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Scott, Tom Foster

Tom Scott, beloved husband of Yvonne (Tommy) passed away in Calgary on Christmas Day, 2007, at the age of 84 years, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Tom was a devoted and loving father and grandfather and will be fondly remembered by his children Deborah (Lynn) of Toronto, ON, Ted (Jo-Ann) of Toronto, ON, Jennifer (Graham) of Calgary, AB, and Geoff (Michelle) of Burlington, ON; and by grandchildren Hart and Cayley Lambur, Caroline, Ian and Katherine Scott, Liam and Riley Duff and Foster and Dustin Scott. Survived by his brother Peter of Vancouver, BC.

Tom was born in Cumberland, BC. He graduated in Applied Science, as a mechanical engineer, from the University of British Columbia, in 1946. He was president of the University’s graduating class in that year and won the Engineering Institute of Canada prize.

After graduation, Tom headed east to work in various engineering capacities for CIL (later Dupont of Canada) in Montreal and Shawinigan, QC. While in Shawinigan, he met his beloved Tommy in nearby Trois Rivieres. They were married in 1952 and eventually settled in Beaconsfield, QC, where they formed many lifelong friendships.

In 1971, intrigued at the potential of the oil sands and the prospect of taking his career in a new direction, Tom moved the family to Fort McMurray, where he managed engineering and maintenance for Great Canadian Oil Sands (GCOS), now a division of Suncor. This was followed by a move to Edmonton in 1973 to handle the assembly and marketing of GCOS’s oil sands technology. In 1976, he moved to Calgary to join recently formed Petro-Canada, serving on the Syncrude Management Committee and on the Alsands Executive Committee, managing the Canstar Oil Sands Project, and finally before retirement in 1985, serving as Vice-President, Heavy Oil. In 1978, he was made a Life Member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Tom was an enthusiastic golfer and bridge player. He was a long term member of the Earl Grey Golf Club, where he regularly joined the “Hustlers,” and had many dear friends.

Tom’s family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Chinook Hospice for their kind and considerate care of Tom.

A Memorial Service in celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at St. Laurence Anglican Church (5940 Lakeview Drive S.W.) on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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