R. Scott Giguere, 54, loving son, brother and partner and devoted father died peacefully, at his home in Killington, VT on November 22, 2018, 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, Scott’s 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.
Born in Killington on September 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 the Williston Northampton School where he graduated. He went on to St. Lawrence University and graduated with a BA. His enthusiasm for everything he did, was obvious to all close to him, in all of his activities, from skiing, hiking, construction, building, 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 full 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 December 22nd at 10:00 am at the Church of Our Savior, Mission Farm, Killington, VT with a celebration to follow at the Foundry Restaurant in Killington from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. 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, Vermont 05091
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont.
2 thoughts on “R. Scott Giguere ’83”
Scott was my roommate for the summer session at Williston. Together we decided to stay for the next two years. We were roommates for our junior year and remained friends to this day. Our joint decision to stay at Williston changed both our lives for the better. Without each other we would not have moved our lives in this positive direction. He was a great friend and always had your back. We laughed hard and played hard. Our all nighters writing term papers were just so much fun. Because of Scott , our prom was held in Killington. The class of 83 will certainly remember that amazing weekend. My heart goes out to his family. This one hurts to the core. I miss you, my friend. Rock on and say hello to David Hamovit for us!
Enthusiasm was the keyword for Scott Giguere. He was someone who lived his life at full speed, just the way he raced. I was lucky enough to meet Scott and spend time with him and Gary Goldman when Neal Maxymillian and I were roommates in the room next door in Memorial Hall for our Junior Year at Williston. To say that Scott made everyone’s lives better that year is an understatement. He was a class leader and a sports star. He was someone that everybody was friends with. Girls liked him, and guys wanted to be like him. I was very proud to be his friend. (We saw “The Tubes” in West Hartford.)
As Gary writes, our Senior Prom was a great time because of Scott Giguere, It was one of his proudest moments; having all of his schoolmates up to Killington, his hometown. A fantastic time was had by all. Here’s to you, Scott. I hope you and David Hamovit are having a ball.