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Philippe ‘Frenchie’ Dallaire Memorial
Philippe ‘Frenchie’ Dallaire Memorial

Philippe ‘Frenchie’ Dallaire

Philippe ‘Frenchie’ Dallaire

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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.


  • Andrea Remmem

    I will miss you Sappa i loved watching Polka at the kitchen table with you and grandma or who ever didnt fall asleep in their chair hehe. Im going to miss you had lots of good memories with you and grandma


    I will miss Sappa so much as he and grandma (Regina Dallaire ) gave me some of the happiest memories of my childhood. There was an error in Annabel’s reference to Tina Tally as Sappa’s daughter as this is not true. Sappa had no biological children of his own but his step children loved him very much, my mother Lorraine Waynick and my uncles Reggi and Shuby Hunter as well as all the grandchildren. Sappa married my grandma Regina Moses in 1955 and they remained together until her death in April 1999 and he was completely devoted to her and loved her very much. They made their life together in Sedro Woolley and lived together at the house on Fruitdale road. As her health declined my Sappa became her care taker for many years and he did such a wonderful job and never complained. He wanted to make sure she was comfortable. We are all so thankful for him and his commitment to her. Grandma gave him the name of Sappa (meaning grandpa in her native language) and that is what all of us grand kids called him. He may not have been our grandpa by blood but we all thought of him as nothing but our grandpa and we all loved him very much. I lived with Sappa and Grandma for about a year when I was about 5 and then again at the age of 10 our family moved in with Sappa and Grandma for a few years and then we lived right next door. Sappa was such a character and liked to joke around a lot and loved to talk politics. He enjoyed cooking for people and made the best spaghetti and French toast. I loved to be with him in his tool shed as he so enjoyed organizing all his tools and helping him plant his garden which was a good size but it was a lot of fun as he showed me where to put the seeds. Grandma and Sappa did a lot of canning and I remember snapping the string beans which seemed to never end but oh what a joy it was to be with them. Not to mention the trips to the junk yard which was always such an adventure with Sappa. These are just a few of my fond memories of Sappa and I am sure others have special memories of what he meant to them and I hope others will share their time that they had with Sappa. I love you Sappa and will miss you greatly!
    Brenda Waynick