Elizabeth (Beth) Logan Scott (Wiltshire, Whitson)
Beth was born January 12, 1935 in Montreal, the first of John Scott and Noella Daoust’s eight children, and died April 30, 1993 in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Growing up in Rawdon, Quebec, Beth enjoyed Skiing at the Ski Bowl in winter and swimming the lakes of Rawdon in the summer and spent plenty of time at the Pine Lodge. The family moved to Ste. Gertrude Street in Montreal North when Beth was a teenager and she graduated from Rosemount High School.
In 1955 Beth married Robert James Wiltshire (1930-1989) . From 1956 to 1963 Beth and Bob had five children, Joanne, Glen, Donald, Susan and Stephen. The children grew up and went to school in Montreal North. In 1975 Beth and Bob separated and divorced in 1977.
From 1979 to 1992 Beth welcomed seven grandchildren, Eric, Chris, Laurie, Mark, Caitlin, Ben and Cameron.
In 1979 Beth left Montreal North and moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta with her two youngest children, Susan and Stephen to start a new life. She stayed with her best friend Joan Betts and her husband Mac until she found work and was able to get her own apartment. Beth applied to Syncrude Canada and was hired by her future husband Grant Whitson. Not long after being employed at Syncrude Beth was able to buy her own place. In 1984 Beth became Mrs Grant Whitson.
Beth and Grant enjoyed travelling and were known to get in their car and drive to Edmonton or Surrey BC to visit her children. The doorbell would ring and there they were, always a pleasant and welcome surprise. They also enjoyed trips to Panama City Florida to visit her mother Noella and Uncle Hugh and his wife Flo. Hawaii was another favorite holiday they shared on more than one occasion. Purchasing a motorhome gave them the opportunity to travel and explore our beautiful country, their big trip to Alaska was to be their last.
In 1987 Beth was diagnosed with liver cancer, and was given 6 months to live by her doctor. Beth got a new doctor. Chemotherapy was tough on her, but gave her the extra time to enjoy life. Between treatments Beth volunteered at the hospital to take baby first pictures, a welcome diversion from the chemo.
Beth passed away at her home in Fort McMurray surrounded by her family. Her remains are buried in the Whitson family plot in Fort Saskatchewan Alberta.
-- Written by her children