Funeral Held for Phillip Calais Sr.

Longtime horseman trained for more than 40 years.

May 19, 2012

Philips Calais Sr.

Funeral services were held on Saturday for Phillip James Calais Sr., 69, who passed away on May 11 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Calais, a resident of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, was the son of the late Henley Calais of Breaux Bridge and the former Mary Pete. He was a member of St. Francis of Asissi.

Philip had a profound passion for horses. He had been in the horse racing industry since he was 15 years old and trained horses for more than 40 years. He has traveled all over to train and spent his final years in the Louisiana, training mostly in Lafayette and Vinton.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce S. Calais of Breaux Bridge; one daughter Sandra Calais of Carencro, Louisiana; two sons, Phillip Calais Jr. of Breaux Bridge and Casey Calais of Breaux Bridge; three grandchildren, Kash McMahon, C.J. McMahon, and Monique Citizen; two sisters, Audrey Calais and Marjorie Dean; and three brothers, Louis Calais, Adley Calais, and Norris Calais.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Bryan Calais.

Reverend Joseph J. Campion, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, was Celebrant of the Mass and conducted the funeral services. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Delhomme Funeral Home in Lafayette, Louisiana, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Personal condolences may be sent to the Calais family at