Real R. Trepanier Sunday, August 23, 1931 - Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Ticonderoga. Real R. Trepanier, age 85, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at his residence. Born in Saint-Anicet, Canada, August 23, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph Oliva "John" and Victoria (LaPierre) Trepanier. He attended St. Agnes School in St. Agnes, Canada. After moving to Vermont, he married Joy Ryan of Pittsford, Vermont, on November 24, 1951. They were married 58 years and had two children. He came to Vermont in 1947 and was employed there until they moved to Ticonderoga in 1957. He went to work for Johnson Orchards, Ledge Ever Farms as a laborer and eventually was foreman. He was probably best known as a great mechanic on snow sleds, mowers and most other equipment. When Johnson Orchards closed in 1981, he went to work for Kaplan's John Deere Service until they closed in 1992. He enjoyed working with wood and made many crafts for family and friends, and also enjoyed working as a general repairman. He is survived by his wife of six years, Sandra F. Hurlburt Trepanier; one son, Terry and his wife, Laurie (Scharpf) Trepanier of Mineville; and one daughter, Donna and her husband, Tom Fish of Port Henry. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; four brothers and three sisters; and three step-children, Richard Hurlburt and his wife, Sheryl of New Hampshire; Vicki Smith and her husband, Robert of Ticonderoga, and Marjorie Hurlburt of Crown Point; and one step-grandson. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Joy of 58 years in 2010; and he was also pre-deceased by his parents; and one sister, Rose Rhoades and her husband, James. A Graveside Service will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the family plot of St. Mary's Parish Cemetery of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Scott Tyler will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com Donations in Real's memory may be made to High Peaks Hospice of Mineville.