McPhee, Scott William


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Scott William McPhee from the Sherwood Park, Alberta area. His passing occurred on October 17, 2019 with his wife and boys beside him and his family nearby.

Scott was born on June 11, 1965 in Red Deer and grew up in Lethbridge, Calgary, and Okotoks.

He graduated from the Computing Science program at the University of Alberta and started his career at IBM Canada. It was readily apparent to anybody who met him that he embodied a strong work ethic, always committing fully to any responsibility that fell upon him. He always loved a new challenge and after 18 years at IBM his career led him to ATB Financial, Servus Credit Union, and most recently to an exciting new position at ATCO in Edmonton.

Scott’s work ethic, creative drive and superb technical skills were all expressed not only at his day job, but also through a lifetime of inventing. He created many wild and crazy one-offs, practical and entertaining gifts, and a few inventions that blossomed into full blown businesses. He always had an electronics project on the go, and he could fix almost anything.

Scott was playful and a little mischievous. His adventurous spirit found him connecting with people of all walks of life and getting involved in all kinds of interesting undertakings. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity building houses in Mexico, worked at the soup kitchen at the Salvation Army in Edmonton, and was a barista at the Common Ground Community Café in Sherwood Park. He always met people at their own level, and was interested in everyone.

Scott’s family was at the very centre of his life. At the age of 30 he met the love of his life, Christine, and together they had two boys, Alex and Thomas, whom they raised on an acreage full of pets and projects. The four of them explored the world together, taking many amazing trips as a family. When Scott talked of his boys, his pride in them was obvious to all and seeing them burgeon as fine young men was his greatest joy. He and Christine were just beginning to celebrate the empty nest phase of their life, enjoying hikes and travel with their newly rescued dog, Tia.

Scott is survived by his mother Joan McPhee (Steve Buie); wife of 21 years Christine Vogel; sons Alex and Thomas McPhee; brothers Kent McPhee (Barb Pearce) and Steve (Stephanie) McPhee; parents-in-law Walter and Fran Vogel; sister-in-law Niki Vogel (Mike D’Aoust); brother-in-law Justin (Shauna) Sanderson; nieces and nephews Aidan, Lily, and Declan Fenniak, Korah and Chloe Sanderson, Nyomi and Wyatt D’Aoust; and many in his extended family. Predeceasing Scott is his father William McPhee (2001).

Cremation has occurred and a celebration of Scott’s life will be held on November 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Woodvale Facility in the Mill Woods Golf Course, 4540 – 50 Street Edmonton, AB.

Scott’s family would like to extend heart-felt thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 5241 Calgary Trail NW #144, Edmonton, Alberta.

Scott will be dearly missed by all.

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John Klym

I admit I never had the pleasure of meeting Scott, but one of his electronics products serves me daily, and for that I’m thankful and me makes me smile. My thoughts to your family and friends –

Alan Sand

There are few words, I know from what I read, and from what I have had contact with Scott through the purchase of my Tap-Turn Module.
He must have been a really great person.
I only have this to say in your time of Sorrow…
Love Be With You All…

Time is The Master Of Healing, & Love Is The Master Of Everything That We Do….John Denver

Sylvia Jayakaran

Scott had an impeccable sense of humor, warmth and he was an excellent judge of people. It was an absolute privilege to get to know him while he worked at Servus.

My condolences as well as prayers to Scott’s family that God’s presence will uphold them at this difficult time.

Vicky Moroz

Scott’s passing came as a great shock! He was so full of life and laughter and lost far too young. I worked with Scott at Servus Credit Union and admired his ingenuity. It is never easy to lose someone you love. Keep your memories of Scott close to your heart, talk about them, laugh at them and cry. He will forever be a part of you. Mike and I send our deepest condolences to you Christine, Alex and Thomas and family.

Brenda Sallis

I worked with Scott at Servus for over 8 years and always enjoyed our chats about acreage living, a passion we both shared in the same community. Scott beamed with pride whenever he mentioned his family. I was always amazed at the ideas that Scott would come up with. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten. My deepest sympathy goes out to Scott’s family. Brenda Sallis

Ray Troppmann

I’m so very sorry to hear of Scott’s sudden and unexpected passing. I first got to know Scott at IBM and then our paths crossed many times after his departure. My deepest sympathies to Christine, Alex, and Thomas and the rest of the family, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Brouwer Lypowy

So very sorry for the loss of Scott, condolences to Christine and the wonderful boys. I enjoyed lively conversations with Scott at Solstice parties at Barb and Greg’s and admired his active mind, sense of humour-always a twinkle in his eye. A zest for life and an optimistic and curious intellect. It was an honour to have known him, even in casual social settings.

Lona Chow

I worked beside Scott for several years at IBM. He was brilliant and always had a smile. He always had a solution too. I missed him when he left IBM and he will be missed by all. Deepest sympathies to Christine and the boys.
Lona Chow

Mr. Robert Soloview

THANKS Scott for being a Friend since I met You in the Early 1990’s and Also giving me ” Robert ” a Reference for Job Searches Long Time ago and I Always Appreciated Our Coffee Fellowships , Chats and PRAYERS too for Our Families and You will be MISSED Scott and See You again one day in HEAVEN 🙂

Lloyd McPhee

It is with great sadness to hear of Scott’s passing. We grew up as cousins 2 weeks in age apart. He like his father was a great joker who loved a laugh. Your spirit lives on in so many of us and I wish our paths crossed more as adults. Hugs from Australia to Christine, the boys and family. We will be thinking of you all November 1st and onwards xx

Robert Husband

The same bunch of guys have been getting together for two decades to play poker, have a laugh, and keep up to date on each others lives. Scott was a big part of the group. We are going to miss hearing about Scott’s adventures and life stories, and especially his pride in his family. He will be missed greatly. Our deepest sympathies to Christine, Alex, and Thomas and the rest of the family.

Barb, Werner and Markus Hildebrand

We are extremely sorry and sad to hear about Scott’s passing. It was quite a shock to us. We did not really know
Scott that well, mostly as dad for Alex and Thomas. He was
always friendly and happy whenever he came to pickup Alex. We send heartfelt condolences.

Sheryl, John, Alex and Thomas Price

We are so sad to hear of Scott’s passing. We know Christine and Scott because of the Mom and Baby group in Sherwood Park when Alex was born. It was ever amusing that we named our kids the same names. Scott was such a kind and intelligent person; we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you Christine, Alex and Thomas and the rest of the family,

Rob Bligh

I’m so very sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Scott at IBM for many years. He was a fantastic colleague. My heart goes out to his family as clearly Scott left us way too soon. I hope the incredible fond memories of him will quickly replace the pain of losing him. He was a great man.

Niki vogel

I am so sad about the loss of my handsome, smart and incredibly kind brother-in-law. He has left a huge hole in our family. Looking through photos of Scott from the last 24 years, I see picture after picture of him beaming with pride at his boys, starring adoringly at my sister Christine, teaching one of my kids something I couldn’t teach them, or doing something silly to make us chuckle. Only time will make the pain become less, he is so missed by everyone. My heart goes out to my sis and my nephews, I am thinking of you all every day.

Lou Mak

I was so shocked to hear of Scott’s passing. We offer our sincere condolences to all the family members. I met Scott, through working with Christine and was amazed at his ingenuity. His DIY project of converting his Mercedes to run on waste vegetable oil inspired me to convert my VW Jetta TDI to do the same. He was always so friendly, willing to provide advice, and truly helpful. I also admired that he was at the forefront of technology to acquire a Tesla (and provided the comfort level for others to join). His DIY home projects were incredibly outstanding… even his chicken coop had window blinds and was fancier than most homes. Our deepest sympathies for such a true loss.
Take care Christine.
Lou and family

Mark Stewart

I enjoyed my talks with Scott. He was a very smart man. He had great ideas and always found solutions. Thoughts and prayers go out to Scott’s family. With regards, Mark.

Sherri Podloski

It is hard to believe that Scott is no longer here. I worked with Scott at Servus Credit Union. He had a great sense of humour and liked to tease me about my “architectural questions”. I will remember him as being full of life. My deepest sympathies to all of your family.
Sincerely, Sherri

Nick Sandrin

So sorry to hear about this. Scott was always full of life and as noted in the words above, just a bit mischievous. Teresa and I send our condolences.

Sincerely. Nick

Donya Blakney (Boyer)

I am so sad and shocked to hear of Scott’s passing. He and his brothers grew up next to us in the house in Mapleridge. While I was closer in age to Steve, I remember seeing Scott come and go and visiting and goofing around with him from time to time. I was somewhat in awe of him as he was older and so handsome. I wish to send my deepest sympathies to all of you in his family. Warmest regards, Donya

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