Scott David Gardner born September 18, 1963, beloved son of Charles “Sam” Gardner and Oletha “Lee” Gardner, died peacefully with his sister Linda by his side, in his home in the early morning of July 3, 2019 following a long illness that he fought courageously.
Scott is the youngest brother of Judith (Woodbeck), Linda (Cyr), Susan (Gardner), and Kenneth (Gardner) and his wife Donna. Scott was born with Down’s Syndrome and lived the first half of his life with his parents, who loved and protected him from the moment he was born until their final breath. Following their deaths, Scott spent the rest of his life with his sister Linda. In his years with Linda, Scott thrived. Scott traveled and experienced things that he had never done before. Linda created an environment for Scott that enabled him to be as independent as possible, to freely express his emotions and to make choices for himself. Scott’s passions in life were music, swimming, and swinging. He loved to laugh and sing and swing. Scott leaves this world having made a huge impact on those lucky enough to know and love him. Scott loved unconditionally, he held no grudges or biases, and he appreciated the important things in life. He laughed from the bottom of his belly, he sang from the top of his lungs, and he loved with his whole heart.
In addition to his siblings, Scott is survived by his nieces and nephews, Kim and her husband, Alan Coe, their children, Ridmi, Nipu, Hannah, and Tovah. Becky (Cyr) and her husband Craig Smith and their son, Kyrin. Angela, her husband Shawn Langevin, and their children Brandon and Erin. Jim (Gardner) and his wife Jackie and their children Lily and Dillan.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 8th, at 10:00am at St. Ambrose church in Bristol, Vermont
honor of Scott’s life, donations can be made to Addison County Hospice P.O. Box 754
Middlebury, Vermont 05753. To send online condolences to his family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com