It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bernie Joseph Goguen at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on November 1, 2020. Born at his parents’ home in Notre Dame de Kent on September 18, 1940, Bernie was the oldest of 8 children of the late Rita and Marcel Goguen of Grand Digue, New Brunswick.
Bernie is survived by his wife, Linda (VanDine) Goguen; his daughters Denise Doucette (Blake Keirstead) of Riverview, NB, Michelle Embree (Brian Leger) of Riverview, NB, and Janette Ashton (Mark Ashton) of Sherwood Park, AB; grandson Dylan Embree of London, ON; granddaughters Jessica and Cora Ashton of Sherwood Park, AB; his sisters Rachael Goguen (late John) of Nanaimo, BC, and Claire FitzPatrick (late Bill) of Grand Digue, NB; his brothers Desiré Goguen (Anita) of Moncton, NB, and Jacques Goguen of Shemogue, NB; his sister-in-law Marjorie Goguen of Moncton, NB; his cherished aunt Dorothy Leger (late Lionel) of Fredericton, NB as well as several brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bernie was predeceased by his brothers Camille, Paul, and Norman.
Bernie was a man of few words but was a true salesman all his life. He first started with Combine Insurance, Standard Life Insurance, then for many years as a paint salesman for Sico, National Paint, and Tibbitts Paint with whom he travelled all of Canada. Before retiring, he was a salesman for Hogan Paving. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt and was a long serving member of UCT for 50 years.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAdams Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, NB. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, there will be no visitation. A private memorial mass will be held for invited guests at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, 603 Union Street, Fredericton, NB, on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 11:00 am with Father Maria Arokiam as Celebrant. A livestream of the mass will be viewable at https://vimeo.com/474702784. Interment will be held at the Hermitage Cemetery, Fredericton, NB, following the Mass. For those who wish, donations may be made to the NB Extra Mural Program - Fredericton or the DECH - Palliative Care.