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Dina Mary Viator Bourque

June 21, 1967 — December 7, 2023

Coteau

Dina Mary Viator Bourque

Coteau – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, for Dina Viator Bourque, 56, who passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.

Rev. Matthew Hebert will be the Celebrant. Rev. Barry Crochet will concelebrate.

Visitation will be at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia on Tuesday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 am until 10:00 am.

A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 pm Tuesday.

Dina was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on June 21, 1967. Her career spanned more than 28 years in the Iberia Parish School System, where she left an impact on the lives of countless students and colleagues. At the time of her passing, she held the esteemed position of principal at Iberia Middle School. Her commitment to her profession was evident through her numerous accolades. Dina was honored as Middle School Principal of the Year multiple times—first in 2018 and then again in 2019, 2022, and 2023. She was also recognized as Iberia Parish Teacher of the Year in 2008. Her dedication and passion for education were further acknowledged when she received the District Employee of the Month award for November 2022. By actively participating in organizations such as the Louisiana Association of Principals, Dina continuously sought growth and advancement within her field. She generously contributed her time and energy to programs such as 4-H and Beta Club, serving as their sponsor and actively engaging with their activities. Furthermore, Dina took on the responsibility of being a team leader at Iberia Middle School for many years—a testament to her leadership skills and commitment to fostering a nurturing educational environment.

One aspect that defined Dina's life was her unwavering faith. A devoted member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Coteau for many years, she exhibited immense devotion to her spiritual beliefs. Dina selflessly imparted her wisdom by teaching CCD and Confirmation classes for two decades—an act of service that touched the lives of numerous young individuals.

Dina's proudest accomplishments extended beyond her professional and community engagements. At the tender age of 18, she married her beloved Paul in March of 1986. Together, they journeyed through life, facing its joys and challenges as a united front. When Paul enlisted in the military, Dina supported him wholeheartedly and provided him with unwavering love and strength throughout his four years of service. Their bond remained unbreakable, and their love served as an inspiration to all who knew them.

While raising their three children, Dina embarked on another remarkable chapter of her life. Despite the demands of running a grocery store, she pursued higher education and obtained her master's degree—an accomplishment that showcased her determination and tenacity. Her consistent appearance on the Dean's List was a testament to her academic dedication and intellectual prowess.

Dina had an extraordinary bond with her nieces and nephews, who all called her "Nanny." She played an integral role in their lives, offering unconditional love, guidance, and cherished memories that will forever endure. The bond she shared with each of them was truly a treasure.

Her faith, family and work were what were important to Dina. She gave a lot of things to a lot of people, but above all else in the world, her children and grandchildren are what she cherished most in life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend who will be deeply missed.

Mrs. Bourque is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Paul Bourque; three children, Skyla Bourque Lierman (Josh), Keagan Paul Bourque (Taylor Leverett Bourque), and Kaylan
Bourque Escuriex (Zach); mother, Jan Babin Viator; siblings, John Viator (Lori) and Kris Viator (Misty); grandchildren, Ella, Ryker, Haddie, Bradley, and Eli; nieces and nephews, Jed, Jade, Connor, Caroline, Samantha, Emily, and Meagan. Jed, Samatha and Meagan were also her godchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Reggie Viator.

Pallbearers are Keagan Bourque, Josh Lierman, Jed Viator, Zach Escuriex, Kris Viator, and Connor Viator.

Honorary pallbearers are John Viator, Todd Migues, Casey Fremin, and Kevin Bienvenu.

Though no longer physically present among us, Dina's spirit will forever light our path, guiding us towards a brighter and empowered future. We extend our deepest condolences to all those who mourn her loss. May she rest in eternal peace.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331).


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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Rosary

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

8:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Mass

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church

2409 Coteau Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Entombment

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

12:00 - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery

2409 Coteau Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560

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