It is with deep sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Scott Forrester on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Scott was born Jan. 5, 1975 to Barbara and Dave Forrester in Fort Frances, Ont.
Scott attended public school and high school in Fort Frances. He later attended Sault College in Sault Saint Marie and Confederation College in Thunder Bay, where he took mechanical engineering. This led him to a career he loved and excelled at.
As a child, Scott took an active part in the family boarding kennel business. He loved animals, especially his cat “Barney.” He played hockey from Novice to Bantam league. Outdoor life was always a focus for him. Camping, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and dirt-biking were some of his passions. If it had a motor, he loved it!
He also was passionate about music, playing guitar with his two buddies in a garage band and later developing a love of singing.
His daughter, Taylor was the light of his life. He moved to Thunder Bay to allow himself to be closer to her and her mother, Lisa.
Scott spent many years battling heroically with the disease of alcoholism. He has been deeply loved and will be greatly missed by so many people.
Left to cherish Scott’s memory is his daughter, Taylor Forrester, and her mother, Lisa Hautamaki of Thunder Bay, Ont.; his mother, Barb (Bernie) Cousineau of Fort Frances, Ont.; maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Murray Sumner of London, Ont.; aunts and uncles, Brenda and Gord Heath and their children, Kristin (Ryan) Simms and Brad (Joanna) Heath and their daughter, Lianne, all of Ottawa, Ont., and Eileen Beattie, Jean Riddick, and Mary Storey and their families, all of London, Ont.
He also will be sadly missed by Bernie’s family, Tom (Sue), Paul (Lisa) and their children, Jessica, Donovan, and Chandler, Mary (Scott) and their children, Andrew, Daniel, and Katelyn, Anne, John, and Betsy (Tom) and their children, Nicole, Dominic, and Nicholas.
He was predeceased by his father, David John Forrester, on May 7, 1992; paternal grandparents, John and Vidal Forrester; and maternal grandmother, Eileen Sumner.
A celebration of Scott’s life will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances, with Rev. Barbara Miller officiating.
A private family interment will be held at a later date in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
In memoriam donations may be made to either Friends of the Library, Knox United Church, or the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club c/oGreen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at www.mem.com