William Carriveau

William "BJ" Carriveau

1978 - 2024

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Obituary of William "BJ" Carriveau

William “BJ” Carriveau, 46, of Empire, MN passed away on June 1, 2024, at Abbott Northwestern after a long illness.

He was born in Fargo, ND, on January 3,1978, the only son of the late Mark Carriveau and Annmarie (Olson) Carriveau. He is survived by his mother Annmarie Carriveau, sisters; Patricia Absey, Michelle Bartholomay, Penny Carriveau and nieces Nicole Bartholomay, Zoe Absey, Grace Absey, Julia Bartholomay and nephew Benjamin Absey.

BJ graduated from High School in Farmington, MN then pursued a career in construction as a heavy equipment operator with Northwest Asphalt. As a small boy, BJ could always be found with all his Tonka equipment plowing neighbors’ driveways and volunteering to help the adults figure out yard and house projects, it was perfect he found the career he held for several decades.

He loved travel, good food, snowmobiles, working hard and spending time with his girlfriend Lori Thurmes of Hampton, MN. BJ and Lori enjoyed attending Wild games and betting on the outcomes. He always teased her that his snowmobile was his first girlfriend. BJ also loved spending time with Joe and Tom, if they weren’t working on snowmobiles, they were rebuilding trucks. Also not to be forgotten are his furry friends, Daisy, Oreo and Nilla.

BJ’s sarcasm and quick wit will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephew and others. A celebration of life will be held at the Farmington VFW, 421 3rd St., Farmington, MN on Saturday June 29, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All are welcome.

A Memorial Tree was planted for William
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota