CCE logo

CCE logo

Welcome - Failte Romhat!

When the translation is provided submissions to the blog will be published in both English and Irish. Please send submissions to the webmaster address shown at the very top of the blog. Please visit us often. This blog is the companion of the Ottawa Comhaltas website:

Beidh poist a fhoilsiú i mBéarla agus i nGaeilge nuair is féidir. Tabhair cuairt orainn go minic. Is é seo an blag an compánach an láithreán gréasáin Comhaltas Ottawa:

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Sad tidings for the CCE Branch - Deirdre Scott

Deirdre Elizabeth Scott (née Mulrennan)

February 23rd, 1936 - January 28th, 2013

Loving wife of Pat Scott, Deirdre Scott passed away
peacefully after a long illness, on Monday 28 January 2013. She leaves behind her loving husband of 53 years, Pat Scott. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Sheila (Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh), Maureen (Danny Byrne), Siobhán (Maciej Brodowski), and Róisín (Richard Philippe). She has been a loving Grandma Deedee to Nora, Amy, Paula, Layla, Eddie, Myra, Becky, Geneviève, Renée, and Tristan. Mom left Ireland with two girlfriends in 1957, for an adventure that lasted a lifetime. Both Mom and Dad were very proud of their Irish heritage. Mom supported Dad in the creation of the Irish Society of Ottawa, Irish theatre and the Chair of Celtic Studies at the University of Ottawa. She initiated Irish dancing and Irish language classes here in Ottawa. Such was her passion for her culture that her children and grandchildren are all active in Ottawa's vibrant Irish community. The family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Ottawa General for the very gentle and tender way they ensured that mom's last days were as comfortable as possible. The family also wants to thank the staff at Billings Lodge for the exceptional care it has provided to mom over the last 11 months. 

Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, on Thursday (January 31) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at  Walkley Chapel: 1255 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9 613-731-1255,
Funeral service Friday, February 1st to Holy Cross Church, 685 Walkley Rd, for Mass of Christian funeral at 2 p.m. 

A celebration of her life will follow. Donations in memory of mom can be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

There is a virtual Guest Book that you can sign.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on January 30, 2013 

Deirdre was the mother of the current Chair of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ottawa Branch, Sile Scott. The Executive and all members of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ottawa Branch extend their deepest sympathies to the Scott family and closest friends.



  1. Deirdre Scott's obituary is now available.

  2. A Message from the Former Ambassador of Ireland to Canada

    Anne and I are deeply saddened to hear of Deirdre's passing. We valued her friendship during our two postings in Ottawa, most recently as Ambassador between 2006 - 2010. We will be forever grateful to Deirdre for teaching our youngest son Irish in 1989 which enabled him to re-enter the secondary school system in Ireland without a problem. She was a great Irishwoman and a great Canadian. She was a wonderful Ambassador for us, she made us all proud to be Irish.

    We extend our deepest sympathy to you and the family.

    Declan and Anne Kelly,
    Ambassador of Ireland


Until next time / Go dtí an chéad uair eile!