Krotz Springs Funeral services for Mr. Harold Lacassin will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Krotz Springs, La. Rev. Dayle Williamson and Chad Bolfa will officiate the services, followed by interment in Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas, La.
Mr. Lacassin passed away on July 23, 2010 at his residence after a lengthy battle with cancer.
As an avid fisherman he loved to be outdoors hunting and fishing. He was a wonderful dad, grandpa and fatherinlaw who will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
He is survived by his children, Harold Travis Lacassin and wife, Mary, of Marksville, La. Bryan Clint Lacassin and wife, Heidi, of Krotz Springs, La. and Amber Gay Lacassin and fianc, Thomas Goodwin, of Krotz Springs, La. He is also survived by his brothers, Johnnie Lacassin, Fred Lacassin, David Lacassin, Gerard Lacassin, Douglas Lacassin and his sisters, Audrey Halphen, Margaret Credeur and Acklin Doucet.
Leaving behind to mourn will be the lights of his life his grandchildren, Hunter, Travis, Nathan, Hannah and Matthew. He will also be greatly missed by his loving friend, Adrienne Fay Stermer her children, Lt. Leon T. Boudreaux, Chief Deon R. Boudreaux, Leanne Faye Boudreaux, Ashley DAvery and grandchildren.
The children of Harold Lacassin would like to thank their mother, Yolande, for responding to the needs and care of their father during this time. The family would like to extend thanks to the families and friends for all their support and prayers. It was greatly appreciated.
The family would also like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, La. and especially, Dr. Charles Wood and his nurse, Melissa. They would also like to thank the staff of the LSUE Hospital oncology department in Baton Rouge, La. and especially, Dr. Kellie Schmeeckle and her nurse practitioner, Debbie.
Visiting hours will be observed in the LafondArdoin Funeral Home in Krotz Springs on Sunday, July 25, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will reopen Monday from 8:00 a.m. until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70508 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Friends and family are invited to sign and view the online guest book at www.lafondardoin.com.
All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to LafondArdoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs. 3379422638
Ha what a void your leaving us has left in our lives. You have been such a wonderful father, father in law, grandfather and friend. My daughter, Heidi, has lost a very important person in her life. You were a jewel to her, a father. My grandbabies will no longer hear your truck in the front with you coming through the door hollering, come see the fish PawPaw caught. They love you so much. I will always remind them of the wonderful person they called PawPaw Ha.
You left my daughter and grandbabies in very capable hands. Clint, is so very much like you. You have engrained in him so many good qualities and I thank you for that.
Go rest my friend. You have finally reached the ultimate horse race and your horse finally won big. Good fishing and hunting.
With Love, Myrtle
Myrtle RichardsonGlynn, LA
I wish to send my deepest sympathy on the passing of Harold. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time. GOD bless
Carol Lejeune LeDoux
1967 graduate MHS
Carol L. LeDouxOpelousas, LA
Travis, Clint, Amber
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I remember growing up across the street from Uncle Harold. I can still see him walking across to bring mom dad a pan of his fresh catfish. May God rest his soul
Misti Hyatt, LA
My fathernlaw was a wonderful man. He was a special person to our family and will be greatly missed. He brought so much joy to the lives of my children and everyone that knew him. It was a pleasure to be able to help care for him along the side of my mothernlaw and my sisternlaw.we shared alot of laughs and tears along the way during his battle. He fought with all that he had and never gave up. Ha you touched my life 17 yrs.ago and I am forever greatful to have loved and known you. You are at peace now and watching over us. Until we meet again we love you Ha Heidi
Heidi Lacassinkrotz springs, LA
From your Team family in Lafayette, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you
Keith ChatagnierLafayette, LA
Dear Audrey and Lacassin family, I am saddened to hear of Harolds passing. I know he will be missed. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grief.
Doris BentonBaton Rouge, LA
I know there are no words at this time to make things better but the memories that all of you have will be a comfort. Harold was an old friend and a great guy. Was out of town when I heard the news but my thoughts are with the family
Roni artigue lambertOpelousas, LA
My prayers are with you Trav,Clint Amber.
Trent HyattWalker, LA
To the Lacassin family. May God bless yall at this time. Harold was a very speical friend to me and all that new him.
Glynn SavageOpelousas, LA
Ha, was a true Huckleberry Finn. What you see is what you get with Harold.He will be sorely missed.I have so many good memories of Ha, growing up. I Love you Ha I know you are in a better place f.ree from pain I want to THANK all of Harolds family for taking such good care of him especially
his true love.
Your sister Margaret
Margaret L.CredeurBridge City, TX
We were all young and cousins, a lifetime ago...but I remember those times, a long, long time ago. We moved to Krotz Springs in my seventh grade year, and only spent one year there. That was the best year of my young life. Douglas and I were about the same age...Harold was a few years younger, but he would sometimes tag along with us to the ol swimming hole and to other Tom SawyerHuckleberry Finn adventures. Like I said, it was a great time in our young lives...too bad we have to grow up. I moved away, and we were separated, never to see each other again...but I never forgot the times we spent together, nor the memories. It saddens me to know that Harold and I never reconnected, and now will never have that opportunity to do so, ever again.
Tom Courville, Jr.Livingston, TX
Dr. Lacassin and Family:
My prayers and thoughts go out to you and yours. Ha, raised a fine family and I know he was proud of each member. You all showed the love of Christ to everyone who came across your paths.
Joe Ann KilleenMarksville, LA
So sorry to hear about Harold. I will keep the family in my prayers. God Bless
Suzanne Brocato MilesPrairieville, LA
My prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time....such a nice classmate of 1969 who will be greatly missed. God Bless. Lessie
Lessie JohnsonWalker, LA
Travis and Clint also the family of Harold, I am so sorry upon your loss of a father, friend, and all around good man. My condolenses to all of the family.
May God hold all of you in the palm of his hand.
Ricky MoranKaplan, LA
so sorry to hear of Harolds death. we will be praying for family. I finished school with Harold. he was a great guy. I know he will be missed greatly.
barbara guillotmelville, LA
My thoughts and prayers are with Harolds family. I will remember all the good times and stories we shared at the hunting camp.
Gary ThibodeauxOpelousas, LA
Haba,you will be greatly missed by everyone who knew you.Wehod a lot of good times growing up and will have many more when we meet again.Much love,Dave.
David and Ickie Nall and familykrotz Springs, LA
This is such a sad day. Ha was a part of my life for as long as I can remember. There will be a huge hole in our family gatherings without him. Godspeed and Godbless old friend... Hope theres lots of good huntin in heaven.
Drew and Myra Williamson WirtzEnfield, NC
Although I never called you dad, you treated me and my siblings as though we were your own. You were and still are the father figure in my life. I considered you as my step father.You taught me to hunt and fish but most importantly you taught me to be a man. It hurts to see you go but I guess the good Lord needed you. Thank you for being there when I needed you most. I love you and will miss you dearly. Travis, Clint and Amber I Love you guys.
Deon BoudreauxPort Barre, LA
May God Bless you all at this difficult time. Have strenght thru you faith to help you make it day by day. Remember all of the good times with Harold and let that comfort know he is in a better place.
Kenneth Angie Higdon VincentDuson, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May you remember all of the special times you have had with Harold. God Bless You All.
Vera SnyderOpelousas,, LA
Ha I love you and I know you are looking down at us as you are serving the Lord. He has gained such a great asset to his heavens. Thank you for being there throughout my life and thanks for being the man that you were. You will be missed greatly, but I will never forget you.
Leon T. Beau BoudreauxPort Barre, LA
The students of Melville High School join in your sorrow. We will always remember Harold and his family.
We have many of Harolds friends on Facebook at: melvillehighschool
Melville High SchoolMelville, LA