Fowler, Irving ‘Scott’

Fowler, Irving ‘Scott’

November 28th, 2020

It was time to say goodbye, to our darling Scott. He passed away peacefully, with such grace and dignity at home in London, on Saturday, November 28, 2020, with his children Kyra and Ian, and his forever love, Sandra, of 37 years, by his side. He will be missed by his grandsons, Andrew Fowler, Mark and Jamie Kappele; daughter-in-law Concie Fowler; son-in-law David Kappele; and his sister Anne Powell and her family. With open arms, he is now embracing his youngest son, Mark; his first wife, Andrea Crookston; and his parents, Jessie and Murray Fowler. Before he passed, he reached out to his extended family, friends and colleagues, and gave them his heart; they felt wiser and more cherished because of it.

Scott raised his three children in Toronto, with lots of fond memories of Cedar Point, Ontario, Windermere Island and Harbour Island in The Bahamas. Latterly, he and Sandra spent many winters in Vero Beach, Florida, a little slice of paradise. Family was everything to him; he made sure everyone knew they were loved in a special way. He loved gardening, was an avid reader, collected wine, and spent special time with friends improving his golf game.

He graduated with an Honours degree in Economics at Western University and began his career as an oil and gas analyst, which led him to be recruited to McLeod Young Weir to run the institutional sales for many years. Seeking a new challenge, Scott then joined Merrill Lynch and was instrumental in making it third in corporate finance in Canada. His true passion came when he co-founded with two senior partners, Orenda Corporate Finance (a mid-market investment advisory firm), and the IAIB, creating a network of M&A firms around the world. Nothing gave him more joy than helping his clients not only succeed, but excel beyond their dreams. He was a client’s client. He would push them to think outside the box. Scott then became an advisory board member of a number of privately held companies, which gave him such a sense of accomplishment. As Scott said many times, his raison d’être for living was to always be relevant; this is how he lived every day until he left us.

His final step in his journey was in London, Ontario, where he and Sandra moved to be closer to family. He wanted her to be surrounded by loved ones when it was time for him to go. He was a treasure among men; we all would say, he was “strong like bull…they broke the mold.” We will miss him enormously, but his spirit will always be with us forever.

A private funeral service will be conducted at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A memorial tree will be planted in Scott’s memory. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Scott are asked to consider Make-A-Wish Canada (www.shorturl.at/ahmAO). 

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Trudy MilneScott was a truly unique, caring, down to earth, considerate man. He was one of my favourites in Dr Griffin’s family practice. He always brought a smile to my face every time I saw him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. My thoughts go out to Sandra & the whole family. Prayers & blessings, Trudy Milne
Colum & Liz Bastable Our hearts and prayers go out to you Sandra, and the family on dear Scott’s passing. What a wonderful man he was and what fabulous happy memories we have of the times we spent together. We will never forget him . Stay strong and safe. Colum & Liz ( Beacon Hall Gang members).
Ulla David SonshineDear Sandra Our hearts are with you. Ulla & David
Ed Clark I was saddened to read the news about Scott’s passing. He was a wonderful guy. Always positive. Always nice .Always helpful. I worked with Scott at Merrill Lynch where he was liked and admired by all. The world has lost a good man.
Shari Kenley CravitPlease accept my deepest condolences. Whenever Scott called or came into Dr. Griffin’s office, I knew I was in for a good time. His humour and cheerful disposition lit up a room. May he now Rest In Peace and May his memory be for a blessing.
Victoria Lomax OllersWorking with Scott was always a joy. He was always totally engaged, listened, provided unbiased comments. He will be missed!
Bob McGavin and Kerry AdamsIn love and friendship we send our condolences to Sandra, Ian, Kyra and families on the loss of our funny, kind, clever, forever friend Scott. The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts. But oh, how we will miss the conversations and the laughter...
John BellA very treasured friend - we first met in the early Orenda days - never did the deal but became best of pals very quickly - his easy wit relaxed attitude and very keen sense of business kept us connected wit lunches ,dinners golf - never enough time - always more to talk about - he was truly part of the fabric of my life - I am so much richer for it - goodbye old friend
Pat and Stu FunnellOur deepest sympathies to Sandra, Ian, Kyra and Families, Some people are larger than life and for us Scott was one of them. We have such wonderful memories with Scott and Sandra filled with great fun and we will always treasure those special occasions. Thinking of you with much love. Pat and Stu.
Nicole Lamoureux Dear Sandra, It is with great sorrow that I learned of the loss of your Scott, your darling Scott, such a special man. I keep warm memories of our many get togethers with you two. It is hard to lose the love of your life after so many years of happiness and sadness shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sandra. Accept my most sincere condolences. With much affection, Nicole Lamoureux
Terri MacLeanSandra, I just heard about your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Scott was such a warm soul. His sense of humour and welcoming personality was such a delight as you both made us feel welcome as your neighbours at Beacon Hall. Thinking of you, Terri
Mark FalboMy sincerest condolences Sandra, Ian and Krya, to you and your entire family. Scott was a tower of a human being whom I will miss a lot. Smart, funny (really funny), charming, engaged, curious, caring, the list could go on and on. And his blue eyes never shone brighter than when he spoke of his family and friends. Many of us know of the personal challenges he faced over the course of his impactful life, but through it all he remained positive, uplifting and inspirational. He led by example, which as far as I'm concerned, is the greatest of all leadership traits and a great legacy for a great person. God bless.
Kelly Crerar KirklandScott was a treasured friend of the Crerar family for many years. Our deepest condolences to Sandra, Ian and Kyra. I had the pleasure of babysitting Ian, Mark and Kyra so many years ago. Scott’s booming voice and big hugs were always a welcome addition to farm weekends when he and Sandra visited. Their deep connection and bond was obvious to all. I know my father, Bill, shaken and saddened by this loss, will miss dearly Scott’s wise and positive conversations. So many good memories to hold close. You are all in our thoughts, Kelly
Lauren Crerar LintonDear Sandra, Kyra and Ian, Our deepest condolences to you all during this especially difficult time. Our family has such wonderful memories of Scott - his big boisterous laugh, contagious smile and wicked sense of humour. Thinking of you all and god bless. Lauren
Kelly Crerar KirklandScott was a treasured friend of the Crerar family for many years. Our deepest condolences to Sandra, Ian and Kyra. I had the pleasure of babysitting Ian, Mark and Kyra so many years ago. Scott’s booming voice and big hugs were always a welcome addition to farm weekends when he and Sandra visited. Their deep connection and bond was obvious to all. I know my father, Bill, shaken and saddened by this loss, will miss dearly Scott’s wise and positive conversations. So many good memories to hold close. You are all in our thoughts, Kelly
Cameron DuffMy condolences to the entire Fowler family, many of whom I had the pleasure to get to know over the years. I met Scott at Merrill Lynch in 1986 and he has been a great Bay Street colleague since that time.
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