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Scott Kearns

February 10, 1954June 27, 2021

Gordon Scott Edward Kearns, or Scott, as everyone called him, was born in Kipling, Saskatchewan, and aside from a short stint of work in Yorkton after high school, lived his whole life in Kipling.

After Yorkton, he returned to Kipling to help out in The Citizen, the family newspaper. When his parents retired, Scott and his brother Michael continued to run the business until it was bought out by Carlyle Observer.

His great sense of humor and friendly manner made him many friends. Unkind words were not in his vocabulary.

Scott was very community minded and was a major contributor to the growth and vitality of the town. He was the originator of the Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival, which was a great sucess up until the pandemic. The funds raised from the festival helped give the outside of the kids’ recreation building a facelift as well as contributing to other community committees.

In 1988 Scott and Marjorie were married and in 2000 they began to publish The Country Register for Saskatchewan and Manitoba and carried on with the paper until it was sold in 2020 due to Scott’s poor health.

Scott is survived by his wife Marj, brother Michael (Jane) and sister Nancy (Ron); his daughter Rebecca and Marj’s two sons Christopher and Jeffrey as well as many nieces, a nephew and their families.

Many lives have been touched by Scott, who dearly loved his family, friends and home town.

A celebration of Scott’s life will be held in the near future.


  • Kipling and District Health Foundation General Fund


  • A celebration of Scott’s life will be held in the near future.


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Noreen Cichocki

July 16, 2021

Scott and Marj visited us in California in the 90’s and what a great visit -such a sweet guy. Shortly after, we subscribed to the Country Register to stay in touch with the prairie people-the people in our heart -and heritage. It renewed memories of the Kipling Citizen .(Another great paper—Maisie and Ellen sent family stories and Kay added recipes. ) I cherish all that-and Scott and all the Tom Kearns’ were the heart of those memories. He lives on in our hearts-ageless and fun-loving!

Joe & Cindy Ashfield

July 7, 2021

A time of change & our circle of friends is smaller by one. Our friendship grew around "The Register" & what a wonderful, positive paper the two of you built!
Our sincere sympathy to you Marg, & your family.
Joe & Cindy

Blaine Dodds

July 7, 2021

Marj and family.

I was Scott's roommate in the Regina General Hospital for many days in early 2020. I met you as well. Scott and I became good friends and talked about everything from A to Z. Last night, I thought of you two and went to look up The Country Register on facebook...but first I had to remember the name of what was your newspaper. I eventually thought of it and boom...there was Scott's obituary. He was a great friend and my sincere sympathies to all of you.

Audrey Szakacs

July 4, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family.
Scott was such a very nice person with a big heart, I remember working at the Citizen with him many years ago,he will be missed by so many

Gloria Struble

July 4, 2021

We were shocked and sadened to recently hear of Scotts passing. He will be so missed by the entire community. He was such a champion for his town and the businesses there in. When I worked at the Citizen building for Kevin, Scott made me welcome and uplifted with his warmth and humor. Later when I started the flower shop he would come by with marketing ideas and encouragement. I could always count on special occasion flower orders for Marj, Kay, Aunt Maisie, Nancy, Mike and Jane and Kevin and Rosemary while they were with us. I so wanted to take him a big bouquet to Deerview but Covid prevented. Scott was a smart, artistic, humorous, kind man. May he be with our Lord, free of pain. Our deepest sympathy to Marj and family, Rosemary, Mike and Jane, Nancy and Ron and families. The good memories will last
From Wayne and Gloria Struble

Deborah Deausy

July 3, 2021

I have many treasured memories of Scott. When ever I think of Scott his smile and laughter comes to mind. Scott always had a kind word for everybody and a terrific sense of humour.
I have a memory of Scott around Halloween. Several adults got together and we made costumes. The evening we went out Scott kept us all entertained with his stories.
You will be missed Scott. Rest in peace dear friend.

Murray Kovach

July 3, 2021

My heartfelt condolences go out to Scott's family. Scott was my life-long buddy and remarkable friend. I have memories as kids playing croquet in Scott's parents' backyard. While working with Scott at "The Citizen" one summer he taught me how to develop film in the 'dark room', burn plates for use on the printing press and fold and address each newspaper by hand. I fondly remember X-country skiing at Kenosee Lake and going to the Whitewood service station at 2am for a snack. Scott had wonderful artistic talents and a generous, kind and loving nature. Scott, you will be forever missed but never ever forgotten, my friend. I am so honoured and fortunate to have had you as my buddy. Scott, thank you. Murray Kovach

Ivan Daku

July 3, 2021

Sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. Sincere sympathy to all the Kearns Family.

Lynn Roth

July 2, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing.
We will remember him as a kind, friendly, and sincere friend, with remarkable wit and humour.
I fondly remember preparing many bouquets of tulips for Scott to take to his love. As soon as tulips arrived at the flower shop, Scott was there! He always had time for a chat.
Rest easy, Scott
Daryle and Lynn

Andy Mah

July 2, 2021

Scott will be fondly remembered by our entire Mah Family as he and the Kearns family were our business neighbours for over 40 years. Scott was always so kind and he was never one to say anything bad of anyone. We will always remember him coming to the Hub Cafe for drinks, coffee and food and sharing a good laugh. We send our deepest sympathy to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.