Giguere, Daniel P.
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Oct. 2, 1977 - Feb. 8, 2013
Daniel P. Giguere, 35, was taken home to his Heavenly Father unexpectedly on the 8th of February, 2013 while on his way to work. He was a PE teacher and coach at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences. He was known as Coach Dan to his students, coworkers and all those who knew him from the skateboarding community. He coached basketball, golf, and pioneered the first school-sponsored skateboard team in the country.
Dan grew up in Windham, Maine with a love of the outdoors and anything that involved sports. He graduated from Windham High School and the University of Southern Maine. He completed his internship at a psychiatric hospital in Georgia where he worked alongside his future wife and love of his life, Dr. Alexandra Boozer. They soon moved to Florida and were married. They have three children, Daniel, 7, Andre, 2, and Jean-Paul, 1. His other survivors include his parents, Daniel and Paula Giguere of Rome, ME, a brother Zack, his fiancée Danielle and two nephews, Graysen and Camren of Westbrook, ME. His in-laws, Priscilla Boozer, of Bradenton, Bill and Joanne Boozer of Simpsonville, SC and two brother in laws, George Boozer, Zach Buser and wife Susan Buser, of Greenville, SC along with countless Aunts and Uncles, cousins, friends and of course his SSA+S family.
Dan founded Sk8skool, a non-profit corporation that serves to promote, physical, social, and emotional well-being of student athletes. Over two years ago, Sk8skool took over operations of Payne Skate Park in Sarasota. His mission through his work at the skate park is to provide free and reduced user fees for programs and camps, including free afterschool programs.
Dan was a beautiful soul whose life was cut short too soon. Dan, you are our angel in heaven. Blessed are we whose lives you touched.
The Celebration of Dan's Live will be held on Saturday the 16th of February at First Sarasota Baptist Church, 1661 Main Street, Sarasota. Doors at 4:30. Service at 5:30. Candlelight vigil to follow at Payne Skatepark.
The family requests no flowers. Please contribute to the Giguere Family Trust, c/o Tara @ SSA+S, 645 Central Ave, Sarasota FL 34236. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, 2013