|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1858|
|Death: ||May 23, 1943|
Published in the Crag & Canyon Newspaper
May 28, 1943
Presumed to have passed away in his sleep Friday evening, Mr. Francis W. Scott, frequently referred to as "The Hermit," was found dead on his bed, fully dressed, by Mrs. Arthur Andison Sunday afternoon, at about 5:30 o'clock. Mrs. Andison, usually visited the elderly gentleman, two or three times a week to do odd things for him such as shopping for food requirements, etc. She had been over to see him on Thursday afternoon and had intended dropping in Saturday morning, but did not do so. However, on Sunday, as was her weekly custom, she sent him over a plate of dinner, by her daughter, Marion. Marion knocked on the door and received no reply. She ran back home and told her mother she thought Mr. Scott was out. Immediately, Mr. and Mrs. Andison felt that something unusual had happened, because he was never out at that time on a Sunday afternoon. Entering the house she found the old man lying on the bed, just as though he had fallen asleep and looking very peaceful. Having summoned Dr. G. M. Atkin, the doctor stated that Mr. Scott had not suffered in passing and it was his opinion that he had just died in his sleep.
The late Mr. Scott was born at Lincoln, England, on January 20th, 1858, being 85 years old at the time of his death. He was married and had two daughters, but his wife died early in life. The daughters, so far as is known, are still living in the old country, although Mr. Scott had not heard from them for about two years; writing for him had become a burden.
Mr. Scott came to Canada about thirty years ago and lived in Banff most of this time. For a time he operated a laundry with a Mr. Hart, although in the old country he was a steam-fitter by trade, and had also farmed with his brother in Lincolnshire. For many years past he has resided by himself at the east end of Marten Street, and looked after his meals and house work. He seldom talked to anyone except the immediate neighbours, and often went over to the Andison home to listen to the news on the radio.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Canon H. Tully Montgomery officiating at the chapel of Banff Funeral services and at the graveside in Banff Cemetery. Pallbearers were Messrs. C.L. Harris, A. Capel, E. Wakelyn, J. Woodworth and P. Findlay.
Banff Town Cemetery
Canmore Census Division
Plot: Section 1, plot 1
Maintained by: Susan Ing
Originally Created by: Lorie
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50088113
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