George Larocque

Obituary of George Larocque

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May 28, 1947 – April 22, 2024

It is with profound sadness that the family of George Larocque announces his passing on Monday, Aprill 22, 2024 at the Cold Lake Healthcare Centre at the age of 76 years, after a painful battle with cancer. 

George will be forever remembered and loved by his 3 daughters: Annette (Terry) Kotyk, Tammy Larocque (Gabe Solway), Kathy-Jo Larocque (Jeff Metcalf); 8 grandchildren: Travis (Jocelyn) Kotyk, Terri-Ann (Kristian) Denis, Amber (Jeff) Byrd, Stephanie Larocque (Micheal Fletcher), Darren Larocque, Ryan (Haley) Larocque, Mercedes Larocque (Lee Streets), Porscha Larocque (Colton Ward); 11 great-grandchildren: Chloe, Caleb, Owen, Jillian, Everly, William, Cameron, Nolan, Avery, Eve, Jayden; 4 siblings: Madeline, Mabel, Rene (Blanche), Jerry; 2 sisters-in-law: Evelyn, Yvonne; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

George was predeceased by his parents: Samuel and Marie Annie Larocque; 4 siblings: Margaret, Irene, James, Raymond; brothers-in-law: Rodderick, Ken; sister-in-law: Theresa. 

George was born in Lac La Biche, AB to Sam and Annie Larocque. George loved his family; at the age of 9, he left school and began working on the railroad. At the young age of 19, George began his own family with former wife, Mary. George lived in Elizabeth Metis Settlement, AB; Edmonton, AB; and Vegreville, AB; commonly employed as resident manager, overseeing maintenance, or in the field of construction. 

George was a “jack of all trades” and a collector of tools. George was always reliable to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. If something was broken, he certainly had a tool to fix it or knew where to find one. George frequented pawn shops and flea markets in Edmonton, AB; Cold Lake, AB; and St. Paul, AB. A simple man, with a lot of treasures; he could never drive past a garage sale without stopping to look around because, “Never know what you might find.” 

When George wasn’t working, he was in the wilderness, fishing and hunting. He spent timeless moments by still Springs, and in quiet woods. George loved spending time with his family fishing, hunting and gathering. George was always prepared with a survival bag and taught survival skills to anyone who wanted to learn. He would share stories about his family and adventures with such enthusiasm, anyone around stopped and listened. Once he started, George could share for hours, he would even belly laugh so hard he had to hold it. 

George lived as a son of God, reading, and studying the Bible. His love and faith for his religion was well known and practised. George’s Bible and clipboard always followed him along his journeys; filled with notes, questions, highlights and copied scripture.  

Throughout George’s life he helped countless individuals; family and strangers alike. During the last 13 years, he helped his granddaughter Mercedes, raise her son, his great-grandson Jayden. 

In George’s memory, thank the Lord for those loved, and especially for those disliked. 

To honour George’s wishes cremation has taken place. 

Respectfully submitted by the Larocque family

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