July 9th, 1971

Guest author Paul MacMunn remembers his friend and fellow Mo Bro Garrett Paquette, who sadly passed away this past Movember 11th.

A Mo Bro Tribute - Garrett Roger Paquette
The Movember Canada Family extends our hearts to the Paquette family, and to the families of all other Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who have been lost during this and other campaigns. May the Mo be with you and thank-you for your continued support. Together we are changing the face of men’s health.

Garrett Roger Paquette Captain of Nanai-MO RBC Stallions 20 January 1981 - 11 November 2011

On November 11, 2011 we lost our team Captain, Mr. Garrett Roger Paquette in a tragic ATV accident. Garrett loved life and lived it to the fullest. As a true Canadian, his passions were, but not limited to; the great outdoors, camping, cooking, and sports. As a die-hard Toronto Maple Leaf fan, many of his close friends & family honoured him at his celebration of life by wearing Maple Leaf jerseys and proudly sporting Mo’s. Movember was Garrett’s latest cause that he got behind and led the charge on before the accident. He rallied together a group of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas at his workplace, the Royal Bank of Canada in Nanaimo BC, and formed a team called the Nanai-MO RBC Stallions. His motivation was to raise awareness for men’s health. If this meant donating his upper lip to the cause, his hopes were to grow the meanest and ugliest Mo in the city. A brilliant idea, and proven success of Garrett’s was to have a Mo-Jar that people contribute to every time our Moustaches are commented on.

Friends, Family, and co-workers have rallied around his ambition to support Movember and donations have been flooding into his Movember page currently at 12,092 and counting. In addition, the Royal Bank of Canada has just approved a donation to Movember on behalf of his team and in his honour, to the tune of $6,000. Owners of the Simon Holt restaurant in Nanaimo donated 2 tickets to the 2011 Grey Cup game. These tickets are being raffled off and all proceeds will be donated to Movember in honour of Mr. Paquette.

Garrett always wanted to do his part in giving back and helping others. His story and support for the Movember has left a lasting impression in many lives. Quoting his wife, Angela Paquette, “He would be so proud to see the support that has gathered around his cause. Garrett was always able to find the good in every situation and turn negative things into positive ones. Even in his passing, his legacy lives on.”

RIP Mo Bro Garrett.

If you’d like to donate to Mo Bro Garrett’s team, click here: http://ca.movember.com/team/619309