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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, George Scott . We will remember him forever.
Posted by Anthony Mutevane on August 31, 2020
It is with deep sorrow to learn about the demise of our great Father George Scott. May his memory be eternal. Our Dad truly loved ACCES family. George was a kind man and a true gentleman, he always put others before himself. He will undoubtedly be missed. My sincere condolences. He was a remarkable friend, and his passing was tragic. We will be praying for the family. He was the pillar of our ACCES community, engine for our success and will be missed.

George was such a nice man. It saddened us when we heard he passed on. Rest in Heaven. We are profoundly saddened for the loss of our father and our leader. He always boasted about what a beautiful ACCES family he had. I know that we meant so much to him. Truly sad for our loss. That’s the type of guy he was.

We worked with him in 2012 and we succeeded in handing over our seven community schools to the government for sustainable development, he was a kind and honest man. Please, tell our Mom Beth our Sister Janice and Blake that we share their sorrow. George has passed on, but his thoughts, hopes, and dreams live on.

We are genuinely sorry for the loss. No condolence message can express how much George meant to me and how sad I am about losing him. He was a fantastic man who loved everyone, we were privileged to work and interact with him. All the people that worked with him in Kenya are saddened. He was indeed a delightful man, and we will miss him dearly. I know how proud we were of him. His passing must be hard on the family. We are praying for them.

He brought much joy to all his ACCES buddies. As we grieve, we will keep the entire ACCES fraternity in our thoughts and prayers. He was respected by all the people as a true leader, and we will miss him. Condolences from everyone at ACCES including: KAC, staff , Alumni and our students. In HIS respect we shall continue soldering on and put ACCES on the greater heights that will make his soul happy.

We were shocked by the news that our leader has passed. He was a great guy and will be missed by all of us. We are praying for the entire family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on behalf of the family and the ACCES fraternity.

May he rest in peace.
Posted by Dale Albertson on August 28, 2020
George always inspired me to be a better person, to help more, and to do it to the best of my ability, aspiring for excellence. He never compromised, and yet always allowed others to make their own mistakes and learn from them. He was gracious, but firm, funny but serious and always had a vision for where he was going and what he wanted to accomplish. Thanks for the inspiration George, you will be missed, but never forgotten.

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Posted by Anthony Mutevane on August 31, 2020
It is with deep sorrow to learn about the demise of our great Father George Scott. May his memory be eternal. Our Dad truly loved ACCES family. George was a kind man and a true gentleman, he always put others before himself. He will undoubtedly be missed. My sincere condolences. He was a remarkable friend, and his passing was tragic. We will be praying for the family. He was the pillar of our ACCES community, engine for our success and will be missed.

George was such a nice man. It saddened us when we heard he passed on. Rest in Heaven. We are profoundly saddened for the loss of our father and our leader. He always boasted about what a beautiful ACCES family he had. I know that we meant so much to him. Truly sad for our loss. That’s the type of guy he was.

We worked with him in 2012 and we succeeded in handing over our seven community schools to the government for sustainable development, he was a kind and honest man. Please, tell our Mom Beth our Sister Janice and Blake that we share their sorrow. George has passed on, but his thoughts, hopes, and dreams live on.

We are genuinely sorry for the loss. No condolence message can express how much George meant to me and how sad I am about losing him. He was a fantastic man who loved everyone, we were privileged to work and interact with him. All the people that worked with him in Kenya are saddened. He was indeed a delightful man, and we will miss him dearly. I know how proud we were of him. His passing must be hard on the family. We are praying for them.

He brought much joy to all his ACCES buddies. As we grieve, we will keep the entire ACCES fraternity in our thoughts and prayers. He was respected by all the people as a true leader, and we will miss him. Condolences from everyone at ACCES including: KAC, staff , Alumni and our students. In HIS respect we shall continue soldering on and put ACCES on the greater heights that will make his soul happy.

We were shocked by the news that our leader has passed. He was a great guy and will be missed by all of us. We are praying for the entire family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on behalf of the family and the ACCES fraternity.

May he rest in peace.
Posted by Dale Albertson on August 28, 2020
George always inspired me to be a better person, to help more, and to do it to the best of my ability, aspiring for excellence. He never compromised, and yet always allowed others to make their own mistakes and learn from them. He was gracious, but firm, funny but serious and always had a vision for where he was going and what he wanted to accomplish. Thanks for the inspiration George, you will be missed, but never forgotten.
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George David Scott (1925-2020)

George Scott practiced law in Cloverdale for forty years during which time he lived in Surrey and White Rock with his wife, Edna. Together they raised three children Janice, Blake and Elaine (predeceased). 

In 1991, after Edna’s death, he married Beth Rowles. They lived joyfully together until George’s death on August 14, 2020.  Beth was by his side. 

In 1993 George and Beth founded the organization ACCES (African Canadian Continuing Education Society) which has assisted thousands of children and youth in Kenya to go to school.  ACCES continues to thrive.  

People loved George for his kindness, endless energy and sense of fun. Stories abound about his folksy sayings and his ability to relate an anecdote to relevant situations. George’s wide knowledge, experience and character made him a wise counsel and good friend.

George is deeply mourned by his wife, Beth; children Janice Leclerc and Blake Scott (Darlene); and grandsons, Steven Leclerc (Lara) and Brendan and Eric Scott (Jennifer). 
George was known and admired for his passion to help others help themselves out of poverty and along with Beth, he's responsible for helping more than 3400 Kenyans graduate with a post-secondary education. He also ensured that 2,000 primary students stayed in school annually from 1998 to 2014, and was instrumental in training more than 30,000 community members to become self-sufficient and healthy.
George and Beth made their first visit to Kenya in 1994, and their tenth trip was in 2012, while they were both in their eighties. They always wanted to meet ACCES students in order to communicate first hand knowledge to sponsors, and George enjoyed his many telephone calls to supporters
George was responsible for many successful initiatives that continue to enrich Kenyan lives to this day, including:     
  • Planned giving
  • The Legacy Fund (He even flew a Kenyan director to Edmonton to greet a long-time donor)   
  • Kenyanization of ACCES operations     
  • Alumni Association of ACCES graduates
  • A Kenyan run organization (ASEF is the fulfilment) that can do the work of ACCES
George was also known for his dry wit, honesty and forthrightness, always making the people he met feel like they were important, and mattered. George easily gained the trust and respect of those he worked with in the important mission of ACCES; alleviating poverty through education.
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