Denis Lavigne

1982 - 2021


Lavigne, Denis (1982 – 2021)

Our family is heartbroken to share the news of the sudden passing of Denis Lavigne on Friday March 19, 2021. A life tragically cut short at the age of 38 years.

Beloved son of Gilles Lavigne (predeceased) and Anna Lavigne (née Beland). Father to Markus Lavigne-MacDonald (mother Katy MacDonald). Never to be forgotten and always loved by his brothers Ryan Lavigne (wife Brandy) and Jasmin Lavigne (wife Caroline), his grandparents Rachel Lavigne (née Bradley) and Rheal Lavigne (predeceased), Beatrice & Eldon Mantha and Norman Beland (predeceased), nephew Jake Lavigne and niece Reagan Lavigne, as well as his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and close friends.

As a boy, Denis loved animals and the family farm. He always wanted to do what his big brothers did and followed them like a little puppy. He was a curious, adventurous, often mischievous child who earned the nickname of Denis the Menace.  As an adult, Denis loved nature and being outdoors and felt most at ease at the family camp. He was caring and kind and loving and gentle and held a special place in his heart for his son.

Denis had a big heart but a troubled soul. He struggled with addiction and it eventually took everything from him and him from us. While he will be forever loved here on Earth, we know he is now reunited with his father in Heaven.

If our love alone could have saved him, he would have lived forever.

Arrangements in care of Simple Wishes of The North, Sudbury.  A celebration of life to be held when it’s safe to do so.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in the name of his son Markus Lavigne-MacDonald.

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April 11, 2021 4:15 PM

Will always love you my friend. For ever a valley renegade.  We will see each other in the next chapter. From all us valley boys. Rest well but see ya soon.


March 26, 2021 9:38 PM

My deepest condolences t the family.

Laurier and Lily Frappier

March 26, 2021 7:37 PM

Our sincere condoleance to the Lavigne family
Uncle and aunt Lily Frappier

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March 26, 2021 12:27 PM

Miss you my friend...

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Sue Paquet

March 25, 2021 1:51 PM

So sorry for your loss. My heart is saddened by this news. I babysit Dennis in his younger days.

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