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Tyler Paquette

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February 27, 1994 – June 2, 2024

We are deeply saddened to announce that Tyler Patrick Paquette, our dear son, brother, and friend unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the age of 30.

Born on February 27th, 1994, to Tom & Doris Paquette, Ty lived a life full of fun & adventure. He grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and from a young age, he had a vibrant curiosity and a passion for anything creative, fast, and dangerous. His infectious smile and humor endeared him to everyone he met.

Exploring and adventure was what Ty was often known for. After graduation this led him to Rjukan, Norway, where he worked at a lodge & ski resort for years. Working at the resort, Ty found his passion for snowboarding. He posted videos of himself boarding in the mountains and sharing his adventures any time he could.

From sleeping on the beach in Greece, snowboarding in Norway, or exploring the mountains of British Columbia. Ty cared more about the journey and the people he crossed paths with than the destination itself. He connected with so many people from all walks of life and people were drawn to his adventurous spirit and enthusiasm. He was never afraid to be bold. Whether he was requesting the Disney Mulan soundtrack in a club or forcing me (Matt) to get a tattoo with him, we always had good times wherever we were. 

After travelling abroad, he started his career with Deveraux Developments, where he worked as a carpenter for 8 years. Ty was an irreplaceable part of their team and quickly became an integral part of the success rate of the company’s projects in Winnipeg. He was hard-working and beloved by all his co-workers and someone they could rely on.

Throughout his career, Ty picked up a love for his tools, that’s for sure. When he wasn’t finishing buildings for Deveraux, he was probably at the local Home Depot, spending his hard-earned cheque on a tool he wouldn’t use for 10 years.

Ty found joy in skateboarding, basketball, and traveling to different ski resorts in his absolute liability of a vehicle (the Chevy Blazer). He also loved to read books and spend time with his family. 

Aside from that, much of his time was spent helping others with projects, wherever he could.  Whether it was installing flooring, building a deck, or planter boxes, he approached each project with pride and enthusiasm. He always made time for laughter along the way as well.

After all that, Ty’s biggest accomplishment in life was the love he earned from his beloved niece & nephews. So much so, that when we all visited, the kids didn’t care about anybody else until they got to see Uncle Ty. He had a special gift for making each of the kids feel cherished and understood. Ty was either pushing them on the swing in our parents’ backyard, teaching them how to ride a bike, or spending time with them at the park.

His influence was so great that our nearby convenience store is now referred to in our family as ‘The Slushy Store’, because of Ty’s never-ending chase of fun with the kids. He was the definition of ‘funcle’. He found so much joy in seeing their reactions to all the crazy, fun things they did together.

Above all, Ty loved to spend so much of his time with us, his friends, and his family. He always turned ordinary moments into a room filled with laughter and joy. You could say he was our family’s ‘glue guy’. Although he might not be physically with us, the bond he applied to our hearts and the memories we have will hold us together forever.

At this time, we’re still in the process of deciding what we’d like to do to best honor Ty. We’ll be providing an update to you all within the coming weeks, which we’ll post on social media. Our family will be donating a park bench in Ty’s honor to Lodge & Strathmillan Park, where Ty would often take the kids to play. We invite you all to visit the bench when installed.

We are deeply grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of love, support, and generosity extended to our family following the passing of Ty. 

We love you, Ty.

Ty’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Carey Gregorashuk

July 8, 2024 at 3:05 AM

My deepest condolences to the Paquette family. Although I only knew Tyler for a short time I will always remember his smile and and easy going personality. His willingness to help whenever called upon no matter what the job was showed his true character. We have truly lost a good one rest easy Ty.

Erin Sheldon (Giesbrecht)

June 28, 2024 at 3:43 AM

I had the pleasure of teaching Ty and Matt at Golden Gate and at Sturgeon. I am grateful to have watched them grow beyond their early teen years and become wonderful young men. Ty definitely taught me a lot as a young teacher at the beginning of my career, and I have great memories of him in the gym! My thoughts are with the family.

Kevin Boughton - Teacher

June 27, 2024 at 3:06 PM

My deepest Condolences to the Paquette family. I had the privilege of teaching Ty Industrial Arts at Golden Gate Middle School. He had an infectious personality that all the students gravitated towards. Always a big smile and lots of laughter. He was an absolute pleasure to have in class as he always had such positive energy. Rest easy Ty! You are one student who left an incredible mark on my career. Matt, please stop by in the fall if you'd like to chat.

Jesse Tamblyn

June 24, 2024 at 8:30 PM

Ty will surely be missed. As everyone mentioned, he was quite the character and always had the biggest smile on his face. Ty and I spent 8 years together working on the same crew, a crew that he ened up leading. Whenever I needed help, Ty was the first and only call I had to make. He would show up and never let you down. I will miss my right hand man, and even more so...My friend.

Deb Jones

June 22, 2024 at 3:13 PM

Tom and family I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. My condolences to all.

Lisa Morris

June 22, 2024 at 3:04 PM

I will never forget being the first one to hold Ty after the birth, mom was asleep, dad had Matt and I got Ty, then Nona swooped in and the moment was gone, but never forgotten. Matt and Ty taught me how to be a mom and even though I am far away they and Evan live in my heart always And forever.


Wade Cadger

June 22, 2024 at 2:37 PM

Tom, Doris & Family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you both and your family.

Luigi and Vicki Deluca

June 22, 2024 at 10:34 AM

Our love and our blessings, a journey here too short, a mark and memory for a lifetime. With love Luigi and Vicki

Babette Allarie

June 22, 2024 at 7:49 AM

Dear Doris, Tom , Matt and Evan

I am so very very heartbroken to hear of Tyler's passing . May you find comfort with family and friends in celebrating happy memories of your son, brother and uncle. . He will be truly missed.


Our family has fond memories of meeting the twins through basketball and Tom coaching Ty, Matt,Aaron, Pat, Zachary and the rest of the boys . sleepovers with that crew...such fun, great memories. Ty was such a great kid and always a pleasure to have around.

May you rest in peace Ty


Aunt Susan

June 22, 2024 at 5:22 AM

My nephew Tyler will be sorely missed! He was the life of the party and the sunshine on a rainy day. He lived life to the fullest and had a full and adventurous life though it was way too short. He knew how to have fun and gave his all: his heart, his soul and his spirit in everything he did! I will miss you, young man!!

Danielle Asham (Lewicki)

June 22, 2024 at 3:48 AM

To Matt, family, and all friends of Ty. I remember when I met this pair of twins (Ty and Matt). This was entering Golden Gate middle school where I first saw them on the stair well with their "shags" (the fun hair style at the time) the two of them were inseparable and I'm sure many people had a difficult time identifying which one is who... However, you always could pin point which twin it was with Ty's larger than life smile. Sorry Matt, don't worry- you have a lovely smile too. Ty also didn't let that smile leave his face very often, I'm sure it hurt quite badly some days after school trying to test our "warning" system we had at Golden Gate. As a matter of fact, I remember getting a "warning" myself which led Ty and myself both to the principle's office together. Ty was always laughing and always making others laugh. I remember we had plenty of walks together or with a group of friends where he either had a skateboard in hand or someone doubled on his BMX bike. I have many found moments with Ty. As I'm writing this, I smile thinking of all of these wonderful memories I have of Ty. Matt and family, I am deeply saddened and was heart broken to hear this news. Ty was kind, loving, and had a lightness about him where all were comforted by his presence. My love and thoughts are with you always.

Maria miele falvo

June 22, 2024 at 1:07 AM

Dearest Doris and family.

Our sincere condolences, may you find comfort in your special memories and support from your family and friends give uou strength.

Zach Walker

June 22, 2024 at 1:06 AM


Heidi Bianchi

June 22, 2024 at 12:52 AM

To Doris, Tom and family, this was beautifully written ❤️ my heart is broken for you all. Ty passed way to young. He had a smile that brightened any room and a laugh that made you think what kind of trouble are you into, he will be missed so much ❤️

Adiena Woods

June 21, 2024 at 11:58 PM

Tom Doris and family. My deepest condolences. I am so so sorry for your loss.

Patricia (Strath and LSD) and Bruce Chegus.

June 21, 2024 at 11:32 PM

I am saddened to hear of Tyler's passing. Please know that I am thinking of him and sending my very sincere sympathies to you, Tom and his brothers. Also to his extended family and friends.

He was a great kid back in the day and will be many.....

Gone too soon.....

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