A funeral service for former federal Liberal cabinet minister Andy Scott will be held on Friday in Fredericton.

Scott, 58, died on Monday night of cancer.

Scott represented Fredericton in the House of Commons from 1993 to 2008 and served as solicitor general under former prime minister Jean Chretien and then the minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in the Paul Martin government.

His funeral will take place at Gibson Memorial United Church at 2 p.m., with interment at the Fredericton Rural Cemetery Extension following the reception.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Barrett, chairman of NB Power's board of directors; Carolyn Bennett, the MP for St. Paul's in Toronto; Donnie Todd Cameron, Pat Hoyt, former deputy minister Julian Walker, lawyer Al Whitehead and Tim Williston.


Andy Scott, a former federal cabinet minister, died in Fredericton. He was 58.

Rev. Dr. Peter Short will be officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday at McAdam's Funeral Home between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Scott is being remembered fondly by family and friends as a leader and a politician with a social conscience. His legacies include his work to advance the cause of literacy and his work with First Nations communities.

He is survived by his wife Denise Cameron Scott and his sons Nathan and Noah, of Fredericton, and Nicholas, of Petawawa, ON, mother Gyda Dorothy Scott, sisters Gayle MacPherson, of Okotoks, AB, and Marina Scott and Lori (Mike) Donovan, both of Fredericton, and mother-in-law Hallie Cameron.

Donations in memory of Scott may be made to Gibson Memorial United Church, New Brunswick Association for Community Living, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, or a charity of the donor’s choice.