With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Scott Price, an esteemed pilot, a cherished family man, and a beloved friend to many. Scott departed on December 22, 2023, at the age of 92, leaving behind a legacy of extraordinary achievements and a life rich in adventure and camaraderie.
Born in 1931 in Quebec City, Scott’s early life was marked by his education at Ashbury College and Royal Roads Military College, laying the foundation for a remarkable career. He proudly served in the RCAF, where he distinguished himself as one of the pioneering Canadian pilots during the advent of the jet era.
In a career spanning 37 years with Air Canada, Scott was not just a pilot; he was a storyteller and a friend, his life an anthology of unforgettable tales and enduring friendships. His professionalism in the air was matched only by his passion for life on the ground.
Beyond the runways, Scott was a versatile and skilled craftsman. His love for mechanics shone in his meticulous restoration of classic cars and his skillful tuning of racing engines, a passion he shared with fellow members of the RPM Club. At the yacht club, Scott was a fixture of wisdom and mirth, known for his tales of the Lower St. Lawrence and the Saguenay and for his ever-willing hand to assist others.
Scott’s presence was a source of strength and joy in various gatherings, from tennis matches to yacht club meetings, to reunions with his colleagues from Air Canada. He infused each occasion with laughter, warmth, and an unbreakable spirit of togetherness.
Above all, Scott cherished his role as a family man. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Toni, he leaves behind a loving legacy with his children Andrew, Laurie, and Bryan, and his grandchildren Oscar, Lucas, Spencer, and Jasper. To them, he was more than a grandfather – he was a guiding light, a mentor, and an inspiring hero.
A celebration of Scott’s remarkable life will be held this spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, a cause dear to his heart.
We express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming love and support during this time. Scott’s journey may have reached its twilight, but the essence of his life – the stories, the wisdom, and the unwavering love – will forever soar high in our hearts. Fly high, Scott, until the day we reunite.