Passing of a classmate: John W. Scott (MCHS ’66)

Howard Hight of Boston writes:

Dejan (Danny) Ristic another MCHS classmate and a former neighbour of mine, sent me a notification about the passing of another MCHS classmate.

This is what Danny sent me.

Dejan (Danny) Ristic writes:

John Scott was an MCHS 66 grad…. He was a weather radar engineer and helped create Environment Canada’s Doppler Weather Radar Network.


Forwarded message from Dejan Ristic:

Subject: SCOTT, John William – June 10, 1949 – January 14, 2015

Dear Friends,

John Scott. John was an avid photographer, the 1965-66 MCHS yearbook notes. He was a member of the Annual Board; his responsibility was Photography.

It is great sadness that I wish to tell you of the passing of a dear friend and colleague. Many of you know John’s passion for his work in the field of weather radar at King Radar and with the National Radar Program.

John passed away on January 14th 2015 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation and a Memorial services will be held on Sunday, January 18th at 3pm and service at 4pm respectively at the ‘Low and Low Funeral Home’, 23 Main Street, Uxbridge.


Ron Ruff [Ontario]
Instrumentation Technologist
Radar & Upper Air
Monitoring and Data Services Directorate


SCOTT, John William
June 10, 1949 – January 14, 2015

Uxbridge Chapel

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 65. Dearly beloved husband of Marjorie and awesome Dad to Bill (finance Amy) and Emily. John will be missed by extended family and friends. A Memorial service will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge (23 Main Street South, (905) 852-3073) on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 4 p.m. Family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time of service. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to Uxbridge Cottage Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Low & Low Funeral Home

23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1J4
(905) 852-3073

John William Scott

1997: ARMP – King Radar Cloud Physics Research Division

1996: ARMP King Radar Cloud Physics Research Division

1993: ARMP King Radar Cloud Physics Research Division

1992: ARMP King Radar Cloud Physics Research Division

1987: ARPP Radar Cloud Physics Research Division

31st Conference on Radar Meteorology, 6-12 August 2003, Seattle, Washington / sponsored by American Meteorological Society

Areal-Time [A Real-Time?] Integrated Display of Coincident Single-Station Sferics and Radar Observations Internal Report APRB: 99 P 25

King Weather Radar : operations manual and user’s guide. 1986

Microwave radiation power density measurements near and around the Toronto (King City) radar 1984

A real-time integrated display of coincident single-station sferics and radar observations. Report ARPB ; 99 P25 1978


5 replies
  1. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    The list is in development. Any help from any source will be appreciated. This list (below) is a start. We request help from MCHS alumni in development of the list. We want to have photos and brief texts, at the reunion, for each MCHS grad (and teacher) from the 60s era – anybody who attended or worked at MCHS at any point in the 60s – who has passed away.

    Jenning Dai

    Leo Hoyas

    Harry Boshouers

    John W. Scott

    Heinz Schlutz

    Steven Suter

    I have an addition to this list from a comment by Harry Chan at

    Harry Chan (MCHS 65) shares with us some great MCHS Sixties memories

    Harry writes, in a comment:

    “Gok Gee Wing died in a tragic accident when he was in his early twenties. I knew the family well. They lived on St. Evariste. Could not find his obituary but did find one of his father that recounts the family’s interesting history. His younger brother Simon, became an endocrinologist.”

    Stories of Giving: Dr. Simon Wing

  2. Graeme Decarie
    Graeme Decarie says:

    I found the picture of John Scott particularly saddening. After a life spent facing new students, one develops an instinct about each of the students from his/her appearance. And my sense is that looking at him in a class I would have seen a particularly decent person, the sort it is a pleasure to see in a class.

  3. Ken MacLeod
    Ken MacLeod says:

    John was in my grade 9 class. I remember him as the student who always got the 10/10 on the weekly quizzes. We rode the MTC bus home together, with John getting off at the top of Toupin to go to his house at the top of Beausejour. He was a good person, gone far too young.

  4. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    We owe thanks to Dejan (Danny) Ristic and Howard Hight for letting us know of the passing of John Scott. He will be remembered.

    I have updated the list that I began in a previous Comment:

    Gok Gee Wing died in a tragic accident when he was in his early twenties.

    As well, we learned of the passing of Steven Suter (MCHS 62) some time back. With regard to Steve, it was Peter Mearns who brought us up to date.


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