Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA


Kermit A. "Hart" Bourque

January 22, 1938November 19, 2019

Kermit “Hart” Bourque, a native and resident of Gonzales, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the age of 81. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will resume on Friday, November 22, 2019 at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church from 9:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Entombment will follow at Hope Haven Garden of Memory Cemetery in Gonzales. Hart was elected Clerk of Court on March 4, 1964, and was sworn into office on May 16, 1964. He served 13th terms as Clerk of Court retiring in 2015. Hart was an active member of the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association where he served as President. He was also Chairman, Co-chairman or member of the Legislative Committee for 23 years. He served on numerous committees for the Association including the Board of Directors, Retirement Board of Trustees, and the Insurance Trust Board. Hart was also a charter member of IACREOT. He played football for the LSU Tigers where he was a Chinese Bandit on the 1958 National Championship football team. Hart is survived by his wife, Rita G. Bourque; his sons, Blake, Brad, Lance, and Jason Bourque and their families; her daughters, Cindy Thompson, Julie Fox, and Mandy Stephens and their families; brothers, Kenneth and Conrad Bourque and their families. Hart is preceded in death by his parents, Germann and Leona Gaudin Bourque and brother, Charles Pete Bourque. The family would like to acknowledge the friendship of Vincent Sotile Sr., Jeff Wiley, Johnny Berthelot, and Ronnie Gaudin. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com . Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 22, 2019


Kermit A. "Hart" Bourque

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Jean Bourgeois

November 21, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of sorrow. Mr. Hart always had time to speak to me no matter where we met. I will remember him with kindness

Beth Babin

November 21, 2019

My deepest condolences to this family. Jason, I know Mr. Hart would say that he couldn't have asked for better sons than you and your brothers. You loved and honored him well until the very end. Praying that you feel His Presence and His comfort now and in the days to come.

Shelia Davis

November 21, 2019

Mr Kermit Hart Bourque An Awesome Man and Boss May He Rest In Peace My Condolences to his Family

Tony Falterman

November 20, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family.