Escott, Marie-Paule

April 7, 1941 – April 10, 2018
at the age of 77 years.

Marie-Paule passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.  Marie-Paule is survived by her beloved husband Ken Gordon Escott, stepson Chris (Lindsay), grandsons Owen and Kyle, stepdaughter Laurie, granddaughter Justine, sister in law Kathleen Prince (Hayward) Winnipeg, brother in law Harry Escott (Oresia) Brossard, sisters France St Louis Brown (Doug) Blind Bay and Rachel Chevrier (Raymond) Ottawa and brother Regent St Louis (Julie )Brossard. 
Marie-Paule had a great career as a Flight Attendant & Customer Service Director with Pacific Western and Canadian Airlines.  Everyone loved flying with Marie-Paule, you were always in for a good day.  Unfortunately ill health took her away from her passion.  Even at the retirement home she would be gracious to other residents and offer help.  The staff used to say you can always see the Flight Attendant in Marie-Paule. Marie & Ken retired to Kelowna and when it got too cold in December they would leave for Honolulu. 
Marie-Paule requested no service and in lieu of flowers donations to the SPCA would be appreciated.

14 Comments

  1. To a wonderful woman who will be remembered as sweet and caring. Always a smile on her face, she will be greatly missed!

  2. We have so many happy memories of our Hawaiian vacations with Marie-Paule and Ken. We soon became accustomed to heads swiveling when M-P entered a room. She always looked so sleek and well-turned-out, and could start a conversation with a fence post. That red hair, wide smile, and ballerina’s posture were her hallmarks. She loved to wear red and couldn’t resist any top that had sailor stripes. (Oh the shopping trips to Ross!)
    We always had to be prepared for an adventure when M-P was around. One in particular we’ll remember forever: We happened to be in Honolulu at the same time as Obama was vacationing there. Of course, the Press followed him wherever he went, so the then-CNN WhiteHouse Chief Correspondent Ed Henry was on site, staying at the Moana Surfrider with his family. Every day Ed would broadcast his television report from the beach in front of the hotel. The camera would just capture him from the waist up, so no one at home knew he was in shorts. But his crew back home needled him mercilessly that he should be wearing an Aloha shirt. Ed resisted, embarrassed.
    Here’s where M-P stepped in. She announced that we were going to buy an Aloha shirt for Ed. So off we went to the nearest ABC store and she picked out a loud blue and white one, covered in huge hibiscus flowers. Next step: we had to stalk Ed to give it to him. We established ourselves in the courtyard at the Moana, where Ed and his family were having lunch. M-P took the shirt out of the bag, walked over to their table, introduced herself and presented him with the shirt, with explanation. Not only that, she made him stand up so she could try it on him. All the people at adjoining tables were grinning, but Ed was a good sport about it all. He said, No, he wouldn’t wear the shirt during his daily newscast, but he promised to wear it in Times Square with Anderson Cooper during their New Year’s Eve telecast, just a day or two away.
    So we were on pins and needles until New Year’s Eve. With the time difference, we were in a restaurant eating dinner when the telecast started. The waiter tuned to CNN, and yes, there was Ed wearing The Shirt! We’d told the waiter the whole story, and I don’t know who was more excited, him or us. We took a screenshot, which will always be among our treasures, bringing back wonderful memories of our one-of-a-kind Marie-Paule.

  3. Dear France, Doug, Melanie, and All your family … Also, Ken & all his Family too: I was saddened to hear the passing of Marie-Paule and please accept my sincere condolences.

    I worked with Marie -Paule at both PWA & Canadian Airlines. We all loved flying with Marie- Paule because you were guaranteed that it was going to be a great flight with alot of laughs. I will always remember Marie-Paule with her beautiful smile and sparkling personality. Marie-Paule will never be forgotten by anyone who was lucky enough to have known her…..May she R.I.P.

  4. I knew Marie Paule quite well. She was a wonderful friend who had the ability to make anyone with whom she came in contact feel like the most important person there. There will never be another one like her, and she will live in our hearts forever.

  5. I will always remember meeting Marie Paule when I began as a Flt. Attn. with PWA…she was so beautiful and had such a fantastic sense of humor! I always looked up to her…her amazing smile and red hair simply lit up the room!!!
    She was so full of life. It was a joy to fly with her and even more of a joy to know her as a friend…
    R.I.P. Marie Paule

  6. i have many fond memories of flying with Marie-Paule at PWA and Canadian, with her presence and great humour she made long days short! My sympathies to France and all of the family. May she rest in peace!

  7. Safe journey dear Marie Paule
    I will miss your laugh ,your sense of humour
    Some of my happiest memories of flying were with you !!!!
    Always in my heart
    Wendy

  8. When I started flying with PWA in 1974 Marie Paul was the epitome of style and glamor. On top of that she had such a wonderful sense of humor. I consider myself luck to have flown with her. My sincere condolences to all of the family.

  9. For everyone who knew her; Marie-Paule will be missed. She had energy, was funloving and was quick to think of others and how she could be of help. Herself and her husband Ken had many good times with their RV travelling to Arizona in the winter. Likewise with a house trailer placed beside a lake outside Kelowna, BC. We will all remember her well.

  10. Let me grow lovely, growing old-
    So many fine things do;
    Laces and ivory, and gold,
    And silks need not be new;

    And there is healing in old trees,
    Old streets a glamour hold;
    Why may not I, as well as these,
    Grow lovely, growing old?

    Karle Wilson Baker

  11. My sincere condolences to her family.We are loosing a beautiful person.

  12. Marie-Paule may u rest in peace. My sincerest condolences go out to all her family members as I know she will be sadly missed. She was a wonderful friend to me for many years and a great support whenever needed. Her style and sense of humour made her unique and much admired. I am sorry we lost touch over these last 20 years. Gail Scott

  13. Dear Ken: I am an old friend of your family and so sad to hear of the passing of Marie-Paule. It seems not too long ago when I called on your home in the Clareview area of Edmonton and you told me you were marrying Marie-Paule. I remember when your grandmother (gram) passed, walking in the rainy Vancouver weather with you to the gravesite. I noticed that Iris and Gunner were not mentioned. Glad to see that Harry was mentioned and I hope he is doing well as I have lost touch with him over the years. Sorry for your loss. Calvin and Colette Camsusa

  14. Dear Uncle Ken, I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Marie-Paule and I send my condolences. I enjoyed speaking with her on the phone where she would always insist to switch to French to ‘practice’. Her spunk will be missed and I’m thinking of you and hope you are keeping well.

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