Gerald “Scoby” Bonvillain

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June 21, 1941 – January 6, 2021

Gerald Lynn (Scoby) Bonvillain, born June 21, 1941, a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and resident of Big Bayou Black, died at the age of 79 on January 6, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Chauvin Funeral Home on Saturday, January 9th from 9 to 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be followed by a mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 12:00 p.m. Following the mass, he will be buried in Bayou Black Cemetery. Masks must be work by state and diocesan mandate.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Janelle Giroir Bonvillain; two sons, Chancey Bonvillain (and wife, Dina); Ryan Bonvillain (and wife, Arlene) and one daughter, Jacinda Bonvillain Roach (and husband Brian); grandchildren Emily Bonvillain Rini (and husband David), Erin Bonvillain Vaughn (and husband Seth), Lexie Bonvillain Skelton (and husband Matthew), Reid Bonvillain and Mason Roach; great grandchildren Rhett Rini and Seth Vaughn, Jr.

Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, Leonce Bonvillain and Annie Bonvillain Miller and his step-father Edward Miller, and his grandparents Emile and Dora Billiot and Robert and Elizabeth Bonvillain.

Gerald was a lifelong parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He retired from Williams Field Services, formerly Transco, after 35 years of employment where he had a long career as a Measurement Tech. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening and was known to share the fruits of his labor with all of his friends and neighbors. He also loved travelling to new areas around the United States to learn more about history and had the opportunity to visit his birthplace of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2018. Gerald was also an avid Tulane Greenwave fan and had season tickets to their football and baseball games for over 40 years.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to the staff at The Cancer Center at Thibodaux Hospital and Dr. Scott Hebert (“The Good Doctor”), the staff at Haydel Memorial Hospice, and his sitters from Home Instead Services for their care and compassion.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, masks should be worn and social distancing should be practiced.