In Memory of



Obituary for Al Scott

SCOTT, Edward Alfred (Al)

Unexpectedly, Al Scott of Stevensville passed away November 27th, 2022 due to complications following surgery at the Welland Hospital. He is sadly missed by his great love and partner of 45 years, Lorrie, by his son Kevin, daughter Kelly Parlatore, son-in-law Phil Parlatore, grandchildren Victoria, Domenic, and Philip, and his dog Maddie, and cat Malachy. Al was born in Niagara Falls on September 29th, 1942, and predeceased by his parents Jack and Lucy Scott. He was also predeceased by his brother Wally. If wealth is measured by the number of one’s friends, Al died away a very wealthy man. He forged many friendships through out his work and play (particularly ice hockey).Thank you especially to friends Bernie, Bert, John, Joy, Peter, Scott and Trevor who provided so much support in the past few years. Al loved his 32 year career as a teacher and principal for the Niagara South Board of Education. After he retired he gained fame as “the best Santa Claus” performing in several advertisements, many Christmas party venues and home visits, and the St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade. He was particularly fond of visiting seniors’ residences where he could see the delight in their eyes at having a visit from the “jolly old elf”. His agent Warren Beatty went above the call of duty every step of the way. Sadly, Al hung up the sleigh bells after twenty years due to failing health. Al loved his motorcycles and took great pleasure in riding across America and Canada several times. It seems that the tires were constantly wearing out because of all the miles he rode. Al was a passionate and skilled golfer, living and breathing the game . Ever the teacher, he generously shared his knowledge and tips for improvement to anyone who wanted it. He was so delighted to pass on his clubs to our grandson Philip and coach him into a beautiful drive. It was rare to find Al without a book in his hands enjoying the escape of a well- written novel. His family wishes to express gratitude to the nurses and doctors who were with him at the end. Their kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. Lorrie extends thanks to the nurses and doctors at Niagara Falls General Hospital for the emergency care Al received twice since May of this year. Finally thank you to Drs. Mary Salib, Peter Shoebridge, Terry Chan and Kim Scher, and nurses at Walker Cancer Centre. Per his wishes Al has been cremated, there will be no service , but a gathering of remembrance will be held at later date. Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, St. Catharines (between Lake Street & Scott Street), 289-362-1144. Online condolences may be made at