It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Lee Scarlett, Water Canada’s former associate publisher. Lee lost his courageous 19-year battle with brain cancer on Friday, February 4, 2022. An advocate for the environment and a warrior for all things water, Lee was a familiar friendly face at industry water conferences and tradeshows for eight years until 2016 when he left Actual Media to focus on his health. “Water Canada magazine needed a business development champion in 2008, so I reached out to the energetic and affable Lee, whom I worked with previously at ERIS. He immediately embraced the water sector and the many wonderful people in it,” shares Todd Latham, President of Actual Media. He was like a brother to many of us who worked with him—fun and engaging, and keenly interested in helping water technology, consulting, and engineering firms advance their businesses. Despite his diagnosis, Lee was always positive and kind, and continued to stay engaged with the water industry and ‘his baby’ Water Canada magazine as its Water Ambassador. “I will miss his fishing stories and the many business strategy discussions we’d have at the pub. Lee was one of the bravest men I’ve ever known: never complaining and always looking to the future,” added Todd.

He will be missed by many.

Lee leaves behind his wife, Taline and children Taveen and Darren. An intimate celebration of life for Lee took place in Bradford, Ontario on February 11, 2022. Donations can be made in his name to the Sunnybrook Foundation. His obituary is here.


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