In Memory of
‘Scotty’ George McIlmoyle
March 4, 1938 – June 1, 2011
‘Scotty’ passed away peacefully on June 1, 2011, from lung cancer. A Celebration of Life Ceremony was held at the Royal Canadian Legion on June 9th. Born in Coalburn, Scotland, he immigrated to Canada in 1956, later joining the Canadian Armed Forces. Annette and he met in Cold Lake, Alberta, where they married in 1962 and were posted to Germany where they had four children. In 1967, the family returned to Canada and they lived on five different Air Force bases from Manitoba to BC with each posting bringing new friends and adventures. Retired from the Air Force after 25 years, they moved to Terrace in 1981 where Scotty worked for BC Tel before retiring in 1997. He was proud to see his four children graduate high school and go onto rewarding careers and start families of their own.
During his lifetime, Scotty won many awards in downhill skiing, curling, golf and soccer. He was also a swimming and skiing instructor. Pastimes included gardening, darts, pool, and card games with his friends. Scotty enjoyed fishing on the Skeena and hunting up the Stikine with friends and family.
Scotty was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Christine, and his brothers-in-law, Walter and Charlie. Scotty is survived by his three sisters, Jenny (John), Mary, and Lena and five nieces and nephews, all in Scotland. He will be remembered by his sister-in-law, Jeannette, her three children and all his many friends.
Scotty will be dearly missed by his wife of 49 years, Annette, his four children, Karin (Bruce) Lindsay, Gordon (Jennifer), Scott (Nancy) and Glenn, his nine grandchildren, Taryn, Shane, Kelli, Duncan, Mackenzie, Patrick, Riley, Tara, Brandon, and his two great grandchildren, Taylor and Max.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Mills Memorial Hospital and the Terraceview Lodge who took great care of Scotty with humor and patience that was much appreciated. Also, thanks to those who visited him with books and treats and shared their time.
A special thank you to Charlie Meek, the officiator, Chris Gair, the piper, Les Sinnott and the Legionnaires, for a memorable tribute. The family expresses gratitude to Debbie, Shauna, Shelley, Cindy and all who helped with refreshments. Finally, to those who phoned, sent flowers and cards and attended the ceremony, your support is greatly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.