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Edward Allen Gogan

Edward Allen  Gogan

Gogan, Edward Allen Gogan
With heavy hearts, the family of Edward Allen Gogan, 53, of Amherst announce his death which occurred at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on August 27, 2017. Born in Amherst on October 30, 1963, he was the son of Judy (Capson) and the late Russell Gogan of Lower Maccan.
Ed (or Eddy, as he was known in his younger years) graduated from River Hebert District High, where he was a member of the curling and soccer teams. In 1981, he joined the crew of McDonalds in Amherst and worked his way through the management program, becoming store manager in Sackville, NB and Amherst, NS. At the time of his death, he was People Manager for the Amherst-Sackville-Shediac market area. As a result of over 35 years with McDonalds, he made many lasting friendships with fellow staff and restaurant customers, many of whom he regarded as extended family. Ed had a passion for gardening and loved sports of all kinds. He was an avid runner and was a member of the Amherst Curling Club, belonging to both recreational and competitive leagues. He particularly enjoyed volunteering as a coach and mentor with the Junior Curling program and also volunteered at many events and activities in the community. Ed was quick to offer help and lend a hand wherever it was needed. Ed was a loyal Toronto Maple Leafs fan.
Besides his mother, Ed is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Welton), sons, Jared (Samantha), Amherst, and Patrick (at home), both of whom he was so proud, sisters, Arlene (Michael) Poplar, River Hebert, Karen (Marcel Legere) VanSnick, Shediac, and Wanda (Lou) Dorrington, Saskatoon. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ed will be remembered fondly by Jennifer's mother, Lynne Welton, and siblings, Jeff (Maureen) Penny, Jeff (Dawn) Welton, Joanne (Paul Cormier) Carter, and Jonathan (Lynn) Welton. He was thrilled to hear the news that Jared and Sam are expecting his first grandchild in February 2018; he would have been a wonderful Papa.
It was Ed’s request that his body be donated to Dalhousie University for medical research.
The family will receive visitors at Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777), from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017, and a memorial service will be held from the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 1, with Pastor Jonathan Cole officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Amherst Curling Club, the Cumberland Palliative Care, or a charity of choice.
The family expresses heartfelt thanks to Drs Kadir, Short, and Zaremba and to the surgical unit and palliative care teams of CRHCC for their care, compassion, and support.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Ed's online memorial at www.furlongjones.caor through the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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