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July 13, 1927 – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England
October 11, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Dr. Ian Scott-Brown, beloved husband of Joan Scott-Brown of Calgary, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the age of 86 years.

He graduated from the University of Durham. Ian and Joan were married in 1954. Ian was employed as a Surgeon in England, also served in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Neurosurgeon and completed his English medical career as a Radiation Oncologist prior to immigrating to Canada in 1964. He worked as a Radiation Oncologist with the WW Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton from 1964 – 1967, at which time he and Joan moved their family to Calgary. Ian was instrumental in the design of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre where he served as Director of Radiation Oncology, prior to retiring in 1993. Ian loved to travel and spend time with his family. Many lives were touched and inspired by his quiet, unassuming care and compassion.

Besides his loving wife Joan, Ian is survived by his children, Miles (Belkis), Nigel, Kathryn (Simon), and Julian (Keltie); and eight grandchildren, Frank, Lily, Veronica, Josephine, Kaitlyn, Makayla, Sebastian, and Ethan. He was predeceased by his father John Brown and mother Lilian Anderson Brown.

A Celebration of Ian’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in Dr. Scott-Brown’s name directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222,   The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the care givers in Unit 62 at the Foothills Hospital.

In living memory of Dr. Ian Scott-Brown, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Hajer & Lazar :

    On behalf of my family,myself and Laz my son,we are paying our respects and sincerest condolences to the family of The terribly missed,Dr Ian Scott-Brown,especially his beloved daughter Mrs Kathryn Jackman.God Bless His Soul.Keep strong.he is @a better place now,all peaceful and blessed.Sending our hugs and Love.Xxxxx Hajer &Lazar

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  2. Mary and Peter Jackman :

    We send our love and sympathy to Joan and Kathryn, Frank, Lily,Veronica,Josephine and all the family; you are in our prayers. Ian was such a lovely gentleman we were very fortunate to have known him.God Bless you all, Mary and Peter xx

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  3. Anne and Michel Fattouche :

    Dear Joan and family: Words are not enough to convey our sincerest and most heart felt condolences. Ian will always be remembered for his gentle and quiet nature. May perpetual light shine upon him and grant him eternal rest!!!

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  4. Krausas family :

    We are saddened and grieve with all the Scott-Brown family at the passing of a life well lived.
    Dr. Scott-Brown will always be fondly remembered for his services to our family.
    We particularly would like to send our special condolences to Kathryn whom, over the many years, we got to know and love.
    Memorial tribute in Dr. Scott-Brown’s name has been sent to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, ℅ Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

    Veronika, Elvyra and Harvey Krausas

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  5. Peter Craighead :

    My condolences to the Scott-Brown family for their loss. As part of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre family, Ian contributed much to patient care and to staff. Having joined the centre in 1992, when he was in the final years of practice, I can attest to the number of patients and families who were disappointed to see me rather than him in the clinic. He left an indelible mark on our landscape and will be remembered fondly by many in our centre. We are happy but sad; he contributed much but is now gone from this earth. Best wishes from myself and the Tom Baker team.

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  6. Yvette Wilhelm (nee Cheah) :

    Dear Auntie Joan and Scott Brown Family
    I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Ian. I have very fond memories of Uncle Ian. He was a very kind, gentle man who always was so good to the Cheah Family. I wish I could be there to celebrate Uncle Ian’s life with you. Our prayers are with you.

    lots of love
    Yvette, Joe and Elliott.

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  7. Ann and Alex Hordyski :

    Dear Joan and family, we send our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences at the passing of Ian. Though we only met him a few times, he personified all the most admirable qualities of a true “English Gentleman”. He will be deeply missed by many people.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love and blessings
    Ann and Alex xoxox

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  8. Anne and Peter Tolson :

    DeearJoan and family, we send you all our love and sympathy at this time. My memories of Ian go back along way – from being a student in Newcastle many years ago – to working in Newcastle and Edmonton. We had some great times at the RBI- often hilarious. The other radiographers still remember our times together – not only did we learn working with him was a joy, his patients loved him. We came to Canada and were looked after so well, both of us taken under his wing – work wise for me and in aspects of Canadian life for both of us. For that we are eternally grateful. To our son David, Uncle Ian was godfather. We will remember you always in our hearts. Rest eternal Ian.
    Anne, Peter, David Tolson and David’s family.

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  9. I mourn with you all today. Ian was like an Uncle and an “extra Dad” to me. I loved him as much as I admired him. I’m so grateful that I got to see him this summer. I’m thinking of you all today and in the tough days and weeks to come. I’m a better person for having known him. Sending all my love. Jane

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  10. Tracy Tinsley :

    Uncle Ian,
    We will all truly miss you, so go safely on your journey.. taking our love with you.

    All our love
    Tracy , Roxanne , Sam, Storm..
    Rico, Angel and Nikole

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