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SCOTT, Raymond Henderson

May 9, 1951 – Johnstone Renfrewshire, Scotland
January 4, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Raymond “Ray” Scott passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the age of 63 years.

Ray will be sadly missed but not forgotten by his loving family, wife June Scott (nee Whitehead) of Calgary, AB; beloved daughter, Heather Scott of St. Catharines, ON; son, Raymond Scott of Hamilton, ON; mother, Margaret Scott of St. Catharines, ON; sisters Anne (Kevin) Favell, of St. Catharines, ON; Rita (Felix) Gianfrancesco of Toronto, ON; brothers Jack (Peggy Jo) Scott of Toronto, ON, and Andrew (Susan) Scott of Tuscon, AR, as well as his three granddaughters, Fallon, Taylor-Rae and Emmerie-Rose. Ray was predeceased by his father, John Scott.

Ray was a Scotsman who embraced Canada as his home since 1957. He grew up in Thorold, ON where he excelled in hockey, baseball and playing with the Trippers. Ray became an optician and was employed with Standard Optical Company from 1972 to 1991. During his time with Standard Ray moved his way up from optician to Business Manager for the whole of Atlantic Canada. In 1993 Ray decided to attend university and completed with the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy on November 12, 2004. Ray completed his career working for Alberta Health Services as a psychologist. Ray’s greatest love was his family. He also enjoyed playing guitar, writing and recording songs, travelling, a good game of golf, riding his Harley (on nice days only) and the occasional cigar.

A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held at the Redeemer Bible Church (3017 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON) on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at Club Italia (2525 Montrose Road). Condolences may be forwarded through Any donations can be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society in Ray’s Name.

In living memory of Ray Scott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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  1. Barbi Saunders-Scott :

    To all of Ray’s family, I am so sorry for your loss of such a great man/husband/ friend/father/ father-in-law/brother. He was kind and soft spoken and very gentle in his nature. His smile would light up and room and his laughter contagious. Always listening, caring and a wonderful grandfather to my 2 girls, who he loved spending time with. We love you and will miss you dearly. You are forever in our hearts, and always in your granddaughter”s (all three) smiles.
    We will listen for your words in the wind and cherish all our memories with you forever in our hearts.

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  2. Patrick Keelan :

    To all of Ray’s family, I am sorry for your loss. I got to know Ray when we were both working as psychologists at the Calgary Counselling Centre (CCC). At the time, Ray was conducting a group for clients suffering from depression. Because both Ray and I had a passion for using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help clients, Ray invited me to participate in his doctoral dissertation research in which CBT would be used in a group setting. This opportunity to observe Ray’s group not only allowed me to see how skilful and caring a psychologist Ray was, it also enabled me to learn CBT from one of its best practitioners. After finishing his dissertation and helping many clients improve their lives by conducting his group several times over the years, Ray left CCC and handed me the responsibility of continuing to conduct his group as he had envisioned it. I did my best to continue Ray’s legacy at CCC by running his group for several years after that. In subsequent years, I would run into Ray at CBT workshops and at coffee meetings. My last meeting with Ray was very much like the others. I had coffee with him at the Sheldon Chumir Centre where he was working as a psychologist for Alberta Health Services. As usual, Ray was gracious (he gave me a tour of his workplace), caring (he spent much of our meeting asking me about myself and my work) and helpful (I took the opportunity to ‘pick his brain’ about CBT which was par for the course when we got together). I will miss Ray’s warmth, sense of humour and intelligence as I’m sure will the many people in his personal and professional life who are better people for having known him.

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  3. Joan Couillard :

    You were one of the greats and you and June were lucky to have found each other and shared so many years…not enough but very fortunate to have them. I hope there are horse races and motorcycles in heaven cause you and Harold will have a great time! And yes, I will be sure to stay in touch with June, the love of your life and a friend in mine.

    Hugs coming to your family. They will miss you immensely.

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  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Ray was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed.

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  5. Jo-Anne (Beech(Biesbroek :

    I was sorry to read in the Salmon Arm Observer that your husband had passed away in June. Nancy and I were just talking about you the other day. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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