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Real C. Voisine
Real C. Voisine, 83 of Gardner, lost his battle with cancer on March 15, 2022, for which he bravely fought for several recent years. He previously beat cancer in 1999.
Born in St. Basile, New Brunswick, Canada on April 17, 1938, he was the son Barthy and Almida (Martin) Voisine and was the eldest of 9 children. He came to Gardner in 1953 and became a naturalized citizen in 1955. Real served in the American National Guard from 1960 to 1966.
With over 65 years’ experience, Real was a master at reupholstering furniture, having worked for several companies where he picked up the trade. He later started his own furniture reupholstering business, which he ran out of his home for more than 35 years.
Real, along with his wife Katherine, enjoyed candle pin bowling at the “Bowlaway” in Gardner on Monday nights. They were both avid dancers, particularly polka dancing.
For 16 years, Real and Kathy also enjoyed spending their winters soaking up the sun at their condo in Hollywood, Florida.
Real leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Katherine A. Dymek, 3 children: sons Greg Voisine and his significant other Anne Murdock of Baldwinville, Kevin Voisine of Gardner, and daughter Kimberly Harris of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 5 sisters: Theresa and her husband Ronald Ouellette of Gardner, Dorina and her husband John (Dutchie) Manca of Gardner, Carmen and her husband Leo Pellerin of Gardner, Jeanine Voisine of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Marie and her husband Jim Lambert of Gardner, and 1 brother: Robert Voisine of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Real was predeceased by a brother Guy, and a sister Cecile. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Erik, Amber, Samantha, and Alex, 4 great-grandchildren: Jacob, Elijah, Oliver and Amelia, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Bridge Street, Baldwinville, MA.
Calling Hours will be held Monday, March 21, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home
Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or to the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, 268 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Real C. Voisine.
Dear Bobby & Family, Real was a lovely man and a friend to all.
We often shared a laugh... - his positive attitude and generosity were well-known. We are saddened to hear of his passing. ~ Sincerely, Susan for the Leger Family
Susan Leger Smith Mar 18 2022 12:08 PM
Real was a wonderful, kind person and will have very fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family now. RIP Real
Joan Chamberlain Mar 17 2022 12:34 PM
So sorry for the loss of your husband/ father grandfather family member. Our prayers are with you all
Dawn Hagen Mar 16 2022 6:46 PM
Worked with Real at Fournier Farm back in the 50,s. Always a good guy. Condolences to you and your family.
Gerry Couture Mar 16 2022 6:22 PM
Dear Kathie and Family,
We are so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Real. Talked with him for a while in December at Hannaford before we left for Florida. He is the last of the old neighbors on Parker St. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. He will certainly be remembered by all the ones he has touched. God bless you all.
Vincent and Doris Maillet Mar 16 2022 4:27 PM
Dear Mrs. Voisine, Greg, Kevin, and Kimberly, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Voisine!! I always admired the way he took my brother Gilles under his wing and taught him how to upholster. He was a nice neighbor and will be missed! Praying for your family. Hugs
Lisa Arsenault Mar 16 2022 2:47 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Real Voisine
Mike & Christine Mar 16 2022 2:33 PM