SCOTT, Elsie Beatrice (nee Chisholm)

Peacefully on March 21, 2021, Elsie Beatrice Scott left her family and is now reunited with her loving husband James Harding Scott.


Born on December 29, 1934 in Economy, Nova Scotia – she moved with her family to Wawa, Ontario at the age of 2 and never left. First living at the Minto Mine before moving to Caverhill Street in Wawa.


At the age of 17 years, Elsie lost her mother to cancer and took on the role of mother to her four younger siblings – helping to raise them.


In 1957, Elsie married James Harding “Hardy” Scott and became mother to three step children in the process. Lillian, Elizabeth and Dean.


Elsie became the adoring mother of Robert (Carol), Doris (Brad), and John (Helene). Grandmother to Cory (Kathy), Ryan (Alyssia), Rosemary, Kimberly, and Travis. Step grandma to: Jimmy, Patricia, Anne, Joe, Carrie, Colin, Randy, Gary, Danny, Dwayne, Michelle, Bobb, and Jay.


Survived by her sisters Geraldine Rose (Bill) and Grace Chisholm (Gord) – pre-deceased by Willard, Arnold (Edna), Floyd (Annie), Clarence, and Colleen.


Elsie lost her only love in 1979. She never really recovered emotionally from that loss.


In 2011, Elsie suffered from a kidney infection followed by a fractured hip that nearly took her from us. At this point, she entered long term care at the Lady Dunn Health Centre and was nursed back to health both physically and emotionally by a wonderful staff of caring professionals.


Elsie truly thrived in long term care and enjoyed her years with her hospital family. She had a special relationship with nearly every one of them. She interacted with the nursing, cooking, cleaning staff – she genuinely cared for everybody. Mom loved to give Matt balls any time he tried to get her to exercise, she enjoyed Matt, it was the exercise she disliked.


She prayed daily and if you were in her life, you were definitely included in her prayers. She loved unconditionally and always let you know you were most important.


The family would like to thank the caring and devoted nursing staff of the Long Term Care Unit at Lady Dunn Health Centre and Dr. Robinson for the care, compassion and support shown to her family as family members prepared for her final voyage.


At the request of Elsie, no service will take place. Spring interment will take place at a later date with close family. Memorial donations can be made to the Long-Term Care Unit at Lady Dunn Health Centre.


Arrangements entrusted to Kerry Funeral Home, Wawa.

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  1. Gerry and Irene Bugyra

    Our deepest condolences to Robert, Doris and John and all the family with the passing of your dear Mom. Mrs. Scott was a kind, caring and compassionate lady and a great neighbor on Beck Avenue for many years. Our prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. Wawa has lost another icon. RIP Mrs. Scott.

    Gerry and Irene Bugyra

  2. So sorry to hear of the passing of Elsie.

    To John, Doris and Robert – Gerry and Gracie please accept our deepest condolences, so sorry for your loss.
    May your mom and sister rest in peace.

  3. I was saddened to hear of her passing. My daughter Tamara was very fond of Elsie and loved to make her smile. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  4. Gladys Mithchell Wardrop

    I went to school with Elsie.We all were very fond of her,sorry for your loss.Gladys Wardrop

  5. I’m saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. She made the best cookies and they were deeply appreciated when I delivered the Sault Star on a winter’s eve.