Edward Turgeon

September 24, 1928February 23, 2014

Lewiston Edward Turgeon, 85, of Owens St, Lewiston died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Marshwood Nursing Facility with his loving family at his side. He was born in Lac Megantic, Canada, on September 24, 1928; a son of the late Dominique and Lucia (LaCroix) Turgeon. The family moved to Maine when he was a young boy. Edward proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a Platoon Guide, front line machine gun operator and functioned as a sniper when called upon by his Battalion. He received two Purple Hearts with recognition for Valor. Although he was very proud of his service, he did not talk about it often. He was a well-known, self-employed contractor, building many local houses. He took great pride in his work. Edward married the love of his life Barbara Collupy on May 29, 1954, and together they raised their five children.He was a member of Holy Family Church and the DAV. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His gentle humor and kindness will be greatly missed. Special, sincere gratitude goes to the Department of Veterans Affairs, especially Dr. Sarah Kingdon, for the care and consideration afforded to Edward. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Barbara Turgeon, of Lewiston, two daughters: Monique Dodd and husband Ken of Manchester, NH and Denise Turgeon of Boston MA; three sons: Gayton Turgeon and wife Joanne of Wells, ME, Joseph Turgeon and wife Kelly of West Lake, CA, and Edward Turgeon and wife Patricia of Lewiston, as well as ten grandchildren: Elizabeth Dodd, Joseph Turgeon, Courtney Gladu, Erin Turgeon, Patrick Dodd, Sean Turgeon, Alexis Turgeon, Edward Turgeon, Thomas Turgeon, and Sophia Turgeon. He also leaves two sisters: Jeannine Valantiejus and husband Victor of Port St. Lucie, FL and Doris Provencher of Jacksonville FL, a sister-in-law, Cecile Turgeon of Lewiston, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters: Monique Nelson, Dorothee Turgeon, and Dorothee Roy, and a brother Norman Turgeon. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Edward's life by visiting his guest book at:

Visitation Fortin/LEWISTON Friday Feb 28, from 2-4 & 6-8. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday March 1, 11 AM at Holy Family Church. Committal will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to The Alzheimer's Association, 383 US Rt 1 # 2C, Scarborough, ME, 04074. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston 784-4584.


  • Visitation Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 1, 2014

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Anna Provencher-Gay

March 19, 2014

Aunt Barbara & family.......My prayers are with you all in this time when you need comforting. Uncle Eddie lived a long wonderful life with the LOVE OF HIS LIFE (Aunt Barbara) and his 5 AMAZING children (Gayton, Joe-Joe, Monique, Edward & Denise)....I love you all and pray that God comfort you at this time. Just remember the GREAT times with my FAVORITE UNCLE and all the GREAT MEMORIES you all had with him. I have a few, moving to Jax., FL as a child made it hard to get to see you all often but & I are the oldest of all your siblings and all our cousins; so you've always been my FAV COUSIN (because it was just you & I for a few years). May God bless each and every one of you....remember your Daddy & (to Aunt Barbara...your husband) with fond memories and wonderful times you all had together. I love each and every one of you & if you ever want to get in touch with phone number here is Jacksonville, FL is 904-733-0787 or on Facebook...I'm under Anna Provencher Gay. Love you Uncle Eddie....and I'll see ya when it's MY turn to "Go HOME". Love, Anna-Marie

Alicia Footer

February 28, 2014

Many condolences to you Barbara and family. It was with great pleasure taking care of such an incredible man. Please don't be a stranger. God bless you and your family. <3

Pam Peterson

February 28, 2014

Denise and family,

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. I am very sorry for your loss.

February 27, 2014


Our condolences to you and your family.

Roger M. & Yvonne F. Bouffard

February 27, 2014

Aunt Barbara , and Family, we offer our deepest sympathy to you in this time of loss. Uncle Eddie is with our creator now and waiting for us to arrive. What a wonderful day that will be. Raymond and Lynne Roy.

February 27, 2014

Ed and Patty and Turgeon family. Our sincere sympathies.
Steve and Bonnie Bannister and family.

February 26, 2014

Deepest sympathies to all the Turgeons. Big Ed was one of a kind and will be truly missed. Our prayers are with you.
Mark & Jonnie Clark

Linda-Rick Houghton

February 26, 2014

Barbara and family,
So very sorry for your loss.

Todd McCollough

February 26, 2014

To Barbara and all of Eddie's family. I will miss his smiling face and the "conversations" we had while I was visiting my mom at Marshwood. It just won't be the same without him there. I am so sorry for your loss. He certainly seemed like a wonderful man. And for Barbara, thanks for the extra concern you showed towards my mother, the staff and the other residents in Buchanan House!

February 26, 2014

Deepest sympathy to you Barbara and your family. We are keeping all of you close at heart during this difficult time. Prayers are with you especially at this time.
Sr Laurette Levasseur and Doris Bourque