Hubert Homer Bordeaux, a beloved husband, father, brother, and respected member of the community, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2023, in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was born on April 28, 1930, in Bladen County, NC, and was 93 years old at the time of his passing.
Throughout his life, Hubert dedicated himself to his work and his interests. He spent an impressive 40 years at the International Paper Company formerly Riegel Paper and Federal Paper in Riegelwood, NC, where he made significant contributions to the company. Outside of work, Hubert enjoyed boating and golfing, finding solace in these activities. He formerly owned and operated Hubert Bordeaux Realty Company.
Hubert was a devout member of St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound Episcopal Church in Wilmington, where he found spiritual guidance and a sense of community. He was also a proud Mason for 68 years, holding membership in Wilmington Lodge #319 A.F. & A.M. He was a member of Wilmington Scottish Rite, Sudan Shriners and the Wilmington Shrine Club.
Additionally, Hubert was a loyal member and Past Commander of The Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron and was a member of Seapath Yacht Club.
Hubert was a member of the Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron for 61 years. He was a highly regarded boating expert, completing all the courses offered and teaching many of them. His expertise ranged from basic boat handling to celestial navigation. He held nearly all the leadership positions in the Squadron, including that of Commander. Because of his many contributions to the United States Power Squadrons over his long career, he was recognized when the National Commander awarded him a position as an Emeritus Member of the Governing Board, the governing body of the National USPS Organization.
He was the longest serving member of the Squadron and was instrumental in keeping its rich history and traditions alive with all those that followed. In addition, he was recognized for his extensive cruising knowledge and mechanical abilities which he readily shared with others.
Hubert was a foundational pillar of the Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron upon which much of the Squadron’s success rests.
Hubert will be remembered for his kind-hearted nature, his commitment to his loved ones, and his service to his country. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1948 to 1952, showcasing his dedication and patriotism. Hubert’s devotion extended beyond his family and work, as he volunteered at the annual Wilmington Shriners Fish Fry for many years.
Hubert was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Montier Bordeaux and Hazel Dowless Bordeaux, as well as his brothers Curtis Bordeaux and Joseph Bordeaux, and sisters Marian Clayter and Carolyn Cavenaugh.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 68 years, Helen Murray Bordeaux, who stood by his side throughout their journey together. He is also survived by his son Charles Alan Bordeaux and wife Diane, granddaughter Jennifer Hall, and sister Barbara Dew.
Gathering of friends and family will be Monday, October 16, 2023 from 11:30 am until the service time at the St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound Episcopal Church Parish Hall.
A funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Hubert H. Bordeaux will be begin at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 16, 2023, at St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound Episcopal Church in Wilmington, led by Reverend Richard Elliott. Masonic Memorial Rites will be accorded by Wilmington Lodge # 319 A.F & A.M. Following the service, Hubert will be laid to rest at Riverview Memorial Park in Willard, NC.
His pallbearers will be Floyd Cavenaugh, Kenneth Cavenaugh, Russell Cavenaugh, Chris Bordeaux, Mike Clayter, and Steven Dew. The US Navy Honor Guard will Honor and Present the US Flag at his graveside serivces.
In addition to his numerous achievements and contributions, Hubert will always be remembered for the love he shared with his family and friends, his unwavering faith, and the impact he made in his community. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in eternal peace.
In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation in Hubert’s name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children PO Box 12829 New Bern, NC 28561.
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