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Felix "Lou" Louis Cote

Born: Fri., Mar. 2, 1934
Died: Fri., Mar. 4, 2016


6:30 PM Fri., Mar. 11, 2016
Location: - Not available -

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Sat., Mar. 12, 2016

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Felix Louis (Lou) Cote on March 4, 2016 at the age of 82.  Lou is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Ruth; his children Susan (Drew) Cadenhead, Jennifer Cote (Cliff Stenger), Edi Cote (Gary Johnson), Ted Cote (Kathleen Williams) and Teresa (Arjan) Van Hienen; grandchildren: Jessica  (Andrew Fagan) and Matthew (Ellie) Arsenault, Rene Cadenhead, Amy, Derrick and Mackenzie Van Hienen; great grandchild Aria Fagan; siblings: Marcel (Bev) Cote, Ed (Darlene) Cote, Lorraine (Johnny) Dobrecane; sister in law Yvonne Vanhelden; brother in law Wayne Hutmacher and many extended family and friends. Lou was predeceased by his parents Louise and Theodore Cote; brother Denis and sister Anna.
Lou was born on March 2, 1934 in Biggar, Saskatchewan, at the age of 7 he moved to Medicine Hat, where he  learned to speak English, graduated high school at St. Anthony’s College in Edmonton, studied agriculture at Olds College and enjoyed a successful career in the petroleum industry.  On May 19, 1956 he married Ruth Pfeifer and together they raised their five children throughout Alberta in Medicine Hat, Didsbury and Redwater.  In 2005 he and Ruth moved to Gray Creek, BC, where they renovated an estate into its former heritage home.  In 2015 they moved back to Alberta, settling in Castor.
An avid sportsman who loved to fish, hunt, golf, curl, he touched many people with his booming laugh and bigger than life personality.   Our hearts are broken, but our memories are cherished.  He will be greatly missed.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Castor, Alberta, followed by a Prayer Vigil at 7:30 P.M.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.  In memory of Lou donations are gratefully accepted to S.T.A.R.S.

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Jack and Lynn Ames
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
I am not lost for words often, but I am at a loss for the right words, for this expression of condolence. Lou will always be remembered for the friendship and times shared with our family at work and play. Our hearts go out to you Ruth, Edie,Theresa, Jenn and of course Ted. Always remembered will be the meals that I shared and the things I learnt about family while filling my face. Jack and Lynn Ames

Lori Samuels
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
To Edi and family,

I am so sorry for your huge loss. I have had a number of occasions to spend time with Lou, most recently in New Zealand at Jessica's wedding. Lou always exuded warmth and kindness and made me feel welcome at every gathering from Thanksgiving dinners to his Grand-daughter's wedding. Lou really stood out as a special person and his lovely qualities have been central to creating such a wonderful family.

Please know my thoughts are with all of you during this very sad time.

Lori Samuels

Harry and Liz Loonen
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
To Teresa / Arjan and all of your family
We are sad to hear of this news. I remember the few times that I met your Dad of having good visits with a man who was interested in the world. It was also apparent that he felt great pride in his children and what they were up to. We'll be keeping you in our prayers.

Cesar Fuertes
   Posted Tue March 08, 2016
Edi, I'm very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please accept Gina's and my heart felt condolences.

Peggy Stenger and family
   Posted Tue March 08, 2016
Jennifer, we are very saddened to hear of your Dads passing...I know you will miss him very much. Only met your Dad the once, but found him a very friendly person.

Sharon Roberts (Weiss)
   Posted Wed March 09, 2016
So sorry for your loss Ruth and family. I remember you coming to the farm and visiting with Mom and Dad. Louis was always friendly and made everyone smile. Great memories. Deepest sympathy from the Weiss family.

Clarence (Larry) Barton
   Posted Wed March 09, 2016
To the Cote Family: Very sorry to hear of your loss ...I grew up with the Cote family in Medicine Hat and remember when Louis' dad Ted built their house across from ours on Second St Riverside...What a great family and between all the Cote (Ed was closer to my age) kids and a few of us other kids on Riverside we always had enough kids to make up a team or have a great snow ball fight....I work part-time in my retirement for insurance companies and the other day had to take pics of the Cote home on 2nd Street for insurance and was telling the new young buyers that I knew the man who built the house and also grew-up knowing all the kids. They have renovated the house and it really looks good. Please express Carol and my condolences to the whole Cote family on your loss

Lawrence Weiner
   Posted Wed March 09, 2016
Edi and Gary,

Reaching out with our heartfelt condolences.

Lawrence and Jodi Weiner

David & Michele Thompson
   Posted Wed March 09, 2016
Sending our deepest condolences and daily prayers during this difficult time. Lou was a very kind man and for those who were blessed to meet him and then get to really know him were truly blessed. He loved life and family and was always willing to help others. During the years we lived in Redwater it was Lou and Ruth who helped make life better as we were just newly married. Many memories and many good times will forever be remembered by us. We are so sorry for your loss Ruth, Susan, Jennifer, Edith, Ted and Teresa. Lou may be gone but his spirit will always be with you and no doubt guide you all.
Also sending sympathies to all of Lou's extended families as well.

David & Michele Thompson
Drayton Valley

Brenda and Dave Kneller and Family
   Posted Wed March 09, 2016
Dear Teresa, Arjan, Amy, Derrick, and Mackenzie,

We are so sorry for your loss. May special memories of your dad/grandpa be a source of comfort to you in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Brenda and Dave Kneller and family

Glenn and Pat Rogge
   Posted Thu March 10, 2016
Our condolences go out to your family & you Ruth. In times like this old friends are thinking & praying for you. Lou was one of a kind & we have fond memories of him & you. Hang in there & know you are in our prayers & thoughts

Corinne Johnson
   Posted Thu March 10, 2016

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by the Johnson family.

Our deepest Sympathy on your great loss Sincerely love from the Johnson family

Shirley & Norman Freimark & Ruth, Ben & Lucas Pasemko
   Posted Thu March 10, 2016
To the Cote Family: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Lee-Ann Kundinger
   Posted Thu March 10, 2016
Edi, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you are able to talk about your dad often, laugh at your shared memories with family and friends, and always remember the life lessons he passed on. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mark and Sandra German
   Posted Fri March 11, 2016
Ted and Kathleen,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We know that your sorrow will be replaced with the many happy memories you are fortunate to have with your dad.

Mark and Sandra

Bonnie Doucette
   Posted Fri March 11, 2016
I was very saddened to learn of Louis' passing. Some of my fondest memories growing up are from when the Cote clan visited Gramma. Mention of Lou's "booming laugh and bigger than life personality" brought the memories closer and made it seem like yesterday. Our thoughts are with you all. Bonnie (husband Tim), Elaine, Louis & Mike Doucette

Myrna Wilde & Ted Parker
   Posted Sat March 12, 2016
Dear Edi & Gary, Mrs. Cote and family,

We were so very saddened to hear of your dad's passing. Please know you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

May all the beautiful memories you have sustain all of you throughout this very sad time. Reminisce and remember all the wonderful times you will hold in your hearts forever.


Myrna & Ted

Bud and Anna-Jean Olson
   Posted Tue March 15, 2016
We had the pleasure of supplying construction services to Mr.Cote when he consulted with AEC. Lou Cote was always prepared, succinct and above all a complete gentleman. Our condolences to Mrs. Cote and Family.

bob/cecile arsenault
   Posted Tue March 15, 2016
sending our sincere sympathy, he was a friend.

mike jeffery
   Posted Thu March 17, 2016
Great guy! Had a lot of laughs with Lou at both golf and curling in Riondel. He is missed buy all the guys at men's day golf.
Mike and Ivy Jeffery

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