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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.


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  • wanda marshall says:

    Ryan: please call me

  • dave and melanie hilkewich says:

    so sorry for your loss. we were very sad to hear of his sudden passing. it was a pleasure to work with dr scott.

  • Dr Evet Wasif says:

    Take comfort in your memories at this time of sadness.Jay was a dear friend and college in Associated Radiologistes.
    God rest his soul,and give you comfort.

  • michael wilson, Kamloops says:

    Dear Scott Zott: Every year at the end of Nov., you come into mind. Your birthday is near. Remember when we used to exchange presents, and be at each others birthdays. And what about that big tree we would hide behind as we threw snowballs at passing cars. Will never forget the orangesickle your mom would give us on a hot summer day, Teddy, the GTO, the vette, skiing at Sunshine,skidooing at the ranch, shooting the 410, drinking coke in the a.m.You will be missed.

  • Mark Shenouda says:

    Jay, you were a good friend and colleague to me. I remember fishing with you up north with my father in law. You will be missed and my thoughts are with you and your family.
    Mark and Debbie.

  • Carol Boyle and Murray Taylor says:

    Jay, you were a great friend and colleague. We had a great holiday in Isla Mujeres because of your recommendation. We will miss your great laugh, smile and passion for life. We will miss sharing a fine glass of wine with a wonderful friend.

  • Patrice PollockMatt Schubert says:

    Dear Deb, we were so shocked & saddened to hear the news of Jay’s sudden passing. Our love & good wishes go out to you & your family. We think of you both with your smiles and costumes at that wonderful Halloween party last year. What great joy you gave him. Be strong, take care-Patrice and Matt

  • Clair Paulson (Wilson) says:

    Tia – I am so sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. I have many fond memories of days spent playing on Coronation Drive with you and Jay, Mercedes and Flavell, Mary and Susan, Susan Wright, Bobby Francis and the gang. Great times out at the ranch at Priddis as well. We Wilsons are thinking of you and sending you our love and our prayers. Clair

  • Paul Hayes says:

    Dear Deborah and family

    I worked with Jay in Saskatoon and will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
    Paul Hayes

  • Louise and Chick Rodgers says:

    We are wanting you to know we are thinking of you at this time. Hope to see you when you come back to Saskatoon.
    Louise and Chick.

  • shelley heuchert says:

    I am saddenned to hear of Dr Scott’s passing. While reminiscing with fellow staff members , we all agree Jay always had a smile for you and always asked how you were doing. His caring demeanor and approachable personality made him a pleasure to work with.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Mary Cheveldae says:

    So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Dr. Scott and appreciated his kind, approachable nature. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Mary and Dex Ator says:

    All our sympathy. Mary and Dex Ator.(formerly Assoc.Radiologists).

  • Vance and Leanne Chow says:

    Jay, your warm smile will be missed. Your honesty and zest for life was refreshing.

    Debbie we are so sorry for your loss. You brought him so much joy.


    Vance and Leanne Chow, Saskatoon

  • Chris and Jill White says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Jay’s passing.It was a pleasure to work with him over the years and hear of all his wonderful travels!
    our thoughts and prayers to his family

    Chris& Jill

  • Heather Gordon says:

    Debbie, Jay spoke of you often and was so proud to have you as his wife, life and travel companion! It was always a joy to work with Jay, and he will be missed! Over the holidays, we wish you and your family peace and a time to enjoy all the loving memories you shared together!

    Heather Gordon and Dave Nielsen (A.R.)

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