Obituary for BOURQUE

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday January 04, 2009

Cecile Bourque, 95, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1988, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2008. Cecile was born September 30, 1913 the daughter of Elziar and Marie Rose Mourcox Benoit in Kateville, Quebec, Canada. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 2000; two daughters, Andrea Bourque in 1999, and Collette Smith in 2008; and one son-in-law, Charles R. Smith in 2007. Cecile is survived by one grandson, Michael R. Smith and wife Monica of Rio Rancho; two great-grandchildren, Michelle Godfrey and husband Jonathan, and Michael S. Smith; two sisters, Rita Glenn and Yvette Foley, both of Montreal, Canada; one brother, Roland Benoit of Windsor, CT; other relatives in Connecticut and Canada. Her great enjoyment in life was her family. Cecile helped raise five generations throughout her life. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that Memorial donations be made in Cecile's name to the American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 (505) 892-9920