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.