Premier David Burt extended condolences to the family of the late Olga M. Scott OBE, wife of former Premier the Hon. W. Alexander Scott CBE, JP and mother to Mrs. Robyn Eve and Minister of Transport the Hon. Lawrence Scott.
Premier Burt said, “This kind and compassionate woman exemplified the very essence of public service. Olga Scott was the visionary behind Teen Services and the fulfillment of its mission to provide support and counselling to teens and young mothers. From her arrival in Bermuda in 1967, through those early days of building community trust and establishing these new services for Bermuda, Olga Scott has been a social service pioneer.”
Mrs. Scott graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and holds a master’s degree in educational counselling and guidance from Indiana University. Mrs. Scott served as Teen Services Executive Director for 21 years and followed that tenure as an active board member, representing the entity on the Caribbean Family Planning Board.
Mrs Olga Scott was awarded the OBE in 2009 for services to the health, education and development of Bermuda's youth.
The Premier continued, “During her husband’s premiership, Olga Scott was a constant and reassuring presence, ably supporting him through the rigors of public service. Her strength and dignity wasinspiring and with her characteristic charm and sense of humor she served as an equal partner for her husband during his time as Premier and in ministerial office. On a personal note, Lady Scott as we referred to her, was incredibly kind to my wife Kristin, offering advice and support from her experience.”
Premier Burt concluded, “On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda I extend sincerest condolences to her family. As we mourn her loss and extend comfort to her husband, children and grandchildren, we remember a woman who took Bermuda and her people into her heart and in her own words said simply, ‘This is my home. That’s it!’”