Philippe ‘Frenchie’ Dallaire, 93, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Life Care Center in Sedro-Woolley.
Philippe was born on May 16, 1924 in Quebec, Ontario, Canada.
In 1947, and speaking only French, Philippe came to the Skagit Valley in search of work. Luckily he connected with a member of the Moses family who spoke French to assist him with the language barrier.
Over the years Philippe worked as a welder, a logger in the timber industry and worked hiway construction, helping to complete the North Cross Hiway. He retired in 1987.
Philippe enjoyed cooking, and tinkering with his tools. He was quit the craftsman and was always building or fixing things.
Over the years Philippe was married three times, his first wives, Juanita Napoleon and Regina Moses preceded him in death. On May 6, 2000 he was united in marriage to Annabelle (Moses) Ashe and they made their home in Sedro-Woolley.
Philippe is survived by his wife, Annabelle; ‘daughter,’ Tina Talley; step-daughter Lorraine Waynick; step-sons, Reginald and Shubert Hunter, two sisters, four brothers, numerous step-grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and extended family. He was also preceded by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Harry Moses Indian Cemetery in Marblemount with Elder Harlan Sam, Sr. officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Philippe and sign the online guest register.