1931 - 2017
Scott, Gerald W.; University College London 1955: General Surgery MB MSc FACS, FRCSC Foothills Hospital Calgary AB (1966-1973), Charles Camsell Hospital Edmonton AB (1973-1989) Lady Minto Hospital Salt Spring island BC (1989-1995). Died at home on Saltspring island July 13, 2017 age 86. Survived by his wife Beryl, 5 children; Martin (Brenda), Nigel (Gyl), Liz (Dean), Celia (Karl), and Ian (Liz), and 9 grandchildren (Xav, Nellie, Logan, Michaela, Becky, Georgia, Matt, Stephanie, and Michael)
He was a highly intelligent man, with wide ranging interests, combined with a great passion and curiosity for life.
Gerald was an accomplished surgeon and research scientist, and served as the Director of the Surgical Medical Research Institute of the University of Alberta from 1978-1988. In 1989, he left academic life and was the local surgeon on Saltspring island until 1995. At this point he was able to devote time to his other passions of woodworking, landscape painting, and gardening.
He passed away peacefully in the home that he loved, looking out over the Strait of Georgia. He will be missed deeply by his family and friends.