Hello, this is Justin’s family.
We are writing to everyone who knew Justin today to honour the beautiful memories, but yet so unexpected tragicic loss of
Justin was 14 years old when he lost his life. he was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in St.boniface hospital on December 17th, 2006.
Justin was a beloved son, grandson, brother and uncle
Justin was the only son out of three girls, to Wally and Denise Henschel who kept them all on their toes with always wanting to be on the go. But what do you expect from being the only boy.
Justin enjoyed fishing, dirt bike riding and helping out in the kitchen to cook. Justin was very strong willed and he liked helping others, if someone needed help he was that person to come and try and help. He had a loving spirit and a warm smile, a real heart of gold. He also had his rough times which made him human. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He spent most of his time with his dad. The bond that he had with his father was special. The father and son bond was strong. Justin was close to his three older sisters: Kathryn, Dana and Jenniffer.
Justin was a loving uncle to his niece Khaleesi. Justin was really proud to become an uncle and he would've made a wonderful Father someday.
Wally and his three daughters and Justin were part of an apartment fire in Campbell River on April 8th, 2020. Causing separation of the family and loss of all their belongings. Justin Spent the last year of his life living with his father in Sayward, Bc. until recently wally got a camping trailer to go camping in the summertime with Justin. They only had the camper for a week, they trailed to Port Hardy so Justin could see mother Denise and some of his friends. On Friday, May 28th, 2021 they both got a campsite to stay on together in Campbell River. On May 29th was just an ordinary day to the Henschel family, around
2 pm Justin went to see some friends at the skate park in our local town, while his father took a nap in his van in the parking lot. Not knowing that would be Justin's last few moments of life and Wallys last time seeing his son Justin alive. Wally looked back at his son Justin and he was feeling cold but still awake, and that's when wally got out of the van to open the door for Justin to get some air not knowing that something was wrong with his son. Tragically Justin Started overdosing and that's when wally noticed something was wrong and called 911. Wally then started to do CPR while yelling for help and yelling for someone to call an ambulance. Unfortunately Justin passed away in his fathers arms will doing CPR waiting for ambulance
We as his family are fundraising to help pay for gas, food and travelling expenses so we can travel as a family to Manitoba to spread his ashes back home where he belongs.