaving a wonderful legacy for her grandchildren. She touched many lives and will be sadly missed. Trinita is survived by her children Robert (Valerie), Faith (Robert), Paul (Barbara) and Veronica (Michael); grandchildren Maxwell, Molly, Christopher, Harrison, Hunter, Neil (Rachel), Mandy, William (Tu), Kate (Jay), Alex, Tom and great-grandson Arthur; brother Lewis “Ginger” Scales and numerous nephews and nieces. She is also loved and remembered by Jim Witte and Lori Sigurdson. We extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude to the staff and volunteers of the Delta General Hospital, Home Care and the Irene Thomas Hospice for the kind, compassionate treatment shown to our mother. A Celebration of Trinita’s life will be held on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Longhouse Centre for the Visual Arts at 1710 – 56 Street, Delta, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Celiac Association, The Salvation Army, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, or Amnesty International. DELTA FUNERAL HOME. Telephone: 1-604-946-6040.

Published in The Calgary Herald on July 5, 2011