Surrounded in love by his family and friends, Pierce Koch passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Beloved son of Jacqueline and Stephen and cherished younger brother of Keira. Adored grandson of Carol and John Gilmette and Betty and Manfred Koch. Much-loved nephew of Jay and Sue Koch and Travis and Lisa Gilmette, and dear cousin of Layni Gilmette. Pierce will be greatly missed by the extended Gilmette and Koch families, his best friends Kaden, Nolan and Connor, as well as classmates and teachers at ADHS, and his furry buddies Chloe and Milo.
Pierce lived every day of his short 15 years with a passion and love for the outdoors. He was a true Valley boy who was happiest when he was fishing, hunting, skidooing, playing sports or out riding trails on his dirt bike. P – you touched all of our lives and we will always remember your kindness, gentle spirit and sense of adventure.
Thank you to the amazing team in the pediatric intensive care unit at CHEO, their compassion for our family will never be forgotten.
Pierce’s final care and arrangements have been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Extended family and friends are invited to join us on their electronic devices for a Live Webcast Tribute to be held on Friday evening, June 4th at 7pm. For those wishing to make a donation in memory of Pierce, please consider the CHEO Foundation or the Arnprior and District Humane Society.
Immediately following the service, we ask those who are wishing to show their support to the family to line up along Daniel Street/White Lake Road between William Street and the Koch Family Home. Please observe the current Covid-19 guidelines for the safety of one another.
A link to the live webcast is available just below the "Donations" tab on the left of this page. For those using cellular devices or tablets, please use the arrow next to the "Obituary" tab above to access the live webcast link. A recording of the service will also be uploaded and available after the service.