Obituary of Lily-Ann Catherine Scott
January 17, 2009 – New Westminster, British Columbia
September 11, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta
Lily-Ann Scott of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at the age of 13 years from an accidental overdose. She had no experience of ever trying substances before. We hope this brings awareness to the issues in our communities so her passing is not in vain.
Lily was born in New Westminster, BC, on January 17, 2009. She was just beginning a beautiful life full of friends, family, and many great adventures and experiences. Her company will be missed on adventures such as hiking with Aunt Sara, summer's boating and camping, many vacations to warm places, great times with her cousins and friends (indoors and outdoors), and yearly birthday cards from Aunty Jacquie, among many other family friends. Lily loved swimming, archery, animals, snowshoeing, sports, and board games. No mercy is our family motto when it comes to these activities!
The family moved to Leduc County, AB, when she was very young in the summer of 2014. She developed many close friendships. Lily learned to ride a dirt bike, quad with her uncle, and ride horses with her aunty. While living in Linsford Park, she attended Leigh Elementary School. After many years, the family moved to Calgary, AB. While attending Beddington Heights Elementary School in Calgary, she was awarded for her kindness. Later on, Lily went to Sir John A. Macdonald Middle School, where she enjoyed hanging with her friends by the skate park or going on little adventures exploring the city. She volunteered for fundraising and was the first to knock, always eager to help; her big heart shone through. She will be most remembered for her love of helping others and how much she loved her friends. She would give the shoes off her feet to anyone. Repeatedly.
Lily’s most memorable vacation was when we traveled to Vancouver Island and she fed a seal. That day she also wiped her hand in wet paint while wearing her new dress and silly pink hat. We will always cherish the memory of playing the public pianos while the sunset as we looked over the ocean with her siblings and family. During the summer of 2022, Lily also spent a month in Montreal with her brother Justin, and Jess; their fun was unlimited! Rock climbing, expensive food, and beautiful lakes were the highlights of this trip, along with meeting their dogo, Winston, for the first time.
Lily fell in love with her stepmom Aundy, stepdad Charn (AKA Big Brown Charn), and Aunty Steff. She loved the mountain tops, ocean sunsets that go forever, ‘Dancing Queen’ by ABBA, and singing Imagine Dragons like no one was watching with her mama Mary. Lily wouldn't hesitate to lick your face, that's how she showed her love! Her favourite saying, “BRUH”, in the most sarcastic way she could, among other things, will never be forgotten.
Lily is also survived by her mother Mary Macleod, father Robert Scott; brothers, Justin Macleod, and Donovan Scott; sister Ellazaya Scott, pet cat Archie, and dog Kodi; as well as Aunts, Heather, Catherine, Colleen, and Kelly; Uncle Craig, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and their spouses.
Funeral Services will be held at the Wild Rose United Church (1317 1 St N.W., Calgary, AB), on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Church.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie, Telephone: (403) 948-3331, https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/4148
In living memory of Lily-Ann Scott, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.