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Spencer Jonathan Marcel Valiquette
March 22, 2002 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 21) 21 Years Old
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Spencer Jonathan Marcel Valiquette
March 22, 2002 – January 1, 2024
It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our son and brother,
Spencer Valiquette, on January 1, 2024 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He was born in and spent many of his later years in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a child, Spencer
spent time in Pine Dock with his grandfather and family, then Selkirk before he moved to Winnipeg in
his early teenage years and attended Children of The Earth High School. In his free time Spencer also
loved attending Indigenous and music programs after school. Even after graduating he continued to find
ways to give back to the community.
Spencer was predeceased by his grandfather Albert Simundson (Papa) and grandmother Gloria
Young. He leaves behind to mourn, his mother Geraldine and father Jonathan. Sisters Jerilyn and Aylaa;
and brothers Dakota, Dwight, and Landon. Half-brothers, Taylor and Kalen. Grandparents John and
Verna (Granny), as well as numerous uncles, aunties, and cousins who will all miss him dearly.
Spencer was an artist among many other attributes, he enjoyed painting beautiful and
meaningful pieces of artwork; writing music to express and spread the good in the world. Playing
musical instruments, mainly piano and guitar, that he self-taught himself and practiced relentlessly. He
even had a gift for memorizing music in just a couple playthroughs. Spencer also made it his mission in
his teenage years to search and connect with his indigenous roots. He enjoyed learning cultural practices
and was excited to share new words in his Ojibwe language that he had learned. Spencer was proud of
who he was and where he came from. He never let anyone cloud his true authentic self. His selflessness
and open-minded nature made him love meeting new people to befriend and socialize with. Others
loved seeing his friendly and warm face, gravitating towards his spark of life and talent that went with
him wherever he journeyed. Spencer held everyone he met dear to his heart. He always checked up on
them continuously and consistently offered an unwavering shoulder of support that he made sure that
everyone knew was there. He believed one of his callings was to help all those around him as much as
he could, even during the hardships and struggles that he faced every day.
Our son, brother, grandson, nephew, and best friend will truly and lovingly be missed and
remembered for eternity in our hearts. He left a beautiful and remarkable impression on all of us. We
can only hope that he felt the same. Spencer’s laughter and careless smile will be in our memories
forever; his quick-witted jokes and empathetic nature will be irreplaceable; his strength and resilience
that inspired all of us will be embedded in our hearts forever; and his unceasing desire to give, I hope,
influences all of us to spread joy and happiness in the world, to each other and to nature.
We will love and miss you forever Spencer, you were truly a special person, an unmistakable gift
to this Earth and a blessing to our lives. Until we can look into each other’s eyes again, Rest in Paradise.
Spencer’s Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, January 22 nd from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at
Eternal Grace, located at 10-1111 Logan Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Doors will stay open
throughout the service and there will be food. If you would like to bring a contribution to the potluck,
please feel free.