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  • Sep 07, 2022


This is Andre LaPlante. As some, or most of you know, my father Gary passed away last Sunday August 28th. About a year ago, he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor. The prognosis wasn't good, but dad fought valiantly and always looked toward the future. My dad is in a better place now, no more pain or suffering. He's doing wheelies in Heaven now! 

Some of you know him from working with him at Kawasaki, or Honda, or MIC, or any of the other jobs he's had in the motorcycle industry. Some of you know him from MotoVentures, which he always said was his greatest accomplishment in life. To which I replied "Hey, what about me?" Joking aside, my father will be greatly missed and the giant hole in my heart can never be filled. 

I plan on having a celebration of life for him and everybody is invited! The date, or location isn't set yet, but it will be a great party, which my dad would have wanted. Thanks to everyone for the love and support, especially my Mom Patty, who has been here with us every step of the way. 

Godspeed Dad, I love you and miss you every day!

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