OBITUARY

Ella Mae Bertrand

March 13, 1932February 27, 2019
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Ella Mae Bertrand, 86, of Westlake, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Harbor Hospice.

Ella Mae was born in Church Point on March 13, 1932. She was married to the love of her life, Heard J. Bertrand on June 3, 1951. They were happily married for 43 years. She was an active member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church for over 50 years. She retired from Westwood Elementary as a cook in the cafeteria after 25 years of service. She was strong in her Catholic faith, loved flowers, never met a stranger, family oriented, and proud of her Cajun Heritage. She loved to cook and was famous for her gumbo, pineapple upside down cake, sugar cookies, and pecan pralines. Ella loved to dance, especially to Cajun French music. Her family was the most important part of her life, and she loved them dearly.

Surviving to cherish her memory is her son, Ronald Bertrand and wife Luisa from Westlake; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Bertrand of Church Point; grandchildren, Tiffany Wasson and husband Rob, Amanda Guidry and husband Jerry, Damian Bertrand and wife Kateri, Kimberly Bertrand and Fiance Cory, Anthony Bertrand and wife Josie, Nicole Boudreaux and husband Zechariah, Caleb Bertrand, Hunter Bertrand; great-grandchildren, Ty, Emma, Blaise, Drake, Drewe, Kassidee, Ella, Jude, and Kayden.

Preceded in death by her husband, Heard J. Bertrand; parents, Joseph and Ernestine Hebert; two sons, Robert "Bob" Bertrand and Earl Bertrand; brothers, Joe Hebert Jr., Garland Hebert, Larry Hebert; and sister, Iris Richard.

Services will be held at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Westlake on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:00am with Father Mike Barras officiating. Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home in Westlake on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, with a Rosary (English/French) at 7:00pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Monday, from 8:00am until the procession to the church. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake. We would like to thank the staff at Harbor Hospice in Lake Charles, Dr. Jodi George in Westlake, and her wonderful caregiver Laura Stanfield. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Surviving to cherish her memory is her son, Ronald Bertrand and wife Luisa from Westlake; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Bertrand of Church Point; grandchildren, Tiffany Wasson and husband Rob, Amanda Guidry and husband Jerry, Damian Bertrand and wife Kateri, Kimberly Bertrand and Fiance Cory, Anthony Bertrand and wife Josie, Nicole Boudreaux and husband Zechariah, Caleb Bertrand, Hunter Bertrand; great-grandchildren, Ty, Emma, Blaise, Drake, Drewe, Kassidee, Ella, Jude, and Kayden.

    Preceded in death by her husband, Heard J. Bertrand; parents, Joseph and Ernestine Hebert; two sons, Robert "Bob" Bertrand and Earl Bertrand; brothers, Joe Hebert Jr., Garland Hebert, Larry Hebert; and sister, Iris Richard.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • Visitation Resumes Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 4, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ella Mae Bertrand

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Joan and Kenneth Vidrine

February 27, 2019

Ronnie, Louisa and family
Kenneth and I are so sorry for y’all loss. Ronnie, we loved your MOM and enjoyed visiting with her and going eat out with y’all and her. Also loved to listen to her tell us stories bout herself. She was and is a BEAUTIFUL person inside and out and y’all have a lot of wonderful memories with her. I know she LOVED all of you very much and she will always be with you. Our Prayers and thoughts are with all of you
Love y’all
Joan and Kenneth 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️😢

Nita Touchet

February 27, 2019

Ella Mae
Was a very dear n loving friend I will miss her very much.Who will I laugh n visit now that she left this world .i have so many beautiful memories of her.
She left a legacy of a wonderful son Ronnie and some beautiful grandchildren.
We will meet again Ella Mae,I will miss you so much
Nita Touchet😢💔

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Biography

Ella Mae Bertrand, 86, of Westlake, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Harbor Hospice.

Ella Mae was born in Church Point on March 13, 1932. She was married to the love of her life, Heard J. Bertrand on June 3, 1951. They were happily married for 43 years. She was an active member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church for over 50 years. She retired from Westwood Elementary as a cook in the cafeteria after 25 years of service. She was strong in her Catholic faith, loved flowers, never met a stranger, family oriented, and proud of her Cajun Heritage. She loved to cook and was famous for her gumbo, pineapple upside down cake, sugar cookies, and pecan pralines. Ella loved to dance, especially to Cajun French music. Her family was the most important part of her life, and she loved them dearly.

Surviving to cherish her memory is her son, Ronald Bertrand and wife Luisa from Westlake; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Bertrand of Church Point; grandchildren, Tiffany Wasson and husband Rob, Amanda Guidry and husband Jerry, Damian Bertrand and wife Kateri, Kimberly Bertrand and Fiance Cory, Anthony Bertrand and wife Josie, Nicole Boudreaux and husband Zechariah, Caleb Bertrand, Hunter Bertrand; great-grandchildren, Ty, Emma, Blaise, Drake, Drewe, Kassidee, Ella, Jude, and Kayden.

Preceded in death by her husband, Heard J. Bertrand; parents, Joseph and Ernestine Hebert; two sons, Robert "Bob" Bertrand and Earl Bertrand; brothers, Joe Hebert Jr., Garland Hebert, Larry Hebert; and sister, Iris Richard.

Services will be held at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Westlake on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:00am with Father Mike Barras officiating. Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home in Westlake on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, with a Rosary (English/French) at 7:00pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Monday, from 8:00am until the procession to the church. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake. We would like to thank the staff at Harbor Hospice in Lake Charles, Dr. Jodi George in Westlake, and her wonderful caregiver Laura Stanfield. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.