Horrific crash shocks families

Blaine DesRoches described as gentle giant who loved his family, football

Terry Roberts editor@cbncompass.ca
Published on November 13, 2012

The late Blaine DeRoches is seen here with eight-year-old Faith and infant son Tyson.

Submitted photo

The Spaniard's Bay resident who died in a violent head-on collision on Veterans Memorial Highway last week was a giant of a man who adored his family, was crazy about football and had a smile that could light up a room.

That's how Sarah Bignell described Blaine DesRoches, her 24-year-old common-law husband, on Friday, Nov. 9.

"He was a big teddy bear of a man. He often intimidated people by his size, but he was the sweetest guy in the world," Sarah told The Compass.

Bignell said her only consolation is that their last words before Blaine left their residence on Monday, Nov. 5 was "I love you."

"We had this fashion. He would say 'I love you.' I would say 'I love you more.' And he would say 'I love you most.' That's how we parted," Sarah stated.

For complete story, pick up a copy of the Nov. 13, 2012 print edition of The Compass.