Funeral services for Mr. Camille Eddie Cormier will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin. Following services he will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Lloyd Benoit will conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Calvin Begnaud, Keith Begnaud, Andy Sinitiere, Jimmy May, Michael Pontiff, and Pete Broussard. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Christensen, Danny Begnaud, Kenneth May, David Daigle, Murphy Pontiff, and Blaine Vidrine.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Ibert’s Mortuary on Friday, September 8, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. Visitations will resume Friday at Ibert’s at 9:00 a.m. and continue until service time.
Camille was a native of Rayne and a longtime resident of Franklin. He served his country honorably in the United States Army and later worked in the Natural Gas Industry as a mechanic. Camille was the type of man who knew the value of hard work. Some of his favorite pastimes were working in his yard, going to the casino, eating out, coffee time with friends, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Camille passed away at the age of 83 on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Consolata Nursing Home in New Iberia. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his five step-children, Brenda C. Pontiff and her husband Murphy, Trudy C. Vidrine and her husband Blaine, Rudy T. Christensen, Debbie C. May and her husband Kenneth, and Bonnie C. Daigle and her husband David; two sisters, Elbie C. Begnaud and her husband Voorhies and Mary Louise Winn; one brother, Eli Cormier; 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Lee Chauvin Cormier; two step-children, Millie Patricia Christensen and John H. Christensen Jr.; his parents, Eddie J. “Haub” Cormier and Octavie Robin Cormier; four sisters, Emelie, Alice, Edith, and Aline; and five brothers, Emile, Arthur, Hilton, Claude, and Curdey.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.