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Dorothy Goguen


Dorothy Goguen

In our deepest sadness, we must announce the passing of Dorothy Goguen, 79, of Shediac. A wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she left peacefully at home on the morning of Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Born in Moncton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Lorraine (Gallant) Levy.

Dorothy was a loving wife, matriarch of her family and a very humble person.

She grew up in Moncton and Shediac, also lived to Dobson Settlement and returned to Shediac in her teen.  She began working in Shediac at the 5 and 10 store at the age of 16. She worked throughout her life, taking time to raise her family and returning to work in the late 70's.  She worked for a long period of time at Sears, as a security personnel.  She then worked on different projects with her husband, Ronald.  The first was during the summers, travelling the Maritimes with the Grand Prix Wrestling. Later with Paturel Seafood when they went to France as receivers of shipped lobster to Europe for a few years during Christmas.  They also traveled to northern Quebec, in the late summers for the same company, and for Oxford Blueberries, to be buyers of the blueberries. Her last job was at Tim Horton's in Shediac.

Our dad says there is much he could not have done without her by his side.  They were a strong team, she was his strength in a life long partnership of 60 years together.

She enjoyed life, fishing trout, working in her vegetable garden, cooking and mostly being with her family.  She also loved to travel around the maritime, camping, visiting attractions and going to the beach.  In the winter season, she enjoyed watching her 3 sons play hockey, go to their hockey tournaments.  In later years, she enjoyed watching sports on TV.

In the past years, as she became frail, due to her severe osteoporosis and then with the cancer diagnosis 3 years ago, she fought to live.

She will be dearly missed by all, she left us with Joy of having her in our lives and will forever be in our memories and in our heart.

She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 60 years, Ronald; one daughter, Monique Kenny (Frank), and three sons: Greg (Astrid) of Chestermere, AB, Serge, and Marcel (Nadine), all from Shediac area; three grandchildren: Maxime, Tylor, and Amy (John); one great-granddaughter, Jamy; four brothers: Don Levy (Muriel) of Shediac who visited her every day for a cup of tea, Terry Doiron (Alfreda) of Cap-Pelé, Tom Levy (Liz) and Paul Levy (Gary), both of Toronto; four sisters: Sandra O’Blenis (Joey) of Hillsborough, and Linda Reid of Hopewell Cape, Patsy Steeves of Nova Scotia, and Debby McDonough of Collingwood, ON; sisters-in-law: Eldora Levy of Lower Coverdale and Sylvia Beck of Riverview; her extended family: Emile Goguen Dupree (Paula), Claudette Karolyi, Maria Goguen, and Jeannine Alworth (Ron); as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers: Jim Levy (late Barb) and Gerry Levy, her loving cousin who was like a brother, Jack Beck.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude towards the doctors, nurses and staff of Dr. Léon Richard Oncology Centre, the Shediac Extra-Mural and the Manoir Pascal-Poirier, special mention to Kim, who she adored, and for their wonderful care provided to Dorothy.

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic and at the request of the family, a celebration of life will be held at a later date this summer.

In memory of Dorothy, a contribution to the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are in the professional care of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (532-3297).


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