Scott Swales

Obituary of Scott Swales

SWALES, G. Scott (57) - Head of Chezzetcook - September 2, 1963 to April 13, 2021


It is with tears in my eyes and so much sadness that I say good-bye to my husband, best friend and my "Big Teddy Bear" of over 33 years who passed away peacefully in my arms at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Scott, your many years of struggles and pain are no more my dear. Your burdens have been lifted so you can finally rest in peace. Lovingly your wife Cyndi and "fur baby" Breton.


Scott was a welder and sheet metal worker by trade and despite enduring some uphill battles, he was proud to own and operate his "Mom and Pop" sheet metal shop in Burnside. When he was able to do so, he enjoyed hunting along with tall-tales, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling and boating on Porters Lake. He was a lover of music and could belt out a Garth Brooks song, especially "The Dance", that would move you to tears because he couldn't get through the song without getting emotional himself. He enjoyed watching his Blue Jays and was still waiting and hoping for the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup. He was so looking forward to taking the "freezer burnt" chocolate Stanley Cup out to share with his buddy Pete. Scott was a bit of a prankster and had the most infectious laugh that alerted everyone that he was up to something. He had a heart that was bigger than a full moon and he wore that heart on his sleeve. He was very caring and giving to others in need even when he required care himself.


A very special thank you to all of my family and our friends (you know who you are) that kicked in to overdrive to lend a hand and a shoulder to cry on. Your amazing support meant a lot to the both of us! "Big warm hugs to all of you".


Let us not forget the Paramedics, Emergency/ICU team and all the Doctors and Nurses of 4-East Dartmouth General Hospital for your kindness, compassion and efforts to make Scott comfortable. "You guys and gals rock"!


Besides his wife Cyndi (MacDonald) Swales, Scott is survived by his mother-in-law Shirley “Ma” MacDonald; brothers-in-law Randy (AnnMarie), Craig (Gina), Glen (Janice); as well as nieces Haley, Melissa, Shea, Katie, Marley, Kiley; nephew Cole; and Godson Mathew Garden. He also leaves behind cousins, aunts and uncles (A special thank you to Uncle John and Aunt Lauralee and Grandfather Art for your concern and always taking the time to talk to Scott).


"True Family and Friends never melt away".


Even though Scott was heartbroken and distant from his immediate family, respectfully, he is survived by his father Graham and mother Marion; brother Kirk (Pam) and "little" sister Heather; as well as his daughter Darlene. He felt fortunate to have at least held in his arms (one time) his first of three grandsons (Jack). Sadly, he did not get to meet his other two grandsons (Hunter and Declan).


Scott was predeceased by his grandparents Kaye (Swales) Gaudet and John and Dorothy Miller, father-in-law Owen MacDonald as well as cousin Keith Chalmers.


Cremation has taken place under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home, and as per Scott's wishes, there will be no funeral/mass but a "Celebration of Life" will follow at a later date pending Covid-19 restriction. Instead of a memorial donation, Scott and his "big heart" would prefer you to please consider paying it forward with a kind/helpful gesture to someone in need. 


“Scott, I will miss you but will never stop loving you..... truly, madly, deeply and completely. Randy Travis sang it best..... Forever and Ever Amen.” xo Cyndi


Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).

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