Local News, Obituaries

R. Scott Giguere, 54

Loving son, brother and partner, devoted father

R. Scott Giguere died peacefully at his home in Killington on Nov. 22, surrounded with love, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Since the inception of Killington as a ski area, Giguere has been a seminal figure in the vitality and development of the area.  With the passing of Scott Giguere, an era also passes.  Loved and known as “Scotty” by all who knew him, his friendship was unbounded.  There’s little that he hasn’t done for so many, that his goodness could not possibly pass with him.  His love, laughter and light in his eyes were forthcoming whenever you were greeted by him.  From the Wobbly Barn to Charity’s, to the Mountain and down to Route 4, Scott’s presence was an integral thread binding the community together.

He was born in Killington on Sept. 29,1964, to Jack Giguere and Phoebe Standish.  Scott was predeceased by his father Jack, is survived by his mother Phoebe, son Colin, brother Brett, step-brother Kenan, his partner, Jessica, best friend Benny, step-mother, Teri, ex-wife Nicole, his precious dog Roxy and many other family members and many, many friends.  His love for his family, especially for his son, was unbounded.   

Scott was an avid skier and ski racer, a lifelong resident of Killington.  He also enjoyed spending time at family homes on St. John U.S. Virgin Islands, Nantucket and Florida.  He attended the Woodstock High School, transferred to Williston/Northhampton School where he graduated.  He went on to St. Lawrence University and graduated with a B.A.  His enthusiasm for everything he did was obvious to all close to him in all of his activities, from skiing, hiking, construction, and building, to developing and running Charity’s Restaurant.  Scott’s tall, handsome, strapping stature, hearty laugh and winning smile was surpassed only by his kindness, generosity of spirit and undivided attention that he gave to all who knew and loved him.  His hospitality was unrivaled, at his home or business.  You always felt welcomed by Scotty.

There is a deep absence felt by all who knew him, but Scott lives on in his family, friends and the community. Thank you, Scotty, for all you gave us. You will always be deeply loved.

A memorial service for Scott will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Our Savior, Mission Farm, Killington,  with a celebration to follow at the Foundry Restaurant in Killington from noon until 2 p.m. Friends and family are welcome to attend either event.

Memorial donations may be made to a fund for Scott’s son Colin to attend summer camp. Donations should be payable to Colin Giguere C/O Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 30, Woodstock, VT 05091

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. An online guest book can be found at cabotfh.com

One comment on “R. Scott Giguere, 54

  1. I am one of the many people who would be around Scott from time to time with mutual friends on The Mountain. Did not know him well but I liked him a lot. Though it would years since we last met he would always remember, buy me a drink or take a moment from his work to say hi. Got to spend a couple hours with him at his home in July. Though I knew of his cancer we spoke little of it or the pain. We talked cars, Duramax engines and restaurants and the changes on Killington over the years. When I left that day we shared a hug. I stopped short way down the road and was overcome for I guess I knew what was to come though he never said so. I drove away in sadness with a wish in my heart that I had gotten to know him better. Then I tried to smile because I knew that is what he would want. He touched me that day in a way I won’t forget. Rest In Peace Scotty

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