Remembering Ilse Loomer-Scott

Queen’s rower was known for her kindness and positivity

Ilse Loomer-Scott was a rower and coach for the Gaels rowing crew.
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The Queen’s rowing team and University were deeply saddened to learn of Ilse Loomer-Scott’s untimely passing on July 15 while surfing in Tofino, B.C.
 
Born on May 20, 1999, Loomer-Scott had recently turned 21 years old and would’ve been entering her fourth year at Queen’s in the fall. 
 
Loomer-Scott was a rower and coach for both the Queen’s and Kingston Rowing Club teams. She touched many lives during her time at Queen’s and is remembered fondly by her team, friends, classmates, and family.
 
“Her glowing smile, consistently positive attitude and passion for the sport will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her and having her in their lives,” a tribute from Queen’s rowing’s Instagram wrote. 
 
Outside of rowing, Loomer-Scott possessed a strong love for music and was known to bring her friends together at Queen’s for “jam sessions” in her basement. This was a tradition she even brought with her overseas on exchange semester in Sweden, according to her obituary. 
 
Loomer-Scott embodied the notion of living one’s life to fullest, her obituary wrote.
 
“The world is a beautiful place full of amazing people. Ilse would want you to enjoy it, respect it and treat it with care.”
 
 
“She lived a very full 21 years. One of Ilse’s gifts was that she didn’t wait until tomorrow to live, but lived each day to its fullest aligned with her values. It is the way of life that leads to having no regrets,” the obituary reads. 
 
The Loomer-Scott family has founded a “special honour” at Ilse’s high school, which will reflect the values she embodied. Those interested in donating are invited to visit her obituary to find out details, and share any thoughts, memories, or photos they have with Loomer-Scott. Her Obituary can be found at: https://www.forevermissed.com/

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