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Knox; James Robertson “Scotty”

Posted By Obits On February 24, 2012 @ 2:43 pm In Obituaries | 76 Comments


KNOX—James Robertson “Scotty”,  80, of  Port Mouton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012.

Born in Tranent, Scotland on May 2nd, 1931, he was a son of the late Robert and Janet Hunter (Black) Knox.

Scotty was  a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the “Haida”. Following his war service, he was owner and operator of his own fishing vessels the “Beverley Doreen” and the “Flying Scot” and a tour boat  called the “Ralphie J” He served as captain aboard the “Jennifer Jean” crab fishing for Clearwater Fisheries. He served as an officer aboard ship for Bedford Institute of Oceanography and captain aboard tugs with Eastern Canada Towing working in Halifax Harbour and out of Port Hawkesbury. He served as a trustee for the Port Mouton United Baptist Church and enjoyed working with masonry and stonework. He was an accomplished accordion player and loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed cooking and was “famous” for his stew nights. He also loved his Lord and loved to preach about it.

Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years Carol (Harrison); and his other “bonnie wee lasses” daughters Rhonda (Rob) Dunn of Moncton, NB; Cheryl (Bill) Bouges of Dartmouth; his granddaughters: Christa  (Andrew) Black, Sarah  Bouges (Graham Surrette) and Brittany (Brian) Lesser.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will be Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 from 7 until 9 p.m. and funeral service will be Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Port Mouton United Baptist Church. Reverend Perley Tidd officiating assisted by Mark  Holden. Burial will be in Peaceful Hill Cemetery, Port Mouton. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to  Port Mouton United Baptist Church or to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com


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Condolence from Suzanne and Dale Verge on February 24th, 2012 3:48 pm

so very sorry to hear of your loss ..our thoughts and prays are with you and the family …

Condolence from rose mary and donald atkinson on February 24th, 2012 3:55 pm

dear carol and families.we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your huband,father and grandfather.he was a nice man our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficicult time.god bless you all.

Condolence from David and Janet Spicer on February 24th, 2012 4:15 pm

We are so saddened to hear of Scotty”s passing.He was a dear sweet and kind man.We will always carry thoughts of Scotty in our heart-he will be sorely missed among all his family and friends who loved him.He will be remembered for his smile and gentle way.To Carol,Rhonda , Cheryl and family -our deepest sympathy. He fought a courageous battle and even in his last few days had a smile on his face.He will always be remembered by us as a friend and one of the finest Scotsman we were honoued to call our friend!RIP Scotty-we will never forget you.

Condolence from Jean Smith on February 24th, 2012 4:17 pm

My deepest sympathy to Carol and her family.Scotty was a fine man-who had deep faith. He always had a smile-I will miss him dearly- my prayers are with you all

Condolence from Brenda and Ira Huskins on February 24th, 2012 4:44 pm

Dearest Carol, Rhonda, Sherry and families. We are saddened to see the passing of a dear friend, but Scotty fought a brave battle and now he is at peace with the Lord. God be with you all at this most difficult time. We are sending our sincerest sympathy.

Condolence from Jean, Gary and Pam Wagner on February 24th, 2012 4:46 pm

sorry to hear of scotties passing but he is with the lord now and at peace love to all the family

Condolence from Reid & Janie Roy on February 24th, 2012 4:56 pm

Reid & Jaqniesays;
To carol and families sorry to hear of scotties passing.I thought the world of him, he never passed me without speaking to me or having a good laugh with me.I will miss him, but he is now at rest in a better place with no pain. You are all in our prayers GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Janie & Reid Roy

Condolence from John and Maxie Heasman on February 24th, 2012 5:09 pm

sorry to hear about Scottie are prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

Condolence from Bella and Jordan Oickle and Bernie Roy on February 24th, 2012 5:25 pm

Carol, Rhonda, Cheryl and your familes
So sorry to hear of Scotty’s passing.We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Tim McDonald on February 24th, 2012 5:37 pm

Dear Carol, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband. You and your family are in my thoughts during this sad time.

Condolence from Donna and Ian Denison on February 24th, 2012 7:01 pm

Carol, Rhonda, Cheryl: So sorry to hear that Scotty had passed so quickly. I’m sure gonna miss him, especially on Sunday mornings. He was a huge part of our Church family.
Donna, Ian, Luke and Chad

Condolence from Walter & Sherri Miller on February 24th, 2012 7:05 pm

Carol and Family
Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of Scotty.Our prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Condolence from Cindy Frellick on February 24th, 2012 8:08 pm

To Rhonda, Carol and family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Best wishes to you all.

Condolence from dale smith on February 24th, 2012 9:03 pm

a heartful message of sympathy for all the family our thoughts and prayers are with you

Condolence from hollisladelle bowers on February 24th, 2012 11:42 pm


Condolence from sylvia& billy on February 25th, 2012 12:16 am

so sorrt for u and the children; carol he is at peice now;
R I P scotty;

Condolence from Clyde & Wendy MacAdams on February 25th, 2012 5:14 am

Carol, Rhonda, Cheryl & famiies

We are so sorry to her of your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and take care of each other.

Condolence from George, Bev, Elizabeth Jewell on February 25th, 2012 5:47 am

Carol,Ronda, Cheryl and families we are sorry to hear of Scotty’s passing .We all enjoyed his impromptu visits to Millie’s. He always had a joke and had that twinkle in his eye. We know he is with the Lord now and we are thankful for that.. God Bless

Condolence from PeggyHatt on February 25th, 2012 6:38 am

Carol and family
Srory to hear about your loving husband ,Scotty You took such loving care of him . May the love of your many friends and family give you strength during this difficult time .
Sincerely PeggyHatt

Condolence from jeanfisher on February 25th, 2012 7:38 am

my deep sympathy in your sad loss,carol and family,
he was a great scot// rip scotty

Condolence from Joe and Shirley Latham on February 25th, 2012 8:03 am

Dear Carol, Rhonda, Cheryl and families. There was no one quite like dear Scotty and he will be sorely missed by all. He was fun loving and his always happy personality made him so special. We use to love to hear him play his accordion and he made the best stew. We loved Scotty and feel happy to know he is now with the one he loved so much and longed to be with, JESUS!
with love, Shirley and Joe xoxo

Condolence from Anne MacDonald on February 25th, 2012 8:47 am

So sorry to hear of your loss Rhonda, and family.

Sincerly, Anne MacDonald

Condolence from Eric and Monique Lesser on February 25th, 2012 8:49 am

Many thoughts, love and prayers are being sent to Brittany and all of her family at this most difficult time. Lots of love, xo.

Condolence from Margo Hanley on February 25th, 2012 9:09 am

Carol, Rhonda & Cheryl – so very sorry to hear of Scotty’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and made my mother very very happy with his music and songs – just what she always wanted to hear. A great Scotsman for sure – sympathy to you all at this very sad time. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Mike Ozon on February 25th, 2012 9:54 am

To Carol and Family:

I am sorry to hear the passing Scotty. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
May you find strength in God and may He guide you safely during this difficult time.


Condolence from Marc and Janice Potvin on February 25th, 2012 10:07 am

Carol, Rhonda, Cheryl and family,

Although we knew it was coming, we are sorry to hear of Scotty’s passing. We have fond memories of your kind and friendly family when visiting Port Mouton. I will pass along condolences as well from my parents who are not able to be there tomorrow. We will be praying for you to have strength for each moment as needed.

Marc and Janice (Allen) Potvin

Condolence from Ted Lavender on February 25th, 2012 10:56 am

Cheryl and family,

So sorry to hear of your Dad ( Scotty`s) passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts.

Ted Lavender

Condolence from GERALD AND FALLIE BURGESS on February 25th, 2012 11:01 am


Condolence from Madaline Libbus & family on February 25th, 2012 12:51 pm

Carol and family:

So sorry and sad to hear of the passing of your husband and father. We only got to know Scotty while he was a patient in the VG with my husband Charlie but my family very quickly grew to love this man with his ready smile and jokes
Our deepest condolences at this very sad time but know that he is at peace now and is suffering no longer.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Madaline & family

Condolence from Wayne & Angie Murphy on February 25th, 2012 1:14 pm

Carol and Family, we were saddened today to hear the news of Scotty’s passing. We remember well his smile, laugh, jokes, of course his faith. We will be praying for you all as you gather together to say goodbye.
With love,
Wayne and Angie Murphy

Condolence from Ann Clark on February 25th, 2012 1:50 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.Love Ann

Condolence from Tom, Lynnette and Shirley Kean on February 25th, 2012 2:31 pm

We join with many others who knew Scotty in offering our deepest sympathy at this sad time. May you find comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by everyone who knew and loved him.

Condolence from Robyn & Gary Breau on February 25th, 2012 4:03 pm

To Carol, Rhonda, Cheryl, and Famlies,

So sadden to hear of Scotty’s passing, please accept our hearltfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.


Robyn & Gary

Condolence from Joan Roy Tiffany on February 25th, 2012 9:35 pm

Carol and Family-So sorry to hear of your loss. I have great memories of working with you at the bank and how your eyes lit up at the mention of Scotty. Thinking of you.

Condolence from Sally & Robert Fader on February 26th, 2012 5:21 am

Carol & family:

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on February 26th, 2012 5:41 am

Dear Carol and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I for one know Scottie is in heaven making the angels laugh. He could light up a room with his smile and stories.

Condolence from Ralph and Jean Shaw on February 26th, 2012 8:25 am

We are saddened to hear that Captain James (Scotty) Knox has crossed the bar. He was a good friend, a competent sailor, a pleasure to work alongside, and he shared a wit that always lightened our day. As in life, he will set a true course, a voyage to a peaceful anchorage in heaven. There will be a smile on our Lord’s face when he arrives and we will hear the angels sing.

Condolence from Jolyne LeBlanc & Joel Adams on February 26th, 2012 9:16 am

Carol & family,

Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers. I only had the pleasure of meeting Scotty 2 years ago when I first visited Port Mouton with Joel. I always enjoyed being part of Scotty on John early morning chats over coffee at John and Judy’s place. I will always remember the twinkle in Scotty kind eyes, his love for the Lord and people.

May you find comforting in knowing that this is not goodbye but simply see you later. The Lord needed Scotty’s expertise in building the Great Kingdom.

Blessings and Love during this difficult time.
Jolyne & Joel

Condolence from Nancy & Curtis Daury on February 26th, 2012 6:22 pm

To all of Scotty’s family: The community has just lost another wonderful person. He always waved and smiled when we drove by and he was outside working. Remember all the happy memories, they will carry you through all the sad times you may have in future.

Condolence from Eleanor Lloyd-West on February 26th, 2012 7:27 pm

Dear Carol, Rhonda & Cheryl
My prayers are with you at this time. I have not seen Scotty for many years but remember him from my younger days, he was always smiling , helpful and kind. Another Angel has joined God’s Family !

Elly Lloyd-West

Condolence from Rev Jennifer Garbin on February 26th, 2012 8:19 pm

Dear Carol and family – so sorry to hear of Scotty’s passing. God be with you now and always. love and hugs – Jen

Condolence from Gary and Corena Taylor on February 27th, 2012 3:22 am

Rhonda & Family,

We are sorry to hear about your Dad. We know you loved him very much and always had such good things to say about him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Gary and Corena

Condolence from Sharon & Ronald Verge on February 27th, 2012 4:44 am

Carol and Family, we are so sorry for your loss.
we are thinking about you and offer our deepest condolences.

Condolence from Bill & Liz Baldock on February 27th, 2012 9:21 am

Dear Carol , Rhonda, Cheryl & family
Sometimes an unforgettable person comes into our lives,Scotty was certainly one of those.We enjoyed his stories and wit in the short time we stayed in Port Mouton . We will remember the twinkle in his eye ,accordian playing and early morning coffee at John and Judy’s place. A life well lived, Our sincere condolences to the family

Condolence from Mary Beth and Dennis on February 27th, 2012 10:23 am

Carol, Rhonda, Cheryl and families: Hugs and prayers to you all. We’ll miss the stories, jokes and laughs at stew night, chowder night and all the great get togethers we shared with Scotty and all of you. It is wonderful to have faith at this time in our lives, and that this is just a hiccup in our journey together.

Condolence from Doug and Lin Lucier on February 27th, 2012 11:05 am

Dear Carol and family; So sorry to hear of Scotties passing, Know that our thoughts are with you.Take cumfort in your family and friends,as we are sure they are there for you.

Sincerely, Lin and Doug

Condolence from Rev. Barry and Marilyn Dixon on February 27th, 2012 12:16 pm

We recall Scotty as our next door neighbour during the many years Barry’s family owned the house next door. There were many chats “over the fence” about the Lord, the world’s troubles, and practical conversations. He was a good neighbour to Barry’s parents and then to us. We are thankful for Scotty’s faith which means that his is not just a passing from this life but a passing into the presence of Jesus forever. To Carol and family our prayers support you.

Condolence from Hugh Townsend & Carol Ann Snair on February 27th, 2012 1:37 pm

Carol, Rhonda, Cheryl and family. So sorry to hear of Scotty’s passing, I enjoyed talking and laughing with Scotty during his recent visit in Halifax.
Our sincere condolences to you and your families at this time.

Condolence from Heather (McMenemy) Greene on February 27th, 2012 1:55 pm

We read today with sadness of the passing of Scotty Knox.. He was a navy buddy of my Dad, Ernie McMenemy. Dad always spoke so highly of him, and I remember with excitement, going to Port Mouton to visit you many years ago.

On behalf of Mom, and my siblings, our most sincere condolences to you all at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you

Heather (McMenemy) Greene, Marlene McMenemy, Brenda, Bonnie, Nancy and Shawn.
Middleton, NS

Condolence from Paul & Heather Wilcox on February 27th, 2012 3:05 pm

Our condolences to you and your family. We enjoyed the afternoon Heather and I spent with you guys and listening to Scotty’s sea stories. From us and the car club our thoughts are with you.
Sincerely ;
Paul & Heather

Condolence from Tony and Charmaine Chesnutt on February 27th, 2012 3:26 pm

Sarah and Family, so sorry for your loss, I just watched the tribute video for your grampy… so beautiful…just keep in mind he is an angel watching over you now.. Hugs to you

Condolence from Vina & Gerald Moses on February 27th, 2012 6:14 pm

Carol & Family: We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing your memories in the Video. It was very touching & we feel we know him through those pictures. I was born in Scotland so I really appreciated the tartans. My husband Gerald and I send our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.
Vina & Gerald

Condolence from Doris Schnare on February 27th, 2012 7:50 pm

Carol and family; I didn’t know your husband but I know you and Rhonda. Please accept my sincere condolences at this time. Thinking of you. Sincerely, Doris Schnare

Condolence from Janie Atkinson on February 28th, 2012 5:43 am

Carol, Rhonda and Cheryl – so sorry to hear of your loss. Spent many good years as your neighbour – my thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Jim, Gloria and Yvonne Lingley and family on February 28th, 2012 8:17 am

Condolences to Carol, Rhonda ,Cheryl and to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.
Our deepest sympathy.
Jim, Gloria and Yvonne

Condolence from Sandy MacMillan on February 28th, 2012 10:07 am

I would like to offer my condolences to the Knox family during this difficult time. I wish I could be there to offer support.

God Bless

Condolence from Wendy and Fred Wamboldt on February 28th, 2012 4:07 pm

To Carol and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May the help of family, friends and God help you through this time of sorrow.

Condolence from LaDonna Williams on February 28th, 2012 4:16 pm

Carol, Rhonda and family, Cheryl, Billy & girls,
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this sad time. Mr. Knox always had a smile and nod. His light will shine at the head table as he tells of his journeys on this earth. Bless each of you.


Condolence from Doug and Linda Hatt on February 28th, 2012 5:51 pm

Carol and family. So sorry to hear of Scotty’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Doug & Linda Hatt

Condolence from Joyce&John Bolivar on February 28th, 2012 7:47 pm

Carol,Rhonda,Cheryl and families so sorry for the loss of your loved one and your Dad. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Kim Fancy-Masland on February 29th, 2012 5:44 am

Dear Carol and Family,

Sorry to learn of your loss. Scotty was a wonderful man and I will always cherish the fun times we all shared together while colleagues at the Royal Bank.

Take care.

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on February 29th, 2012 10:56 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Kathy Cavanaugh on March 1st, 2012 8:49 am

Carol, Rhonda and Sherry, my love and prayers are sent your way. I am so thankful for knowing Scotty – such a tremendous spirit and “the brightest twinkle in his eyes”. What a gift as we shared this past Christmas day together and his contribution of “Grace” while we all held hands together. Memories of Scotty will always bring a huge smile to our family,

Condolence from Mike and Donna West on March 1st, 2012 3:56 pm

Carol, Cheryl and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May memories of happy times give you comfort.

Condolence from Michelle Colp on March 1st, 2012 11:00 pm

Scotty, you certainly were one of a kind and we are forever going to miss seeing that wonderful smile and twinkle in those eyes. You always brought great laughter to our home(except when you lost a game of crib)and we always looked forward to hearing your silly jokes or talking about the days events. Please know we will take good care of Carol and I won’t let Peter cut down your trees in the front yard. We love you and miss you!xoxo

Peter,Michelle,Jared,Haley,Brandon & Daisy

Condolence from Cathy & Frank Clarke on March 2nd, 2012 11:57 am

Carol and family, Our deepest sympathy on Scotty’s passing. You are in our thoughts. Hugs to you all.
Cathy & Frank

Condolence from Philip & Rose Decjer on March 2nd, 2012 6:20 pm

Dear Carol & family
My sincere condolences to you and you family on the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Philip & Rose Decker

Condolence from Arnold & Catharine Dunn on March 3rd, 2012 6:00 am

To Carol, Rhonda, Cheryl and families:

So sorry for your loss and just know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

May God Bless you & keep you
Arnold & Catharine Dunn

Condolence from jeannfisher on March 3rd, 2012 7:53 am

dear Carol ,,i know i am late,i find it difficult to express my sympathy,,i see his video every day , he was such a special person
and i will always remember him ,and his family,,
a terrible miss to so many

see you later scotty ,,,,jean…

Condolence from deborah foote on March 3rd, 2012 12:41 pm

Dear Carol and family…Praying for you in your time of loss..May you find comfort and strength in God’s love.Carol, this verse was contained in the card that you sent me almost ten years ago..and now sadly I send these words back to you.I am so deeply sorry for your loss.Please accept my heart felt sympathy..and lean on those close to you for strength.Please take care and know I am thinking about you in this sad time…love debbie

Condolence from Erla and Greg Campbell on March 3rd, 2012 9:32 pm

Our condolences to you Auntie Carol and Rhonda , Cheryl and families, our thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence from Valerie roy on March 5th, 2012 7:55 am

Carol,Rhonda,Cheryl & Families, So sorry to hear of your loss.Such a well loved man by all who knew him.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Take care.

Condolence from Nam Ki, Lee on March 5th, 2012 1:04 pm

I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the family of the late James Robertson Knox. In reading the Obituaries in the February 27 edition of the Chronicle Herald, I was saddened to hear of his passing.

My name is Nam Ki, Lee. I am the CEO of DSME Trenton Ltd., which is producing Wind Turbine components here in Nova Scotia. I was born in Korea. I noticed Mr. Knox was a veteran of the Korean War. I hold dear to my heart all Veterans and the contributions and sacrifices they made for our country.

Again, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your recent loss.

Condolence from tinie/giffy fralic on March 11th, 2012 7:30 am

Carol/Family,so sorry to hear the news about Scotty my thoughs have been with you all,take care Tinie

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on March 24th, 2012 7:13 am

Carol and family.
So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
God Bless

Condolence from Verna Kay Johnson on March 28th, 2012 7:57 am

Dear Carol & Family I noticed the thank you in the paper on Saturday. You and Scotty lived next door to my parents James & Ella Kay on MicMac Dr. We often spoke of you. I would like to send my sympathy to you and your family. God bless you all Verna Kay Johnson

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