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Merle Lillian Goguen

December 27, 1947 - June 14, 2022


Merle Lillian Goguen of Malakwa, BC, beloved wife of John Goguen, passed away after a lengthy illness, on June 14, 2022, at the age of 74.
Merle was born on Dec 27, 1947, in Verdun, Quebec, to now deceased mother Joy Fulmer and deceased father David Prosser. Merle was an avid reader, loved to dance and was a true free spirit, with a heart of gold. Although she completed counseling and hospice courses, Merle worked with John in there autobody business, for many years. Merle is survived by daughter Lisa Bracher, of Creston, BC, stepdaughter Bonnie Goguen of Tracy, NB, son Alan Bracher of Buctouche, NB and stepson Brian Goguen of Chipman, NB. Merle has three grandchildren Kyle Barclay of West Kelowna, Donnie Jenkins of Sicamous, BC and Jessica Alpaerts of Creston, BC. Merle also has three great-grandchildren Layla, Nicholas, and Kayden. Merle is predeceased by sisters Susan and Donna and has two brothers Reynolds and Glenn Stephenson, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations to Central Okanagan Hospice, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 or BC Cancer Foundation, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3, would be much appreciated.


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From: Kettle Valley Memorial Services

The Kettle Valley Memorial staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Robert Sinneave
Relation: Friend

A Wonderful person who was truly a Free Spirit. Merle will be missed by many as she made Friends with everyone she met. Our Condolences to You John and the rest of the Family.

From: Jim/Bonnie Girouard
Relation: Friend

Sorry, for the passing of Merle. We all know how much John loved and cared for her. She will be missed.

From: Gael Prosser
Relation: Half sister

Sending my heartfelt condolences to John, Merle’s children and siblings. May you all find comfort in your warm memories of her. Rest in peace dear Merle.

From: Andrew Goguen
Relation: Nephew

Sending condolences to John and the rest of the family. Merle was a lovely lady who will always remain one of my favourite aunts. She’ll be missed.

From: Allen & Judith Goguen
Relation: brother-in law and sister-in-law

we loved Merle and will miss her every day. She was a warm, caring person who always had a kind word. Our deepest condolences to John and family.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, donations to Central Okanagan Hospice, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 or BC Cancer Foundation, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3

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