We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Tammas, at the age of 86. Tam peacefully slipped away at home as this was his wish.
Tam is survived by a large loving family. His faithful, devoted wife Jacqueline of 65 years, 5 children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Tam was predeceased by both his parents and his two brothers leaving him the sole survivor of the Scott family for many years. His family was the utmost important aspect of his life.
He was also a very successful business man running and operating his own business, “The Orchid Florists” in Winnipeg for 42 years. Over the years, with hard work and determination, he expanded the business from one location to 11 prosperous shops. As family and business were a large part of his life he also had many other interests. He was an honorary member of the Rotary Club, having served 66 years of volunteering. Tam was President of Winnipeg Executives Association 1962-63. In his younger years he was the Commodore of the Manitoba Yacht Club and directly involved in founding the Victoria Beach Yacht Club and the inception of Perimeter Airlines. Flying and boats where on the top of his list. With Tam having had his pilots license and the interest of flying, he formed a small business where he sold Beechcraft airplanes, just for fun.
Tam was the President of Allied Florists and Growers Association along with being the Reeve of Victoria Beach. After living in Winnipeg and moving to Cowichan Bay Tam became a Realtor for 12 years in the Duncan and surrounding areas. In Tam’s personal life he and Jacquie traveled “the world”. They both made 54 visits to Barbados!
Tam was an accomplished pianist, with music being a dear part of his life right from childhood. Tam was very much a perfectionist, teaching his children, “if you are going to do a job, do it right, or don’t do it at all”. Tam will be sadly missed by more than we will ever know. He will be held deeply in his family’s hearts forever. Until we meet again!
Donations can be made to the Rotary Club of Duncan or one of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday September 2, 2015, 11:00am at the First Memorial, in Duncan