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Rigg ChristopherRIGG, Christopher (Kit) Lanctot  -

March 30, 1945 - September 19, 2023


The family of Christopher (Kit) Rigg are saddened to announce his sudden death at the age of 78.


Kit was born in Rochester, New York to Richard and Sarah (Lanctot) Rigg and grew up in New York and Tennessee. He immigrated to Canada in 1970.


After his graduation from The University of British Columbia Law School, Kit began his legal career, first as a Labour Lawyer in Vancouver and then as a Law Professor at the University of Calgary.


In 1990, Kit was recruited to initiate the first Nova Scotia Bar Admission program. Interested in computers and technology from early on, Kit decided to follow this passion and changed careers, earning a Master of Education in Technology and working as both an IT manager and teacher.


Above all, he enjoyed mentoring others along the way. In 1981, he married Patricia Simpson and they began their wonderful forty-one years of married life.


More recently, he took great delight in spending time with his two young grandchildren in Ottawa.


Kit is survived by his wife, Patricia and his three children, Thaniel Lanctot Rigg (Wilam Quesnel), Gabriel Simpson Rigg, and Christian Richard Bell Rigg (Olivier Siccardi). Granddad will be sorely missed by Nève Colombe Quesnel-Rigg and Loic Lanctot Quesnel-Rigg.


A celebration of Kit's life will take place at Cruickshank's Halifax Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 27, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the QEII Cardiology Unit or to a Charity of Your Choice.