ALLEN, Scott Leonard


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Scott.  He entered into his Saviour’s presence on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at the age of 54.

Beloved son of the late Leonard and Irene Allen.  Cherished brother and brother-in-law of Karen and Roy Laplante.  Dear uncle of Joshua (Keera) Laplante and Rachel (Daniel) Calverley.  Even though Scott lived many miles away, we all stayed close.  He will be dearly missed by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Scott leaves behind a close and caring community of friends and colleagues in Accra, Ghana, where he lived and operated a small business for the past 15 years.  He cared deeply for all of his employees and friends, as well as the community at large, which included the local street cats which he fed! He graduated from the University of Waterloo in Management Accounting, which laid the foundation for his future businesses.  He had a lifelong passion for travel and adventure.  He travelled all over the world, which had him working and residing in Toronto (Ontario), London (England), Bermuda, and Accra (Ghana, West Africa).  He maintained lifelong treasured friendships and memories from each place.

A celebration of Scott’s life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington Street East 705-759-2522).



  1. We are so grieved to hear about Scott’s passing. His guest house was our home every time we were in Accra. What a huge heart of love he had for people. We especially took note of his well-trained staff and the respect & care he showed them. What a great leader and nice friend. We miss him. Our condolences to his friends, family and the staff he loved so much at Sharpnet.

  2. Scott was a wonderful person. Shared same office space for 11 years, traveled with him, miles outside Accra to attend colleagues Staff family events always. My best gift from him was few sermons preached by Pastor Krishnan Sunder of Rexdale Alliance. Looking back, he knew me quite well to have handed those sermons to me. Those messages changed my life and I went for more and shared with many friends.
    He had the energy, the compassion, the smile and the humility. A difficult time for the entire community and staff here in Osu-Accra.
    My prayers with the entire family. You shared Scott with us. He touched lives profoundly, and will forever be missed.

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