A bright light has gone out and so many hearts are heavy with the passing of Courtney Lynn Durocher, who finished the course of this thing we call life. She left this world at the all too young age of 38 on Monday, January 25, 2021, surrounded in love and prayer by her heartbroken family following a hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer. Though she “had” cancer she did not let cancer define her. Through all of the pain and suffering, both physical and mental, she fought on, all the while with a smile.
Courtney was born in New Iberia on September 28, 1982, the eldest of three daughters born to Mark and Melanie Durocher. Her big brown eyes and beautiful smile could brighten the darkest of days for anyone around her. To say she was family oriented was an understatement. Her love for her family and friends was unconditional and fierce. She was an avid sports fan, especially anything to do with LSU, and was the ultimate sports mom, following her son Drake in all he did. Some of her favorite pastimes were loving on her dogs Mya and Paisley, arts and crafts, talking on the phone, which she could do for hours and hours, shopping of course, and most importantly, time spent with those she loved.
Her beautiful memory will forever live on in the hearts of her son, Drake Domangue; her mother, Melanie LeBlanc Durocher; her sisters, Devan Lancon and her husband Eric and Baley Durocher and her boyfriend Jayse McMillin; her fiancé, John F. LeBlanc and his daughter Brilee; maternal grandparents, Preston LeBlanc and Barbara Hebert LeBlanc; uncles and aunts, Blair LeBlanc and his wife Monica, Cindy Mire (her nanny) and her husband David, Carrie Barrilleaux and her husband Chris, Lana Sanchez and her husband John, Dondie Breaux and her husband Kevin, Lance LeBlanc and his wife Jill, Ronald Durocher and his wife Connie, Robert (Black) Durocher and his wife Gisele, Tita Rowell and her husband Jeff, Tina (Sugar) Smith and her husband Donnie, Ree Ree Boudreaux and her husband Pete, and Anna (Tuttie) Simoneaux; niece and godchild, Cambria Lancon; niece, Marley Lancon; godchild, Britlyn Sanchez; as well as numerous cousins, extended family members, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Mark A. (Toe-Doe) Durocher; paternal grandparents, Adolph (Poncho) Durocher and Mary Jane G. Durocher Rogers; her uncle and parrain, Marvin (Peanut) Durocher; and her cousins, Heather Blanchard, Mayci Breaux, and Rusty Durocher.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 29, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charenton during a 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Father Christopher Cambre will be the Celebrant for the Mass. Serving as pallbearers will be Eric Lancon, Greg LeBlanc, Bo Barrilleaux, Dustin Breaux, Lance Ortemond, and Jordan Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers will be Jayse McMillin and Brandon Pellerin. Following the Mass, Courtney will be cremated with a private inurnment in the Franklin Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her father.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed Friday at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 1:00 p.m. with special music selections, the eulogy given by her nanny Cindy, and dismissal prayers led by Father Cambre. All those attending the visitation and service are asked to please follow all Covid-19 safety protocols.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all who have shown such overwhelming love and support during this most trying time and to all who have cared for Courtney during her illness. Your compassion will never be forgotten.
Oh God, teach us to number our days aright. Help us to not focus on what we have lost in the passing of Courtney, but grant us peace in the knowledge of what she has gained. No more pain, no more suffering. Only joy and peace forevermore.
Family and friends may view the obituary online by visiting www.iberts.com and are encouraged to share their condolences, cherished memories, love, and support for the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.