It is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing in Sudbury on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Son of the late James and of the late Sadie (née Amyotte) Larocque. Beloved husband of 63 years to Thérèse (née Aubin) Larocque of Azilda. Loving father of Denis Larocque (Louise), Pauline Yarkie (Herman), Lilianne Kirkey (Raymond), Michel Larocque (Joanne), Nicole Heikkinen (Heikki), Monique Gravelle (Gilles), Colette Rainville (Gilles) and Carole Nelson (Gary). Cherished grandfather of 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 1 fifth generation granddaughter. Dear brother of Gertrude Paquette (late Albert), Yvon Larocque (Brenda), Réjean Larocque (Simone) and René Larocque (late Jacqueline). Predeceased by his siblings; Roland Larocque, Yvette Gagnon, Juliette Labelle, Jacques Larocque (Louiselle), Marcel Larocque, Rachelle Larocque, Rolande Larocque and André Larocque. Earl was a member of the Knight of Columbus 3rd Degree council 6258 and a Sir Knight of the Mgr. Adolphe Proulx 4th Degree Assembly. He also worked at Falconbridge Limited and retired in 1982. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and many friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R. 15, Chelmsford on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Ste-Agnès Church in Azilda. Donations (by cheque only) to the Ste-Agnès Church would be greatly appreciated.