OBITUARY

Mary Helen Bourque Toups

November 26, 1937March 4, 2021
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NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Leroy Joseph Toups, the former Mary Helen Bourque, age 83, at 2:00 pm Monday, March 8, 2021 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Fr. Arockia Doss Palthasar officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday beginning at 10:00 am until 1:30 pm at Evangeline Funeral Home. The Men’s Rosary Group will pray the rosary at 12 Noon.

Mrs. Toups passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at her residence.

Mrs. Toups was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the St. Anne Altar Society. She and her husband were very active volunteers of the KC Council 3425, where she donated her time to planning the KC Fishing Rodeo and numerous trips and activities. Her hobbies included listening to and dancing to Cajun French Music and cooking. She loved her family and spending time with them.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Leroy J. Toups of New Iberia; one daughter, Angela T. Rentrop and husband Kirk; four sons, Barry Toups, Kerry J. Toups and wife Crystal; Randy J. Toups and wife Ashley and Troy J. Toups and wife Jenny all of New Iberia; ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jile and Adia Gary Bourque; three sisters, Alma Thibodeaux, Hazel Comeaux and Gladys Romero and one brother, Claude Bourque.

Pallbearers will be Kerry Toups, Randy Toups and Troy Toups, Chase Rentrop, Jacob Rentrop and Kody Toups. Barry Toups, Dorjan Toups and Kirk Rentrop will be honorary pallbearers.

To view the on-line obituary, preview the video presentation and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Leroy J. Toups, Husband
  • Barry J.Toups, Son
  • Kerry J. Toups (Crystal), Son
  • Randy J. Toups (Ashley), Son
  • Troy J. Toups (Jenny), Son
  • Angela T. Rentrop (Kirk), Daughter
  • Jile & Adia Gary Bourque, Parents (deceased)
  • Claude Bourque, Brother (deceased)
  • Alma Thibodeaux, Sister (deceased)
  • Hazel Comeaux, Sister (deceased)
  • Gladys Romero, Sister (deceased)
  • Mrs. Toups is also survived by ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kerry Toups, Active
  • Randy Toups, Active
  • Troy Toups, Active
  • Chase Rentrop, Active
  • Jacob Rentrop, Active
  • Kody Toups, Active
  • Barry Toups, Honorary
  • Dorjan Toups, Honorary
  • Kirk Rentrop, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Rosary

    Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, March 8, 2021

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Greta Gachassin

March 8, 2021

So sorry to hear of our sweet Mrs. Helen. She wasn't only one of my parents best friends , she was like family to all of us and will be dearly missed.

Tina Coughing

March 8, 2021

Sorry to here about Mrs Helen she was a sweet lady glad I got to know her from my mom and dad . Leroy praying for you and your family.

Charlotte Romero

March 6, 2021

So sorry to hear about y'all mom I will keep y'all in my prayers Charlotte Gaspard Romero

Verna B Dixon

March 6, 2021

I was so sorry to hear this news. Judy informed me. May God help your family through this very difficult time in your lives. I am also thinking of Jeanette today as she would be 76 years old. Love both her and Helen. God bless you Leroy and your family. 🙏 ❤

Sherry Langlinais

March 6, 2021

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Helen's passing. She was one of the sweetest and loving people we ever met. Our prayers are with Mr. Leroy and family. I know you are now visiting with you family that passed before you and I know you are visiting with Uncle Willie and Aunt Marie also. RIP Sweet Lady. Russell and Sherry Langlinais


Anna Theriot

March 6, 2021

Leroy & family, I am so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. Such a sweet lady. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

John Berard

March 5, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of her passing....your family has my deepest sympathy....Angie , You and your family will be in my prayers.......

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Biography

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Leroy Joseph Toups, the former Mary Helen Bourque, age 83, at 2:00 pm Monday, March 8, 2021 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Fr. Arockia Doss Palthasar officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday beginning at 10:00 am until 1:30 pm at Evangeline Funeral Home. The Men’s Rosary Group will pray the rosary at 12 Noon.

Mrs. Toups passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at her residence.

Mrs. Toups was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the St. Anne Altar Society. She and her husband were very active volunteers of the KC Council 3425, where she donated her time to planning the KC Fishing Rodeo and numerous trips and activities.
Her hobbies included listening to and dancing to Cajun French Music and cooking. She loved her family and spending time with them.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Leroy J. Toups of New Iberia; one daughter, Angela T. Rentrop and husband Kirk; four sons, Barry Toups, Kerry J. Toups and wife Crystal; Randy J. Toups and wife Ashley and Troy J. Toups and wife Jenny all of New Iberia; ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jile and Adia Gary Bourque; three sisters, Alma Thibodeaux, Hazel Comeaux and Gladys Romero and one brother, Claude Bourque.

Pallbearers will be Kerry Toups, Randy Toups and Troy Toups, Chase Rentrop, Jacob Rentrop and Kody Toups. Barry Toups, Dorjan Toups and Kirk Rentrop will be honorary pallbearers.

To view the on-line obituary, preview the video presentation and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

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