Eugène Côté

October 24, 1934February 13, 2021

CÔTÉ, Eugène Bernard, passed away suddenly on February 13, 2021 at the age of 86, after a long battle with heart disease.

Dearly remembered by his beloved wife of 66 years, Thérèse Cyr, his children, Alin (Pauline), Céline (Chris) and Danielle (Sean), grandchildren, Carl-André, Mario and Valerie, Chris and Jenny, and great grandchildren Cassius, Caprio, Vivienne, Neko, Persia and Franco and surviving brother Raoul (Ralph).

Predeceased by his parents, Alfred Côté and Rhéa Johnson and brothers Fréderique Côté and Laurant (Larry) Côté.

Born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario he and Therese later moved to Ottawa in 1988 to be closer to his family. He worked as an electrician foreman at the Smooth Rock Falls Pulp & Paper Mill for 35 years. Despite living with heart disease, Eugene kept active by participating in his favorite activities including skating on the canal, biking along the Ottawa paths, booking the first tee time of the day, competing in his senior snooker league, watching hours of live NASCAR and Formula-1 races and playing the guitar. Even after 66 years of marriage, Eugène and Thérèse wrote each other words of affirmation every day.

The immediate family will hold a private celebration of his life.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jody McCombe

February 19, 2021

Danielle and family.
I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute, it sounds like your dad enjoyed life to the fullest!
Thinking of you during this difficult time and hope you find comfort in your beautiful memories and strength in your family and friends.