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Dr. Scott Giffin


Dr. Scott Giffin

With sadness and appreciation for a life lived to its fullest, the family of Dr. Scott Giffin announces his passing on January 02, 2019.

Survived by his loving wife Shari, children Brea (Mark Streeter) Giffin, and Rane Giffin; sisters, Gaye MacDonald and Ann (Joseph) Waswa, and brother Robbie (Karen) Giffin; mother-in-law, Margaret Snow; sister-in-law Betsy (Kevin) Carson, brothers-in-law, Richard (Wendy) Snow and Brian Snow, several nieces and nephews, and a wonderful and supportive extended family. Predeceased by his father-in-law, Dr. Dick Snow.

Born on April 02, 1954, in Inverness, Cape Breton, to the late, Dr. Carl Giffin and Betty Freeman-Giffin, he grew up in Truro, NS. His childhood passion was swimming and playing with his siblings at their family cottage on Brule Shore.

Scott went to Mount Allison University for his undergraduate degree, where he captained the varsity hockey team and developed lifelong friendships with his teammates. The intense bonds that they formed followed them through their lives, through yearly re-union games, and countless get-togethers.

 He had a sharp wit, and a boundless sense of humour.  He always took the time to include all of those around him, and gave a great hug, from deep within him.

 After graduating from Dalhousie University Medical School, Scott followed up a few years later with a specialization at Harvard University of Public health. A dedicated family physician and public health professional, DR Giffin continually upgraded and expanded his medical knowledge throughout his career. He was a principled man, admired by his peers; and served his profession with distinction.

Devoted to providing for his family, his work took them on adventures from Pictou to Boston to Memphis, to New Hampshire and back to Saint John.

Energetic and passionate for life, Scott deeply loved his wife Shari and their children, watching their games and celebrating their achievements. He loved a good debate, and to play board games and trivia with his kids. And he treasured spending weekends at their cottage in Grand Lake.

Scott and his family are so very grateful for the support of Scott’s close friends, and the compassionate care given by Dr Don Black, Dr Pam Jarret, and all his medical team.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. There will be a celebration of his life to be announced at a later date.  Personal condolences to the family and memorial donations may be made through

Donations in memory of Scott may be made to the United Way of Saint John, toward their poverty to possibility initiative.

Our dad, our husband, our friend is at peace now. His spirit lives on in our memories; and on an endless shore, where he meets the surf with a gleam in his eyes and a full tilt sprint toward the horizon.


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A celebration of his life will be held and will be announced later

Requested Charity
United Way of Saint John, toward their poverty to possibility initiative.