John Scott

September 28, 2016


It is with heavy hearts that the family of John Scott announce his peaceful passing at home on September 28, 2016. John was a passionate chemist, a long time professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and a keen lover of all things related to the mind. Predeceased by son Nicholas. Leaving with loving memories are his wife of 26 years, Kathleen (Hine); daughters Kitty (Tom) and Victoria; stepson Craig (Valerie, Eleanor and Erin Stewart); grandson Elliott Coen; sisters Norma and Doreen and their families in England; Joan the mother of his children; as well as many family and friends in the UK. The family would like to send a sincere thank you to Dr. Robert Woodland for his years of ongoing care for John. At John’s request cremation has taken place. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday October 1, 2016 from 2-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to Bridges to Hope. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guestbook, please visit



2-9 p.m. on October 1, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
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I never met John in person but was always grateful to him for being the conduit through which I was able to get back in touch with my old Ipswich Northgate Grammar School friends after 50 years!. We had friends and acquaintances in common and had good and very interesting email interchanges since the year 2000 when he first helped me find my friends. I will miss those communications.

Sorry I was out of town and missed the visitation. Dr. Scott was a true mentor to me and always challenged me to meet his expectations which were high, but within my reach. I will always appreciate his contribution to my education.

John Fardy

Kay, sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Hugs

Kay, I was so sorry to learn of John’s passing. I enjoyed many conversations with you both at Tim Hortons. He was a good person. Take care of yourself

Tina Fagan

Hi Kay,
So sorry to hear the news. I was away and just got back today. Rooting for you.
Take care Best Phil

I’ve just learned the sad news regarding John and your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and the family. ‘Tis difficult times indeed, however, John has gone on to a better place and you have so many memories to cherish and I know you will endure. Take care my friend.

My dear Kitty….Burf and I want to pass on our most sincere condolences on your Dads’ death. We know he had been struggling for a good while with his health and though we don’t know Kay we do understand she gave him the best care possible.

Kay, Our sincere condolences on your husbands passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time

Gary & Gen ( Phillips)

My sincere condolences on your husband’s passing. Cherish and find comfort in your memories.

Remembering very well many conversations with John during the time we were both active faculty at MUN, it is sad to learn of his passing. Elke joins me in extending condolences to all his family, in particular Kathleen, at this difficult time.

John Molgaard

Dear Kay,
My sincere condolences at the sad news of John’s passing. He was a well respected chemist, and a valued colleague. He will be truly missed.

Mrs. Scott
I am so sorry of the loss of a great man that I have known for so many years. He and you were always there to greet us when we arrived at your house. My Condolences to you and your family at this time. As I have said many times in the past if there is anything we can do Please don’t hesitate to call.

We are very saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your dear John. We truly appreciated his enthusiasm for teaching and his welcoming spirit when we we were newcomers to St John’s.
We express our sincere condolences and pray you will feel comforted by wonderful memories, and the love of your family and friends.

Dear Kathleen
How shocked I am to hear of John’s passing, but how lucky I feel to have had that chat with you both less than three weeks ago.
John came to Newfoundland either the year the new MUN campus opened or the year before, and my brother Des and I met him, of course, in the chemistry lab. As we were more mature, at least older, students, there was an instant connect
Then he became a customer, as did many fellow students and colleagues when I opened Excel Pharmacy in 1977.
Both Des and I learned to appreciate his incisive logic and wit, and miss his ‘letters to the editor’.
My thoughts are with you and the Family, and so glad to have seen him so recently.
Basil Walsh

Dear Vicki, Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family.

So sorry to hear of John’s passing . I always enjoyed having a chat with him. Thinking of you and take care.

Our condolences to you and your family on John’s passing. We first met John when I was a student in a chemistry course when he first began teaching at Memorial. Later when I came to teach at Memorial I got to know him as a colleague. John was a teacher of high standards and will be remembered by many students and colleagues.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss

Sending my heartfelt condolences to family and friends of John Scott. May he rest in peace. God bless.

My deepest condolences. John took me under his wing when I was a student and made an enormous impact on me as I’m sure he has had in so many others.

Kay, Kitty and Vicky – I was so saddened to hear today of John’s passing. He had an immeasurable impact in my life and for that I will always be incredibly thankful. He will always hold a very special place in my heart. He was a wonderful man who obtained such pleasure from seeing those around him doing well – especially MUN students. He was always happy to keep me up to date with all the Chemistry news and the wonderful things you were doing I hope you will find peace in knowing that he was a genuinely nice, kind hearted man. My sincere condolences, Debbie Winsor

Dear Kay,
I was saddened by the news of John. I remember him so well from the Bullock’s Christmas party. He was always so engaging and always had a sparkle in his eye.
A wonderful person. You are in my thoughts.
Gemma Giovannini

Kay, Kitty and Vicky,
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I spent many days at the house on Poplar Avenue growing up. He was always so patient and kind (even when I wouldn’t eat any vegetables with dinner!). Thinking of you all, Melissa Watton

Very sad to hear of John’s passing. Thinking of you and Craig and family and the lovely times you shared together. John will be dearly missed.


So sorry to hear of John’s passing. May you find comfort in your many cherished memories. God Bless!

My heart breaks, as I am here in Georgia, and not close by to give you a hug.
You are a strong women, and John knew that, you will get through this tough few days.
Will see you in a few days.