It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of E. Scott Wilkinson after a short illness in Cherité Hospital (Berlin), on October 24, 2011 at the age of 49. Lovingly remembered by his mother Elsie, his sister Terry (Bill), and brother Wayne (Diane), Scott is also fondly missed by his nephews Christopher, Timothy, and Patrick as well as many other family and friends in Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, and other countries. He was predeceased by his father Albert.
Scott was born in North Bay on October 5, 1962. During his youth, he was a proud member of the North Bay Boys’ Choir, and studied and taught classical guitar at Music City for several years. After graduating from Widdifield Secondary School, he attended the Faculties of Music and Education at the University of Toronto where he earned degrees in music performance, composition, French, and education. An excellent composer, conductor, and teacher, he will be missed by the music communities that he impacted throughout his life. Scott taught for the Toronto District School Board before moving to Germany where he taught at the Frankfurt International School, and subsequently at the Schiller School in Berlin. He was a guest conductor with a number of orchestras, including the Vorpommern-Mecklenburg Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Symphony and more recently the Bucharest-Radio-Symphony, the Bulgarian State Opera, and the International Symphony Orchestra in Sarnia, Ontario.
Scott will be remembered for his creative musicality, love of learning and teaching, and a sharp-witted sense of humour. A memorial service will be held at the Martyn Funeral Home in North Bay on Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Canadian Music Centre (https://dues.musiccentre.ca/node/25), or the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated.
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