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Born: Sep 16, 2003

Date of Passing: Oct 17, 2022

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2003 - 2022

It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of Joshua Myles Courchene, of Winnipeg who has left us on Monday, October 17, 2022.
He was born September 16, 2003 in Manitoba to Tamara and Brian.
Josh is survived by his caregiver and mother Yvonne and his papa Wally (deceased); his biological parents, Tamara Cochrane and Brian; his siblings, Scott, Angelina and Patience, and his special brother Vaughan (Ashley) and sister Deneem.
Josh will be sadly missed tremendously by his buddy and cousin Owen who idolized him. They have travelled numerous times to Cuba together and many other places. These two were inseparable. They did many hours of building lego and playing. They shared a special bond.
He also leaves to mourn his Kookum Agnes and Maureen (Malcolm); biological uncle Lorne, J.R. Horse, and biological aunt Melissa; as well as his other Aunties who were so close to him were Beverly (Bernard), Priscilla (John), Debra (Derrick), Evelyn (Ross) and uncles, Dennis (Sandra), Howard (Charlene), Peter (Cynthia), Doug and Dwayne.
Josh attended Maple Leaf School and then went on to River East Collegiate. He loved the game of hockey and played with the Jets Hockey program as right wing and then as goalie.
Josh was loved by many. He was very kind hearted and very respectful. He was always there to give a helping hand. Josh liked to wear designer clothes and liked to dress well and feel good about himself. He was a very loving and caring person. Josh had many talents; to name a few he loved cooking and his specialty was weekend brunches and barbequing. He loved problem solving and if something needed fixing he would google and make sure that he did it. He liked doing carpentry which he had a talent for. He loved graphics and made many things.
Wake services are being held at St. Alexander Roman Catholic Hall, Sagkeeng, Manitoba from October 21 to 24, 2022. Funeral Service will follow in the church on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Spirit Road Funeral Services Inc.,
PO Box 200, Fort Alexander, Manitoba,
R0E 0P0, 204-340-6490 or friends may leave a message of sympathy at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 22, 2022

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Happy birthday my boy, Joshua. You’re missed dearly Love auntie Debbie - Posted by: Debra Swampy (Auntie ) on: Sep 17, 2023

  • 8 months has come n gone but you are not far from our thoughts n how much we all miss you and loved you so dearly. Your team won the Stanley your Vegas Knights! Love auntie Debbie - Posted by: Debra Swampy (Auntie) on: Jun 17, 2023

  • My sweetheart Joshua, today I was talking about you with your mom. How life would be for you today I know that you would be successful because you knew the best at everything you did and always wanted the best things of life. I just want you to know that you are missed and loved so much. It’s been 5 months since you left. - Posted by: Debra Swampy (Auntie ) on: Mar 17, 2023


  • Happy new year Joshua, I miss you very much and think about you every day, hope ur loving a great life in heaven stay safe up there. - Posted by: Jozze (Cousin ) on: Jan 03, 2023

  • Merry Christmas my Joshua, you’re an angel in heaven watching over us, auntie Debbie misses n loves you my boy. - Posted by: Debra Swampy (Auntie ) on: Dec 25, 2022

  • Me and Josh were close, we would play games together with Kingston, Jozze, Jden. Make jokes together have fun too. Josh also liked coming to the cottage sometimes to help my auntie Beverly, my auntie loved Josh so much so did I as well. Josh was a happy man also a very handsome guy. I miss Josh so much we grow up together I was truly heartbroken and upset when I heard about it - Posted by: Phoenix Abraham (Cousin ) on: Nov 28, 2022

  • Joshua, my boy. Today, marks a month we (your family) got the devastating news that you were gone. Why? I struggle with the though everyday that I will never see my handsome Joshua. I call out your name everyday and just breakdown and cry. Joshua, I was so proud of you when you played hockey, you were so smart in everything you did and your pictures of your favourite goalie Hellebuyck. Joshua, you will always be my boy, your auntie Debbie loves more than you will ever know, you have and always had a special place in my heart. I can still hear you asking, auntie can we go to Tim’s and get an ice cap and that was every time I picked you up. I enjoyed spending time with you, even when you were Mr. know it all! Go rest high on that mountain, Joshua Love your auntie Debbie - Posted by: Debra Swampy (Auntie) on: Nov 17, 2022

  • I had a privilege to grow up with Josh, He was my favourite cousin we’d do everything together. I was truly sad when I heard my friend passed just knowing I’m not gonna see him till my time hurts. I’ll always remember the little things about Josh from playing hockey with him to playing with Batman toys in the basement I will cherish all my memories with Joshua till we meet again. Till then stay safe, love you - Posted by: Jden ((cousin)) on: Nov 14, 2022

  • I attended school with Josh from kindergarten to graduation. We spent our childhood growing up together. I was never close with Josh, but hearing of his passing truly broke my heart. Josh was quite and kind. He was passionate about the things he loved and that was evident. Knowing josh for 13 years of my life, being in the same class as him 8 out of those 13 years, I can say Josh was a beautiful soul who treated everyone equally. I can only hope Josh’s family is able to find peace and remember Josh in life, not in death. my condolences. - Posted by: taylor (classmate ) on: Nov 09, 2022

  • I had the honour to call Josh a brother, he was so smart so eager to learn new things, so respectful, so kind I will see him again this I know ... my deepest sorrow to his family my prayers and support to them and as for Josh I'll see you again some day!! He was more them just my best friend ! - Posted by: Skyler Shingoose (Best friend ) on: Oct 25, 2022

  • I had the privilege of being in the same classroom as Josh. He was a very quiet young man who loved computers. My condolences to all of Joshua’s family. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. - Posted by: Elaine Gelhorn (Educational Assistant at Chief Peguis Middle School) on: Oct 22, 2022

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