EDWARD "ED" VIDRINE
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EUNICE - -It is with heavy hearts that the family of Edward "Ed" Vidrine announces his passing on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Acadian Medical Center at the age of 87. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Father Dustin Dought Celebrant and Father Matthew Barzare Co-Celebrant.
In his young adult life Ed farmed and worked at his father's saw mill in Lanse Gris. He later worked for the railroad & gravel pit in Turkey Creek. Ed began his career in the oilfield as a roustabout for Hub City Contractors in Eunice, became a gauger then a pumper, before retiring as a field superintendent of the LL&E Pine Prairie field in 1989.
In his time off Ed enjoyed camping with the Good Sam Club, at Miller's Lake with family and friends and taking care of his beloved dogs, FiFi and Tootsie. Family vacations and spending weekends at home with his family were especially important. As a husband, father, grandfather and friend he could always be counted on for a kind word and wise advice.
After a happy retirement of 25 years Ed will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him especially his wife of 68 years, Vivian Barzare Vidrine of Eunice; children, Steve Vidrine and wife, Debra, Keith Vidrine, all of Eunice, Vickie Gossen and husband, Jude of Scott; sister, Laura Mae Guillory of Hessmer; brother, Burnell Vidrine and companion, Ms. Jo of Opelousas; sisters in law, Elaine Barzare of Eunice and Virgie Barzare of Kinder; eleven grandchildren, five step grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
He is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Alibe and Alida Vidrine; sisters, Eve, Willamae, and Lelma; brothers, Kirby, Delta, Viel, and Frank; and step grandson, Dylan Gary
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Sunday, August 17th from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm and again on Monday, August 18th from 8:00 am until time of services. Deacon Gary Gaudin will recite a Rosary at 6:00 pm Sunday evening.
Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook or send condolences online at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 W. Laurel Ave., (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.
Ardoins Funeral Home/Eunice
1301 Laurel Avenue Eunice, LA 70535
Published in the Daily World on Aug. 17, 2014