Shediac, NB – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Emile Goguen (Dupre),86, on Sunday, September 17, 2023 with his wife by his side at the Moncton Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Shediac, NB on October 20th, 1936. He was the son of the late Edmond and Rosanna Goguen (Cormier).
Emile will be dearly missed by his surviving wife of 46 years, Paula (Wells); his two sons: Jeffery and Rene (Kanako) both of Shediac; his daughter: Heather (Bender); 3 grandchildren: Megan, Sara and Mary and one step grandson: Farris all from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; his siblings: Ronald (late Dorothy) of Shediac, Claudette Karolyi of Halifax, NS, Maria Goguen of Montreal, QC and Jeannine Aldworth (Ron) of Barrie, ON; as well as his cousins and many nieces and nephews.
Emile was exceptional, he was proud, he loved to laugh and mostly he loved his family dearly. As a young man, he became a pro-wrestler in 1955 in the US and then travelled the world. He then settled down in his beloved Shediac in the 70’s and then became a wrestling promoter with Grand Prix Wrestling. They travelled the Maritimes every summer. Spending over 30 years in the wrestling business he loved to entertained fans. After retiring from promoting in the 90’S, he went into real estate business.
Emile will be remembered as one of the greatest wrestler and promoters.
Respecting the family’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A private Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
In memory of Emile, a donation can be made to the CNIB Foundation.
The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca
Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre
3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB E4R 1T3 (506) 532-1050