It’s About the People.. Always about the People – Dedicating a Seat —Dale ‘Scoon” Scott

It’s About the People.. Always about the People – Dedicating a Seat —Dale ‘Scoon” Scott


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June 16, 2018, Carleton Place

You know if Dale “Scoon” Scott had been alive yesterday, he would have been happy to see all the folks that turned out at Market Square to see a bench dedicated in his honour. But he wasn’t, as Scoon died at the age of 42 after a courageous battle with cancer, on Saturday June 7, 2008.



Dale’s parents proudly cutting the ribbon– Jim and Edna

Ten years later the people in the large crowd recounted memories of the man with the tune who will always be fondly remembered for his countless hours of community involvement, and his “Tunes by Scoon” D.J. service.




But honestly, even with all that charity work he did, Scoon will mostly be remembered by the people who loved him for who he was. In fact, I am sure he would have been thrilled to know that the Bowes Brothers made up a song for him. There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd *“in the town he loved to live for- in this town where he belonged”– Carleton Place.


*Lyrics-The Bowes Brothers

In today’s dedication we contributed the broken shards of our memories to a larger picture to reflect on Scoon’s life and his many legacies. The people of Carleton Place and surrounding area got together, collected money, and produced this wonderful memory together.





One might realize that this bench is more like Scoon than we might think. The solid nature of the bench demonstrates how he brought various groups of people together for a common purpose of good.

So today, take 5 minutes and stop someone anywhere-that’s right, anywhere. Just to ask them how their day is going. Give it a try, it’s not going to hurt you. Do it in memory of  Dale ‘Scoon’ Scott.  Thanks now!

David put his hand in the bag and pulled out a stone and slung it, and it hit the Philistine in the head, and he fell to the ground”

I Samuel 17:49

(Scoon’s favorite verse from the movie Hoosiers)



I would like to personally thank the Carleton Place staff (Joanne Henderson) who worked on this and put forth their best efforts. Thanks also go to Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn. Last but not least— thank you to the woman who started it all —Shan Munro-Link!

As Shan said: “He was a champion for our town of Carleton Place.  His passion for volunteering was amazing and there were a lot of projects that wouldn’t have gotten off the ground if it weren’t for Dale.

Thank you to everyone that came out today. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful crowd. More than one tear was shed but the memories and stories shared were great.

Please stop by and have a seat. Thanks now”.

Well done everyone!! Well done Carleton Place! Working side by side in harmony to make a town work!

Dale “Scoon” Scott Memorial Bench Facebook Page



Shan Munroe Link and her daughter



Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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