In Memory of




Obituary for John "Arthur" Scoville

John Arthur (Art) Scoville, age 69, of Yarmouth, recently in the Veteran’s Unit of the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on November 21, 2022. He was born in Yarmouth on September 5, 1953, the only son of the late Arthur and Beatrice (Doucette) Scoville.

Art was a fisherman in his early years and then became a Blood Worm Harvester for many years, until his retirement. He was interested in the worming industry and followed developments and attended as a representative of the industry. He had a great sense of humour and was consumed by knowledge and facts. He was constantly learning. He was an avid reader, owning hundreds of books. He played lots of sports over the years – baseball, bowling and darts, with lots of trophies to prove it, including many 180’s in darts. He became very interested in gardening in the past few years, joining the Yarmouth Garden Club and experimented with collecting and nurturing seeds.

Art is survived by his children, son Allan Ashton (Shawna), Windsor; daughters - Lisa (Dave) Bowers, Yarmouth; Linda (David) Vinnie, Massachusetts; Barbara (Tren) Ashton, Sackville; grandchildren – Michael (Jennifer), Kyle, Brittany (Daniel), David, Jessica (Jacob), Dylan, Dustin, Jay, Jayme (Brendan), Rebecca, Brandon and great-grandchildren – Kaylee, Jaymes, Jaylynne, Brooklin, Leo and soon to be born, Baby A.J.; sisters, Nancy Dixon, Elsie Ryan, Leta Dukeshire, Eileen Watkins, Judy Watkins and Bernice Scoville-Freeze (Ralph) and many nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Mary, sister Agnes, in infancy and five brothers-in-law.

We would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and the staff of Yarmouth Regional Hospital and the Veteran’s Unit for their care. We would also like to thank special friend Harold Richardson, who became a close friend and advocate for him while in hospital; Brianna, his crib partner and Kayla, Ayla and Joe who stayed with him during the last nights of his illness.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Visitation will be held November 23 from 6-8 P.M. in Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held Thursday November, 24 at 11 A.M. in Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. A.D. “Bill” Newell officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the ALS Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences or a funeral webcast may be viewed at