Our son Scott was the middle son of the “Grady Boys”. Scott was born August 27, 1974 in Maple Ridge B.C. where he lived with us and older brother Ryan. We then moved to Quesnel for two years where Chad joined the family. When Scott was four years old we moved to Nelson and the boys became the Grady Bunch, “Which one is he?”.
Scott was smart, funny, intuitive and sensitive. He loved playing with his brothers: bike riding, hiking and so much more. But Scott hated getting dirty; when there was yard work to be done, Scott would volunteer to make drinks and lunch for everyone. He found skiing to be very clean, so it was his forté – and he loved it. He attended Thompson Rivers University where he received a diploma in Adventure Tourism. He worked guiding for many different skiing operations and ended up settling in Revelstoke working for Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing. He married and had a son Micah, now three years old. Scott was a stay at home dad during the summer; he loved this and was one of the proudest dads ever. On July 31, 2014, Isla, a daughter, was born – another love of his life.
Scott was a best friend to many of us. He was strong, funny, knowledgeable and most of all generous. On November 7, 2014 he gave his own life, because of his depression – not to hurt others – but only to help.
We would like to thank everyone who was there for Scott and his family during the difficult times. Hopefully Scott’s legacy will be that we are all more understanding of mental health problems and do what we can to help each other. We all want – mental happiness – remember him often – remember him well.
The Gradys: Peter and Sylvia;
Ryan and Tera (Olen and Izzy), Williams Lake;
Chad and Kari (Hnatiuk), Nelson;
and Emily (Micah and Isla), Revelstoke.