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Austin Layte

Austin Mitchell Layte

Wednesday, May 1st, 2002 - Friday, June 26th, 2020
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Layte, Austin Mitchell

It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to our dear son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend Austin Mitchell Layte who died June 26, 2020 at the age of 18. Austin was an amazing young man who lived and struggled with many challenges with tenacity. He was a talented artist and metal worker; he loved music and fishing. At the time of his passing he was in love (Alexa) and hopeful for a bright future. Those who knew him were touched immediately by his charming nature, sense of humour and smile. He leaves behind his grieving mum and stepdad, Kathy Moreland (Paul Wilkie), his dad, Brian Layte, sister, Alexis, birth-mum Lynn Piquette (Shawn Markle), grandma, Mae Layte, Deesel, his beloved chocolate lab, his dear friends, Clayton, John, Dustin, Jadyn, Margo, Bob Savoie, Dan, and Ashton and many other family members and friends. We hope he is now in the arms of his grandparents, Pauline and Ed Moreland and Calvin Layte, in heaven.

We would like to thank all those who have supported Austin and our family through the years and hope that Austin's legacy will be used to continue the fight for services for those with the issues he battled with. We are also so grateful to the first responders who worked so hard to save him and the ED and ICU staff of St. Mary's General Hospital for their care and compassion.

Austin was a young man full of promise who was taken too soon. A funeral service to honour his memory will be held at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467, Monday, July 6 @ 4pm by invitation only. Invited guests are required to wear a face mask while in the building. Austin's service will be available via live stream at henrywalser.com/live-streaming for those not attending the service in-person.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Austin's name to CanFASD or Lab Rescue (cards available at the funeral home).

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    Monday, July 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm
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    Monday, July 6th, 2020 4:00pm

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Steve Sherlock

Posted at 09:25am
I first met Austin about 3yrs ago. I was his school principal. I was smiling during his funeral service yesterday because everything that was said about Austin was so true. The very first time I met him he was eating his lunch...a bottle of hot sauce right beside him. He greeted me with a big, charismatic smile, shook my hand, and chatted with me for a few minutes while he finished his lunch. The last time I saw Austin, he entered the school and walked up to me and initiated a big hug. I remember telling him how great he looked and how happy I was to see him. Although I was his principal, he truly was a teacher. He taught me so many things that I will carry forward in the work I do with kid. For that, Austin, I thank you. RIP
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Jade Eidt

Posted at 06:08pm
Hey it’s jade Austin’s close friend And his girlfriend’s best friend I’m so sorry he’s passed I miss him so much me and him have so many good memories. And we always will I’m tryna be strong for Austin because I know he don’t like seeing sad people
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Tracie Neeb

Posted at 05:30pm
Austin, you are a beautiful spirt full of passion adventure and love. You taught me to play video games, we shared a passion for hot sauce and watched many many episodes of Forged In Fire together. We both craved fast food and enjoyed it way to often together. You hold a special place in my heart Austin And you always will. Be free, soar high and know your loved ❤️
Kathy your are truly like no other. You held firm in your belief and stood by your baby boy loving him and supporting him every single moment. I honour you for being a wonderful mom and someone I love and respect so much. Alexis your heart is a big as Austin’s will always be. Paul your strength and support was always unwavering. I was honoured to be apart of your lives and will always hold you all so dear. Rest In Peace Austin 🙏🏼
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Donna Devlin

Posted at 05:19pm
Fall 2005. Outside of Niagara Falls on the US side. Kath has come to visit me as I was on tour acting in a Shakespeare production. We had to sleep in the same bed. I was awakened VERY early by a phone or video camera being put in front of my half-closed and very blurry eyes. Before I could see anything, I heard giggling and splashing. "Look at him. Just look at him!" said Kath, propped up on pillows next to me, the room still dark in the pre-dawn light. "This is Austin learning to swim. Watch him go!" I will NEVER forget the look of pride and love and joy in her eyes, her face lit from the reflected light of the screen as she watched her boy splash through the water like a baby seal. No mama ever loved or fought more fiercely for her son. It has been an honor and a blessing to share (from afar) the joys, sorrows, triumphs and challenges of the Layte family all these years. Austin died knowing he was LOVED BY SO MANY. Our tragedy is heaven's gain. Let us rejoice that he was loved and loved while here on earth and is now in the arms of our Father, where there is no more struggle, pain or suffering. See you on the other side Mr Toot!

Vicky Mariano

Posted at 04:06pm
I keep coming back to this as there is so much I want to say, and I’m not sure how.
I had the pleasure of working with Austin over the last 5 years at Temenos, during this time there have been many ups and downs, good times and bad. During those 5 years I’ve learned that Austin was frustrating and stubborn, and opinionated, he was also so kind and funny and compassionate.
Austin and I both bonded over our mutual enjoyment of music and movies and every time I saw him he had a new recommendation for me. I can’t tell you how many drawing competitions I lost to him, but can say that I was the reining Monopoly Deal Champ ( which he hated when I reminded him! Ha)
When I started at Temenos 5 years ago, I had no idea what to expect. The things that I have learned from Austin over these past 5 years have been some of the most important lessons that I will take with me, that will make me better at my job and have made me a better person. Austin, thank you for sharing some of your life with me. You were so special.
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