Mother with local ties dies after two-year brain cancer battle

Katie Bourg

The St. Charles Parish community knows Katie Bourg for her service.

Katie along with her husband Jameson have been involved with the St. Charles Borromeo ACT family for six years. Jameson has served as the leader of the Men’s ACTS music ministry, and the couple was active in ACTS retreats. Their ministry was halted in 2020 when Katie went in for a scan after 10 straight days of migraines so bad that they kept her in bed. Two days later she had surgery to remove a 3 cm tumor, and then had to wait weeks for the diagnosis of Grade IV glioblastoma.

“I stepped away from serving the ACTS community while I focused on caring for Katie through her treatments,” Jameson said. “Also retreats were paused for much of 2020 and 2021 due to Covid.”

While Jameson said radiation and chemotherapy did initially help Katie, the mother of two died on April 7.

“I hope that people remember the love Katie gave and how she enjoyed seeing others happy,” Jameson said.

Katie was a teacher at Trinity Episcopal in New Orleans. She loved musical theater and participated in local shows. Jameson said the St. Charles Borromeo and St. Charles Parish communities have been supportive of the family with prayer as well as meal trains and fundraisers – including a December jambalaya fundraiser by the church that raised $10,000.

 

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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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