Thaddeus Jude Bourque

March 7, 1968January 30, 2018

A native of Catahoula, Thaddeus Jude Bourque, age 49, of St. Martinville passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his residence. He was born to Bobby and Susan Bordelon Bourque on March 7, 1968.

Interment will be held privately at a later date.

Thaddeus, better known as Thad, had a passion for all things involving cars. He enjoyed building models and customizing them to be the exact replica of cars that had any meaning to him and people he loved. He worked as a mechanic for many years and enjoyed working for a custom restoration shop where he could show off one of his many talents. His real enjoyment was cane farming which he began doing when he was a very young boy. Thad had an electric personality, a big heart, and was always there for his friends, family, anyone in need, and he loved making people laugh. He brought heartfelt happiness to everyone he met or was having a bad day. He was a loving husband, son, brother, and friend. He will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Irvin Bourque; step-son, Garry Small and wife Amber of Tulsa, OK; step-daughter, Cassandra Hudlow and husband Larry of Le Flore, OK; sisters, Helene Bourque and Michelle Bourque; sister-in-law, Bobbie Hawthorne and husband Marshall of Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Michael Irvin and wife Anne of California; step-grandchildren, Kyle Small, Keegan Hudlow, Dakota Hudlow, David Iseman, Jerri Pierson, Marissa Witcher, and Jessica Brewer; 4 step-great-grandchildren; and niece and nephew, Trista and Tristan Bourque.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Susan Bourque,

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


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Jamie Fleming

March 7, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Thad's passing. I always wished him the best and am glad to see that he led a great and wonderful life. My condolences to his family. Prayers are with you all.

Sylvia McHugh

February 8, 2018

MICHELLE AND HELENE, I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF THAD! I still picture him as that cute little boy at school. May he Rest In Peace.

Anne Viator Theriot

February 5, 2018


My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Effron & Patsy Savoy

February 4, 2018

His walk through this life in now complete as he now begins a new walk in the spiritual world with our heavenly father. Our deepest sympathy to the Bourque family.. May he R.I.P.

Peggy Melancon Hulin

February 4, 2018

To all the Bourque family, I send my prayers and thoughts. God bless and watch all of you.

Lisa and Wayne LeBlanc

February 3, 2018

Lisa and I were so very sorry to hear the news of Thad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barbara Gaidry

February 3, 2018

My prayers and condolences are with the Bourque and Bordelon families. Thad had a heart of gold and loved his family. I was very fortunate to know such an awesome person. Fly high Thad...RIP

Tammi Latiolais

February 2, 2018

Thad, I've known you my whole life. Never thought I would have to say goodbye this way. Love you and will miss you forever. Please watch over us all. Helene needs u more then ever. Fly high Angel