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MacMILLAN, Scott Robert

February 16, 1953 – October 22, 2014

Scott Robert MacMillan passed away suddenly on October 22, 2014 at the age of 61. Scott was born in Cornwall, Ontario, attended Royal Military College prior to obtaining his BSc (Hon) in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo. He worked at the National Research Council for one year before obtaining his L.L.B from the University of Ottawa. Scott moved west to Calgary in 1980 to complete his articles with a Calgary law firm with a practice in litigation. In 1999, Scott took his keen interests in computers and technology and commenced his third career in Information Security Governance, obtaining his CISSP, and formed a consulting company providing services to a variety of companies, including BP, Encana and Trican.

Scott was a keen cross country skier and member of the ski patrol during the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. He also loved hiking in the Rocky Mountains, and travels to Mexico, Predator Ridge, Hawaii and most recently Scotland. In the last couple of years, Scott renewed his love for photography, and was taking classes at SAIT to learn new techniques. Scott was known to his friends and family as being an excellent cook, who would regularly treat people to his special meals.

Scott is survived by his wife Lorraine Grant, his beloved dog Charlie, his mother Dorothy Shore and brother John MacMillan of London, Ontario, his step-brother Lester (Barb) Shore of St. Albert, his step-brother Bruce (Linda) Shore of Vancouver, his step-sister Allana Shore of Waterloo, an extended family in Edmonton and Ontario, and many wonderful friends. Scott and Lorraine have been blessed with sharing many happy events with their numerous special friends. Scott was predeceased by his father Ken MacMillan and his step-father Bill Shore.

A Celebration of Scott’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 4455 – 110 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7.

In living memory of Scott MacMillan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Shannon Mercer Lee :

    Dear Lorraine,

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you right now as you go through this difficult time. I hope to see you soon.

    Your friend,
    Shannon

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  2. Lorraine,
    We were surprised and totally saddened to hear this news about Scott.
    Thinking of you and Charlie. Take good care of each other.
    xo

    Barb Howard and Mike Garner

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  3. Our deepest condolences on your loss. Scott will be missed.

    Dr. Kriel and staff.

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  4. I was so sorry to hear about Scott. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Trish

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  5. Dorothy & John :

    Dearest Lorraine,
    Another of Scott’s achievements, (his finest), was to bring you into our family.
    Although not with you right now, you are in our hearts and minds every waking moment.
    We look forward to sharing a hug with you very soon.
    All our love,
    Dorothy & John

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  6. Denis and Kathy McGrath :

    Lorraine,
    I was sorry to read of your husband’s passing. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

    Sincerely,
    Denis McGrath

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  7. John MacMillan :

    I am saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. We were childhood cousins, and shared a really great grand mother. We had not met in many years, I so wish we had more times together.

    John

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  8. Kirk MacMillan :

    Lorraine, I am Scotts cousin, although we never stayed in touch over the years, I am saddened with his passing. My condolences to you, and Charlie. I see in reading his story that we shared many interests. Kirk

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  9. Christine McKay :

    Dear Lorraine: So sorry to hear this unexpected news. I know my father enjoyed having Scott for dinner while he was a student in Ottawa. It was fun to see you both and John and Denise at Aunt Dorothy and Bill’s 25th wedding anniversary party. It must be a big shock for you and Charlie and know that we are thinking of you at this sad time. Christie, Richard and Kathy

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  10. Heartfelt condolences to Lorraine, Aunt Dorothy, Cousin John, the Shore and Grant Families, and Charlie, during this time of sadness. May your many memories of Scott bring comfort to you. Sending hugs.

    Kathy and Caroline

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  11. Lorraine- I am profoundly saddened by the passing of your husband. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    Warm regards,
    Bob Lee

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  12. Lorraine, I am cousin of Scott’s from Eastern Ontario. I am very saddened to hear of his passing . As youngsters when our families spent many week- ends together, Scott and I would often go on long hikes along the Nation River between Berwick and Finch. Always lots of fun. I now live in the area and as I pass by the old house in Finch I very much enjoy the memories of the Macmillans and Mckays getting together. My deepest condolences to you.

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  13. Bill and Sue Bradley :

    Dear Lorraine,

    We remember Scott as a brilliant and articulate person who was most certainly a wonderful chef and a friend to all animals. His quiet demeanour matched the sparkling personality of his wife. We hope for some peace and comfort for you, Charlie and Moses at this sad time. With love, Sue and Bill Bradley

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  14. Joanna Tedball :

    Dear Lorraine,

    So very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. We are all thinking of you at this sad time.

    Sincerely,
    Joanna & Charlotte xo

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  15. I am so sorry to hear of Scott’s untimely death. He & I worked together at BP for several years and in particular collaborated on creating security policy & standards documents, at one point in a follow-the-sun approach when time was tight. I found him a gentle, honourable and thoroughly decent gentleman – perhaps I should apologise for the Englishness of that description! – with a great sense of fun, occasionally quite wicked. Time spent working with Scott was never dull and never wasted; I respected his judgement greatly. Of course there’s nothing I or anyone else can say to ease the pain of his loss so I can only wish you my deep sympathy and best wishes. I know he will be greatly missed.

    Steve

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  16. I was very saddened to hear of Scott’s death. I well recall the work that Steve Thomas describes where Steve, Scott and other members of my Security team at BP worked with Scott on the security standards. Of course the bulk of the work fell on Scott which he took on with consummate skill and dedication and a 12+ hour day he didnt let on about until later. I think Scott liked not being able to be pigeon-holed, one moment he was a communicator creating his own security awareness CD programme completely unaided, then on came the lawyer skills picking over detail and creating very complex company standards. When we visited Calgary, Scott was our proud host. Lorraine, thank you for lending us Scott, we so enjoyed working with him. You are in our prayers at this difficult time.

    Paul

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  17. Ron & Jean Fenerty :

    Dear Lorraine, we were sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. We have great memories of times shared, both professional and personal. I knew he was a polymath, but I had completely forgotten the Honors chem–memory failure runs deeper with some people. Glad to hear you got another dog. Give Charlie a pat for us. Our deepest sympathy.

    Sincerely

    Ron & Jean Fenerty

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  18. Susan (McKay) Gray :

    Dear Lorraine. I am a cousin of Scott’s; the daughter of Ken’s sister Agnes. What a lovely story you have written about Scott’s life and achievements. I am very saddened by the news of Scott’s death. Along with my brother Peter I have great memories of family visits to the big house in Finch, with so many stairs and rooms, and across the street to the bowling alley. Since Ken was responsible for introducing my parents to each other Scott’s family is special to me. Last year I spent an ancestry day with cousin Kathy visiting the cemeteries and working on the family tree. After our visit to the Finch cemetery we got a bite to eat at what appeared to be the only sit down restaurant in Finch. Inside were some older gentlemen having a coffee and we struck up a conversation with them in the hopes of getting some family information. The MacMillan family is still remembered in Finch and one of the gentleman had been in the same grade as Scott at high school. He described Scott as being “a brain” and that would concur with my young impression of him as well. It was nice to see that the fond memories of the MacMillans are still alive in Finch after so many decades. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Aunt Dorothy and Cousin John at this time. Susan

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  19. George & Debrah Thomson :

    Scott was a bright, capable and interesting individual. We had the privilege of having him on our TBGi team for four years, providing security consulting to clients here in Calgary. I always enjoyed speaking with Scott; he had such a thorough understanding of his area of practice and was open to sharing his knowledge and explaining complex material. He was just such an all-round gentleman and nice guy… He will be missed.

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  20. Lorraine, I am a cousin of Scott’s, the youngest of Agnes’s kids. I was very sorry to hear of his passing. I was very young at the time but I do remember a lot of laughter and fun times when we visited Finch. It truly was a gathering of Clans when the Macmillan’s and McKay’s got together. My thoughts are with you and Aunt Dorothy and Cousin John at this time.

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  21. Sad news indeed.
    Bob

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  22. Graham and Nancy Ferguson :

    Lorraine,

    We were so sad to hear of Scott’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Graham and Nancy

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  23. Angie Alexander :

    Lorraine – I am so sorry for your loss. Words are so difficult to find at a time like this. I understand that you are surrounded by a tight circle of friends which I know will make this time more bearable. Lean on them for strength, let them help you. Know that you are in my thoughts.

    Hugs to you and Charlie,
    XOXO
    Angie

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  24. Stacey Langen and Don Mortimer :

    Dear Lorraine, although we did not know Scott we share in your grief on this occasion of bereavement, with deepest sympathy.

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  25. I am so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing and have been thinking of you continuously since hearing of it from my family. It is a horribly difficult time for you and will take all the great strength and endurance that you possess to move on.. I know you can count on my family for support during this sad time.
    Many Hugs
    Else

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  26. Beverley Macmillan :

    The family of Scott Robert Macmillan
    Dear Lorraine,
    I am Scott’s aunt Bev, my husband was Archie, Scott’s dad’s brother. I am saddened with his passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy to you Dorothy and John.

    Aunt Bev

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  27. Nancy Harper and Les Flemmer :

    Lorraine,

    We were very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing and you have been in our thoughts since hearing of it. Take care.
    Nancy and Les

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  28. Dear Lorraine, Aunt Dorothy and John

    I am Scott’s cousin, daughter of Donald MacMillan, Scott’s father’s older brother. I was very saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. My thoughts are with you and Aunt Dorothy and cousin John .

    Gayle and Murray

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  29. Ralph Palmer and Family (UK) :

    Dearest Lorraine, Aunt Dorothy and John

    While words are all we can offer, know that the depth of feeling behind them is immeasurable.
    John and I had a great evening out in London (UK) a few years back. We reminisced for hours about the truly fun and free times our families spent together in Finch! Scott and I would drive Uncle Ken mad with the sheer number of model plane, boats and cars we could build. We would run back and forth to “THE STORE” to replenish models, glue, paint, paint brushes, sandpaper what ever we needed to make another masterpiece!
    Though I suppose it was a relief to have at least 2 of the 6 kids occupied and not pestering Aunt Dorothy for more cookies or what ever tasty delights that were awaiting in that big old country kitchen! I believe we spent 2 Christmases in the Finch house, I’m quite sure we all wanted to spend just one more day every time we visited. I remember these as some of the happiest times for our family.

    We all are thinking of you.

    With Love Ralph

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  30. Melissa Adams :

    Dear Lorraine,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this very difficult time.
    Hugs to you,
    Melissa Adams

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  31. Charlene Ripley :

    Dear Lorraine,
    I just learned of the tragic news about Scott. I am so incredibly sorry that you are going through this. I wish you strength as you deal with everything and I wish you peace, eventually.
    Take care,
    Charlene Ripley

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