John leaves his wife, Cathy, and children, Melanie (Bart) and Reuben. John was predeceased by his parents, George and Marjorie Scott, as well as his older brother, George. John is survived by his sisters, Marg Huber (Bob), Shirley Berto (Albino), Cathy Minjauw (Marlow) and his sister-in-law, Ruby Kueppers, brothers-in-law Paul Hamann (Colleen) of Kitchener and Steve Hamann (Joan) Toronto. John leaves his many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends with fond memories. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and generosity.
While growing up in Aylmer, John was an avid reader of science fiction, which sparked his interest in all things technological. His learning was always self-inspired. He built his first computer and enjoyed adapting any device to suit his needs. John attended Fanshawe College to become a Certified Engineering Technologist, later earning a degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and spending his career at Christie Digital in Kitchener. In retirement John became an artist, an avid pool player and enjoyed long trips through the country on his motorcycle.
John’s family is grateful to the medical professionals at Grand River Cancer Centre, the LIHN, Care Partners and Paramed for their care and support of John and his family.
According to John’s wishes, cremation has taken place. He will be interred at Memory Gardens in a private graveside service. A Celebration of life for John will be held on Saturday, August 28 at Grand River Unitarian Church, 299 Sydney St. S., Kitchener. Due to COVID restriction, the service will be by invitation.
John’s memorial is available at www.tricitycremations.com will be updated as details become available along with the opportunity to leave messages and condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, The House of Friendship or Charity of Choice as expressions of sympathy.