Scott Van’t Foort
Scott Van’t Foort of Brinston died in a motor vehicle accident on Jan. 19, 2003. He was 17.
He is survived by his parents, Harry Van’t Foort and Iena (nee Hoftyzer). He was born on Feb. 5, 1985 in Winchester. He lived with his family in the Chesterville area until they moved to Brinston in 1989.
He was a student at Seaway District High School where he participated in many school activities including student council. He was a member of St. James Anglican Church in Morrisburg where he was active in the church youth group.
He is survived by siblings Gregory and Julie, both at home. He was predeceased by grandparents Johanna and Bert Hoftyzer, and special aunt Joanne Van’t Foort.
He was maternal grandson of Mae and Hank Vanderhoning of Nova Scotia, and paternal grandson of Gerrit and Maatje Van’t Foort of Chesterville.
He was a very special friend of Samantha Boone. He will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He had planned to pursue classical studies in history and languages at the post-secondary level. He loved to read and share his thoughts and feelings with those around him, both verbally and on paper. His Christian faith was very important to him and this was lovingly demonstrated to all.
Friends called at Community Christian Church on Jan. 21. The funeral was at St. James Anglican Church on Jan. 22, officiated by Rev. Bill Byers, Rev. Pat Martin and Rev. Clarence Witten. Interment was at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston.
Pallbearers were Julian Pietersma, J.J. Hollister, Jeremy Schnurr, Justin Van’t Foort, Chris Marshall, Sean Marshall, David Hamilton, Warren Schneckenburger and Frankie Buwalda.
Donations to Timothy Christian School or the Scott Van’t Foort Bursary Fund would be appreciated by the family.