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"GAY" 2003 Obituary


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GAYFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-19 published
SCOTT, Lewis Clayton - August 16, 1909 - September 17, 2003
Died peacefully at Southlake Village Nursing Home, age 94, after a full and distinguished life as a sportsman. In an era when shooting, fishing, hunting and riding were the epitome of sportsmanship, Scott excelled at all.
Born on August 16, 1909 in Vermillion, South Dakota, Lew came to Toronto at an early age with his family. One of his first employers was the Toronto Carpet Company (where he met his future wife Alice PARKER.) He then moved on to the brokerage business with Barrett Sye and Co. as well as in the Toronto Grain Exchange. He established L.C. Scott Construction Company in the 1940's which operated in Canada, the United States and England. After World War 2, the company built a large number of schools and hospitals in Southern Ontario as well as some of the post war homes that were built in New Toronto and North York.
Lew had a lifelong passion for horses. During a family stint in California when he was a youngster, he first galloped racehorses at Hollywood Park and when he grew too big, switched to exercising polo ponies. After his business career was established, he acquired property in Markham - Wyndstone Farm - from which he bred and raised thoroughbred racehorses, steeplechasers and sport horses as well as bird dogs and prize- winning Shorthorn cattle.
Lew was an equestrian sportsman of international stature. He competed in steeplechasing and timber racing in Canada and the United States winning a number of prestigious trophies including the Prince of Wales trophy three times. He played polo in Canada, the United States, England and Barbados and competed at horse shows across Ontario. He was a keen foxhunter and served as the whipper-in for the Toronto and North York Hunt for 20 years prior to becoming a Master of Foxhounds in 1972, a position he held until 1990.
He raised bird dogs and competed with them all over North America in the 40's and the 50's. He was a top fly fisherman and enjoyed duck and pheasant hunting. Both he and his wife Alice were crack shots and long time members of the Toronto Gun Club. As a young man, he was a member of the Argonaut Rowing Club.
At one time, a member or director of the Toronto and North York Hunt, the Canadian Hunter Society, the Canadian Equestrian Team, the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, the Toronto Polo Club and several U.S. polo clubs, the Cowdray Polo Club, United Kingdom Canadian director of the Master of Foxhounds Association of America, the Goodwood Club and the Argonaut Rowing Club. He was also an accomplished pilot who loved flying and had owned several planes.
In 1989, after 54 years of marriage, he lost his beloved wife Alice whose charm, hospitality and hard work was the foundation of the family and the basis which allowed Lew's energetic pursuit of his interests.
Predeceased also by his only son Lewis Christian (Skipper). Leaves daughters Alice FERRIER (Glen) and Susan Jane ANSTEY (Michael VAN EVERY,) granddaughters Jennifer ANSTEY, Elizabeth TRACEY, Janet Louise GAYFORD, Mary FRALEIGH and Margaret Ann SPROULE. Great grandchildren Owen TRACEY, Will FRALEIGH, Jamie FRALEIGH and Tom FRALEIGH.
He will be remembered for his enthusiasm, toughness, loyalty and keen interest in the people and things around him.
If desired, donations in his memory may be made to Think First Canada (for injury prevention in sports and recreation), Med-West Medical Centre, Suite 2-227, 750 Dundas St. West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3S3 or to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Endowment Fund.
A Private family service was held. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905-727-5421).

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GAYLE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-08 published Glenna Viola LAROCQUE In loving memory of Glenna Viola LAROCQUE, who passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Sudbury on Friday, October 3, 2003 in her 80th year.
Predeceased by husband Graydon WRIGHT (1969) and Gabriel LAROCQUE (1991.) Loved by children Dawn and Garry KERR of Manitowaning, Jacqueline and Arnold MacMILLAN of Val Caron, Patricia and Leon SAINT_MARSEILLE of Blezard Valley, Perry WRIGHT of London, Leon and Sylvie WRIGHT of Val Caron and John WRIGHT of London. Predeceased by daughter Vanessa GAYLE. Special grandmother of Shari (Ray) LEVESQUE, Kelli (Alton) HOBBS, Corrine (Claude) PELLATT, Allan (Holly) MacMILLAN, Catharine (Jeff) GIFFEN, Gregory (Nicole) MacMILLAN, Steven (Janice) SAINT_MARSEILLE,
Dean (Nicole) SAINT_MARSEILLE, Jodi WRIGHT, Kristy WRIGHT, Andy WRIGHT, Jennifer WRIGHT, Jason WRIGHT, David WRIGHT and Cyllna WRIGHT. Great grandmother of Jessica, Danielle, Nicholas, Allanah, Brytne, Kristofer, Tyler, Sarah, Bradley, Vanessa, Colin, Mackenzie, Kendra, Kyle and Sally. Remembered by brother Alvie (Ruth) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Sisson Ridge, NB. Memorial Service at 3: 00 pm Friday, October 10, 2003 at Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Darlene HARDY officiating. Burial of ashes in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Island Funeral Home.

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