Scott Mercer

February 5, 2020


It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Scott Mercer on February 5th, at the age of 86. Scott was pre-deceased by his wife of 46 years, Margaret Mercer, and his parents, Samuel and Lillian Mercer. In his final moments, Scott was at peace and surrounded by his family. Left with wonderful memories are his children, Darroch (Nancy), Debra (Doug), Jillian (Ken), and Alison (John); and grandchildren, Julia, Anthony, and Megan; his brothers, Robert (Brenda), Rhodie (Wendy); and his special friend and companion, Joan Mayo.

Scott was a former bush pilot, entrepreneur, and avid golfer, who could often be found either on the golf course or at the “Y”. He is remembered by his family as a loving father who always exemplified strength, determination, resilience, and optimism. Personable, and friendly, he was known for his vitality and good humour. Over the past forty-five years, Scott shared a loving friendship with the “Fearless Foursome”, of Reg Whitten, Lloyd Cooke, and Rollie Avery. These loyal friends, along with many others, are left to mourn his passing.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Amanda Tzenov, and nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit  for their care and compassion shown towards Scott during his illness.

The family will accept visitors at Carnells Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday February 10 from 11-2 p.m.  Funeral service will follow at the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Scott’s memory, can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of one’s choice.



11-2 p.m. on February 10, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday February 10th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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To the Mercer Family/Cousins
My deepest condolences on the passing of Scott,
May Uncle Scott and Aunt Margaret rest in peace.
The Saulniers (Saskatoon)

My sincere condolences on Scott’s passing. We’ve been good friends for over 67 years. I will miss him.

Janet MacAdam (Ottawa)

We are so sorry for you loss. I hope you feel surrounded by much love.

Emelie and Josh Kavli

My sincere thoughts and prays are with your family. Scott was a wonderful man I enjoyed many times with him and my mother. He brightened our days up with his smile and wit when he would visit our family in Clarks Summit, PA. , as well as when I would visit them in Florida.. My thoughts and memories will always stay strong when thinking of Scott.

Eileen HIgginson

Our Sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.

To the Mercer Family – was so sorry to hear about Mr. Mercer. There are so many memories surrounding him and our families. All the regatta parties, bring a steak nights, Florida trips, exam chocolates and of course him driving us all to our weddings in his “fancy” cars. I know he will be greatly missed by the Cooke clan. Thinking of you all. Lori (Cooke) Bauld

Darroch, sorry to hear the heart breaking news of Scott’s passing. Dad & I have many great memories from Chocolate sales meetings / trips.
Condolences from Jumpin Jack & Patti Proud

Alison, Jill and Families,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your dad.

Joan, we are very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. Our condolences to you and the Mercer family.
Myrtis and Wilson Guy

Debra, Sincere condolences on you Dads passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. May the special memories help you through this sad time.

My sincerest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful person. I have known Scott for over fifty years and shall remember him for his youthfulness.
My sympathy goes out to the entire family in this time of grief.

To The Mercer Family

Our deepest condolences to you all.!May your beautiful memories of Scottie comfort you. Knew Scottie , his parents & brothers as neighbors on Merrymeeting Rd. Hug each other, laugh. cry & remember his warm smile & kindness.

Deb, Doug and the Mercer family. We’re so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Thinking of you during this time. Donna Rae and Paul

Condolences to Scott’s family and to cousins Robert, Rhodie and their families. Our thoughts are with you!

Sending condolences to Scott’s family. .Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Catherine & Ray Tooton

Wishing the Mercer family our deepest condolences.
May you all cherish the great memories of Scott and the joy he brought to your lives.

To the Mercer family,
Scott was our neighbour and friend in Florida.We had many a golf game together as well as other social gatherings both there and in St.John’s.It was indeed a pleasure to have known him and he’ll be surely missed.
Rest in peace Scotty,
Bart and Nicki Philpott

To the Mercer family,

So very saddened to hear the news of Mr Mercer’s passing. I have such fond memories of him growing up and when you all lived on Pleasantville Ave. A beautiful man whom I seem to remember always trotting around in a pair of white shorts and a polo shirt. I also ate a few chocolate covered almonds that he kept in his office. He will be remembered fondly, always with a smile and always so gracious, welcoming and kind to me.

My condolences to you all and sending hugs to the entire family.

Jane Delbene (nee Oliver)
London, UK

Sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing Darroch. Treasure your memories!

I extend my deepest condolences to Scotts family on his passing..

So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I have lots of fond memories of Scott from my days at the Y. A wonderful fellow. To all his family I only hope it helps to know there are many who will think of him, and smile. …Mike Bugden

A good friend at the Y and the golf course. Always smiling and pleasant. Condolences to his family and friends.

To all the young Mercer adults —- Debbie , Darroch, Jillian and Allison . It is difficult to express ones feelings after losing a good friend of over fifty years . We had so many great times that even though these are sad times our wonderful memories of those experiences. Still prevail .
When we get to meet again Scottie I will make sure to fix your golf swing —- once again .

Cookie and Jeannie

Darroch and family.So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. .My deepest condolences.

My deepest sympathy to the Mercer Family. Scott was a sweet, kind man who I had the pleasure of meeting during a visit to the States. You are all in my thoughts and prays.

We were so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. He was a lovely man and part of our “Florida clan” for many years. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.

Sorry to hear of Scots passing.have known for for many years.Sorry we cannot be qaround on monday to say our fairwell but are prayers and wishes are with you all.We arevery sorry to hear the bad news Rollie.

Sincere condolences to Mr. Mercer’s family. He was my father’s best man over 60 years ago. I had the pleasure of meeting him later in life. He was so lovely and gracious, such a delightful man. May your happy memories bring you peace.

Debra: My deepest condolences on the passing of Scott!!! Mel

To the Mercer family,
My sincere condolences for your loss. I knew Scott from the Y. I enjoyed talking with him each time we met there. He was a strong man in many facets of life and I appreciated his positive world view.
I, and many others at the Y will miss his presence. I am privileged to have known him.

Darroch and Nancy.

Condolences on the passing of your dad.
Hang on to all the great memories.
May he rest in eternal peace.

Alison,Jillian,Debbie and Derrick, My sincere condolences to each of you on the passing of your Dad. He was so very proud of you! What a kind, caring always pleasant man he was! I will always remember the wonderful times we shared together.

Darroch, Nancy and Julia.,

Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad Darroch.

May he rest in peace…

Darroch, Nancy, Julie and the entire family,

Rene and I send along our sympathies on the passing of your father this week..
We look forward to more of your stories when you speak of your Dad. Our condolences to the entire family.

To the Mercer family… sorry to hear of Mr. Mercer’s passing,, he was a great friend to my parents and I remember him as being one of the “ cool dads “ growing up. Unfortunately , I will be out of town next week but will be thinking of you guys..

We were saddened to hear of Scott’s passing who we have know for a long time and in recent years would see him at St Michael & All Angels where we both attend..Our deepest sympathy to his family.

Darroch, Nancy and Family, So sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. Sincerest condolences. Heather Squires


Sorry to hear that Scott has passed away.A very dear friend/client who will be sadly missed.

Debra and Doug……sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. We hadn’t seen him in many years but remember him from the Y and of course his trips to the sunny south. A true gentleman. Jan and John

Dear Alison , Johnny and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Your Dad had such a genuine warmth to his personality and it was always a pleasure to speak to him at family gatherings; he was a very sweet man. May your memories provide comfort to you during this sad time.

Good Bye Old Friend ; if there’s a Golf Course up there Hit ‘Em long and straight …we’ll miss you
Rol ( & Bev )

Darroch and family
I have such great memories of your wonderful father. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations each time we met. Unfortunately we are out of town and will miss the visitation and funeral. Please know that Brenda and I are thinking of you all during this very sad time.. Treasure your memories of him and the wonderful life he lived.

Dear Darroch and family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Father.

Brenda Lazar

Please except our condolences on the loss of your dad, he was a very sweet and gentle person! He will be sadly missed around Bishop Meadon Manor!!