He is predeceased by his great-grandmother, Mae Pollock and his uncle, Ron Pollock.
He is survived by his mother, Allyson Dunham; his stepfather, Ian Ford; his father, Jason Wise; his sister, Makenzy Wise; grandparents Pete Dunham and Linda Brant, Darlene and Bob Chawrun, Keith and Judy Wise and Rhonda and Harvey Phillips. He is also survived by his uncles and aunts, Rob and Nicole Dunham, Robin and Christina Wise, Brent and Cortney Dunham and Laura and Matt Brick as well as numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Although taken at a very young age, Tristen had many passions in his life. Born in Dryden, Tristen moved to Alberta in 2004 where he learned the basics of downhill skiing. When moving back to Dryden in 2010, Tristen could be found most winter weekends at the ski hill. He spent as many hours on the hill in the winter as he did at the skate park in the summer. He loved fishing with his parents and family, loved his many friends and held a passion for his music.
Tristen spent the last year involved in the Dryden Youth Centre in leadership training and working on the development of a Dryden Youth Council to help create the Dryden Children and Youth Strategic Plan. Tristen was a member of the SAVE Committee at the Dryden High School where he attended grade 9.
A funeral service was held Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion. Visitation was held Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Moffat Chapel of Stevens Funeral Homes.
Tristen will be remembered for his huge, welcoming smile, his kindness to others, his huge heart, and his vision to change the world.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Dryden Neighbourhood Legacy Project or the Dryden High School Music Association through Stevens Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 412, Dryden, ON P8N 2Z1.
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