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SCOTT, Thomas (Tom) Henry

November 20, 1931 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 9, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts we sadly announce the passing of Thomas Henry Scott after a hard fought battle with Melanoma with loving wife, Marie and family by his side.

Tom was a special man and touched the hearts of many who knew him. Always kind, calm and ready to “make it work” or “make it all better”, ever the Gentle Giant one could count on. Tom graduated from Law at the University of Manitoba in 1954. He enjoyed all sports and played basketball with the University of Manitoba, he even played against Harlem Globetrotters. He loved curling and played in the Manitoba Briar and he always enjoyed golfing. He came to Calgary in 1959 as Solicitor for Bramar Homes.

He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1962 and formed the partnership of Scott & Strilchuk; then Scott & Thomas, consisting of five lawyers. He was then on his own for a short time, reaching his 50 year milestone in 2012 receiving his Certificate of Recognition from the Law Society of Alberta; retiring in 2014. He was a proud member of the Robbie Burn’s Society.

During his partnership, several of Tom’s clientele were involved in overseas projects and requested that Tom accompany them on their trips as a solicitor. Tom spent 10 weeks in Jakarta, a week in Venezuela and several days in New York. He always took Marie with him and they were able to travel to other destinations in the area including Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong/Kowloon, Mexico and Hawaii. Tom and Marie also travelled to London and Rome and took many car trips to the USA travelling by car down the west coast of California, and over to Nevada and Arizona. The most memorable of all was a trip to Barbados for two plus weeks organized by Gus Christopher, originally a client but who (along with wife Julie) became very dear friends. Tom loved music and Tom and Marie attended all their favorites each time they returned to the Jubilee. He enjoyed many shows at Stage West. Tom loved to dance following in the footsteps of his parents who were great dancers. Tom tells the story of his parents living in Winnipeg, going out to favorite places to dance where they became well known for their dancing talent and when they entered the room the band would immediately play their favorite song, “Twilight Time”. For many years, a favorite get-away was the Delta Hotel in Kananaskis and Tom had told this story to Truman, the piano player at the hotel who immediately played “Twilight Time” whenever Tom and Marie would walk into the room – thrilling Tom to no end and making him very proud.

He will be missed terribly as the beloved husband of Marie for 42 plus years, and as a loving father to Daniel Maylan, Tracey (Rick) Scott-Lafette, Geoff Scott, TJ Maylan, Robert Maylan (Vancouver), Jordan Scott; grandfather to Ashley, Justin and Travis.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with reception to follow at the Funeral Home. Graveside service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Special thanks to those in Oncology at The Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Foothills. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Thomas Scott, 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. Our deepest condolence to you, your mom & your family Dan.

    I know how much Tom was loved by you all and the strength it takes to face the crippling effects of Cancer.

    Jacob would like to share his heart felt sympathy with you in person as he too is no stranger to losing a dad.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time

    What a beautiful soul Heaven has gained.
    Love always Alexis & Jacob

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  2. Dan I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father, he sounds like he was an amazing man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.
    Heather Wasden

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  3. Stella Schmidt & Bruno Kelle

    Awe, so sad to hear the world lost Tom, a good man. I am thankful I had the opportunity to have a few phone calls with him recently and to hear his laugh, and I am thankful for the advice he offered as well, he was unwell and yet still had time to help. Our sincere condolences to the entire family, especially to our good friend Tracey (Tom’s daughter). We hope he’s doing a cheers, to no longer having to struggle and being pain free, with fabulous wine up there!

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  4. Robert Phelps and Charleen Wells

    Tom Scott
    our heartfelt condolences and our prayers are with you and family in this trying time . If we can be of any assistance please let us know

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  5. Tracey, please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the recent passing of your dear father. May your many memories help to sustain you all in the days ahead. Sending hugs and love.

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  6. Jennifer LaFitte-Côté

    So truly sorry for your loss. Sending love and light. May your memories bring you strength moving forward.

    Love to all
    Jenn, JF, Layla and Esmé (LaFitte-Côté)

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  7. Reid & Char Hansen

    Tom Scott was a good man. He will be missed by many.

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  8. So sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you and your family.

    From: Mike, Maria, Adriana and Nevaeh Lafitte

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  9. Tracey, so sorry to hear about your dad. He sounds like he was a great guy. I know you will miss him terribly. All my love, Leslie.

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  10. Tom, Your great friendship in life and good guidance in business was so very much appreciated. And thank you for chuckling at my jokes. I will miss you dearly.
    Marie – I am so saddened for your loss of such an exceptional husband and man. The hospitality and fellowship that you and Tom extended to me during our countless wonderful dinners will be a treasured memory. My prayers are with your whole family. Garry

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