May 24, 2008 at 12:00pm
On Thursday night the fishing community lost a wonderful person, Mrs. Claire Bourgeois. She use to run and own Jeanfreau's marina and restaurant on the Chef next to the old Halter Marine building. Anybody who fished the Chef back in the 50's,60's,70's, and 80's should know her. She was one of the nicest and hardest working woman you will ever meet.She was still getting up at 3:00 am to rent skiffs and sell bait up into her seventies. She made lots of great memories for lots of New Orleans area fisherman and duck hunters. She loved what she did. She always use to call her fisherman her BOYS and worried about them all. She will be greatly missed. Services will be in Slidell on Tuesday at Honaker. I think she was 85 yrs old.