Obituary: The Rev Brian Scott

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The Rev 
Brian Scott

THE funeral of the Rev Brian Scott, of Glaston Road, Preston, Oakham, took place at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Uppingham. Canon Rachel Watts officiated assisted by the Rev James Muggleton.

The Rev Scott died at Leicester Royal Infirmary, aged 77.

Born to Rose and George Scott in Cheshire, he was educated at St Bees School in Cumbria, where he became head boy. In 1953 he served his National Service with the Royal Cheshire Regiment, where he was commissioned.

In 1955 he studied for an MA in history at Corpus Christi Oxford University and in 1959 trained for Italy Orders at Mirfield (College of the Resurrection), Yorkshire. During the early 60s he was ordained Deacon in Carlisle Cathedral; became curate of St Aidan’s Church, Carlisle; taught at Hutton Grammar School; was ordained priest in Leicester Cathedral; taught at Leicester City Boys School and became curate at Ratby and Graby, Leicester Diocese.

In 1968 he married Susan Haddelsey at Launde Abbey, Bourne, where Susan’s father the Rev C Haddelsey was warden. While teaching and officiating in the Leicester Diocese, the Rev Scott also taught at Launde Abbey.

From 1971 to 1978 the Rev Scott became vicar at All Saints’ Church, Lubenham and Theddingworth. From 1979 - 1983 he was chaplain of Oundle School and Laxton School and rector of St Peter’s Church, Barrowden and St Mary’s Church, South Luffenham from 1983 to 1999. He retired to live in Preston, near Oakham, where he was licensed to officiate in the diocese.

His interests included cricket, history and literature and he enjoyed walking in the Lake District.

Bereaved are his widow Susan and daughters Clare and Madeleine.

Family mourners included: Susan Scott (widow), Claire Scott, Madeleine Morris, Richard Morris, Grace and Brian Morris, Celia Donne, Matthew James, Louise James, Ray Scarlett, Elizabeth Scarlett, Harry Bellars, Mr and Mrs Sam Ashton; Margaret and David Buxton, Jennifer Little, Michael and Janet Haddelsey, Vincent and Pamela Haddelsey and Harry Donne were represented by family.

Sympathisers included: Mary Holmes, Shirley Harris (representing Richard Harris), Mary Fielder (Doreen Warren), Elizabeth Muggleton, David and Neena Allen (Timothy and Nadia Allan, Ian and Christine Payne), Alan and John Bentley, Dr John and Valerie Henessey, Jo and Tony Allison, Janice Atkinson (Rutland Bellringers), John and Helen Saunders (Christopher and Anna), Peggy Sparrow (Ena Hornsblow), John and Sheila Ervin, Barbara Burt (Philip Burt and family), Jayne Kennedy (The Love Optical Society, Angus Kennedy), Jane Wright, Philip Riley, Hilary Dawe (Ashley and Henry Dawe), Jennifer Bailey (Ray Bailey), Greta Story (Bill Story and family, Keith and Ann Hensby), Peter and Sue Hodson, George and Maria Smith (Kevin Smith), Grace Wilkinson (Les Wilkinson, Paling family, Frances and Ray Traves), Rita Snodin, Joanne Kemp, Anne Kemp, Geoff Armitage (Janet, Helen), William and Katherine Green (Roger and Janet Taylor), Lorna Robinson (Paul, Ben, Jon, Katherine), Margaret Demaine (David Demaine), Rev Graeme, Liz Watson, Carole and Tony Pearce-Smith, Mark and Patricia Waik (Emma and Sam Jackson, Matthew, Mitzi, Missi Waik), Ruth and Peter Chamberlin, Canon Lee Francis-Deliqani, Caroline McBain (Iain, Adam and Clive McBain), Russell Hole (Jill Hole), Jane Micklethwait, Brigit McMullan, Kay and David Bagshaw (Jeremy Bagshaw, Andrew and India Bagshaw, Daphne and David Lovering, Daphne and John Murphy), Bill, Norma and Claire Johnson (Lubenham), Matthew and Norman Allen, Jean Dawes, Christine Harris, Pat and Philip Dawson (Sally and Susannah Dawson), W (Bill) Mann, Innes Bullard, Joan Tyler (Richard, Clare Anna Tyler, Joyce Schofield), Margaret and Roy Cashmore, Sue and John Webster, Chris Dalby (Eileen Dalby), Alec Crombie (Caroline Crombie), Anthony Forms, Rev Pip Clements (Mrs Sussie Clements, All Saints Church, Lubenham), Brenda Mason, Meda Day, John and Pat Comber, Peter and Jean Blackman, Helen Rae, Alison Last (Stephen, Philippa, Caroline, Charlotte), Peter Voller (Penny, Ben, Rebecca, Hannah and Florence), Emma and Peter Cook, Jill and Peter Cannings, Malcolm and Lyn Corrie, Jean and Alan Mitchell, John and Elaine Woodhead, Miriam Stoate (Chris, James and Mary Stoate, Ruth and Christopher Renner), Rev Jane Baxter (Rev John Portlock, Mrs Portlock), Dr Hugh and Janine Rees (Sandra Rees, Emily and Sophie, Antonia and families), Mrs M Hammond, Roy and Lynn Farmer, Chris and Geoff Maskell (Uppingham Mothers Union), Sheila Hunt.