James Blair Scott, 97, of Burlington, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Oak Park Place. He was born in Perthshire, Scotland on August 7, 1922. Blair was the oldest child of Sam and Jessie ( Doig) Scott. His early life was spent in Blenheim. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston,
and served in the Canadian Armed Forces at the end of World War II.
On June 26, 1948, he was united in marriage to Margaret Campbell. She preceded him in death on July 4, 2015. He lived in various locations in Canada and the United States
throughout his life spending the last two years in Burlington.
As a young boy, Blair worked in the blacksmith shop his father owned. Blair was
employed as a chief design engineer for various pulp and paper companies throughout his career retiring from Weyerhaeuser in Tacoma, Washington. He was an avid hockey fan after playing for Blenheim District High School where he also participated in track and field. He had a life-long love of music singing in church choirs and community groups. Blair was very involved in the Boys Scout Association as a scout and scout leader. He attended the United Church of Canada.
A loving husband and father, Blair is survived by his three children James Brian Scott (Portland, Oregon), Pamela (John, deceased) Hildenbrand (Munroe Falls, Ohio) and Deborah (Tim) Steager (Burlington, Wisconsin); seven grandchildren, Peter Scott, Laura (Greg) Lemma, Jason (Jenny) Hildenbrand, Jessica Hildenbrand, Blair (Caitlin) Steager, Jared (Stacy Statema) Steager and Heather Steager; seven great-grandchildren, Madeleine Lemma, Amelia Lemma, John Hildenbrand, Jackson Hildenbrand, Jill Hildenbrand, Ethan Banks, Liliana Steager and Ayla Steager; sisters, Mona McGuigan and Sheila Aldworth; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Hart, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Margaret; son-in-law John Hildenbrand; and brother-in-laws, Jim McGuigan, Fred Aldworth, Bruce Campbell and Don Hart.
Internment will take place on July 4, 2020 @ 1pm at Evergreen Cemetery with Michael McCracken officiating.