OBITUARY

Ethel "Rita" Marie Hardy

August 27, 1936December 6, 2018
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Ethel "Rita" Bourque Hardy, age 82, of Welsh, Louisiana passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Rita was known as being a loving, selfless, caring, and a classy lady who never met a stranger. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, cooking and visiting with her family and friends. Her legacy of love, compassion, and empathy for others will be carried on by her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Edna Bourque, her brothers, Claude Bourque, Clarence Lee Bourque, George A. Bourque, Alfred J. Bourque, Lala Bourque, and Lloyd Bourque.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, Harry James Hardy, daughter, Angela Marie Hardy Carrington, grandson, Mason Lee Joseph Carrington all of Welsh.

Those honored to serve as her pallbearers are: Dwight Degeyter, Perry Johannson, Christopher Perry, Randy Bourque, Kenny Bourque, Ray Lynn Hopkins, Herman Benoit.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh. Father Alan Trouille will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Welsh. Visitation will be from 1 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh with a Rosary held at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume at 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonwelsh.com for the Hardy family.

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Edna Bourque, her brothers, Claude Bourque, Clarence Lee Bourque, George A. Bourque, Alfred J. Bourque, Lala Bourque, and Lloyd Bourque.

    Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, Harry James Hardy, daughter, Angela Marie Hardy Carrington, grandson, Mason Lee Joseph Carrington all of Welsh.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dwight Degeyter, Pallbearer
  • Perry Johannson, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Perry, Pallbearer
  • Randy Bourque, Pallbearer
  • Kenny Bourque, Pallbearer
  • Ray Lynn Hopkins, Pallbearer
  • Herman Benoit, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Visitation Resumes Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Sunday, December 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ethel "Rita" Marie Hardy

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Lisa Beddingfield

December 9, 2018

I don't necessarily have a memory to share, I only wanted say how sorry I am for your loss. I have heard so many "aunt Rita" stories from Monte over the years. I know she was a remarkable and unique lady that was very much loved and appreciated. I wish I could have had the honor to meet her, but I know that her love and memory will live on through recipes, laughter and dance and will touch those she hasn't even met. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa

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Biography

Ethel "Rita" Bourque Hardy, age 82, of Welsh, Louisiana passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Rita was known as being a loving, selfless, caring, and a classy lady who never met a stranger. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, cooking and visiting with her family and friends. Her legacy of love, compassion, and empathy for others will be carried on by her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Edna Bourque, her brothers, Claude Bourque, Clarence Lee Bourque, George A. Bourque, Alfred J. Bourque, Lala Bourque, and Lloyd Bourque.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, Harry James Hardy, daughter, Angela Marie Hardy Carrington, grandson, Mason Lee Joseph Carrington all of Welsh.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh. Father Alan Trouille will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Welsh. Visitation will be from 1 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh with a Rosary held at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume at 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonwelsh.com for the Hardy family.