The former owner of the Drumheller McDonald’s is being honoured posthumously by the organization that he dedicated much of his life to.
There are going to be three rooms dedicated in Scott’s name at Ronald McDonald Houses in Alberta. There will be one in the new Calgary House, one in Edmonton and one in Red Deer when it is completed.
Carrie said the funds for the dedication came from the owners and operators of McDonald’s in Alberta.
“It is really nice of them to do that,” said Carrie. That was one thing that Scott was very passionate about.”
She explains that he served on a committee that raised funds for Ronald McDonald House and in his tenure, the committee raised more than $1 million in 10 years. He was instrumental in making the changes so that at least half of the funds from McHappy Days in Alberta were dedicated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Scott was with McDonald’s since 1978 virtually his whole professional life, and Carrie was with the company for 23 years. They operated the Drumheller McDonald’s from 1995 to 2005. Their family grew and their three children spent some formative years in Drumheller, when it changed hands to Brandi Schneider and Ed Mah, on the 10th anniversary of Schneider’s tenure with the company. The Ives went on to operate the Stettler McDonald’s for some time and the Brooks McDonald’s. Carrie sold the Brooks restaurant just weeks ago.
The small dedication for the family took place last Saturday at the Ronald McDonald House in Calgary. The dedication in Edmonton is slated for June 30, and when the Red Deer House opens, a public dedication will take place.