John Brian Scott (3 Apr 1935 - 13 Jan 2017)

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Chelmsford Crematorium, South Chapel Writtle Road Chelmsford CM1 3BL
27th Feb 2017
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In loving memory of John Brian Scott who sadly passed away on 13th January 2017

Scott Johnson donated £30.92 in memory of John

Dear Grandad,
I wish you were still here among us, but as I cannot change that I will just remain eternally grateful for the wonderful memories you gave me.
You were an incredible influence on my life, and I will always remember your lessons. I will always go forward to do my best, do it in the right way and with a smile on my face. Whether that be in life or on the football pitch.
We will always remember you and the great times spent with both you and Nan.
All my love,

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Kathy Miller donated in memory of John

Dear John, we have many happy memories of time spent with you and Iris and you will be greatly missed by us both, but will always be in our thoughts. With love from Kathy and Jim xxx

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Sam Johnson wrote

Grandad John. Where to start?

Well in my eyes, Grandad was and is one the most genuine, kind and caring people you could ever have the good fortune to meet. A friend to all he met. A true gentleman through and through.

Everyone knows he was part of a the most iconic power duo to ever have lived. But whilst nan fussed about, well everything, there stood Grandad John as a calm and friendly force present at every sports game, school play, training session, audition, show, results day, christmas, and birthday. As a grandad to six, he was our truest and fiercest fan. We could never disappoint him. Everything we did filled him with pride. Even if he didn't understand what we were doing, he would take the time to involve himself in every aspect and interest in our lives. From Faith’s pigeons to Scott’s tennis career.

But to say he was a dad to three and grandad to six is entirely selfish and misguided. He was a father figure to a lot of people in this room. He was the pat on the back and the warm hug we never thought we needed at the time. Somehow, he managed to cure every upset with his advice and a cup of tea. He always knew what to say, even if you didn’t want to hear it and his words of encouragement were never too mask to ask for - because you got them nevertheless.

However do not let me paint a picture of an introverted and quiet man. On the contrary, he was the loudest yet politest cheerer at Upton Park. He was first up to the bar and he never withheld commentary during any film or TV show. He was the true embodiment of Live life to the full. There wasn't a country he hadn't visited, ailment he hadn't survived or a war he hadn’t fought in. He lived for life, and he loved to live. Something he installed in everyone he met. His kind demeanour and ability to talk the hind legs of a donkey made the simplest of stranger open up to him. He was life’s best friend.

A true family man, who could fill the room without even saying a word. A believer in all things good. An optimist to the very end. And an irreplaceable and everlasting presence in the life of his six devoted grandchildren. The world needs more people like Grandad John.

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  • Well said Sammy xx

    Posted by Scott on 1/03/2017 Report abuse
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Jacqueline Sleet wrote

Today we all say our final goodbyes to this very special man. Thank you for everything you did for us and being such a big part of all our lives. We all will miss you loads and you will always hold a very special place in all our hearts forever. Love jacqueline and family xxxxxxxx

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Eileen Yems wrote

Dear john you will be so sadly missed love eileen x

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Terry Scott posted a picture

Army days - sits proudly on my wall at home.

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Terry Scott wrote

My Dear Uncle John; I am so lucky and honoured to have known him, shared time with him and learned so much from him. His open, friendly and inclusive nature was as consistent as it was genuine. He stood out as a true gentleman and elegant man, who always gave people quality time. His kindness, fair-mindedness and calmness were ever present; he stood up for his beliefs, friends and family, even when no-one was looking - honourable and just. He always made me feel happier, safer and centred after sharing time with him. He loved life, sport and the Hammers in particular. All of this gained him great respect from all he came in contact with, living his life in a way that could only be admired; an example to us all. His legacy is as rich as it is broad. For my part, he will be missed and remembered as a significant touchstone in my life and will continue to be so. For my immediate family, they simply remember a lovely, lovely man. Although we are saying goodbye to my much admired and respected Uncle John, he will be remembered as the very best of men.

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  • Such true words Terry - a lovely message. Debbie (Uncle John's Niece)

    Posted by Debbie on 22/02/2017 Report abuse
  • Lovely words for a lovely and very special gentleman. Jacqueline xx

    Posted by Jacqueline on 23/02/2017 Report abuse
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