"C.J." Clifford James Scott

January 31, 1924July 19, 2016

SCOTT; Clifford James “C.J.” (retired Major) Passed away peacefully on July 19, 2016 at Parkwood Hospital in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Thompson -2009). Also predeceased by his daughter Colleen Victoria Boxem. C.J. is survived by his beloved daughter Linda Bell-Snieder (Peter Snieder) of Goderich, ON; and his grandchildren Suzan Bell (Jamie MacDonald) of Guelph, ON, Matthew Bell of Guelph, ON, Scott Boxem of Shelburne, ON and Ryan Boxem of the North West Territories. C.J. will be fondly remembered by his last surviving sibling John Rock (Sandra) of Aylmer, ON and several nieces and nephews. C.J. held a long and distinguished career with the Canadian Armed Forces which spanned some 36 years and started in 1942 at the Wolseley Barracks. As C.J. completed his jump training he became a member of the newly formed 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion; this took him overseas where he became part of the British 6th Airborne Division. He also served with the Royal Canadian Regiment as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of The Canadian Guards and was an Instructor with the Senior NCO and Officer Cadet Wing. During his career C.J. saw active duty in France on D-Day, in Europe and in Korea. Major Scott was appointed a member of the Order of Military Merit in 1978. In Lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation to the “Veterans Care and Comfort Fund” in Memory of C.J Scott would be greatly appreciated. Family and friends may gather for visitation at Needham Funeral Service at 520 Dundas Street, London, Ontario on Sunday July 24th, 2016 from 5-8pm. RCR service will be held at 7pm. Funeral Service on Monday July 25, 2016 at 11am in the Needham Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 24, 2016
  • Military Service Sunday, July 24, 2016
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 25, 2016

"C.J." Clifford James Scott

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Howard C Pierce

May 11, 2017

Major C.J. Scott was a proud member of The Canadian Guards We honor his especially valuable service contributing and building a sterling reputation for the Regiment. Personally, as a young soldier, I knew him as one of our teachers. CJ taught us what it meant to be a soldier believing always the proud traditions were the foundations of soldering. His dress standards and example were an inspiration to us young lads coming through the gates of Camp Petawawa and Fort York, Germany. These valuable lessons he taught remains with me to this date! CJ was the true soldier with time for all. RIP CJ we honor your contributions.
Linda and family, please accept our belated condolences. Howie Pierce, Gdsm

Leah Taplay

July 26, 2016

Linda and family,
I was very sad to hear about the passing of C.J. He was a man dear to my heart. I will miss him and how he would reach out for my hand and not let it go. I'm sorry I didn't get to say good-bye to him as I was out of the country, but I am very glad I saw him at the music in the pub just before that to get one last moment with him. I'm very blessed to have known him.
Leah Taplay

Moe Bergeron

July 23, 2016

Dear Linda, My sincere condolences. Your father was a gentleman, a leader with the Royal. He always had time for advice. LEST WE FORGET, Moe Bergeron Pro Patria.

Tina MacMillan Jack

July 23, 2016

Dear Linda, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He and your mother were dear friends of my parents, Archie and May MacMillan, and he also visited at our home in Lahr, Germany. The picture of C.J. you posted is how I will always remember him. My sincere condolences.

George Myatte

July 23, 2016

Dear Linda and Family. I would like to take the time to say how sorry we are to hear of your loss.

The Royal Canadian Regiment and its members certainly feel your pain.

C.J. Scott was a pround member of the Royal Canadian Regiment and we honor him and think of all of you at this most difficult time.

George M. Myatte
Royal Canadian Regiment Association Membership

July 22, 2016

Dear Linda and Family: My condolences to your family and so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father and Grandfather. I have many fond memories of both your Mom and Dad and visits with my parents Archie and May MacMillan (both deceased). My thoughts are with you. Lynda Campbell (nee MacMillan), Trenton, On.