Our Friend “Scoon”
In Memory of our Friend Dale Scott of Carleton Place
Story By: Brent King.
Audio Feature By: Lyle Dillabough
Dale was an individual who dedicated much of his life to the betterment of our community and to anyone who was fortunate enough to cross paths with him.
There are far too many sports clubs, organisations, charities and people to list, but be assured they all felt their lives have been forever changed by the good that Scoon portrayed. He was someone who would do anything, anywhere at anytime and expect nothing in return. It is not often that there is a single individual who does so much for their community but Scoon did it all. Whether it was just walking down the street and saying hello with a smile to a total stranger, organizing one of the many benefits, setting up to DJ a wedding, volunteering everywhere (including the Riverside Jam), or just taking five minutes (two hours, all day or longer) to talk to someone, it was all done with a passion and dedication that was certainly on a one of a kind level.
Sadly, Dale passed away peacefully in Hospital Saturday June 7, 2008 at the age of 42 after a courageous battle with cancer. Even during his last few days, Scoon was talking about what he was going to do next, be it the day, next week or next year, he was always planning some sort of event. His biggest worries in life were always about others and never himself.
If we were all to live by example and do a fraction of the good that this young man achieved in his lifetime, the entire world would be a far greater place.
Our community has been honoured and will always be a better place because we had someone so dedicated to all that is Carleton Place. I guess it could be said that Scoon was a, “legend in our time.”
The 2008 edition of the RIVERSIDE JAM was dedicated to the memory of Dale “Scoon” Scott. Carleton Place’s “musical ambassadors”, THE BOWES BROTHERS wrote and performed a song entitled, “SCOON” at his incredibly large and well attended funeral. A special ‘Park Bench’ has been positioned and dedicated to him within the town. And yes; Scoon lived to see his beloved Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup shortly before he passed.