Dustin Gagnier

A photo of Dustin Gagnier



Dustin Gagnier of Blenheim passed away on Monday August 31, 2020.  He will be missed so much by his mother Lee Gagnier, his father Jeff Dauphin and his family that included Nathan, Cara, Kayla and Ali.  He will also be missed by his grandmothers Mary Gagnier (late Clare) and Judy Davidson (late Harold), his Uncle Ritchie, Uncle Marty & Sheila, cousins Cameron, Jill and David, his Uncle Jamie, Uncle Mike, Uncle Jody and Aunt Cindy.  He was the Godson of Jim & Pat Church.

Dustin lived on this earth for 28 short years but he was able to leave his own legacy.  He was kind and he was caring.  He had a soft spot in his heart for animals.  He was a good person.  He was the kind of guy who would give a stranger the shirt off his back.  There were times when he wasn’t sure which direction his life was heading, but he was always able to bring himself back to the path that he needed to be on.  He was the kind of man that anyone would be proud to call son, grandson, brother and friend.

It’s hard to understand why someone is taken so young, and to lose a child is beyond all understanding.  But one thing for sure is that if we were told that we could have a child, one that we would love so much and one who would make us so happy, but that we could only keep him for 28 short years, we know that we would do it all over again with Dustin.  He was the best.

Our family will be remembering Dustin privately on Saturday.  One of his greatest joys in life was to be employed at the Blenheim Youth Centre.  In keeping with that joy and the fact that Dustin loved to help others, friends who want to remember him with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Blenheim Youth Centre.

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I am so very sad to learn of Dustin’s passing. I knew him years ago as a kind hearted, inclusive, gentle soul when I worked at St Mary’s school. I had the pleasure of reconnecting with him recently and told him that I had never forgotten his kindness towards other kids, and he smiled and politely said “thank you very much, I’m touched that you remember that about me!” You never forget a star that shines like that. His light will continue to shine in your memories of him.

I loved how Dustin was always so caring and loved that he loved his mom so much they were so close, Dustin and I had fun times throu gg out highsschool and after then and my heart is broken for his mama and his family, my heart really goes out to them all. I remember all the tricks dust taught ghost. He loved his animals. I'll never forget you. You always rocked the sickest dreads. One love ! Rest in paradise dustin I will be at forget the times we shared. 😚😘

Dustin was a great friend with a huge heart and gentle soul. He will be missed greatly.

Lee very sad about your loss. Dustin will always be remembered .. my condolences to the family.

Lee and Family So very sorry for the loss of your son. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Barb and Reggie St Pierre

Lee, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of Dustin. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. Hugs Anne & Al

Sincere condolences 🙏

Lee, it has been years but l remember Dustin as a little boy, you would call him Dustball. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I send condolences to you and your family. I remember the times you were there for me. Take care. Hugs and l would dearly love to catch up. Xoxo Yvette Foster

Oh Lee, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Just know that I’m thinking of you and sending hugs.

Dear Lee and family... Sending you strength, love and our deepest, heart felt condolences during this most difficult time. May the wonderful memories of Dustin fill your hearts to help you through the days ahead! Kimberly & Tyson Sheeler

Lee, I am so sorry for your loss of Dustin. Sending you and your family my sincerest, heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hugs, Angela

Lee Art and I are so sorry to hear about Dustin our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time Hugs.Art & Pat Wardle,

Lee Art and I are so sorry to hear about Dustin our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time Hugs.Art & Pat Wardle,

Lee, nothing I can say or do will take the pain away, my heart breaks for you. I will keep you in my heart and Say prayers for you and the families. Love always Marg

Dear Lee& family. My heart breaks for you. I can't imagine what you are going through. I first met Dustin when you brought him to daycare. Such a sweet caring lil guy and very polite too.you could see he had a good heart even as a youngster. Even to this day he always called me Miss Linda.even after i said he could just call me Linda he said you will always be Miss Linda.. What a great kid. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugz

So sorry to the entire family, the loss may seem unbearable to many, the prayers are being sent to heal the sorrow. My hearts all with all in this great loss..hugs

Lee, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time. Linda/MIke Lanz

Oh Lee I am so sorry for your loss! 💕 You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Thinking of you and your family! Cindy and Scott

We were saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Our thoughts are with you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family-sending our condolence.

Lee, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Dustin. Sending you and the entire family our deepest most heartfelt condolences. Thinking of you and praying for you during this most difficult time.

So. So. sad to hear. My condolences to Lee and the family.

I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up with Dustin being in a few of my classes in elementary school. He truly will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Dear Lee.....my heart is sadden by the loss of your son. Mother's and sons have a special bond I am praying for your family. Your memories will get you through this very difficult time. R I P Dustin.

Dustin you will be missed. As neighbours for many years I'll always remember the conversations at the fence. You were always such a kind person. Lee iam so sorry for your loss I couldn't imagine. Thoughts and prayers from our family to yours

Oh Dustin, you we're one of the nicest humans I ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will miss seeing you face around here! My heart goes out to your entire family, but especially your mother. I can't imagine the pain she is feeling. Rest Easy dear friend. Until we meet again <3 My sincerest condolences to the entire family !

Lee,, I am so so sorry for your loss,,prayers sent your way 🙏🙏🙏((HUGS )))😢😢

On behalf of the Blenheim Youth Centre staff, youth and Board, we send our deepest condolences to Dustin's family and friends. Prior to covid Dustin was just getting started and was a great help around the BYC. He was our go to snake charmer and was volunteering his time during covid to help us with our online programming to keep the youth busy while being isolated. He was a kind soul and will truly be missed. Rest in Peace Dustin.