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Collie, Scott

How do you weave a story worthy of Scott Collie?  We can list his achievements but what of the man? How do you capture the essence of who and what he was, so that everyone will understand the depth of loss that has engulfed his family and friends?  We will try our best to illuminate to the world why our heartache is so great and so raw. Scott Collie, born January 24th, 1958, grew up smack in the middle of six siblings – he always felt like the younger brother of Harry (Patrick Lutz), and sister Joan (Dennis Jackel) and the oldest for brothers Blair (Keri Collie), David (Sherri Crossman) and sister Andrea (Rick Tamburo). The Collie Clan has had many adventures together and those stories and photos will become grander and more precious as time goes on. Scott loved being an uncle to all his nieces and nephews, and never missed an opportunity to gather together.  He found his soul mate in Susan Nagy by chance in London, England and together they shared 38 years of joy and raised a bevy of boys. Family was an inherent and integral part of his being; he loved his sons fiercely and equally and was so proud of the men they had become and the women they had chosen to be partners with; Connor (Emily Bonduro), Aaron, and Kevan (Mikaela Vincent), who now echo their father’s innate sense of justice and kindness, with an underlying thread of stubbornness and independence.  The gift of creativity shaped him and he brought that talent to everything he undertook, whether through animation, bricklaying or storytelling – which he was a master of all three. Scott made friends easily with his calm presence and the ability to weave a tale, keeping those around him enthralled. Even though you would hear the same story often, the telling was always augmented, and that was the fun in listening. That skill translated well when he became an educator for the OMTC. For a little over a decade he positively impacted his students and gained another family through his colleagues.  Scott’s passion for creativity extended beyond animation and illustration, and included a love and appreciation for all genres of music. A true renaissance man, he strummed guitar, plucked the ukulele, and took on the challenge of trying to grasp the blues harmonica. He didn’t believe in the adage, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and willingly learned new skills throughout his life.  As a family, we would like to thank his parents, Barbara and David Collie for raising the most gracious and wonderful human; to the Nagy/McNally families; mom Ruth Nagy, sisters Diana, and Lynda (Rob Cralli), and brother David (Dana Newhook), uncles, aunts, and cousins for embracing and loving him as much as we did.  To our friends, who are our extended family, we are thankful for your support throughout this journey but even more importantly for shaping our lives through adventures, laughter, dinners, vacations, more laughter, and an unconditional, consistent love.  A huge outpouring of love to his health care team; Michelle Rosetta-King NP, Dr. Higgins, Dr. White and to his nurses, especially to Rebecca, who showed him empathy and compassionate throughout his care.  In lieu of flowers, please share your Scott stories openly and often and if you want to donate, please do so to Community Living Etobicoke in memory and honour of Scott. It was a charity close to his heart.  Scott’s spirit and energy left this world June 3rd close to 6 pm, just as the sun chose to burst through what had been a dreary, grey day.  There will be a celebration of his life when restrictions are lifted; date to be determined and shared on social media.



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