Rigger

The last words Guy Ouellette wrote on Facebook  – November 26, 2009
14 hour day and still rigging. The things I do for money



My younger brother, Guy Ouellette, was killed on the job while working on a service rig, December 14, 2009. The rig unexpectedly collapsed, not far from Kisbey, Saskatchewan.  Despite the extreme cold that day, the ‘get ‘er done’ attitude prevailed. Thankfully, no one else was injured or died that day.


Guy Ouellette was 39 years old when he died; he left behind a young son and daughter, a wife, a mother, a father, two sisters, uncles, a grandfather, and many friends. His funeral was 5 days before Christmas.


Rigger has been with me since the day my mother called hysterical with the news that my brother fell to his death. Soon after his passing, I began my journey to tell his story.


With the support of family and my brother’s friends, I have been able to document interviews, events, and happenings since my brother passed away. Rigger is being created with love, patience, and understanding for the feelings of family and friends that have suffered a great loss.


Dianne Ouellette