Canadian man crushed by falling tree in Olympic National Park

A Quebec mad died this week after a tree fell on his tent in Olympic National Park in Washington state

Thomas Bernier-Villeneuve, a 34-year-old lawyer, was on a camping trip with his wife Sophie when a tree fell on their tent.

The woman, who did not sustain any injuries, immediately contacted park officials with a satellite communication device.

The deceased was transferred from Olympic National Park to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Mr. Bernier-Villeneuve is survived by his family, including his uncle, Benoît Bernier, who testified to his loss on Facebook.

“You will leave a big void in our lives, however I will hold a big place for you in my heart, dear Thomas,” the Facebook post read.

His colleagues at Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur LLP told CBC, Villeneuve was energetic nature lover.

“He was always smiling, always happy. He always wanted to help his colleagues in need, always participating [in] all the activities of the firm,” said Caroline Côté.

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