In Loving Memory Of
Roland Goguen
1950 ~ 2023

Dieppe, NB – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roland Goguen, 73, that occurred suddenly at his cottage in Cocagne, on Friday, July 7th, 2023. 

Born in Moncton, NB on March 24th, 1950, he was the son of the late Omer Goguen and the late Edmée (Caissie) Goguen. 

Over the course of a 32-year career as a teacher, Roland worked at several schools in southeastern New Brunswick, most notably Mathieu-Martin in Dieppe and Beauséjour in Moncton (where he also served as the vice-principal). During his career, Roland touched the lives of many students, helping to identify and foster their potential as well as push them to achieve their goals. He was universally loved and respected by his students and colleagues alike. Roland also enjoyed going for drives on his motorbike, woodworking, and especially doing genealogical research on Acadian families. He was truly a hard-working man, and always had several different projects going at the same time. Roland was softspoken, funny, lighthearted, consistently kind, and willing to help anybody in need. He loved unconditionally, listened attentively, reacted thoughtfully, and was always trying to help others solve their problems in the easiest way possible. The most important thing for Roland was his family. Among the great joys of his life was spending time with his two granddaughters, something which he was fortunate enough to do almost every day since they were born. Those who knew Roland will miss him immensely but will find comfort in the precious memories they shared with him. You will live forever in our hearts.

He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 44 years, Phyllis; his daughter, Sylvie Despres (Jean-Marc) of Dieppe; his son, Marcel Goguen of Hamilton, Ontario; his two granddaughters whom he adored with all his heart: Mylène and Martine; his sister, Gilberte (Aris) LeBlanc of Cocagne; his brothers: Gilles (late Fern) of Dieppe and Bertrand (Irène) of Moncton; his sister-in-law, Marguerite Goguen of Dieppe as well as several cousins, and nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his sister, Rolande (late Léo-Paul) Landry and his brother, Bernard Goguen. 

Visitation will be held at Passage-Chartersville Funeral Cooperative, (363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, E1A 1G1, 506-857-1901) on Thursday, July 13th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. only. Funeral service will be held at the Passage-Chartersville Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 14th at 11:00 am. 

In Roland’s memory, a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation. 

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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31 comments

  1. Our sincere sympathy go out to all the family. You are all in out thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sincères condoléances à toute la famille

  3. The obituary was spot on. My favorite teacher – his name literally was the answer for my password verification questions for years.
    Sending love to the family, especially Marcel! Thoughts are with you all!

  4. J’étais étudiante à Beauséjour et M. Roland était un enseignant super. Je me rappel que souvent il avait un café Tim’s à la main :). Mes sincères sympathies à sa famille et amis. Melanie

  5. Toutes mes plus sincères sympathies à toi Phyllis, Sylvie, ses deux petites filles qu’il adorait, ainsi qu’à Marcel.
    Je n’oublierai jamais les belles années qu’on a travaillé ensemble.. vous êtes tous dans mes pensées.❤️

  6. À toi,Phillis et toute ta famille,je t’offre mes plus sincères condoléances.
    J’ai eu la chance d’avoir connu Roland comme collègue à l’école Beauséjour.
    J’ai apprécié sa disponibilité et surtout son sens de l’écoute.Mes pensées et mes prières vous accompagnent en ces moments difficiles.

  7. Sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Nos pensées sont avec vous,
    Gloria Allain et Jean Fortin
    Sherbrooke, Québec

  8. Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille!
    J’ai aussi eu le chance de travailler avec lui à l’école Beausejour. Il va nous manquer!

  9. J’ai travaillé avec Roland à l’école Beauséjour. Il était super gentil et m’a donné toute l’appui nécessaire pour améliorer mon enseignement. Mes sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Je garde de bons souvenirs de lui.

  10. I am truly sorry for your loss. Roland was a wonderful patient for many years. It was easy to tell that he was a great family man. He adored his grandkids. My thoughts are with you in these difficult times.

  11. Condoléances à la famille.
    Un prof extraordinaire et mon prof de math à Beauséjour (86-87).
    Repose en paix, M. Goguen.

  12. Mes sympathies a toute la famille.
    M. Goguen était un de mes enseignant préferé. Il était tellement gentil.
    Toujours un sourire avec son café Tim’s.
    He really cared!

  13. Sincères condoléances à Phyillis, Sylvie, Marcel et à toute la famille. Mes pensées sont avec vous.

  14. Une autre ancienne étudiante de M. Roland. Il a touché les cœurs de beaucoup. Mes sympathies à la famille.

  15. Nos plus sincères condoléances Marcel, à toi et ta famille.

  16. A favourite Teacher who will never be forgotten such a kind soul. My condolences to the family

  17. M. Goguen! Un être grand et tellement aimé. Sa photo me fait chaud au coeur et on y voit la passion, la gentillesse, et le calme qu’il était, et dont il savait si bien apporter. Condoléances sincères à sa famille et ses proches.

  18. Nos sympathies les plus sincères à toute la famille repose en paix Roland

  19. Mes sympathies à la famille. Ma chère Phyllis, Sylvie, le frere a Sylvie, Bertrand, et tout le reste de la famille…..je pence à vous tous..

  20. J’ai eu la chance de connaître M. Roland quand j’étais élève à l’école Beauséjour. Il était toujours de bonne humeur et souriant. On avait bien du plaisir avec lui. Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

  21. Nous sommes attristés d’apprendre le passage de Roland. Je le connais depuis qu’il fréquentait l’école Sainte Thérèse… toujours de bonne humeur. Mais il nous inspira surtout par son dévouement comme enseignant à l’école Beauséjour, et nous gardons de précieux souvenirs aussi de sa jovialité. Nos plus sincères sympathies à toute la famille.

  22. Phyllis, nos sincères sympathies pour le décès de Roland.

  23. He was a great teacher to me and he would always take the time to explain and never in a rush.

  24. Je suis triste d’apprendre le deces de Roland, mes sincere sympathie a la famille Goguen. Je me souvint de lui durant mes annee a M-M durant les annees 70. Roland m’a jamais enseigner mais il nous parlait souvent dans les corridors et il nous faisait rire occaisonellement on dirait qu’il etait comme un des boys.

  25. Just found out from my sister Bernadette about Rolands passing. He was a good man and well loved by all of the Richard family. I will have a mass said for him here where I live by the Companions of the Cross in Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia. Love you Phyliss and Sophie. I am sure you will miss him, but Aunt Rose and Uncle Prosper will be there waiting on the otherside to take good care of him. I am sure he loved his grandchildren as much as I love mine. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace.

  26. Dear Phyllis, Sylvie, Jean-Marc and Family : Sending my heartfelt condolences at the passing of your precious husband, father and grandfather. Having met Roland on several occasions it was plain to see that he truly loved and cared for his family. Always with a pleasant word and a smile on his face. Roland was indeed one of the ” good ones “. Prayers and Hugs to you all.

  27. Chere phyllis!!!! C est avec grande tristesse que nous venons d apprendre le deces de ROLAND. Nos pensees et prieres sont avec toi et ta famille en ces moments difficiles. Guy et Cecile xoxo….

  28. On vous offre nos plus sincères condoléances à toi Phyllis, Sylvie, et Marcel. Aussi a ses petite filles et à tous autres membres de sa famille. Roland ne sere jamais oublié par tous ceux qui l’ont connue. Que son âme repose en paix.

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