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Elwood J. Bourque, Sr.

November 7, 1936 — December 21, 2022

New Iberia

Elwood J. Bourque, Sr.


New Iberia – Private services will be held at a later date for Elwood J. Bourque, Sr., 86, who died on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.


Elwood Joseph Bourque, Sr. (also known as "Big Red" and "L.B.") was born in Delcambre, Louisiana on November 7, 1936, to the late Lawrence Wiltz Bourque and Aline LeBlanc Bourque.  He worked as a boat skipper for Berard for many years, and he loved to fish.


Mr. Bourque is survived by his loving wife, Katherine Norman Bourque; his children, Paul Bourque, Elwood Bourque, Jr., Connie Bourque, and Tony Bourque; three siblings, Judy Meyers, Bobby Bourque, and Regan Bourque; and numerous grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughters, Susan Lynn Bourque and Mary Beth Bourque; and brothers, Ivan Bourque, Sr., Jarwin Bourque, and Jim Bourque.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.



Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, 337.365.3331.

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