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SCOTT, Wayne Allan

May 13, 1948 – Calgary, AB
June 16, 2017 – Calgary, AB

Wayne Allan Scott of Calgary passed away peacefully on June 16, 2017 at the age of 69 after battling AML leukemia.

Wayne was born to Edith and James Scott in Vancouver, BC and raised in Vancouver’s neighborhood of Renfrew Heights, where he attended Renfrew Elementary School. It was during this time Wayne developed a love of athletics, which he would carry throughout his entire life. Wayne also spent many hours in the wilderness areas of British Columbia camping, hunting, and fishing, led by his father, a biological technician with the Canadian Fisheries Department. Wayne was also known to frequently ride his bike to the Deep Cove neighborhood of North Vancouver, a special place for him that he later enjoyed sharing with his own family.

Wayne went on to attend Vancouver Technical Secondary and Windermere Secondary schools, followed by four years at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1971. Wayne then moved to Edmonton, AB to pursue a Master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Alberta. While in Edmonton Wayne met his wife-to-be, Angelika Kruger, and the two married in May 1973, the same year Wayne graduated from the University of Alberta. Wayne and Angie moved to Victoria, BC, where Wayne worked for some time as a chemistry instructor at the University of Victoria, and then the two decided to put down roots in Calgary to start their family and Wayne’s career.

Wayne began his career in chemical sales at Union Carbide and then transferred to Chevron Canada, where he would spend 26 years in energy marketing roles of increasing responsibility, and where he would make many lifelong friends. After retiring from Chevron in 2004, Wayne and a handful of Chevron colleagues formed a successful energy marketing and consulting firm, Fathom Energy, which allowed Wayne to continue doing what he loved until only months before his passing.

Wayne will be remembered as someone who lived life at a fast pace and to its fullest capacity. Wayne enjoyed being incredibly involved in his children’s lives, displaying an awe-inspiring dedication to them as an athletic coach, tutor, travel planner, career mentor, handyman, family shuttle driver, or whatever was needed at the time. Wayne’s love of athletics showed up early as a participant in endless schoolyard games in Vancouver, which grew to later include hockey, club rugby, tennis, squash, and curling in Alberta. A mainstay throughout his life, beginning as a young adult in Vancouver, was a great love of all things golf and he finally fulfilled his dream of playing Pebble Beach and neighboring courses in 2016.

Beginning in the mid-1990s, Wayne began an annual tradition of adventure travel with his wide network of friends, starting with numerous hiking trips through the coastal rainforest of British Columbia and expanding to include places such as Machu Picchu, England’s Coast-to-Coast Trail, Spain’s Camino de Santiago, and Mexico’s lost coast.

Wayne was always heavily involved in his grandchildren’s lives, with a highlight for everyone being the countless family vacations in Deep Cove, more recently, the Coachella Valley in California, and other warm-weather locations to escape the winter chill in Alberta (and squeeze in more golf!). A winter highlight in 2010 was taking in the Olympics in his hometown with his entire family.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 44 years, Angie Scott; brother Gary (Anita), of Delta, BC; three children, daughters Cynthia Scott (Ryan) and Lisa Puszkar (Jason), both of Calgary, and son Byron Scott (Carver) of Long Beach, CA; and his eight grandchildren, Jonah (15), Nolan (13), Wyatt (10), Benjamin (9), Declan (7), Ivy (6), Eden (5), and Cora (1).

Wayne was known for his quick wit and biting humour, both of which were on display in the many hours he spent playing card games, or visiting with his close friends too numerous to count. His generosity knew few limits, as “no” was rarely an answer when it came to requests to borrow his time or other resources. He was the definition of devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, and he will be sorely missed.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff in the Hematology Department at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, who made him so comfortable near the end, he chose to forego other palliative care options to stay there. The family also wishes to thank all of Wayne’s visitors, many of whom traveled from other cities to see him.

A Memorial Service for Wayne will be held sometime in the fall. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, www.llscanada.org. In memory of Wayne, the family is planning to have a bench installed at Deep Cove, BC. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Wayne Scott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Barry, Susan and Vincent Jennings

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

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  2. Wendy and I are very sorry to hear of Wayne’s untimely death to leukemia. I was in Kopecky’s lab in Edmonton at the same time as Wayne and spent some great time with him fishing and camping. We last saw Wayne, and Angie, at the fishing reunion on Vancouver Island in summer 2006. Unfortunately I was unable to join him on the UK coast to coast in 2007, due to illness.

    Wayne was one of the people that I am glad to be able to call a friend. Our thoughts are with Angie and the rest of the family at this sad time.

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  3. Gary and family, very sorry to hear of Wayne ‘ s passing. As a former Renfrew Heights resident myself, I will remember him when I visit Falaise Park annual reunion each July. He will always be a project kid in my heart.

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  4. Esther Stainsby

    Very sorry for your loss. Always found Wayne helpful when I worked with him at Chevron.

    Esther Stainsby

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  5. Maggie Pringle

    Angie and family,
    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing.
    With our deepest sympathies,
    Maggie and Bill Pringle

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  6. KEN & MARJ. LITTLE

    KEN, MARJ. SHARLENE & COLLEEN LITTLE
    June 24, 2017 at 9:30PM

    Angie and family,
    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Our sincere sympathy.
    We have fond memories when Wayne coached Colleen’s Soft Ball League

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