We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Scott Dagg on December 14, 2023. He passed away peacefully with his wife Leslie at his side, after a brave eight-month battle with cancer. He was a native of Vancouver, loving son of Russ and Barb Dagg.
Scott’s passion for cars and engines of all kinds was well evidenced throughout his life. It was this passion, coupled with his love of the open road, that led him to countless adventures on his Harley’s, cars, trucks, and snowmobiles. But his mechanical knowledge and abilities were not all there was to this special man. He was incredibly intelligent and had a brilliant capacity for comprehension and calculation. He was known for his sharp wit, keen analytical mind, and remarkable mathematical abilities. Scott’s humour and intelligence made it highly unlikely for him to ever go unnoticed in any room he occupied. Once you knew Scott, you loved Scott.
Professionally, from a young age, Scott owned and operated his own businesses with great success. After being a businessman for years, and rebuilding 100’s on engines and cars, his love for driving became the next profession where he found tremendous fulfillment. His role as a truck driver went beyond mere driving; he relished mentoring new drivers, never missing an opportunity to impart his wisdom and experience upon others. Although his exterior was stern, those who were lucky enough to know him discovered his true generous, warm-hearted nature. His colleagues were more than just workmates; they were part of his extended family.
Above all, Scott was a family man. For Scott, family came first. He was always there for all his family, immediate and extended, especially during difficult times. He never had a negative word. He gave his family the experience of feeling utterly loved, understood, and protected. It was love-at-first sight for him and his wife Leslie; when they were just “kids” as he would say. They shared an incredible love story, and he will be deeply missed. Also, feeling a tremendous loss are his stepson Curtis, daughter-in-law Hana, and his adored dogs Ed & Sadie. His profound dedication to his family was evident daily, in every gesture of love, and each moment of genuine patience. There was not a day that Scott didn’t make his family his priority. He will be missed terribly by all of us.
Scott’s untimely passing has had a profound impact on his family, many friends and all who knew him. His life, though far too short, was a journey filled with love, laughter, and a fearless pursuit of his passions.
In keeping with Scott’s wishes, a memorial service and ride/drive will be organized in the Spring of 2024.
I have a hazy recollection of meeting Scott Dagg when he and I were about 8 years old in Cub Scouts. We met again in high school where we were in home room every year from 8 to 12 and we became best friends and we were inseparable in those days. Scott was surprisingly strong and he had a wicked right hook, which I experienced several times. We shared a passion for anything with an engine and we dug music. We had a garage band where he played rhythm guitar and I played lead. I always thought Scott had a really good musical sense of timing. Scott and I drifted apart when we were in our mid 20's but whenever we would cross paths, it was as if no time had passed. I was there when Scott met Leslie and I knew right off the bat that they were a unique fit so it was no surprise to me that they would reconnect and marry. Scott was one of the warmest, caring people I've known and he was amazingly intelligent. Since Scott passed in December, not a day passes that I don't remember some silly memory of our time hanging out; I take comfort in the wealth of memories I have of Scott and our adventures together. He will be missed and I can only hope we meet again in another life. Scott was one of a kind.
I was not prepared for the overwhelming feeling of loss, sadness, regrets and pain that I am experiencing without you here. My tears are endless. Memories of you are everywhere. I knew 8 months ago when we were told that you had cancer that the clock was ticking but never could imagine that you would pass. I feel completely shattered now that you are gone. I’m trying really hard for the sake of our fur babies and home to be strong, but you were always the strong one in our family, the one who could figure out any problem. The one that I could count on. Your unconditional love was an incredible gift that I was so grateful for. I can’t imagine how my life is going to be without you honey. I love you Scott.
Please accept my deepest condolences Scott and I went back many years sharing beers and playing pool. In the Cecil, and I was one of his friends he replaced the engine in my car and was my neighbor for quite a few years and a guest at my wedding. God bless you Scott Dagg.
Best ever riding partner no one will ever fill that spot brother, roaring down those winding roads. Every time I looked in my mirror I seen your smiling face! Everything from the rides the stops the talks the food and drinks, our little projects building decks to barn doors there wad nothing we couldn't do. I miss you like I miss the wind in my face on a warm summer ride. Until we meet again