It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the death of Patrick Scott, a 59-year member of IUOE Local 793 who became an honourary lifetime member of the Union in 2013. Brother Scott, who also worked as an organizer for the Local, died peacefully at home on June 30. He was 85 years old.

A proud Ulsterman who came to Canada from Dromore in County Tyrone, Brother Scott settled down in the Greater Toronto Area and became a highly skilled crane operator, working for numerous employers such as Technicore Underground, Niran Construction and Tarmac Canada over the course of his distinguished career.

He retired as an Operating Engineer in 2002.

A larger-than-life character, Brother Scott’s talents extended beyond his operating abilities. He held a pilot’s licence, and at one time was a professional wrestler who appeared on the bill at Maple Leaf Gardens as “The Moose”.

More recently, he was band leader of Mississauga Irish trad group, Madd Paddy, which released an album in 2009.

Brother Scott was pre-deceased by his wife, Geraldine, who together took great joy in their three children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

We particularly wish to extend our condolences to Brother Scott’s children Peter, Patrick and Mike, who followed his father into the Union and currently serves as Vice-President as well as working as Local 793’s Provincial Pipeline and EPSCA Business Rep.

Brother Patrick Joseph Scott will be missed by all who knew him on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Visitation takes place on Tuesday at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, 3164 Ninth Line in Oakville, from 4 to 8 p.m. A requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m., at Saint Joseph’s Parish, 5440 Durie Road, Mississauga, with a reception to follow at The Irish Club of Mississauga at 4120 Ridgeway Drive.