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