Scott, Dr. James (Jay) Montague FRCPC
With extreme sadness, Dr. Jay Scott’s family announces his sudden passing on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 in Kelowna, British Columbia. Jay will be deeply missed by his loving wife and best friend Deborah Vanston Scott. He leaves behind children Ryan and Elise Scott from a former marriage, and step-children Matt and Tamara Phillips. He will be dearly missed by his close sister, Tia Scott as well as his life-time friend Erv Schill, and several other friends in Mexico, Ecuador, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and British Columbia.
Jay resided in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where he had worked as a radiologist for Associated Radiologists since 1999. Jay’s list of credentials represented a small fraction of his brilliant mind. He studied medicine at the University of Alberta and at the University of Calgary. He had two Fellowships in Neuroradiology; the first from the University of British Columbia, and the second from Harvard University; and trained in pathologic radiology at Walter Reed Medical Army Centre. Before practicing in Saskatchewan, Jay worked as a radiologist in British Columbia.
Jay loved to travel, especially anyplace near the ocean. He was a physician of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine, an Instructor Trainer and a Medical First Aid Instructor with PADI, and held an Associate Professional Membership with Divers Alert network (DAN). He always said, “I like blowing bubbles”.
Although recently retired, Jay planned to continue practicing on a part-time basis. In August he attended a Neuroradiology conference in Santa Fe, NM. From Santa Fe he travelled with his wife to Costa Rica and Isla Mujeres, Mexico; his favorite vacation sites. Jay passed away a few days after returning home to Canada while visiting Kelowna.
Jay was cremated on September 27th. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. No memorial was held per his request. Many thanks to the paramedics, KGH Trauma Unit and ICU doctors and nurses for their thoughtfulness and caring treatment. In lieu of flowers, donations, if desired, can be made online at www.DAN.org/appeal or by phone: 919-684-2948 ext. 611.