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Simon DupuisBreaux Bridge - Simon 'Sim' Dupuis, 88, passed away comfortably at home with his family at 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge. Fr. Donald Pousson will officiate at the funeral Mass. Scriptures will be read by Amber Robin, granddaughter, and Brook Dupuis, grandson. Gift Bearers will be David Dupuis, godchild, and Jeanette Pickett, niece. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2 in Breaux Bridge. Simon served in the United States Army National Guard from 1948-1954. He was a member of Woodmen Of the World for over 50 years. He was self-employed as a vault builder in St. Martin Parish for over 30 years. Simon was a loving and giving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. During his younger years he enjoyed horse racing, playing Boure, dancing at La Poussierre and family vacations at the beach. He had a natural green thumb for gardening. His gardens produced an abundance of vegetables, oranges, figs, and persimmons every year which he shared with family, friends and neighbors. He loved hunting, fishing, shrimping and cooking for gatherings with family and friends. Simon taught his children to work hard, but more importantly he taught them all to play hard. Simon was everyones favorite person, uncle, brother, and brother-in-law. He had a humorous spirit about him which everyone enjoyed. After retiring he continued to garden and enjoyed going to the casino, word search puzzles, reading, spending time with his grand children and great-grandchildren, and attending family gatherings. He took a road trip to the one place he always wanted to see, the Grand Canyon , with his wife and 3 daughters. For the last 6 years, he was challenged with dementia. Although dementia is a very debilitating disease, he bravely faced its many challenges all the way to his final day. He had his 'own' way. During his final two years, his wife and children cared for him on a daily basis. It is in these final years whereby his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren learned to appreciate the gift they were given by God; a man of great character and the bravery to face any challenge ahead often with his own humor.Survivors include his four sons, Eddie Dupuis (Arlene) of Breaux Bridge, Ray Dupuis (Ludy) of Cecilia, Norris Dupuis (Barbara) of Henderson, and Keith Dupuis (Pam) of Breaux Bridge; seven daughters, Rose Dupuis of Breaux Bridge, Gail Robin (Ron) of Henderson, Nellie Dupuis of Breaux Bridge, Nancy Meche (Norman) of Arnaudville, Charlotte Dupuis of Breaux Bridge, Colleen Dupuis of Lafayette, and Allison Dupuis (Lloyd Perry) of Breaux Bridge; his sisters, Eunice Breaux of Lafayette, Margaret Breaux (O.J.) of Breaux Bridge, Florine Thibodeaux of Lafayette, Annette Quebedeaux (Lloyd) of Arnaudville, Suzanne Breaux (Calvin) of Port Arthur, TX; 25 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Joycelyn Allemond Dupuis; his parents, Cleophas and Eva Bergeron Dupuis; his brothers, Alphe, Howard, Clerphe, Emile, and Jerome Dupuis; and his sister, Bernice Calais. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and continue on Saturday at 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Friday. Pallbearers will be Ray Dupuis, Keith Dupuis, Eddie Dupuis, Norris Dupuis, sons, Nellie Dupuis and Charlotte Dupuis, daughters. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Brandon Britten, Scotty Robin, Brock Dupuis, Brook Dupuis, Nicolas 'Nick' Dupuis, Shannon Dupuis, Lance Meche, and Gaven Snyder. The family would like to thank their many friends, relatives, and neighbors who were very supportive and loved Sim! Thank you to Dr. Durham for her guidance. Thank you to his loving caregivers, Lisa Stephens and Kim Lewis, with Hospice Compassus for their compassionate care and family support over the last few weeks. 'God did not promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.' Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge is in charge of arrangements. To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and , go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com
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OUR HEARTFELT CONDOELNCE TO ALL OF THE FAMILY. MAY YOUR FONDNESS AND CHERISHED MEMORIES OF THIS SPECIAL MAN BE A SOURCE OF COMFORT. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE.
SHERIFF RONNY THERIOT Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
I will always remember Sim for his warm greetings to me, his big smile and nuckle cracking, vice-grip handshake.Ray Robin
Ray and Annie Robin Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May Pop Sim's memories last forever in your heart. So very sorry we could not make it to be there with ya'll.Toby and Monica Allemond
Toby and Monica Allemond Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Keith,Pam and the whole Dupuis family, You all have our condolences on your loss. Our prayers are with you'll at this time of sorrow.
Jackie,Jim and Brandy Berard Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
TO THE DUPUIS CHILDREN AND YOUR FAMALIES, SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD.HE WAS A HARD-WORKING MAN.IT IS QUITE EVIDENT TAKING CARE OF YOUR MOM AMD DAD HOW DEDICATED YOU WERE TO BOTH OF THEM.YOU ALL HAD A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. YOU AND YOURS WILL BEIN OUR PRAYERS-- BETTY AND HERBERT
BETTY AND HERBERT THIBODEAUX Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
To the Dupuis family sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.With Deepest Sympathy.
Larry & Betty boudreaux Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Ray Dupuis and family i am deeply saddened by your losshe was a good and friendly man and will be missed. we will keep you in our prayers.
Daryl & Kalen Hardy Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Keith,Pam and Dupuis family,My condolences on your loss. Mr. Dupuis will be in my prayers tonight, as will his family.
Sandra Domengeaux Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Pam/Keith,I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. It is so hard to lose a parent. I am praying for you and your family.Karen Meche
Karen Meche Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Heartfelt sympathies go out to the Dupuis family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Roy and Sarah Huval Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM