Truck News

News

Popular trucker dies in crash

BARRIE, Ont. -- The trucking community is mourning the death of one of its own today, as Barrie trucker, Richard Pa...


BARRIE, Ont. — The trucking community is mourning the death of one of its own today, as Barrie trucker, Richard Paquette, was killed an accident yesterday.

The popular Paquette was known for his love of life, and he particularly enjoyed playing Santa Claus to entertain children.

“We’ve been looking through pictures of him all day, and in ever one, he’s smiling,” his sister-in-law, Francoise Bouchard tells local media. “He made a lot of children happy. I don’t know what we’re going to do without him.”

Those who know Paquette say the accident was definitely not his fault. In fact, he recently received a safe driving bonus.

Paquette’s family say he was passionate about driving truck.

“He was a person who thoroughly enjoyed his work,” says Bouchard. “In French, he would say he was a bon vivant or had joie de vivre.”


Truck News

Truck News

Truck News is Canada's leading trucking newspaper - news and information for trucking companies, owner/operators, truck drivers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry.
All posts by

Print this page
Related Articles
TruckNews
TodaysTrucking


Have your say:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*