Matthew Scott Davie
Scott was born in North Vancouver on May 28th, 1947, the first of two children to Alastair and Betty Davie; he passed away on August 19th, 2012, with his family by his side, in Kamloops. Scott grew up in North Vancouver where he attended school. After graduating from high school he ventured off to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. Four years later he returned to North Vancouver to study and serve his apprenticeship in automotive mechanics. He was invited to Williams Lake for a visit and fell in love with the Cariboo. In 1974 he purchased property in Chimney Valley and soon moved to Williams Lake. He first worked as an automotive mechanic and then switched gears and became a heavy-duty mechanic, working for one of the local mills.
In 1978 he met Margie Arishenkoff and shortly afterward married “ the love of his life”. In 1983 the second “love of his life” was born, daughter Tara, affectionately known as “Bug”.
Scott was proud to work as a mechanic and enjoyed the camaraderie of his co-workers. He developed a love of the Cariboo and enjoyed skiing recreationally and teaching Nancy Greene classes at Mt. Timothy, camping, fishing in the area with family and friends, spending time with his two “grand dogs, Bruno and Bella”, and going on motorcycle trips with Margie and friends. Through trips to the Kootenays to visit Margie’s family, Scott took advantage of the skiing at Red Mountain and Whitewater and enjoyed the various hot springs in the area, often returning to camp at them with Margie and friends. In retirement he and Margie enjoyed travel and cruises. Last year Scott and Margie enjoyed accompanying his dear mother Betty and sister Lindsay on an Eastern Seaboard cruise. He also loved and took deep pride working on his acreage with his beloved ‘Kubota’ as well as giving a helpful hand to friends and family.
Scott is survived by his loving wife Margie, daughter Tara, son-in-law Tyler Burtenshaw, mother Betty, sister Lindsay, and the new “love of his life”, a Bernese Mountain pup, Saba.
A memorial and reflection of Scott’s life will take place September 16th, 2012 at the United Church, 1000 Huckvale Place, at 2:00 pm.
As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of gifts and flowers, please consider a donation toward a high school scholarship for a student with outstanding work ethic, in care of
The family would like to give a special thank you for the love and support given by friends and family. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.