The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has released a statement this morning regarding the passing of one of their own.
Executive Director Chett Chiasson released a statement after yesterday afternoon's passing of board member Perry Gisclair.
Gisclair, 70, was killed after the tractor he was driving was rear-ended.
Chiasson in his statement spoke of Gisclair's life and love for service. He had been a board member for multiple terms at a time when Fourchon had grown immensely.
Chiasson's statement, in its entirety is below:
"On behalf of our Board of Commissioners, staff and myself, I unfortunately write this to inform you, our community, of a tragic event that happened yesterday involving our beloved Commissioner Perry Gisclair. Words can't begin to express our sadness over the accident that took his life. Mr. Perry was a friend to all and familiar face in our community. He put others before himself and gave back generously to those he served in his role as Commissioner. Many of us here at the GLPC have known Mr. Perry for a long time. He was a mentor and a man that was supportive of me and my family. His care and concern for others knew no bounds. Life has a way of shaking us to our very core, and this definitely has done that. We will move forward, but will do so with heavy hearts as we try to make our friend and long-serving Commissioner proud. God bless Mr. Perry, and we ask you keep his family in your prayers at this difficult time. When arrangements are made for Mr. Perry, they will be shared by us. Until then, rest well dear friend for your impact on our Port and community will live on forever. We all believe in Santa too!"
EDITOR'S NOTE: We at Rushing Media, also believe in Santa! Thoughts and prayers to the Gisclair family and our dear friends with the Port.