Real Jean Turcotte

September 25, 1940June 15, 2020
Obituary of Real Jean Turcotte
It is with great sadness and heartbreak that we share the news of the passing of our beloved founder, Real Turcotte after a battle with CHF. Real was born in East Angus, Quebec in 1940. He attended primary school in Quebec before attending Michigan State University on a hockey scholarship. While at MSU he studied math and received a degree in teaching. He taught high school math and relaxation classes for many years in the Lansing area while driving his sons to hockey in Waterford. Real shared his love of the game and taught the Art of Stickhandling to thousands of young children and adults for over 50 years. A true pioneer in teaching hockey and individual skill development while creating the youth hockey program in the Detroit area in the 1970's. Real gave opportunity to young men and women to play at a high level of hockey from AAA to juniors, college level, Olympians and Pros. A humble, kind and gentle man who had a fierce determination to win with his skill development and moves. Real is survived by his wife Carol, sons Alfie (Colleen) Jeff (Kim) step children Lindsay and Matthew. Grandchildren Nicolas, Gabrielle, Alex, Cooper, Jennifer (Brian) Tara, Tanner, Kensley, Elizabeth and great grandchildren Ty and Brody Gibbons. Beloved sister Cecile (Bruce) Rejean (Clair) Pierre (Marie-Claude) and several nephews and nieces. The family will honor Real's wishes with a private service but would like to remind you to "practice your moves 10 minutes a day".

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