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In Memory of

Devan T. Desnoyers

January 6, 1990 - October 10, 2016

Obituary


Devan Thomas Desnoyers was born on the wintry morning of January 6, 1990. Devan is survived by his loving parents, Christine and David Porter of Bellerose, New York and Timothy W Desnoyers II of Fairview Park, Ohio. He is survived by his devoted and loving sisters, Chloe Porter of Bellerose, NY and Taler Iler with her spouse Gregory J Iler and their son, his nephew/Godson, Valentino Iler of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He is also survived by a brother, Andrew Desnoyers of Bellerose, NY. He is also survived by his Grandfather, Timothy Desnoyers of Moira, New...

Devan Thomas Desnoyers was born on the wintry morning of January 6, 1990. Devan is survived by his loving parents, Christine and David Porter of Bellerose, New York and Timothy W Desnoyers II of Fairview Park, Ohio. He is survived by his devoted and loving sisters, Chloe Porter of Bellerose, NY and Taler Iler with her spouse Gregory J Iler and their son, his nephew/Godson, Valentino Iler of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He is also survived by a brother, Andrew Desnoyers of Bellerose, NY. He is also survived by his Grandfather, Timothy Desnoyers of Moira, New York and Grandmother Shirley Smith of Malone, New York. He is survived by his many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Devan is predeceased by his beloved Grandmother, Linda Desnoyers of Moira, New York and his beloved Grandfather, Clayton Smith of Easley, South Carolina.

Devan was a kind and gentle soul who believed in a great love of family and friends. He was not simply a loving and devoted son but was an amazing and loving brother to his siblings. Devan was humorous and dedicated to utilizing laughter and love to enhance the lives of all those he touched. His dimpled smile was not simply beautiful but his eyes expressed the gentle giant he was, full of love, compassion and kindness. Devan was an Eagle Scout who refaced an entire VFW while also hand painting camouflage upon an army tank graffitied by vandals. Devan enjoyed caring for others as demonstrated by his years of service volunteering at local soup kitchens, acquiring donations for the Queens County DA's office of services for victims, acquiring donations for an orphanage and hospital in Africa, graffiti cleanup throughout the City of New York and these are but a few of his greatest moments of love.
Devan had a great love of football, video games, collectibles and his precious kittens.

Devan worked as a Peace Officer in the City of NY before relocating. Among his many accolades, one of his greatest heroic moments was his rescue and saving of an elderly man from a large and active fire while on duty. He had many moments of greatness but the great are humble and humbled was he.

To My Son,
From the moment you were placed in my arms, I knew I was forever changed. I gazed into your eyes and knew you were destined for greatness. All of the lives you have touched has shown me that God knew your heart and knew your gentle soul and he decided he needed you for his duties. As I watched you grow, though our journey long, your infectious laughter and klutzy moments mirrored many of my own and showed me YOU were certainly my baby, my son. When I look into your heart, I see a great love for people. Your love and pride in my work humbled me. Your pride in your father and our Police Department and Soldiers across the nation was surpassed by none. Your love for your family was the greatest gift a mother could experience. I had you in my life for a very short 26 years but I will always carry you with me for my soul is forever blessed and changed because you ARE my son. I will remember your voice and your words. I will always remember our last hug as it was the best hug I had ever experienced! I will secure your smile and light in my heart and soul and will gain strength from the love and bond that YOU and I shared, unique and unlike any other. May God bring you home in peace, love and joy and may he show you the Glory of Heaven as you so justly deserve. Lovingly, Your Mom.