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Amazing to think it has been over a year already since Antoine passed away. We shall always be inspired by this very intelligent light that left us too soon. We will remember you always.
I am deeply saddened to find out this news. I was Antoines massage therapist in a Newport Coast, CA. He was a very special soul with many gifts to this world. May his soul Rest In Peace!
Quels parcours et fin tragique. Je n'ai pas beaucoup connu Antoine, mais plutôt son frère Patrice fin des années 1980 à Sherbrooke... Mes sincères condoléances à la famille et à toi, Patrice.
I am truly shocked at this loss of a entrepreneur's entrepreneur. So many creative and driven people walk that find line between projects. RIP Antoine. I offer my condolences to all family and friends.
My condolences to Antoine's family -- he was a treasured part of the Ottawa high tech movement and an inspiration to many. He will be missed.
Mes condoléances à toute la famille. J'ai rencontré Antoine lors de ma matrise en gestion de projets à l'université du Québec à Hull. Son père Raymond m'a enseigné. Antoine était vif, intelligent et très cultivé. Quelle perte. Mes pensées sont avec vous.
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We made this video in honor of Antoine. It includes photos we compiled from our retreat together in Guatemala. It also includes Antoine singing 'Wish You Were Here'. We do wish you were here Antoine. Much love from all of us.
Kerry & Family;

Although we may not have spent an abundance of time with Antoine, we will fondly remember the visits and conversations we shared when visiting with our Mom in Ottawa throughout the years.

Antoine excelled in such varied areas of life and his accomplishments (both personal and professional) are impressive and inspiring. We will remember Antoine sharing his extensive wine and cognac collection at your delicious dinners and also our discussions about music (from classical to Radiohead), travel and life. Antoine was a natural at interacting with people and he conversed and shared his vast knowledge with ease; a quality that few possess. From seeing Antoine in his element at the office to rocking out with the boys playing Rock Band'; his love of life expanded throughout so many facets. Antoine was a genuine, caring person and he will be missed by so many.

We look forward to spending time with you the next time we visit Mom in Ottawa.

Heartfelt condolences from Newfoundland and Calgary,
Anita & Jason Ayling
Dear Kerry, Nicholas, Adrien and Laurent,

Please accept my deepest condolences.

Antoine was a light in my life. Together with Adam Chowaniec, Antoine was my mentor. It was an honor and a privilege to have known Antoine as a man, a friend, a confidant, a spiritual soul, a yoga partner, and a dynamic, daring entrepreneur like no other. He had a nickname for me: bello, and based on the theory that "Paquin" may have originated from the italian last name "Pasquini" he joked that we likely were related. That thought made me feel good. It was just Antoine's way of making me feel welcome, included and accepted, which he demonstrated over and over with anyone he met, regardless as to their nationality, calling, etc. Antoine spoke of you Kerry, and his "boys", with great admiration and love. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of people I know that at the same time have such love for family and friends as for improving the lot of humanity. Over the last few weeks the memories have run like a movie in my mind: seeing him bound up the stairs at Solantro, his bright blue eyes, his warm smile, the quick hello as he passed by my office while running to a meeting, the one one one meetings on progress within the company, the suppers with Adam, and many many others, all now very much cherished and curated in my mind. I am a better person for having been graced by Antoine's presence. Both personally as well as professionally he taught me many live lessons, which I will hold onto and call on. He will live on forever in my life.

Warmest Regards,
Renato Pontello
I met Antoine when we were at university. He was one of the gang that hung out together at Carleton University. We enjoyed hiking and biking in the Gatineaus, hanging out, partying, and spending time at his uncle's cottage which, as I recall, was a very long hike through the woods from where you parked your car. Somehow, we always seemed to arrive at sun down and had to find our way in the dark, through the forest, with many trails leading in all directions, making many wrong turns, and getting completely lost. I remember it well. We always managed to find the cottage somehow and we have many happy memories there.

Even back then, though Antoine was just one of the gang, we were all a little in awe of him. He already stood out with his intellect, his diverse interests and his exceptional talents. My mother took a particular liking to him, as they both shared a love for religion and philosophy. She enjoyed challenging him and was bemused by his intelligence and earnestness in debate.

After University, we lost touch, as we all got busy raising our families and our lives took us in different directions. We spoke only once after that, when I called him to congratulate him on his success in business. He was happy to hear from me, and asked after my mother. We ended the call with the promise that we really have to get together again. I had always hoped one day, when things calmed down, we would. I am so sad to know this day will never come.

Kerry, Laurent, Nicholas and Adrien, may you find comfort in knowing that you had the privilege of loving a great man.

May you rest in peace in Heaven, Antoine. Our world is much poorer for your loss.

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