Son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to so many...
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Scott, LA for Edward Guidry, 74, who passed away peacefully July 31, 2014 in his home after a long illness. Father Michael Champagne, CJC, STD, with Community of Jesus Crucified in St. Martinville, LA will officiate the mass and conduct the funeral services. Con-celebrants will be Father Howard Blessing, Father Brian Webre and Father Nicholas DuPre'. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
Gift bearers for the Mass will be Alyssa Carrier, Austin Carrier and Emma Guidry. Karen Broussard, organist and soloist will perform "Ave' Maria", "Old Rugged Cross", "La Grâce du Ciel", "Be Not Afraid", "On Eagle's Wings", and "Go Rest High on the Mountain."
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Evelyn Guidry of Lafayette, daughter, Pamela Christine (Joseph) Bourque of Lafayette; son, Brian Scott (Amy Parrott) Guidry of Lafayette; brother, Malcolm Guidry of Richard, LA; grandchildren, Alyssa Jean Carrier, Emma Elie Guidry and John Austin Carrier; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignace E. and Agnes Guidry; two sisters, Eula Higginbotham, and Agnes Guidry Venable; and five brothers, Ferdinand Guidry, Joseph Guidry, Evovell Guidry, Walter Guidry, and Ignace Guidry.
Edward was born August 23, 1939. He was a native of Church Point, and resided in Lafayette for 30 years. He was a manager of Stine's in Sulphur, LA for many years. He later moved to Lafayette and opened his own business, Ed Guidry Lumber Sales, where he was a wholesale lumber broker. Mr. Guidry was a member of Community of Jesus Christ Crucified for fifteen years. He spent most of his retirement working at a retreat house in St. Martinville, volunteering his time and talents as a handyman. He would often be seen remodeling, rebuilding, or lending a helping hand to others.
Pallbearers will be Austin Carrier, Joe Bourque, Reggie Doucet, Ben Boudreaux, Todd Venable and Marcus Guidry. Honorary pallbearer will be Malcolm Guidry.
The family requests that visitation be held Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and resume Monday morning at 8:00 am. A rosary will be prayed Sunday at 6:00 pm.
The Guidry family would like to express its gratitude to the nurses, caregivers and staff of Heart of Hospice in Lafayette for their gentle care of Mr. Ed and his family for the past two years. Memorial contributions can be made in Ed's name to Heart of Hospice, 201 W. Vermilion St., Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA 70501.