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

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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