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Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia
Sunday October 24th, 2021
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Sunday October 24th, 2021

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Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia
Monday October 25th, 2021
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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Joseph Catholic Church
Monday October 25th, 2021

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Douglas John Courville

Cecilia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, October 25, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cecilia for Douglas John Courville, 84, who passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Sunday and continue on Monday at 7:00 am until 9:30 am.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Sunday.

Rev. Gregory Cormier will officiate at the Mass of Christian Burial. Gift bearers will be Izabella Johnson, P.J. Johnson, Kolin Bijeaux, Sam and Will Reilly, and Kristian Courville.

Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cecilia.

Doug was born October 20, 1937, in Catahoula. He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years as a Military Police Officer. Doug retired as a Directional Driller in the oilfield after 50 years. He also worked at the St. Martin Sheriff Department for 4 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. Horse racing, watching old westerns, reading, and cooking were just a few things Doug was fond of. He was a huge fan of LSU, UL and the Saints. Most importantly, his family was everything to him. He loved them to the moon and back. He will be deeply missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lou Ella Guidry Courville; son, Douglas Michael Courville; daughters, Celia Farquhar and Molli Johnson (Harvey); daughter-in-law, Ellen Courville; grandchildren, John Michael Courville, Blain Courville (Paige), Cheramie Courville, Mia Lacey Reilly (Guy), Regi Berard (Jacob), Kylii Bijeaux (Jonathon), Kale Courville (Jessica), Grant Farquhar, Izabella Johnson, and P.J. Johnson; great grandchildren, Zoen Courville, Will Reilly, Sam Reilly, Annie Elle Berard, Kolin Bijeaux, Devin Bijeaux, Kristian Courville, Kameron Courville, and Koen Courville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Aldolphina Theriot Courville; son, Will Craig Courville; grandchild, Gabriel Farquhar; siblings, Donald Paul Courville, Alidia "Sue" Courville Kilgore, Joseph Courville, Jr., Yola Courville, Jr., Dewey Courville, Otis Courville, Similian Courville, Nicholas Theriot, Wade Theriot, Dovic Theriot, Yola Courville Laviolette, Yolande Courville Boudreaux, Doris Courville Forrestier, Bernice Courville Stephenson, Yolande Theriot Rodriquez and Yola Theriot Courville.

Pallbearers will be John Michael Courville, Blain Courville, Kale Courville, Kenneth Patin, Jacob Berard, Guy Reilly, Jonathan Bijeaux and Harvey Johnson.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Cecilia, 2238 Bushville Hwy., Cecilia, LA 70521, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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So sad to hear of Mr. Doug's passing He was a very kind man and loved him wife and family. Prayers for Ms. Lou and her family.

Penny Angelle Frederick Oct 25 2021 10:49 PM

Lou and Family
I am so sad to hear about uncle Doug. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am sorry I cannot be with you all today. My heart and prayers go out to you all.
Suzette Kilgore

Suzette Kilgore Oct 25 2021 11:52 AM

Wishing you peace, comfort & courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. - Sheriff Breaux & Family

Sheriff Becket Breaux Oct 25 2021 9:34 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of David Huval. Group of 50 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Douglas John Courville.

David Huval Oct 25 2021 8:46 AM

It is with utmost sympathy that Elaine and I Ward Stewart learned of Douglas's passing. Our prayers are with you Lou Ella and family. May he Rest In Peace..

Ward and Elaine Stewart Oct 24 2021 4:59 PM

Such a great man and a great family. I can say it was a pleasure knowing you Mr. Doug. You will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Brian Couvillon Oct 23 2021 8:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Courville

Dianne W Matthieu Oct 23 2021 1:50 PM

I loved being around this man, always positive and a caring spirit. Praying for the family.

Alex Allemond Oct 23 2021 11:40 AM

We lost a prince of a man in Doug. Always so kind and caring! My deepest sympathies to all of you! Love y'all…

Mary Huval Croley Oct 22 2021 8:15 PM

Lou Ella it is with Deep Sorrow that we learned of Douglas passing. Our sympathy to You and Family. May he Rest In Peace. Earline and Jerry Sonnier.

Jerry Sonnier Oct 22 2021 5:17 PM

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