The Fate of the Children
Andrée Degeimbre, was born on the 19th
April 1918 and married Georges van den Steen from Haltert (Flanders)
in 1941. Andrée had 3 children: Christian, Yvan and Marie-Ange. She died on the 11th
June 1978. She was the first of the five seers to die.
Fernande Voisin, was born on 21st
June 1917 and in 1941 married Albert Despas from Bure. He worked at the local tax office. Fernande was a nurse who made home visits. In 1954 they moved to Namur where she died on the 9th
May 1979 from a long illness (cancer of the kidneys). She had five children: Rose-Marie, Michel, Emmanuel, Noel and Marie-Françoise. According to a witness, she was the most self-effacing of the seers.
Gilberte Voisin, was born on the 20th June 1919. She was a kindergarten teacher and in 1945 married Amédée Pierret, a police officer from Sainte-Marie. He was killed while on active duty on the 22nd April 1953 leaving two children: Michel and Bernadette. Gilberte returned to Beauraing where she later died in an accident on the 3rd January 2003, the 70th anniversary of the last apparition at the very hour that Mary promised her: "I will convert sinners".
Albert Voisin, was born on the 3rd September 1921 and studied with the Brothers in Carlsbourg. He spent his military duty in Ireland and Germany. He was a teacher in Ottignies for 2 years and then in 1948 married office worker Yvonne Embrechts from Liège. That same year, they left for the Belgian Congo, first to Lubumbashi followed by Kowézi where their 3 children were born: Claude, Francine and Bridget. The family returned to Beauraing in 1961 where Albert taught at the "Institut Notre Dame" which was founded in 1949 upon the initiative of the Dean Lafontaine and run by the "Frères des Écoles Chrétiennes" (Brothers of Christian Schools). He died after a long illness on the 23rd December 2003.
Gilberte Degeimbre, was born on the 13th August 1923, and in 1947 married André Philippe, an engineer. For a long time she lived in Italy with her husband and their two children. She was employed as a secretary. She has since returned to live in Beauraing with her husband. She prays every day at the Shrine.