BROUSSARD, La. (KLFY) – Broussard Firefighter and Engineer Alex Bourque passed away on Wednesday after his battle with cancer. The Broussard Fire Department made the announcement Thursday morning about his death on their Facebook page.

In December of 2020, Alex started experiencing a throbbing pain in his right leg. In April, doctors told him why. In July of 2021 he told KLFY News, “You never think you’re going to go in and find out you have cancer,” he said.

Soon after, Alex moved to Texas to start a 9-week chemotherapy treatment at M.D. Anderson Hospital.

Back here in Acadiana, his fellow firefighters in Lafayette and Broussard rallied together, organizing many blood drives for Alex. They also donated time off to him as well.

Alex died at his home. He is survived by his wife and two boys.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille’s SOUTHSIDE location on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will continue Monday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A Rosary will be prayed on Sunday at 7 p.m. in Martin & Castille Funeral Home. Alex will be honored with a Full Firefighter’s funeral presented by Lafayette Fire Department and Broussard Fire Department. Entombment will be in St. Michael Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Martinville.

A Requiem Mass will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 1:00 pm at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville.

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