Real Joseph Donat Lemieux

March 15, 1936 - June 4, 2019

Real Joseph Donat Lemieux, 83, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for the past 65 years, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Fort Myers. He was born March 15, 1936 in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada to Adrien and Marie-Anne Lemieux, now deceased.

Real was of the Catholic faith. He attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Fort Myers. He was a brick layer by trade, he worked hard and often did without to provide for his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved taking his five boys fishing and camping when they were young. He played soccer with his grandchildren, played his old vinyl records on his Hi-Fi turntable, loved his slot machine and pool table in his game room and often shot pool with his son’s and grandchildren. Over the years he played many card games and bingo. Real struggled with Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years and it was taking a toll on him. But through it all he kept very busy, walking endlessly around his home and yard, riding his beloved golf cart, tinkering in his garage or on his tractor. He controlled his Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years, but he never let it take control over him, he worked on his little projects up to the end and never gave in.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Mary Eugenia Lemieux of North Fort Myers; four loving children, Andre Lemieux (Pam) of North Fort Myers, Steve Lemieux (Ann) of North Fort Myers, Robert Lemieux of North Fort Myers, and David Lemieux (Rebecca) of Titusville, FL; daughter in law Renee Lemieux of North Fort Myers; as well as nine grandchildren, Julia Schuermann (West), Sean Lemieux (Elisabeth),Vanessa Lemieux, Heather Lemieux, Dustin Lemieux, Chaz Lemieux, Hunter Lemieux, Alex Bradshaw and Michael Bradshaw.

Real was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Lemieux; a sister, Diane Lemieux; four brothers, Roland Lemieux, Rene Lemieux, Andre Lemieux and Jacques Lemieux; as well as a daughter in law, Michele Lemieux.

You made it home Dad! God healed you in Heaven! No more Parkinson’s, pills all day long, shaking, trembling, falling…you are healed!

Until we meet again Dad you will forever remain in our hearts!

The family would like to acknowledge Dr. Brian Arcement and the entire staff in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Gulf Coast Medical Center. They were all so kind and compassionate during our time of loss.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11: 00 am at Guiding Light Community Church, 1360 Touchstone Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 with Pastor Benny Anthony officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Real Joseph Donat Lemieux are suggested to any Parkinson’s Research Foundation: https://secure3.convio.net/prkorg/site/SPageNavigator/2017_donate_form_2.html

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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