Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Leola Viator Bonin

February 21, 1933June 14, 2019

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Leola Viator Bonin at 10:00 am Monday, June 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Fr. Garrett Savoie, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Following the mass, Mrs. Bonin will be laid to rest with her husband at Memorial Park Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Sunday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Men’s Rosary Group leading the rosary at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Monday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

Leola was born February 21, 1933 in rural Iberia Parish to the late Osie and Rose Arceneaux Viator and passed away peacefully Friday, June 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was 86.

Mrs. Bonin was a proud homemaker and loved being home with her family. Throughout her life, she shared many pastimes with her husband and family. So many memories were made on camping trips, albeit short trips. The children shared and laughed at one trip to Six Flags in Dallas. They arrived that day and spent the evening at Six Flags, but left the very next day because of the rain. Both Mr. Junius and Mrs. Leola loved being home more than away. She and her husband also loved to dance, and Leola enjoyed trips to the Casino. Up until recently, she still hosted card games with her friends particularly Bourre’ at her home. It was easy to see that most of the special memories were centered around the family home. She is now resting in her eternal home with her husband and will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her three sons, Keith Bonin and wife Linda of Pineville, Kenneth Bonin of Lafayette and Mike Bonin and wife Joy of New Iberia; her six grandchildren, Brian Bonin, Scott Bonin, Sara Dantin and husband Beau, Breigh Casanova and husband Brian, Alex Bonin and Ian Bonin; five great grandchildren, Daniel, Katherine and Claire Casanova and Isabel and Madelyn Dantin; and her sister, Betty Freyou.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Junius P. Bonin; and her sister and brother, Ruby Landry and Ray Viator.

Serving as pallbearers are Keith, Kenneth and Mike Bonin, Scott Bonin, Brian Casanova and Alex Bonin.

Masses may offered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Mrs. Bonin in lieu of sending flowers

To view the online obituary and to share memories of Mrs. Leola, please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

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


  • Keith Bonin, Son
  • Kenneth Bonin, Son
  • Mike Bonin, Son
  • Linda Bonin, Daughter-in-law
  • Joy Bonin, Daughter-in-law
  • Sara Dantin & Beau, Granddaughter
  • Brian Bonin, Grandson
  • Scott Bonin, Grandson
  • Breigh Casanova & Brian, Granddaughter
  • Alex Bonin, Grandson
  • Ian Bonin, Grandson
  • Daniel Casanova, Great Grandson
  • Katherine Casanova, Great Granddaughter
  • Claire Casanova, Great Granddaughter
  • Isabel Dantin, Great Granddaughter
  • Madelyn Dantin, Great Granddaughter
  • Betty Freyou, Sister
  • Junius P. Bonin, Husband (deceased)
  • Rose Arceneaux Viator, Mother (deceased)
  • Osie Viator, Father (deceased)
  • Ruby Landry, Sister (deceased)
  • Ray Viator, Brother (deceased)

  • Keith Bonin
  • Ken Bonin
  • Mike Bonin
  • Brian Casanova
  • Scott Bonin
  • Alex Bonin


  • Visitation Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Rosary Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 17, 2019


Leola Viator Bonin

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Kenny Bonin

June 19, 2019

Momma I am missing and thinking of you today. I am going to miss our daily talks and the thought of not hearing your voice again has me at a loss. I know you are in a better place as your last days were very difficult. I pray that dad and ma mom and pa pop and your sister and brother was all there to welcome you to heaven. I choose to remember you for all the fun times that we shared, you were such a beautiful lady. I will keep you in my prayers and in my heart forever.
Love and Miss You Already

Annie Castille

June 16, 2019

On behalf of the Castille family we would like to wish our deepest condolences to the bonin family sorry we cannot make it but our thoughts and prayers are with y’all. Mr leola was a great person and a wonderful friend thank you for all the wonderful memories much love to y’all

Aggie Smith

June 15, 2019

I’m so sorry for your families loss, Mike and Joy. Know that you all will be in my prayers. Eternal rest, Oh Lord.

Ron and Shelly Shirey

June 14, 2019

Keith, we are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May the Lord be your comfort & strength during this time of sorrow.

Suzanne Danna-Harlan

June 14, 2019

Keith, my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.