Eugene Ernest Cote
May 15, 1937 – September 12, 2020
Eugene Ernest Cote 83, of Loveland, CO, joined his heavenly father on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Born in Woonsocket, RI on May 15, 1937, he was the son of the late Ernest A. Cote and the late Rose Alma Walsh.
Eugene joined the USAF in 1956 and served 4 years until 1960. After his military service, he began his career at IBM in San Jose CA. Then, in 1965, he was transferred to IBM in boulder, CO where he retired after 36 years. In his early years, Eugene spent time as a dishwasher and cook. This is where he developed his passion for exquisite food and drink. He loved spending time visiting and cooking delicious meals for all his family and friends. He also loved eating out in both fine dining and quick serve food establishments.
Surviving is his wife of 39 years, LaVonne Cote; his son, David and wife Sherry Cote; stepdaughters Viki & husband Kevin McGee; Cyndi and husband Jeff Irsik; 7 grandchildren: David and wife Diana Cote; Brandon Dawson; Colton and wife Lacey Ann Irsik; Tony McGill; Lacey Irsik; Chantelle McGee; and Cody McGill; 2 great-grandchildren: Wyatt and Laila Irsik.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Edward Walsh; brother, Paul A. Cote; daughter, Catherine McGill; and stepson, Steve Dawson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army. Eugene greatly appreciated the Salvation Army helping his mother, Rose, locate his long-lost brother, Paul.
- The Salvation Army
Celebration of Life
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
Eugene Ernest Cote
September 29, 2020
Just a few months ago we were out shoveling snow with mom and now you’re gone? I’m still in disbelief. Love you so much Gene and I’m going to miss your stories, delicious food, your sweet, kind and generous soul, your big hugs and, “I love you Vik.” Thanks for being the BEST husband to my momma, the BEST other father to me, and the BEST papa to Chantelle. Our hearts are broken, but I know you are peaceful and out of pain in the most awesome place hanging out with Jesus and all our lost loved ones. We love you and miss you so much! Big hugs!
Sandy & Phil Zimmerman
September 19, 2020
We enjoyed many hours sharing past experiences and hopes for the future. We have lost a very dear friend!