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Squamish's Miller Capilano honours long-time employee with funeral procession

The company’s vehicles roll up the highway in memory of Scott Reilly

Amber lights blinking on silent vehicles that rolled through Squamish marked good-bye to a long-time Miller Capilano employee on April 9.

Miller Cap's Scott Reilly recently died of a sudden heart attack.

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To honour his memory, the company drove its vehicles single-file from its shop on Mid Way north up the Sea to Sky Highway. They were accompanied by police vehicles that were also flashing their respective lights.

Tom Cloutier, the company’s operations manager in the Sea to Sky, said Reilly joined the company back in 2010, and he’s been able to see him grow and mature over time.

“He was a fun guy,” said Cloutier. “He could be quiet at times, but very, very intelligent.”

As a big reader, Reilly was an avid book club participant, he said.

Cloutier added that if people in Squamish didn’t know him personally, they probably spotted him as the big guy doing landscape work up and down the highway.

Well over six feet, Reilly was a big presence wherever he went.

“A good friend and a good employee. Everybody liked Scott,” Cloutier said.

Scott Reilly
In memoriam:Scott Reilly. - Submitted by Tom Cloutier

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