FORT KENT – Conrad L. Voisine, 84, died Sept. 15, 2008, at a Fort Kent health care facility after a long illness. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Fort Kent, the son of Louis and Alice (Michaud) Voisine. Conrad worked for the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad for 39 years, until he retired. He worked seven years in the engine department and 32 years as a brakeman and conductor. He was very proud of his railroad years and told many stories of hardships he endured in the winter months hauling potatoes and pulp. Conrad loved to work, using his vacation time to go down state to rake blueberries and in the fall he would work in the potato house. He did this for many years. After he retired, he went to work at Northland Frozen Food for 11 years, where he received a plaque for his hard work and dedication, never missing work. Conrad enjoyed being around people telling stories. You could find him at Gas & Go at least once a day having a hot dog and cup of coffee. He also enjoyed his pets, always having at least one cat and dog around the house. He loved reading and playing cards, especially rummy with his wife, most nights until midnight. He was predeceased by two brothers, Lorenzo and Roasire Voisine of Fort Kent; three sisters, Annette Castonguay of Connecticut, Kate Cyr of Frenchville and Juliet of Connecticut; and one stepson, Nelson Deschamp of Connecticut. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Wellena (Dubois) Deschamps Voisine; and her 12 children, Nora and her husband, Henry Gagne, of Florida, Shirley and her husband, Jerry Yeager, of West Virginia, Pauline and her husband, Lucien Saucier, of Fort Kent, Theresa and her husband, Frederick Hafford, of St. Francis, Marie and her husband, Clifford Wilcox, of Connecticut, Linda and her husband, Arthur Lorenger, of Connecticut, Bernadette and her husband, Bob Neitzel, of Florida, Roger, Maurice, Richard and Ronald Deschamps, all of Connecticut, and Lewellyn Deschamps of South Carolina; one sister, Jeannette Brown of Connecticut; 31 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Soldier Pond. Burial will be at a later date at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.