It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of “The Captain’s” final voyage on March 3rd, 2023, at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. We created a beautiful, loving and peaceful environment for his farewell, and his sense of humour was with him to the end. He is survived by his wife Jane, children David, Marston and Hayley (Conor), granddaughters (Nadia, Charlie, Rowan, Sloane) and sisters Tish, Gail (Fred), Cindy and Joan.
Scott was born in Toronto to parents, Scott and Kay. He graduated from McGill University (BEng) and completed his MBA in Ottawa. His drive, intellect and charisma led him to a very successful career as the Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Consulting Practice (1978-1994) and eventually the Calgary Office Managing Partner (1994-2002). Scott and Jane lived a beautiful and fulfilling life in Calgary for 28 years, raising their 3 children, built upon community and friendships.
Following his retirement, his love of the ocean drew them to Sidney, BC, where sailing the “Lady Jane” became his passion, as well as tennis, biking, piano and being a Grandpa to his four granddaughters. Scott’s generosity touched the lives of so many people. He will be sorely missed, but his legacy will live on through his children and grandkids.
Our sincere thanks to staff at the BC Cancer Centre and SPH Palliative Care Unit, in particular Naren (BC Cancer), Dr. A Lewis (SPH), and Dr. I McKenzie (SPH). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 31, Brentwood Bay (RCM-SAR 31) and Saanich Peninsula Hospital. We celebrated Scott’s life on March 15th, 2023, at 2:00 PM PST, at McCall Gardens Funeral Home (4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC).
For those unable to attend in person, you are invited to attend virtually via zoom, by clicking the following link:
Condolences may be offered to the family below. To view service click on arrow below.
Richard and Joyce Nordlund
Robert & Dianne Leonhardt
We were very surprised and shocked to hear of Scott’s passing. We will always remember him as a very strong, handsome man, very full of life. We offer our most sincere condolences to Jane and the family at this very sad time.
Having just learned of Scott’s sad passing, it gave me immediate pause to reflect on his wonderful mentorship and influence on my career and life. I was a young senior manager, about to become a partner, when I met Scott in the Calgary office. I admired and respected him instantly, and he supported my development as a young partner for years to come in his role as Managing Partner. He also introduced me to sailing in Sidney, and inspired me to take it up myself. He shaped my partnership skills in a very demonstrative way, and I owe much of my career to his thoughtful mentorship and support. My condolences to Jane and family, Scott was a wonderful man.
Renee and Steve Brenner
To Marston and Family
Deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Susan and Mike Jackson
Dear Jane, Dave and Family; we are so very sorry for your loss. Scott left you a legacy of fun and kindness. We hope you find comfort in your memories of wonderful times together. Deep condolences as you navigate these different waters without your “Captain”.
Hi Jane. I just watched the whole video of Scott’s memorial service today on my phone at our casa in Baja Mexico. It is hard to believe that when I return to Canada in late April, I will not be seeing him on the tennis courts. When he was my partner, I would try hard to help him win because I knew that it gave him great pleasure. I always loved his famous signature shot which I dubbed his “slider”. As your kids pointed out frequently, Scott had a wonderful sense of self-deprecating humour. I loved teasing him about his play on the court because I got a kick out of his great laugh. I also noted that Hayley used the word “lumbering” to describe him going up the stairs…..I too used that word often to refer to him running across the court. He playfully pretended that it was such an insult. And that sailboat!!! I often told him that it was the most beautiful boat on the island and I often asked if he was selling it. Hopefully one of the kids will decide to keep it in the family. Anyway, I will definitely miss the big guy. And he certainly left behind an amazing family! Hope you can go on with your life….Scott would certainly want that. Xox
Brenda and John Palmer
To Jane and family from Scott’s family down under.
As you farewell Scott at 5.00am Perth time, we will not be able to join you via Zoom. However, we will be thinking of you and remembering all the wonderful summers we spent in Muscoka, swimming, sailing, and generally enjoying the water and each other. Our prayers will be with all of you.
Having worked closely with Scott for more than 15 years, I have memories of him as Captain of many projects and teams. I recall he wanted to retire to a nautical lifestyle in a beautiful setting to be a different kind of Captain; just wish for all your sakes that he could have been there with you for longer. My condolences to Jane and her family.
Sue and Dave Leather
Dear Jane and family, we are so sorry to hear about Scott and offer our sincere condolences.
Dear Jane and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I heard so many lovely stories about Scott, sailing and your family while hiking with Jane. May you support and hug each other in the time to come as you mourn Scott’s death and eventually return to happy memories. My thoughts are with you.
To Jane and Family … I had the pleasure of working with Scott during our years together at Deloitte, which left me with many fond and delightful memories. My sincere condolences go out to all.
I knew Scott well during his time in the ottawa office. He was a real professional and above all, to use an old fashioned but still apt expression, a gentleman. I was happy to learn that his short years of retirement
were so varied and happy ones.
My sympathy to all the family.
I knew Scott well during his time in the ottawa office. He was a real professional and above all, to use an old fashioned but still apt expression, a gentleman.
My sympathy to all the family.
Rob and Karen Archer
I saw in Scott a very encouraging and supportive father. My experience with Scott was limited, but what I did see was a very friendly and gracious person. He blessed Dave in his efforts at the coffee shop years ago. He helped Dave through the arrangements of his marriage and step child. He was the kind of Dad we can applaud and hope to emulate in a lot of ways.
Kate W. Mak
My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the Owens family. I have received nothing but love, generosity, and open arms from this family and experienced firsthand the humour, kindness, and consideration of Mr. Owens when he took us all out sailing on the Lady Jane. May his memory be a blessing to us all. ♥️️
Herb and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your dear Scott. May memories help ease your grief and always keep him near.
Doreen and Jim Robinson
We are so sad to hear the passing of your dear husband, father, and grandfather. Our sincere heartfelt condolences to the family. ❤️
Debbie and John Coppock
Dear Jane and family,
We were so very sorry to read of Scott’s passing. Despite the passing of the years, we have fond memories of times spent together and Scott’s great sense of humour. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Our thoughts are with you.
I hope that Jane and the family are comforted by the all the good wishes that come to them. Having known Jane and Scott in the years in Calgary I suspect he will be remembered so lovingly. The world has lost a person of many talents but among most special accomplishments is that of being a good family man. He loved his Jane & their family. He will be missed by many.
Dale and Michael Lobsinger
Jane and family ,
We are so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing , please accept our deepest sympathy.
Nancy and Graham Williams
Dear Jane and Family
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Scott’s passing after he was doing so well after his recent surgery. We extend our sympathy and condolences to both you and the family in recovering from this terrible loss. Scott will be remembered for his great character and personality and will be deeply missed by his sailing and bridge buddies. Graham has many happy memories of his joint sailing excursions with Scott -none of which will be forgotten.
Dear Jane and Family,
I am so sad to hear of Scott’s passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Graham and Gloria Collins
Jane, David, Jon and Hayley – Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Husband and Father, Scott. Our favourite memory of Scott was when we visited you for a day in Sidney and Scott took us out in his sail boat for the afternoon. It was an amazing experience and Scott was so funny and gracious. He had such a beautiful smile. We also remember his commitment and efforts in the community when you lived in Lake Bonaventure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gloria and Graham
To the Owens family,
I was very saddened to read of Scott’s passing.
Despite the many years gone by I have many wonderful memories of time spent in his company. Fortunately I am sure you have many, many, more.
My most heartfelt condolences to you all.
Vivien and Giles Twogood
To Jane and family,
We’re so sorry to hear about Scott. Our sincere condolences to you all.
Jane and family, my sincere condolences go out to you on the loss of your husband and father, Scott. It will leave a big hole in your hearts but you have so many happy memories.
We are so very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. He will be missed in the neighbourhood. Our sincere condolences to Jane and family.