Larocque, Philippe

In loving memory of Phil Larocque who passed away on June 15, 2020 after a three -year battle with cancer.
Phil is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marguerite; sons Larry (Loretta) of Dryden, Denis (Maggie) of Jasper, AB, Darrel (Kimberly) of Dryden and Darcy (Tracy) of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren Nicole (Moline), Adam, Dessa and Landon; great-grandchildren Chase and Jett (Moline) and Price; also by numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.
Phil is predeceased by his parents Leo and Valeda Larocque of Pinewood, ON; sister Orize; brother-in-law Leo Langlais of Dryden; brother-in-law Frank Boyda of Atikokan; brother-in-law Philip Lauzon of Fort Frances; and brother-in-law Emil Tyhy.
Phil lived in the Rainy River area for 82 years and moved to Dryden in 2017 to be closer to family.
He was hired on with CNR in 1951 as a steam engine fireman until his retirement in 1989 as a locomotive engineer.
Phil enjoyed spending time in his garden, camping, hunting, the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life and interment will take place at a later date.
Donations may be made in memory to the DRHC Oncology Department through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Avenue, Dryden, ON P8N 2X3
Condolences may be posted at or sent to subject heading: Larocque