OBITUARY

Harry Joseph Bourque

November 26, 1932March 18, 2010

ST. MARTINVILLE – Funeral Services will be conducted for Harry Joseph Bourque, age 77, at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 21, 2010 at St. martin de Tours Catholic Church with Msgr. Douglas Courville officiating. Interment will be held at Broussard Cemetery in Bayou Petit Anse.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Saturday with a Rosary at 7:30 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Sunday until service time. A native of Catahoula and resident of St. Martinville, Mr. Bourque passed away at 7:10 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at St. Martinville Nursing Home.

Mr. Bourque was employed as a sand blaster in the boat fabrication industry for many years. He enjoyed raising farm animals and fishing. He was a kind and generous loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He always had a kind word and smile for everyone that he met. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his two sons, David Bourque and wife Linda, and Randy Bourque and wife Eva; his daughter, Pamela B. Viator and husband Billy all of St. Martinville; 11 grandchildren, Brent, Donny, Shawntel, Jamie, Sarah, Jared, David II, Tiffani, Ashley, Billy Jr. and Jimmy (Boo); 16 great grandchildren, Tanner, Destiny, Christopher, Johnathan, Mildred, Jacob, Mikayla, Austin, Ashley, Chad, Dylan, Paris, Brianna, Harley, Sierra and Gavin; and his sister and brother, Rose Bracquet and Bernard Bourque.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lillian B. Bourque; his son, Johnny Bourque; grandson, Johnny Jr.; parents, Anthony and Emerante Bourque; sisters, Delores Prioux and Doris Louviere; and brothers, Fabian and Herbert Bourque.

Pallbearers will be Brent, Donny and David Bourque Ii, Billy Viator, Jr., Jimmy “Boo” Bonin and Jared Hugonin.

Honorary pallbearers will be David and Randy Bourque, Billy Viator, Sr. and Austin Vaughn.

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

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

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 21, 2010
  • Cemetery Sunday, March 21, 2010
  • Rosary Saturday, March 20, 2010
  • Funeral Home Location Saturday, March 20, 2010
  • Funeral Home Location Sunday, March 21, 2010
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Vicki LeBlanc

March 22, 2010

Pam,
Harry and I are so sorry to hear about the lost of your dad. He was such a sweet and kind man. The memory I will cherish the most is of him letting us take a field trip to his farm. For some of these children this was and will be the only time they ever visited a farm. I remember how much he enjoyed telling the little preschoolers about the animals and letting them hold and pet them. For many, that was their first and only experience on a farm. They may not remember his name but they will always remember the man who let them hold or pet a "real farm animal"for the first time. "May He Rest in Peace" and May God bless you and your family in this difficult time. Love you

SALLY ROY

March 22, 2010

shawntel,I am so sorry for the lost of pawpaw,if u need i am here for you.he will always know how much you loved him.you and your family will be in my prayers.

PAM VIATOR

March 21, 2010

DADDY I WISH WE COULD HAVE SPENT MORE YEARS TOGETHER, BUT I WANT YOU TO NO THAT I WILL ALWAYS LOVE AN CHERISH THE ONES WE DID SPEND TOGETHER. HARLEY IS NOT OLD ENOUGH TO WRITE BUT SHE MOST DEFINITLY WILL MISS HER TRIPS TO VISIT HER PAW PAW. BILLY SAYS HE WILL ALSO MISS YOU. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AN PRAYERS LOVE PAM BILLY AN HARLEY.

Shawntel Kidder

March 19, 2010

Papa, I will miss the love and laughter you brought to our family. You definitely left lasting memories in my heart;I hope that I did the same for you. Love Always Shawnie

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Harry Joseph Bourque

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Wedding Portrait

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Family gathering

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Harry and his ducks

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At nursing home with mom

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Harry's chickens and turkeys