Scott Obrzud – An appreciation

All of those involved in the Strathbungo Society were shocked and saddened by the news that Scott Obrzud sadly died last Friday in the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice of glioblastoma (a very aggressive brain cancer). He had been ill for 17 months, the end was very peaceful and he was with his husband James and his family.

Scott and James moved into Strathbungo several years ago and immediately threw themselves into the work of the Society, becoming well known in our community. Scott was an enthusiastic organiser of whatever activity he turned his mind too (as was James), and his energy always ensured that our events were a success. He also had a fund of good and new ideas. But whether it was new suggestions for Bungo in the Back Lanes, helping to set up an event or doing the washing up at the Spring Fling, he was always willing to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in.

He was an enthusiastic committee member and ended up as the Society’s vice chair, his contributions laced with good humour and common sense. Kevin Kane, who was chair at the time, said

Scott was a gentleman and the warmth of his relationships with Society members and with James and his family marked him out as the good and decent man he was.

He will be missed by all in the Society and throughout the community. Despite his illness, we had assumed that he would be back at some point.

Scott’s funeral will place next Thursday, 17 October 2019 at the Main Chapel, Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh EH16 6TX, at 1pm and all friends are invited to attend. Family flowers only and any donations are welcome to be made to the Hospice.

The Strathbungo Society


  1. Holly

    Such heartbreaking news. Scott was such a lovely, lovely guy, always a smile on the street. All my love to James and his family. x

  2. Claire

    Scott was one of my school friends .. I talked to him quite often . He had a great sense of humour I will miss him very much

  3. Wesley

    Iam sure it’s the same Scott,worked at brunton terrace surgery.he was a gem I can’t believe it,I have just found this out.i pass my regards to everyone involved with Scott.wesley.

    • James Powsey

      Hi Wesley. I just noticed this, thank you for your message. That’s right Scott worked at Brunton Place Surgery in Edinburgh. He certainly was a gem and is deeply missed. Best wishes James

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