John Alvin Trouille, Sr.

February 23, 1925 ~ December 14, 2010

John Alvin Trouille, Sr., 85, of Westlake, LA died at 2:40 AM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

Mr. Trouille was born February 23, 1925 in Washington, LA and has lived in Westlake for the past fifty-eight years. He retired from Gulf States Utilities and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church and Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Mr. Trouille was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Knights of Columbus and the Companion of Honor Society.

Mr. Trouille is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Effie B. Trouille of Westlake, LA; three sons, Johnny Trouille and wife Dian of Orange, TX, Glenn Trouille and wife Pam of Hecker, LA, and Rev. Alan Trouille of Lake Charles; daughter, Linda Trouille Cryer and husband Gerald of DeRidder, LA; brothers, J.G. Trouille and wife Rose and Raynard Trouille; sisters, Ann Tate and husband Red and Joy Pitre and husband Donald; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Leola Trouille brother, Donner Trouille; and sister, Ollie Vidrine.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 17, 2010 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Father Alan Trouille will officiate. Burial will follow in Westlake Memorial Park.Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a scripture service at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

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  1. Alan,I remember your father and his smile there on Martha Street. Please know that I am praying for you during this time and hope that the memorial service is a wonderful tribute to your dad.

  2. Allan, you and all your family have our sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Trouille. I always enjoyed stopping and talking with him when he was in visiting your Mom. Even in the face of his illness, he never lost his kind and gentle disposition.

  3. Dear Father Allen, I am sending you this note of condolence to you; and to say that both Amanda and myself are so very sorry for the loss of your dear Father. We are both thinking of you and sending you our love and prayers for you and your family. God's Blessings to you and your family.Ron and Amanda Glass

  4. Dear Fr. Alan and Trouille Family,Please accept my prayers and deepest condolences upon your loss. Eternal rest and peace be his..Yours in Christ,

  5. Father Alan, Sarah has spoke very highly of you and your father! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he be remembered as that light in your life!

  6. Father Alan,I am so sorry for you loss.I wiil keep you and your family in my prayers. I know your dad was very special to you.

  7. I was really sad to hear about your dad. I always remember him with a big smile on his face. Don't know if you remember but I worked with him for a while at GSU. You will be in our prayers. Please give Miss Effie a hug for me. I am sorry I cannot be there. Chuck

  8. Johnnie,My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I will be keeping y'all in my prayers.Margaret Landry (Brandon Well's mother)

  9. Just a quick note, Fr. Alan I know it is hard being apart from your Dad, I miss mine so BUT he rest in the arms of our Lord and I am so thrilled that your Dad is there too. I know that your Dad was an awesome man because you are a reflection of him. Know that you and your family are in my prayers all the way in Canada. Love you Mill

  10. Pop was a very special person to me and will be deeply missed. I remember as a teenager being fascinated by Pop. The man could do anything and nothing scared him. I loved spending time with him. He was always cheerful and full of life and it showed. I will miss the times I spent with him working at his farm and playing the harmonica around the fire. Hearing him hoot like an owl, and singing his songs. The man would pick up snakes with his bare hands, kill deer with the best, drive like a race car driver, and shadow box like no other and he was in his 80s. He loved the Lord and was dedicated to the Church. I can remember staying with him at the farm and waking up to the sound of the Rosary, I would always wake up thinking I was at Mass. Pop was a very special person in my life and will be missed.

  11. So sorry for the loss of your father, your brother, your grandparent, etc. Alvin was my godfather. I am his first cousin and was raised next door as children. Joy and Tootie are still my very good friends as well as my cousins. Alvin was a very lovable guy and I know you will miss him. I send my condolences.

  12. there are no words, that can be said that describe the sadness that we feel, losing pop. that being said, there are not enough words that can be said for the man that was john trouille, he was so many different things to so many people, he was pop, uncle al, dad, a hunter, a fisherman and the most joyful person that i have ever been around. pop was with me when i shot my first squirrel as well as when i caught my first bass, heck he even gave me my first chew of tobacco, i never told moma about that. i remember so well, staying on the river fishing with pop, thinking there is no place i would rather be, and for me thats still holds true today. i remember one time me and pop were fishing and he told me when he died he like to die on the river and i told him me too. although he didn't i know the lord has some trout lines and some nets for him to run in heaven and one day i will be helping run em again. there are so many things and stories i could tell you and we all have our on memories but pop was a good man in so many different ways. growing up, moma always called me alvin jr, i feel honored by that comparison and i hope i can be half the man pop was. in closing, there is a cajun saying (joie de vivre) it means joy of life, and there is no doubt pop enjoyed this life to the fullest. i will see you later, dont catch to many goos with out me.

  13. We want to offer you our condolences to the family of John Trouille. Our prayers are with you at this time.David Roselyn Hunter

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