March 28, 1955 – June 5, 2019
Douglas Scott was born on March 28, 1955 and passed away on June 5, 2019.
- Visitation Friday, June 21, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2019
- Repast Saturday, June 22, 2019
- Reception Saturday, June 22, 2019
- Committal Service
June 18, 2019
A loving, kind and generous brother and friend life will definitely not be the same without him
June 16, 2019
Dougie Scott was an integral 'stone' in the bedrock of 1980's Lauderhill soccer upon which the city's future soccer success would be built. He brought a love, energy, commitment and high 'football IQ' to our beloved sport that contributed to his high respect in the community. After finishing his scholarship at Clemson and moving to South Florida, he was an ever-present personality at the ball fields in Ft. Lauderdale and was quick to remind us 'mi still have it' or 'watch how you tackle mi, caw is a salad yuh ah look' .
In 1982 he expressed an interest in advancing his knowledge of the sport and did his USSF 'D' Coaching Licence. This knowledge opened his eyes to a wider perspective of the sport and gave him a greater appreciation of the game. By his approach to soccer, we would see that he was a realist, a thinker, a doer, putting team first and yet an intensely private person who wanted to forge his own path and not be a follower. He used to share with us, many stories about life at Clemson and the various personalities starting with the fiery Coach Ibrahim and how the players, their nationalities and cultures intersected.
We remember him reflecting in humour on playing for Wolmer's Boys' School against Clemson at the National Stadium and getting to play left wing and taking every opportunity to showcase his sublime talent & speed against an unsuspecting right-back, for which Coach Ibrahim was instantly impressed. Dougie said he later searched out the defender and thanked him for helping him to get the scholarship.
We will miss his love of family. We will miss his passion for the sport. We will miss his wisdom. Above all, this man for his 64 years made an impact in this world and utilised his God-given gifts to improve himself and those around him and for this we give God the credit for a life of fruitfulness. The world loses when such men of honour have been taken from us.
RIP Dougie Scott
Lenny 'Kilroy' Taylor
June 15, 2019
I think our sister, Dawn, said it best; “I lost my brother, but I feel like I’ve also lost my best friend.”
June 14, 2019
As schoolmates at Wolmer's Boys' School I will always remember Douggie as a very talented footballer. Sincere condolences to his family. Rest In Peace my brother.
June 11, 2019
Douggie and I were school mates at Wolmers Boys School in Jamaica and also at Clemson University in South Carolina. He was a quite individual who likes his privacy. He was an outstanding athlete who excelled both in Soccer and Track and Field. My condolences to his family and may his soul find eternal peace.
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