SCARBOROUGH — Barbara M. Scott, 91, died peacefully Aug. 20 at Piper Shores, with her family at her side, following a period of poor health.
Scott was born May 4, 1924, in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. She was the youngest daughter of Percival and Vivian Bonnell, and grew up and was educated in Saint John.
In 1943, Barbara married Frederick “Ted” James Scott, an officer and flier in the Royal Canadian Air Force. She later reflected on the challenges of being a young bride during World War II, never knowing if her new husband would return home from combat in Europe. After the war, she and her husband moved to Melrose, Massachusetts, where they raised a family and lived for 32 years. During this time, she also became a U.S. citizen.
Following her husband’s death, Scott moved to Maine in order to be near her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. She resided at Wildwood in Cape Elizabeth for 15 years before moving to Piper Shores in 2003.
In addition to her husband, Scott was predeceased by her parents.
She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Knight of Englewood, Florida; her son, Frederick Scott, and his wife, Nancy, of Scarborough; her granddaughter, Heather Mailhot, and her husband, Brian, of Yarmouth; her grandson, Christopher Scott, and his wife Kari, of Wheelock, Vermont: her great-grandsons, Angus and Lars Mailhot; and her great-granddaughters, Addison and Averill Scott.
The family extends thanks to the medical and nursing staff at Piper Shores for their concern and care.
Burial will be in Melrose, Massachusetts, with a private graveside service for the family.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, P. O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04092.