Bayou Pigeon has lost another irreplaceable member of our Community.
Calvin Pierre LeBlanc passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at the age of 86. He was a native of Pierre Part and lifelong resident of Bayou Pigeon.
He was the son of Walter and Zelmire who moved to Bayou Pigeon in 1942. Together they raised their eight children in Bayou Pigeon.
Mr. Calvin experienced all the elements of Cajun folk life. He was an Army Veteran, a commercial fisherman, ran a truck route business, and was a union pipe fitter in the construction industry, worked with wholesale crawfish buyers picking up and delivering crawfish to retail outlets all over South Louisiana. He was known and respected by every resident of Bayou Pigeon when he ran his truck route business selling fruit, bread, meat and ice to the residents of Bayou Pigeon.
Calvin was attracted to music at a very young age. He began by listening to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio on Saturday night at his Uncle Ernest Hebert’s house. He would pick up a broom and used the handle as a neck of the guitar and the straw as the body and imitate.
For two of Walter and Zelmire children, Calvin and Roy, music has become a life-long passion. They are self-taught musicians, with Calvin’s son, Kerwin following in his dad’s footsteps, playing, writing and recording his own songs and a CD. Calvin’s fondest times were playing music with his family members, especially his son, Kerwin, and his brother, Roy.
Roy Leblanc, Calvin Leblanc, Kerwin Leblanc playing at the LeBlanc Family Reunion.