A 26-year-old man who died in a shooting in Winnipeg’s North End over the weekend is being remembered as a loving father who travelled home to Pinaymootang First Nation as often as possible to spend time quadding, fishing and visiting family.
Police identified Joshua Jordan Paul Pashe as the victim of a homicide that took place early Sunday.
Officers responded to reports of a male shot in the area of Salter Street and Flora Avenue around 12:30 a.m. and located Pashe, at which point they immediately began first aid, according to a report from the Winnipeg Police Service.
The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition, but police said he died of his injuries.
"I’m gonna miss him never-endingly," said his sister Chantal Traverse, in a statement written on behalf of Pashe’s family, to the Free Press.
"I can’t explain our love for each other as brother and sister. We had a bond so close that it couldn’t have been broken. He’s my baby brother, and now he’s just gone."
Pashe grew up in Fairford, Man., with his adopted family. Once he collected his high school diploma in Pinaymootang, he moved to Winnipeg to study culinary arts and later, carpentry and construction.
Throughout his short life, his sister said the outgoing 26-year-old could often be found outdoors — whether he was quadding, fishing, hunting or visiting beaches around Pinaymootang — or meeting new people.
He was an extroverted man who never stopped talking about his daughter, who was "his princess, his heart, (and) his rock," she said, adding Pashe was a family man with numerous adopted and biological siblings and cousins.
Traverse said her brother had recently gotten a new job in a warehouse, which he was extremely proud of.
She added, "He was young, still figuring out what he wanted to do in life."
No arrests have been made in the case. Police ask that anyone with information call 204-986-6508 or contact Crime Stoppers at 204-786 TIPS (8477).
Maggie Macintosh reports on education for the Winnipeg Free Press. Funding for the Free Press education reporter comes from the Government of Canada through the Local Journalism Initiative.