November 3, 1928 - August 16, 2021
November 3, 1928- August 16, 2021 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice honoring the life of Aaron Paul Lalande, 92, who passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family. He will be laid to rest at St. Alphonsus Cemetery with Reverend Mark Miley officiating and Reverend Arockia Doss concelebrant for the service. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jarod Hebert, Lucien Lalande, Jace Holmes, Lane Lalande, Connor Menard, Auston Trahan, and Cauy Menard. Honorary pallbearers will be his brother, David Lalande, his godchild, Courtney Lalande, his cousins, James Lalande, Donald Lalande, and his lifelong friends, Aaron Duhon, Alvin Denias, and Irby Champagne. Lectors will be his granddaughters, Ashlyn T. Broussard and Kerry H. Hulin. Gift bearers will be his granddaughters, Kindra L. Bodin, Amanda L. Dudding, and Jada Lalande. Altar servers will be his great-grandchildren, Everett and Aliegh Pourciau. A sentimental poem “One Hundred Percent to God,” written by Floyd Sonnier was read by his grandson Jarod, honoring Aaron’s life as a Farmer. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was stationed aboard the USS Sabine (AO 25) and served as Master-at-Arms. He was honorably discharged in 1948. Aaron was a humble, generous, fun-loving, and quick-witted man who never knew a stranger. He was a gentle giant who gave from his heart, who was known for his love of his family and never expected anything in return. His faith was steadfast and he started each day at 5:00 AM with a rosary in French and then in English. After lunch he always took a “cat nap” and if the grandchildren were present he would say to them, “PawPaw is taking a nap and I don’t want to hear”... and the grandchildren would giggle and respond “Pecan.” The grandbabies always knew when pawpaw was around because he made a special noise with his mouth and in return, the grandbabies would smile whether they could see him or not. As the grandchildren got older and attended school dances or formal events they would stop by pawpaw and mawmaw’s house all dressed up and his famous words to them were “tra-la-la!!” He will be immensely missed by his loving family. He was well-known and respected throughout the farming community and farmed rice, soybeans, crawfish, and cattle in Vermilion and Lafayette parishes. In the mid-1970’s he was the largest farmer in Vermilion parish farming rice and soybeans, as a single farm owner. Retiring in 1990, his cattle kept him busy during his retirement years. His legacy of farming is now carried on by his sons and grandsons. Traveling was one thing Aaron and Lou thoroughly enjoyed. Together, they have traveled to every state in the United States, Canada, islands of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and islands in Mexico. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Lou Ella Broussard Lalande; his children, Tommy Lalande (Judy), Cathy L. Holmes (Scott), Mike Lalande (Charlotte), Pat Lalande (Rosanne), Andrea L. Menard (Dirk), and Angela L. Trahan (Kimble “Kim”); his grandchildren, Sascha L. Phillips, Kindra L. Bodin, Lucien Lalande, Jarod Hebert, Kerry H. Hulin, Neysa H. Pourciau, Jace Holmes, Kallie H. LeBlanc, Jada Lalande, Lane Lalande, Amanda L. Dudding, Lauren L. Bourque, Connor Menard, Cauy Menard, Ashlyn T. Broussard, and Auston Trahan; his 25 great-grandchildren; his step-grandchildren, Nick Holmes and Stephanie Leleux; his brother, David Lalande; his brother-in-law, Joseph Broussard (Fanny) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucien Lalande and Nella Broussard Lalande; his brother, Thomas Lalande; his sister, Audrey Lalande; his grandsons, Jade Holmes and Shawn Lalande; his great-granddaughter, Lily Lalande and his son-in-law, Leonard Hebert. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the compassionate and loving care given to Aaron over the last two weeks to; Lamm Hospice; his RN nurses, Patti, Heather, and Lisa; to Pro-NP, Chris, NP, his grandson Jace Holmes, NP; and especially his sitter, Leah Abshire. A private visitation will be held with the immediate family only. The family requests that all well-wishers please join them at the 2:00 PM Mass. Personal condolences may be sent to the Lalande family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 200 Chief H. Fred Rd., Maurice, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.
November 3, 1928- August 16, 2021 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church... View Obituary & Service Information
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