It is with a heavy heart, that the Capilano Rugby Club announces that Tony Scott has passed away. After a hard battle with pancreatic cancer, Tony succumbed to the disease around noon on November 19, 2020. The entire Capilano RFC family offers its heartfelt condolences and we are all thinking of Wendy, Ryan and the Scott family.
Tony was a member of the West Van Barbarians and was an original Capilano RFC players in 1969. Tony’s on field abilities earned him the opportunity to play at the Provincial and National levels during his playing career.
On the field he was a tough as they come and did anything he could to help his team win. Throughout his career he was almost impossible to stop 10m out from the try line. This continued on into Tony’s Snowcaps career where he played the only way he knew how, 100% effort with the odd right hook.
Tony was a large presence both on and off the field and had an enormous impact on the club in each segment. At the grass roots level Tony helped out with a number of local high school teams and coached many different Capilano RFC teams over the years. He helped create and served as a coach for the Capilano RFC Mini/Youth program which has grown to be one of the largest, if not the largest, Mini/Youth programs in Canada.
At the executive level Tony served two terms as Capilano RFC President from 1987 – 1991 and 1999 – 2002 and was one of very few recipients of the Honorary Capilano Rugby Club Life Memberships.
Needless to say that the “Caps 4 Life” adage rings loud and true when you think of Tony Scott.
Although many people only knew the tough and gruff side of Tony there was another side to him that many close to him knew and loved. Beneath that tough exterior there was a softer side to Tony who was a great teammate, a great father, and a great husband with a big heart who loved the game of rugby. We were lucky enough to capture that side of Tony in the opening video clip from the Capilano 50th Anniversary. We will always remember him this way. Please click here to watch this video again.
Although we won’t see Tony along side his crew on the balcony for home games, rest assured, he will be there in spirit cheering on the Black and Gold. Tony will be missed, but never forgotten.
Please click here to view a Cap-Liner player profile that Tony wrote in 1981.