Allen Glen Scott

5 June 1929 - 3 February 2017

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Allen Glen Scott (87) passed away peacefully Friday, February 3rd, 2017 in Victoria, BC with his loving and dedicated wife Amy Ho Scott by his side. Allen was born June 5th, 1929 in Claresholm, AB to George William and Mary (Minnie) Ross Moody Scott. He moved to Vancouver, BC in 1950 and got a job working in the shop for Great Northern Railway. He worked his way up to locomotive engineer and later worked for PGE Railway in Vancouver and then Prince George, BC. In 1955 he met Elizabeth Robinson and they married in 1957. They had 3 children, Katherine, Ian and Don. They moved to Prince George in 1959 and started quite a few businesses, all at the same time - a tow truck company, a motel and a subdivision all while continuing to work for the PGE. In 1966 they decided to leave the cold and head south to retire in Penticton, BC. Once in Penticton, after a year of retirement Allen started a company, Mariner Homes. In 1976 he went to Australia and Saudi Arabia with the BC government looking to expand British Columbia businesses internationally and ended up moving to Saudi Arabia for seven years. There he built apartment buildings, homes, industrial buildings and laboratories, all for Aramco and schools for the Saudi government. In 1986 he travelled to Hong Kong looking for business opportunities and started an export company. It was there he met Amy Ho and they married in 1990. In 1994 they moved to Victoria, BC and built their retirement home. Until recently they were snowbirds, visiting Palm Springs, CA every winter. His passion was golf and he and Amy are members of the Royal Colwood Golf Club. Allen is survived by his wife Amy, his children, Ian (Kelly), Don (Leslie) and Katherine, along with 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a second on the way. He is also survived by his sister Jean McKay, many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Minnie Scott and his brother Ross Scott. Visitation will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel-Colwood, 317 Goldstream Ave., on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 10-11am, with a service in the chapel to follow. Cremation. A celebration of his life will be held at Royal Colwood Golf Club, 629 Goldstream Ave. on March 25, 2017 from 2-4pm.

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