Philippe Ovide Gerard Larivee
Phil was born August 9, 1941 in Ansonville, Ontario to parents Fernande & Desire Larivee. May 25, 1963 he was married to Lucia David in Kapukasing, Ontario.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Lucy; children, Daniel, Donald (Kathy), and Norman (Brenda) Larivee; his grandchildren, Jamie, Krystal, Patrick, and Melanie Larivee; his siblings, Rhea (Bob) White, Eric (Bernie) Larivee, Diane (Ron) Tibert, Helen Robinson, Germaine Gagne, and Louie (Marielle) Gagne. He leaves behind many nephews, nieces, and friends. Phil was predeceased by his mother, Fern Larivee; father, Desire Larivee; brother, Raymond Larivee and daughter-in-law, Denise Larivee.
Phil has had many occupations in his life. When he met and married Lucy he was working for CP Rail, laying the train tracks - a very heavy, physically demanding job as everything was by hand. After CP Rail he worked for Diamond Drilling in Ontario in the summer months; and during the winter months he worked in the Pulp Mill in Kapukasing. After the family moved to Ottawa he started his own landscaping business and later worked other various jobs. He liked to start new jobs, he never liked to be bored and was not afraid of change. In 1985, the family moved to Alberta and Phil found work with his brother Ray, driving truck and hauling equipment, as Phil had a Class 1 license. In his final years of employment, he worked for CMHC as the building manager and caretaker; moving to many buildings, the company transferred him to Wetaskiwin, Fort McMurray and Edmonton.
When Phil’s health made it difficult to work, Phil and Lucy moved back to Wetaskiwin to be close to their children and grandchildren.
Anyone who knew Phil will remember his love of hockey and the Montreal Canadiens. He also very much enjoyed driving, all day long, with his dog Cindy on his lap.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Baker Funeral Chapel, in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.