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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Sad tidings for Ottawa Irish Arts - Pádraig Scot

Patrick Joseph Scott (Pádraig Scot) 

Pat and Deidre

Those of you who knew Pat Scott were surely saddened to learn of his death, at 85, last Thursday after illness which took hold last year. He is now reunited with the love of his life, Deirdre Scott (née Mulrennan). He was born in county Kerry, Ireland on the 27 of January 1933 and died in Ottawa at the Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital on the 21 of February 2018. He will be missed by extended family members in Ireland, England, South Africa, and the United-States.

Pat was an influential founder and a fixture of the Irish community in Ottawa; he was instrumental in the creation of the Irish Society of Ottawa, Irish theatre and the Chair of Celtic Studies at the University of Ottawa.

He enjoyed attending the weekly Irish language classes and coming to the ceilis; and just last year we would help him up the stairs to the film festival. He liked to get out into the Irish community until at last he couldn't. He was a great reciter of stories and poems participating many years at the 
Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada in Tamworth, Ontario, winning awards for recitation several times. He also contributed to the Ottawa Irish Arts blog, here you can read his post

Well, we will miss him, as we already had when his presence became much less.

Pat at the 2015 Oireachtas, reciting in Irish

Pat in 2016

Pat at the Oireachtas in 2015, chatting with P. Willoughby

2014 at the Oireachtas

Pat receiving his gold medal at the Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada 
Pat also enjoyed Irish traditional dancing.
Pat and Carol Ann at the Tulip Ball

Pat and Sile
Pat was the father of the past Chair of Ottawa Irish Arts (Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ottawa Branch) Sile Scott. 

Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, on Sunday (4 March) from 1 to 4 p.m. at  Walkley Chapel: 1255 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9.

Funeral service will be held on Monday 5th of March at Holy Cross Church, 685 Walkley Rd, at 10:30 a.m. 

A celebration of his life will follow and be held at the Heart and Crown, 353 Preston St, following the service, from 12 to 3 p.m. 

In memory of both Pat and Deirdre, donations can be made to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.

His obituary can be read here:

The Executive and all members of Ottawa Irish Arts extend their deepest sympathies to the Scott family and closest friends. 

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