OBITUARY

Scott Argue

February 8, 1955September 25, 2020

The last of a dying breed, Scott Argue rode off to the big rodeo in the sky on Friday, September 25th, 2020.

He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth & Clifford Argue. He is survived by his siblings, Robert (Irene), Phil (Dana), Neil (Sheila), & Jocelyn (James); his children Charlene (Derek) & Lane (Camille); and his grandchildren, Lennox & Griffin.

Scott was born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan in 1955. He grew up helping his family with their cattle farm and gardens, east of Grenfell. As a kid he raised ponies on the side for a few extra bucks. He began trick roping at the age of 12, after seeing Roy Rogers roping on T.V. His mother ordered him a rope from a farm catalogue and he taught himself from books and diagrams. He became an incredibly skilled trick roper; one of the few left in Canada and the only one in all of Saskatchewan. At 19, he left to Nebraska to train under famous trick roper Montie Montana Jr., and then went to California to train with Montie Sr. as well. Scott was invited to join Montie Jr.’s Wild West Show, performing as far as Japan, Singapore, and Kuwait. He even roped before Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Scott then returned to the family farm where he lived out the rest of his days, raising his two children and countless horses, ponies, dogs, and cats. He roped as a double in a western film and performed at rodeos all over Canada and the USA. Scott also went to Texas to learn from famous roper and Cowboy Hall of Famer, J.W. Stoker, who became one of his closest lifelong friends, and who he visited as often as possible.

Scott was a dedicated friend and neighbour, lending a hand any chance he could and taking the time to chat or joke around with anyone who would listen. He touched the lives of many. Scott had a special connection with animals, training horses and dogs, and even teaching cats to do tricks. He went south to learn directly from famous horse trainer, Buck Brannaman. Scott was a true Renaissance man, possessing a wide range of knowledge and different skills. He loved plenty of things; cowboyin’, trick roping, horses, dogs, cats, country music, rock’n’roll, guitar, gardening, western art, comedies, and beer, but most of all, Scott loved his children. A committed single father, Scott raised his kids to value the most important things in life. He filled their lives with fun experiences, constant laughs, and immeasurable love. He was a proud grandfather and was excited for his future with his grandsons.

Scott worked for the Saskatchewan Department of Highways, selflessly serving for 39 years, before retiring only a couple of months prior to his death. Not one to sit still, Scott had big plans for his retirement. Many are deeply saddened that he did not get to relax or fulfill his dreams for the remainder of his life, but we hope that he is finally resting easy in paradise. He will be greatly missed.

The celebration of Scott's life took place on Friday, October 9th, at 4 p.m. Central Standard Time on Scott's farm outside of Grenfell, Saskatchewan. The link to the livestream: https://live.prairiewave.ca/scott-argue

Thank you so much for your love and support in this difficult time, and for being people that our dad valued in his life.

Love to you all, Lane & Charlene

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  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, October 9, 2020

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SANDRA AND KEN DOBRA

October 13, 2020

Dear Lane, Charlene and families:
Our sympathy is extended to you on the loss of your Dad, Scott. As you have noted in your memories and in your documentary, he was an amazing person.

Scott's "down to earth" attitude and his pleasant disposition were admirable. As a father, he was unsurpassed. We remember him always being by your sides - taking you to Sunday school, watching you both in all of your events and even selling Brownie cookies with Charlene! He was so proud of you both.

We first watched your Dad rope at a Wapella Rodeo. Such talent! After watching the documentary, we now realize the dedication and hard work he put into learning those skills. Thank you for sharing that tribute. It is a wonderful memorial and his legacy will live on.

Please take care of each other.

Ken and Sandra



Bobby & Brenda Trithart

October 12, 2020

Dear Charlene, Lane, & families
Our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of your dad. We will remember him for always having time to stop and chat, for his unique passion and talent of trick roping, his cowboy heart, and love and dedication for his children.
Thank you for sharing the documentary.

Bobby & Brenda Trithart

Lynn Daniell

October 9, 2020

Charlene, Lane, andfamily. I meet your dad through a mutual friend who loves to rope, they traveled together..Jimmy Thetford in Texas. Your dad and I have kept in contact through the years: we used to email each other, phone calls, and I usually wrote to him several times a year. He was always talking about you and your sister and how truly proud of the 2 of you he was and raising the 2 of you by himself. He loved, his children, music, roping, dogs, horses, and helping his neighbors. Heaven has gained an angel. Prayers love , and hugs

Marilyn and Robert Pope

October 9, 2020

Dear Charlene, and Lane and all the Argue family,

I was sad to hear the news of your Dad. Although I didn't know him as an adult, I do remember Scott as a 10 year old at the gathering of the clan for Grandma and Grandpa Schwieder's 50th anniversary. Later, I recall how exciting I thought it was to have one of my western cousins in the rodeo. My Dad, Frank, (your Mom's big brother) alway spoke fondly of his sister Betty and all my Argue cousins, and was particularly impressed with Scott's roping abilities.
Please accept my sincere condolences as you say good-bye to your Dad. I hope good memories will sustain you at this difficult time.

Marilyn (Schwieder) Pope

Diane and Ian MckenzieKing

October 9, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Lane & his sister, Camille, Gabe, and family at this very sad time. Our hearts go out to you and we pray you find peace in your memories.

Shirley and Ron Schlamp

October 7, 2020

We want to extend our sincere sympathy to all of Scott’s family. We will not be attending the celebration that is planned but wish you a good time of sharing memories and stories. Scott was a kind, friendly gentleman. He left a great legacy...Charlene and Lane.May you find strength, comfort and peace as you move forward with your loved one in your heart.

Constance MacKenzie

October 3, 2020

Charlene and Lane

I fondly remember your dad coming to the school for our Assembly and performing his many rope moves. I can still hear the intake of collective breaths as he completed his harder moves! Your dad will live on in my memory as well as the memories of the many who got to know him!

Leta Brierley

October 3, 2020

Charlien and Lane,
I am sorry to hear about your father.
My condolences to you and your families.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Leta

Debbie Brewster

October 3, 2020

Sorry for your loss. My most special memory of your Dad was when he made special trips to the elementary school to entertain my kindergarten classes. What a talent he had.
Take care,
Debbie Brewter

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