He graduated from Park Hill South High School and Northland Career Center. Etienne received his welding certificate from the Job Corp in Excelsior Springs, MO and worked as a mechanic. He was known for his love of animals, especially his dog, Norm. Etienne had a kind heart and was always looking to help a friend or neighbor. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Pope John Paul I Council #7199. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his parents, Steve and Catherine; brothers, Simon and Liam; grandparents, George and Catherine Smith; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Troy and Viola Kilgore.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Parkville. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Monday at St. Therese Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese Church or St. Vincent de Paul Society. The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Etienne and condolences may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.