Philippe Walter Coulombe

Born to Louella and Omer Coulombe, the baby of the family of six children, June 10th 1928 Bonnyville, Alberta, passed away peacefully October 1st 2014, Armstrong, B.C. surrounded by family. Philippe was a loving husband to Theresa and father to their three children. Philippe and Theresa were married 65 years having met each other at the ages of 12 and 14. Philippe has always been known for his irreverent sense of humour and love of storytelling. From the early age of twelve Philippe started to paint murals and oil paintings with specialty in wildlife and branched off into sign painting, wood carving and automobile painting later on. He painted oil paintings for celebrities such as, Bing Crosby, receiving letters of appreciation. His paintings are overseas in Europe; as well he was interviewed by a Japanese magazine regarding his many artistic talents. Philippe worked up North in Uranium City for Gunner Mines in his early years in their paint shop. From there he worked for Cold Lake Air Force Base before moving to B.C. fifty years ago. Philippe worked for the school district in Kamloops for 15 years in the paint shop. From there he started his own sign business Casa Linda Signs. Philippe was a member of the local Painters and Allied Trades Union Branch 138 which saw him painting on the BC hydro electric project in Revelstoke, SFU and downtown Vancouver on murals for stores like Leone upon their opening. Philippe was active in the Catholic Church and was a Knight of Columbus in Chase, B.C. Philippe is survived by his wife Therese Coulombe, his son and daughter-in-law Roger and Donna Coulombe, daughter Lynn Asdal, daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Robert Daly, as well eight grand children and two great-grandchildren. Prayers were held at 3:00 pm on October 5, 2014 at St.Joseph Catholic Church in Armstrong, BC. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC (#102 3402 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1) or Armstrong Pleasant Valley Manor Care Facility. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ . Arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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