Charles Kocher, Pilot staff writer

Aug. 26, 1948-April 18, 2012

Philippe C. Gastonguay, 63, of Harbor, passed away April 18, 2012, at his home.

Philippe was born Aug. 26, 1948, in Pontiac, Ill., to Philippe and June (Roe) Gastonguay.

He moved to Oregon where he attended school in Myrtle Point and later Eagle Point High School.

He enjoyed fishing and reading. Philippe also wrote poetry; he even had a

song recorded by Dwight Yoakum. He enjoyed singing karaoke especially

country western songs.

Survivors include his siblings Stan Byle and his wife Shirley of

Redmond, Jolynn Dausey and her husband Robin of Medford, John

Gastonguay of Grants, N.M., Joseph Gastonguay and his wife Connie of

Brookings, Karen Pershin and her husband Larry of Klamath Falls, Kathy

Nichols of Banks, Terrie Carver of Brookings, and Helayne Whitmore and

her husband Jesse of Medford. Also surviving are numerous nieces and


Philippe was preceded in death by his stepfather Darwin; mother June; and sisters Sharron Greenhaw and Becki Jones.

A gathering for Philippe's friends and family will be held at noon,

Saturday, May 12, at Harbor Logging Supply, 1 Northgate Plaza, in


Inurnment will be at a later date at Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.