David Courville

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David J. Courville

NEW IBERIA - Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Berchmans Catholic Church in Cankton, for David J. Courville, 64, who passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Interment will be held in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington, Louisiana.

Msgr. Rev. Russell Harrington, Pastor of St. John Berchmans Catholic Church in Cankton, LA, will be Celebrant of the Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vicki Pontremoli Courville; three children, Louis, Gabe and his wife Angel, and Rafe; grandchildren, Sophie and soon to be, Jack; three siblings, Mike and his wife Linda, Lisa and her husband Joe, and George and his wife Nadine; parents, Joe and Jane; and four nieces, Allison, Morgan, Anna and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his niece, Claire and his nephew, Nash.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed in Delhomme Funeral Home on Bertrand on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. A Rosary will be recited at 3:00 PM on Saturday afternoon in the funeral home. Visiting hours will continue Sunday from 9:00 AM until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Louis Courville, Gabriel Courville, Raphael Courville, George Courville, Mike Courville and Joe Kadi.

David was always actively involved in his community, especially in the local arts and in Festival Internationale. He loved his profession as an architect and left his mark on Acadiana in many buildings large and small, historic and new-the Cade Community Center, St. Martin de Tours renovation, Coteau Elementary addition, St. Thomas More High School, Our Lady of Prompt Succor addition, St. Martinville Senior High School Gym, the event center at Evangeline Downs and the restoration of St. John Berchmans Church in Cankton, among many.

David was an avid outdoorsman and had a true love of nature whether he was working in his garden, fishing, bird watching on the porch and at the camp, driving through the country, pirouging through the marsh or tending his big yard. His granddaughter, Sophie, was the light of his life, and he awaited Jack with great joy.

Those who knew him will remember him as a man who valued justice, equality and kindness, and he will be missed forever.

And he didn't care for domestic beer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Courville's name to St. Mary's Residential Training School, P. O. Drawer 7768, Alexandria, LA 71306 or on their website at www.stmarys-rts.org.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Courville family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Delhomme Funeral Home - Lafayette
1011 Bertrand Drive Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 235-9449
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Published in the The Advertiser on July 19, 2014
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