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Layk Scott Scowen

November 11, 2022

Unexpectedly and tragically taken from us on Friday 11th November 2022.  Cherished son of Wendy and Jason, much-loved grandson of Val, Ann and the late Rex, Walter and Dorothy, and Tony and Lorraine.  Loved nephew of Darren, Emma, Craig, Jan and her Canadian family, Karen and Bob, Andrew and Annie and all his amazing cousins.  Special brother-cousin of Paddy. Beloved of Sue and Mark, Amber. Phoenix, and Lakota, Steve and Parisa, Fiona and Claudia, and Shirley.  Deeply missed by his fur buddies.  Fondly remembered by all his friends, far too many to mention by name. To leave a message or to watch the livestream of the service, go to  Layk’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Layk’s life will be held at Westland High School Hall on Saturday, November 19, commencing at 11.00 am.  Private cremation to follow. The family invites everyone to join us for refreshments at the conclusion of the service.  Funeral service livestream link

Thompson Funeral Directors Ltd. Hokitika

Members of The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand


  1. Jane & Alan Stuart

    Our sincerest condolences Wendy & Jason.
    Sending our love ❤️

    • Kaylene King

      Jason and Wendy my deepest condolences to you both, your in my thoughts. ❤️

    • Annie Breeze

      Dear Wendy, Jason, famliy and friends of dear Layk, sending you all so much love and strength 💖
      Kia tau te rangimārie a Layk – rest peacefully young man 💙
      Arohanui mā
      Wiss, Annie, Ocean, Lily, and Rose 🌻

  2. Sheri Wright

    Jason and Wendy.
    All of your cousins are heartbroken by your loss.
    Your precious much loved Layke will be in the arms of the Aunts and Nana Doreen.
    Much love ❤️
    Sheri and Boys and Helen

  3. Miriama Susan Johnsen

    RIP Layk sending heaps of aroha to Jason and Wendy and all the whanau.Tragic loss of such a lovely young man.Kia kahaxxxx
    Lance,Miriama and Quinn and whanau xx

  4. Shirley Smith - Nelson

    Dear Anne, Jason, Wendy and family. My heartfelt sympathy at this sad time. A wonderful young man taken far to soon. Thinking of you all and sending much love.

    • Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

      Our very sincere condolences to Wendy, Jason and whanau.
      Our thoughts are with you all.
      Kia Kaha. ❤

  5. Adrian and Julie gardner

    On behalf of all of the cool little market stall holders. We are all thinking of you at this difficult time 💔

  6. Glenys Byrne

    I had the pleasure of teaching Layk for two years,, he was always kind, caring, and considerate we are all better people, just for having known him!. Thinking of his family and friends at this very sad time. May He Rest In Peace..

    • Rick and Wendy Fennell

      Wendy and Jason, our heartfelt sympathy to you and your families, was devastated when found out, thinking of you.

  7. JudyAnn Thompson

    Rest in love Layk such a beautiful soul and young man. Sending a lot of aroha Wendy & Jason.

  8. Karyn Davis & family

    Thinking of all impacted by this tragic passing of such a special young man. Love to you Wendy and Jason.

  9. Wendy and Chris Roberts

    Wendy and Jason I’m so very sorry for the tragic loss off your dear son Layk, please know that we are thinking of you and your family and send you our heartfelt Sympathies 💔
    Much love
    Wendy and Chris

  10. Carmen

    I have no words. Love to Wendy and Jason. xx Carmen Jackson and India

  11. Liz and Kyle Scott

    We are so sorry for the loss of your dear son Layk and precious grandson to Val

    .Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.

    Lots of Love

  12. Raelene McMullan

    It was an absolute pleasure to watch Layk develop into such a fine young man. He always had a positive energy and walked as if he were walking on air. A true gentleman. My heartfelt sympathy to Wendy and Jason, and all who will continue to love him. Raelene

  13. Lynne Hilston

    Dear Jason & Wendy and Anne, Sending our deepest condolences, we are so sorry for the tragic loss of you precious Layk. Our love, prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Lynne and Tracy (Shand) and Families.

  14. Lois Donnelly

    My sincere condolences to Wendy, Jason, Val, and all the family. My heart aches for you. I have watch the special relationship between Layk and Val over many years as Val’s neighbour. A much over young man.
    Lois Donnelly

  15. Jill Foster

    Our thoughts are with you Wendy, Jason, Val and family and friends. So sorry for your loss. We will always remember his beautiful curls and infectious big smile. A young man who loved his parents and you him. Shine bright Layk.
    Jill, Grant, Alex and Stacey Foster.

  16. Kate Fleming

    Hard to express how much I have felt for you Wendy and Jason and all your whanau, his dear friends and everyone that was so lucky enough to have had a connection with your dear young man Layk..
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Arohanui, Kate and whanau

  17. Ray Linklater

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  18. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    To Wendy and Family our sincere thoughts are with you.

  19. Dianne & Richard Norton-Taylor

    Wendy & Jason, our hearts just break for you at the tragic loss of your awesome young man Layk. Deepest sympathy to you, your extended families & Layks friends….Dianne & Richard

    • Rachel & Jamie Smith and family

      Thinking of you Wendy Jason and family at this sad time. 💔


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