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Lafayette, LA 70506
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Bernice Bourque

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Bernice Clark Bourque

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Basil Catholic Church in Judice for Bernice Clark Bourque, age 92, who died on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at her residence in Duson.

Entombment will be in St. Basil Mausoleum.

Reverend A. Rex Broussard, Jr., Pastor of St. Basil Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Karen Broussard, organist and soloist, will sing "Amazing Grace", "Psalm 23", "How Great Thou Art", "Notre Pere", and "J'irai La Voir Un Jour" for the services.

Left to cherish her memories include her four daughters, Genevieve Leon, Brenda Bourque, Tina Grimm (Gary), and Stephanie Dufrene (Thomas); her four sons, John Wilbert Bourque (Becky), Dalton Bourque (Gloria), Wilfred Bourque, and Robert Bourque (Linda); one brother, Roy Clark; twenty two grandchildren; thirty six great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Larfize Bourque; her parents, Leoda and Cecil Duhon Clark; her daughter, Wilma Harson; two granddaughters, Santana Lopez and Denise Leon; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Bourque; one brother Aaron Clark, and her sister, Hazel Lavergne.

A resident of Lafayette all of her life, Bernice was a loving and dedicated wife and mother. Having raised her nine children and also two of her own grandchildren, it was without any doubt of her affection for her family. She loved flowers, gardening, cooking, and taking care of her farm animals. Bernice had a strong work ethic and will be remembered and loved by all of her family for her wonderful legacy she leaves behind.

Pallbearers will be Robert G. Bourque, Mark Harson, Eric Harson, Jason Bourque, Joey Bourque, and Shane Leon.

Honorary pallbearer will be Nicholas Ocampo.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM and on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 7:00 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

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Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311

Published in the The Advertiser on July 8, 2014
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