Colin Scott Strong

September 4, 1954 to May 6, 2024


The service for Colin Scott Strong on Saturday, May 11th at 1:00 PM will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. 

Please click HERE to find the link


Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre on May 6, 2024, in his 69th year. Predeceased by his parents Colin and Nellie, and brothers Dee and Barry.  Leaving to mourn brother Peter (Joan, Kyle), best friend and caregiver Christian Houle and sister-in-law Nina Goudie.

Also leaving to mourn fellow musicians of the STRUM, the Winter brothers, friends at Big Ben’s Pub and the Elk’s Club, the Sunday supper group, the Goudie family with whom Scott had a long and close association, special friends who kept in touch and visited Scott in months past, and many longtime friends and acquaintances.

The family would like to thank the medical team at the Health Sciences Centre, Special Care Unit, Neurology, for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Linda Russell for her love and support. Together, we accompanied Scott on his last day.

Cremation has taken place.

A funeral service for Scott will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 1:00 pm. The service will be live streamed and can be accessed through Carnell’s website. Following the service please join us for a reception at the Elk’s Club from 2 – 4 PM, 19 Carpasian Road, St. John’s.

Scott loved cats. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, a donation in Scott’s memory can be made to the SPCA or Heavenly Creatures.



1:00pm, Saturday May 11th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Saturday May 11th

Elks Club Lodge 245, 19 Carpasian Road

2 - 4 P.M.


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Sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. Condolences to the family
Keith and Beverly Butt

Sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I was Scott’s bestie and business partner for seven years in the mid 70’s. Our business failed and we went our separate ways but years later Scott asked for my help.

He called me in a panic. He was about to get married for the second time to Elizabeth Rideout but it seems that Mayor Dorothy Wyatt forgot to file his first wedding certificate. As one of the original marriage witnesses I had to attest to his marriage in order that he could obtain a divorce. Two days later he was married. Thinking of all who knew us both and hope this story helps you remember Scott.

We were very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. We so admired his many talents. Sorry we can’t be there in person to celebrate his life but we will be thinking of everyone.

So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing, i didn’t know that he was ill. I would certainly stopped in to visit him. I remember Scott fr. the Carriage Works and Ben’s first when i met him. He always had interesting chats on current and world events. It was such enjoyment to listen to him speak on things and that brought out his brilliant wit and humor. The Strum was always a good time and the other parties fr. the past. Sure he and Dee are having a few laughs on the other side.

So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. We had some very interesting discussions at Ben’s.

There are many people remembering Scott tonight as a bright, curious and creative soul. Phil Hiscock in his Facebook post has rendered a lovely portrait of Scott and his ages of man. All who are missing him have roots in a common time and he was among the most notable and engaging. We can hear his voice…Janet Miller Pitt and Rob Pitt

Thanks, all, for the warm remembrances of Scott.

It seems only a short time ago that Scott was pre-deceased by our brother Dee, although that was over a year ago now. Our oldest brother Barry died in 1993, a young man with two sons, Blair and Dwayne, who were raised with courage and grace by our dear sister-in-law Judy. Scott was full of wit and talent. He acted with Mary Walsh in the original CODCO. He graduated from the New York Institute of Photography and opened North Light Photographic in St.John’s. He worked on the Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger Report and was deeply committed to the push for better off-shore safety. He played bass in The Strum, did award-winning radio commentary, and cooked delectable currie. He was lucky in love twice: first, with the extraordinary Linda Russell; and then with lovely Elizabeth Rideout, who passed away in 2020. He loved books and cats and his friends and family, particularly Christian Houle and Nina Goudie. And we loved him. At heart he was always young, mirthful, and deeply wise about the vagaries of the world.

Although we can’t attend for medical reasons, we are, as Scott would say, “one with the family” in spirit.
Sleep well, brud.

sorry for your loss

An extraordinary mind and spirit. RIP

I’m so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I remember him from years ago in the music scene. And even earlier, when I visited the Allandale Road house (which I still identify as “the Strong house”)

My condolences Peter and family

Jeannie (Johnston)

Peter, Joan and family,
So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I have such vivid memories of Scott, fearlessly pedaling his bicycle … tearing down the hill to Chafe’s Confectionery and beyond. Also, his love of photography and other artful gifts. My heartfelt condolences on his passing.

A brilliant, funny, gentle soul. Oh to hear the conversation you and Dee must be having. right about now. Rest in peace ❤️

Condolences to his family

We drank
We smoked
We cooked
We ate
We listened
We sang
We laughed
We cried

We were friends

So sorry to hear of Scotts passing, many fond memories of chats over a Dominion at Ben’s and the Elk’s Club. “Will raise a glass in you honour on Saturday

Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of Scott Strong. As brother of my brother in law Dee I had many good times and conservations with Scott. He was a regular attendee of the Sunday supper club at my sister Nina’s and will definitely be missed.

So many fond memories of Scott over almost 40 years of Strumming along with him and his base guitar. We’ve had a lot of laughter and fun times over hundreds of times playing together., just practicing or playing out on occasion. I will always miss Scott’s sense of humour and his wit.
Rick Gosse and Jennifer

So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I have fond memories of staying with his family in my first year at MUN, sharing a bedroom and many laughs with him.