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DUGUID – Scot

March 11, 1919 to March 11, 2011

With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Scot Duguid, beloved father of Marni Angus and Carle Duguid (Elizabeth) on the morning of his 92nd birthday. He was predeceased by his loving and treasured wife, Marguerite (married 64 years). Besides his loving children, his memory will be cherished by his grandchildren Kirsti, Scot and Lauri Angus, Christopher and Jennifer Duguid, and three great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Charlotte and Lily. He will be remembered by sister-in-law Jean Rasmussen, brother-in-law Gerry Smith, and Robert Angus.

Scot was born in Vancouver in 1919. His mother passed away in the flu epidemic that year. He lived in Vancouver until he was eight years old when his father was injured in a railway accident and couldn’t look after him any longer. Scot was sent to Brandon alone by train to live with his Uncle Charlie and Aunt Mame. As a young boy, Scot was very interested in music, and delivered papers to pay for his violin lessons. He played in a number of dance orchestras in the forties. He met his sweetheart, Marguerite, in Brandon, married her in 1944, and moved to Calgary in 1952.

Scot played violin with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for many years. In the late 1950’s, Scot became dissatisfied with the length of time it took for string players in the CPO to get bow and violin repairs done, having to send their instruments out of the city for this work. He thus took courses in Chicago, Seattle and New York (Hofstra University) from the best European violin makers, and brought his new knowledge and skill back to Calgary – serving both professionals and amateurs alike from a workshop in his basement. His dream of having his own music store became a reality when he opened Scot’s Music Centre which he ran successfully with Marguerite for thirty-four years. Expanding his service not only to string players but to musicians, students and music educators of all instruments, Scot was at his best when serving his customers. Always displaying honesty, integrity and professionalism, Scot retired at the age of 80. Scot enjoyed playing Bridge and loved cruising with Marguerite. He was a Life Member of the Calgary Musicians’ Association, a member of the Gyro Club of Calgary and Southwood United Church, and a 60 year member of King George Masonic Lodge. At Scot’s request, his remains have been donated to the University of Calgary.

A Memorial Service will be held at Southwood United Church, 10690 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations in Scot’s memory may be made to the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival, Ste. 201, 4014 McLeod Trail South Calgary, AB T2G 2R7 where a trust scholarship will be established.

The song in our hearts modulated from a major key to a minor key the day Dad left us, but his legacy of music will enrich our lives forever. The older the violin, the sweeter the sound.

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Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Dear Carle . Please accept our condolences upon the death of your father. I did not know him personally but Scot’s Music did supply our daughters with books of music for the piano. He was always pleasant to deal with in the shop. We are thinking of you at this time and we are sure that you will treasure memories of his life. Most sincerely, Jan and Robert LeBlond

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  2. Helen Gilks and Sandi Shennan :

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your father on the day of his 92nd birthday. He surely lived life to the fullest and was an example of someone who lived his life by following his dream and never giving up. What a truly remarkable husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather!

    Marni, we send you and your family our deepest sympathy at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  3. Johnny Thorson :

    Marni & Carle:

    So very sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. Whenever I would go to Scot’s Music, your mother and dad were so accommodating and helpful to me. If there was something I needed and they didn’t have it for me, they’d offer to order it in for me. Your dad always had a welcoming smile and time for a little chat no matter how busy he was.

    I remember the store when it was across from Viscount Bennett School and later he moved it right off 17th Ave. S.W., right close to us here in Glendale Meadows.

    Cecile joins me in extending our heartfelt condolences to you both and to your families in your loss of a fine gentleman and entrepreneurial “Canadian original”.

    …Johnny Thorson

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  4. Julia Arnold :

    Dear Marni and Family,
    With my sincere condolences on the passing away of your beloved father and grandfather.
    May he rest in peace.
    Love,
    Julia

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  5. Mary Ann McElroy :

    Marnie, Corrado and I send our condolences on the passing of your father. I was so interested to read about his musical career and interests. I am sure he had major impact on the world of music and those who enjoy and make it. What a treasured memory!

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  6. Elaine and Allen Case :

    We were saddened to read of Scot’s passing but remember his infectious smile. He always had a kind word when we saw him at church or at his music shop.

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  7. To Carle and all your family – sad to see the passing of a bit of Calgary music history. Scot was my standpartner several times in the University Orchestra and also did repairs to my violin and bow in the shop. I have fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. – Anne Lyon

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  8. clare beers and tim buehner :

    To the Family of Scot DUGUID:

    Please accept our condolences at this time. Please know that Scot and Carle and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Sincerely

    Clare Beers and Tim Buehner

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  9. Ann & Mark Hambridge :

    To Carle and Elizabeth:
    We share fond memories of Scot, not just as a wonderful musician and husband but as a Soroptimister companion to Marguerite; also as our first USANA distributor. What a great encourager he was! And how determined! I remember his joyful phone call to say he’d mastered swallowing the supplements with his chin down! We will all miss your Dad – the gentle gentleman with the lovely smile.
    Ann & Mark.

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  10. Manon Mitchell :

    Dear Carle & Elizabeth

    On behalf of the Calgary Civic Symphony as well as my personal family, and my sister Lynn, we send you our condolences on the sudden passing of your dad.
    We hold you dearly in our thoughts and prayers and may you find peace and comfort when sharing the beautiful gift of music which is his legacy.

    Manon and Kurt

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