OBITUARY

Clifton Joseph Bourque

January 7, 1929April 12, 2010

COTEAU HOLMES – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Clifton Joseph Bourque, age 81, at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church with Fr. L.F. Jose officiating. Interment will be held at St. Elizabeth Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Tuesday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Wednesday until service time. A native and resident of Coteau Holmes, Mr. Bourque passed away on Monday, April 12, 2010 at his residence.

Mr. Bourque was a devoted husband and father. He was a retired auto mechanic, a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and a member of the Coteau Holmes Volunteer Fire Dept. for many years. Mr. Bourque enjoyed hunting, gardening and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Flo Bernard Bourque of Coteau Holmes; four daughters, Randie Tate and husband Joe of St. Martinville; Becky Crochet and husband Mike of Coteau Holmes; Trisha Blanchard and husband Roy, Jr. of Coteau Holmes and Dena Blanchard and husband Neal of Catahoula; ten grandchildren; Travis Tate, Troy Tate, Tanya Usie, Casey Crochet, Eric Crochet, Bryan Crochet, Blake Blanchard, Kyle Blanchard, Maci Blanchard and Lexi Blanchard; eight great grandchildren, Byron Tate, Carson Tate, Coy Tate, Megan Tate, Brittney Tate, Alysa Usie, Gaven Crochet and Josie Crochet. Mr. Bourque is also survived by his siblings, Nelda Charpentier and husband Eddie of Franklin; Juanita Rester and husband Bill of Breaux Bridge; Betty O’Rourke of Chicago, IL; Beulah Rabeaux and husband David of New Iberia; Merlin Bourque and wife Judy of New Iberia; Floyd Bourque and wife AnnaLee of Breaux Bridge and Similien “Jun” Bourque, Jr. and wife Carleen of Catahoula.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Similien and Anadia Tally Bourque, Sr.; siblings, Delvin Bourque, Sr., Allen Bourque, Delta “Toot” Norris and Eula Bourque.

Pallbearers will be Travis Tate, Casey Crochet, Troy Tate, Eric Crochet, Bryan Crochet and Josh Usie.

Honorary pallbearers will be Blake, Kyle, Maci and Lexi Blanchard.

The family would like to thank IBC Group Home Health for their care and support.

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

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 14, 2010
  • Burial Wednesday, April 14, 2010
  • Vigil Rosary Service Tuesday, April 13, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 13, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 14, 2010
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 14, 2010

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Vigil Rosary Service, Burial
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LEAH M LOUVIERE

April 14, 2010

TO THE BOURQUE FAMILY I WAS SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU THROUGH THIS VERY TOUGH TIME.

Bliss Bodin

April 14, 2010

I remeber you holding me like it was yesterday...You and Baloo were so awesome with me and spoiled me rotten..I will miss you but I know you are in a better place..RIP...My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Marguerite Mestayer

April 14, 2010

Aunt Flo,
I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Clifton's passing. Looking at the pictures of him over the years reminded me so much of all the visits we shared with your family while growing up. Where have all of the years gone? I didn't find out about Uncle Clifton's death until today otherwise Forb and I would have come in for the funeral. I will definitely come for a visit the next time we are in town. I will have you and your family in my prayers. Marguerite & Forby Mestayer (Houston, TX).

Gaynell Barras

April 13, 2010

To Trisha and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your father was always so pleasant and had a ready smile at all times.

Gaynell Baras, Loreauville, La.

Augustine Isadore

April 13, 2010

Dean you have my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Remmember to put God first .

JoAnn Wisdom Degeyter

April 13, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. The loss of a loved one is always difficult, but Mr. Clifton has left you all with life and love. May he rest peacefully and pain-free.

April 13, 2010

To the whole family please accept our most heart-felt sympathy. I have so many great memories of spending time with your family and all the laughter and smiles. Find solace in the fact that Mr. Cliffton is with Our Father in Heaven, no longer suffering and you all will be reunited one day! Leah R. Louviere

Vickie Thibodeaux

April 13, 2010

With our deepest symapthy from Danny Vickie Bailey Thibodeaux

Casey Crochet

April 13, 2010

Paw Paw u will be dearly missed u were the greatest grandfather anyone could ask for u were there when we needed and taught us alot growing up we are really gonna miss having good times with u but we know your happy and in a better place now. Rest in peace! Love you Paw Paw! Love Casey,Christie& Gaven!

April 13, 2010

Flo and Family,
Your Dad always had a smile of Love .Lexi was at my house one day she
said Jun 'Grand 'Paw Ate My Candy. I said he was hungrey far candy.
Lexi said I had two candy it was ok far him to have one,that is what
LOVE IS GOD ! Wilmer Jun Blanchard,Jr. (Catahoula)