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John Wilson (Jack) Scott


Lieutenant, RCN(R)


Died: 20 Oct 1989, Halifax, Nova Scotia


SCOTT, John Wilson - 67, Summer Street, Halifax, died Thursday in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late William and Mary (Story) Scott. He attended the Halifax Academy and graduated from Royal Military College, Queen's University and Dalhousie Law School. He served in the RCNVR during the Second World War, surviving the sinking of HMCS ATHABASKAN. On leaving Dalhousie, he joined the RCN, serving in the office of the Judge Advocate General until his retirement in 1971. He then served as legal counsel for the Canadian Construction Association until 1976. He was an avid sailor and life member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. He is survived by his wife, the former Caroline Coghill; a son, William, Canberra, Australia; a daughter, Heather Colbert, Arnprior, Ont.; a sister, Betty; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Jean and Ailsa. Following cremation, there will be a burial at sea. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Snow's Funeral Chapel, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 20 Oct 1989)


Ships served in:

HMCS KINGS - Appointed to KINGS 23 Jul 1942 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Sep 1942)

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Appointed to ATHABASKAN 19 Jul 1943 as an A/Lt, RCNVR (seniority 13 Jul 1942)  (Navy List Aug 1943).  Survived the sinking of ATHABASKAN. Rescued by HAIDA.

HMCS NIOBE - Appointed to NIOBE 30 Apr 1944 as an A/Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Jul 1944)

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to STADACONA 31 Jul 1944 as an A/Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Nov 1944)

HMCS YORK - Appointed to YORK 20 Nov 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR (seniority 13 Jul 1943) (Navy List Mar 1945)

HMCS DONNACONA - Appointed to DONNACONA 15 Oct 1945 as an Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 13 Jul 1943)  (Navy List Apr 1946)

* Appointment Terminated (Invalided) 29 Mar 1946 (Navy List Oct 1946)


Article from the Halifax Chronicle, Monday, 01 May 1944



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