Laura Belle Borel Bourque

August 31, 1931January 6, 2021

LOREAUVILLE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Laura Belle Borel Bourque, age 89, at 2:00 pm Monday, January 11, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Degeyter officiating. Interment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum in Loreauville.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Monday from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm at Evangeline Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bourque was a native and longtime resident of Loreauville. She passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Mrs. Laura was born in Loreauville, and lived most of her life there in family homes on Lake Dauterive Road. In recent years she lived in Delcambre with her friend, Michael Suire. She was affectionately known as Nanny Belle and was Cajun through and through with a large French Catholic family. Laura loved to dance and she and Henry were incredible jitterbug dancers. She also enjoyed playing her card games, Booray and Cadillac. She never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone.

She is survived by children, Carl J. Bourque and wife Sara Blanchard Bourque of Breaux Bridge; Darren J. Bourque and wife Sandy Legnon Bourque of Grand Marais and June Ellen Bourque of San Pedro Town, Belize; eight grandchildren, Meagan Dawkins and husband Kenny; Scott Bourque; Katelyn Bourque; Shane Bourque; Seth Bourque and wife Sunny; Rusty Bourque and wife Samantha; Kaiden Bourque; Cody Bourque; thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild on the way. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Henry “June” Bourque, Jr.; her parents, Louis and Angelia Bonin Borel; one brother, Nicholas Borel and wife Olympe Bourque Borel and one grandson, Rylan P. Ort.

Pallbearers will be, Carl J. Bourque, Darren J. Bourque, Seth Bourque, Rusty Bourque, Shane Bourque and Kenny Dawkins. Kaiden Bourque, Katelyn Bourque and Cody Bourque will be honorary pallbearers.

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Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Carl Bourque (Sara Blanchard Bourque), Son
  • Darren John Bourque (Sandy Legnon Bourque), Son
  • Dr. June Ellen Bourque, Daughter
  • Meagan Dawkins (Kenny), Grandchild
  • Scott Bourque, Grandchild
  • Katelyn Bourque, Grandchild
  • Shane Bourque, Grandchild
  • Seth Bourque (Sunny), Grandchild
  • Rusty Bourque (Samantha), Grandchild
  • Kaiden Bourque, Grandchild
  • Cody Bourque, Grandchild
  • Henry "June" Bourque, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Nicholas Borel (Olympe Bourque Borel), Brother (deceased)
  • Rylan P. Ort, Grandchild (deceased)
  • She is also survived by thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild on the way.

  • Carl J. Bourque, Active
  • Darren J. Bourque, Active
  • Seth Bourque, Active
  • Rusty Bourque, Active
  • Shane Bourque, Active
  • Kenny Dawkins, Active
  • Kaiden Bourque, Honorary
  • Katelyn Bourque, Honorary
  • Cody Bourque, Honorary


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burail

    Monday, January 11, 2021


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Teetie Stephens

January 12, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Laura's death. She was truly a one of a kind lady. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She will be missed by many.

Fay Adam

January 11, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire "Laura Belle Borel Bourque" family. She has left me with many fond memories of her. Lord accept Laura Belle through the gates of Heaven.

margaret gonsoulin

January 8, 2021


Joanna Gary

January 8, 2021

I'll never forget the fun times we had as children when we would go to Nanny Belle's. Then later in life when Mom and I used to go and play Booray over there. So many happy memories!!! I know nothing I say at this time can help ease the pain but just know that I am thinking of y'all and praying for the family!!!