Jayne’s Funeral Home

7 Birch Street, Digby, NS


Barry "Papa Geno" Phillip Goguen

December 14, 1961August 6, 2019
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Goguen, Barry Phillip age 57, Smith’s Cove , Digby Co. passed away August 6, 2019 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born in Germany, he was a son of the late John Phillip and Muriel Frances (Oickle) Goguen.He loved his family and friends and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Hockey was a big part of his life and he participated in all sports He liked playing cards with the boys and always had a nickname for everyone. He is now where his heart is, with Mama Gog aka. “Gate”. Always told a joke and a smile on his face. He was affectingly known as “Papa Geno”.

Surviving are his daughter Rachael Simms ; son Jimmy Simms; sisters Kathy (Billy); Gail (Robert) ; brother Mike (Cindy); several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held 2pm, August 17, from Mama Gog’s house, 46 Old Post Rd. Smith’s Cove. Donations in memory can be made to the Nova Scotia Mental Health.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jayne’s Funeral Home , 7 Birch St. Digby. (902-245-2525). Share a memory or leave an online condolence to www.jaynesfuneralhome.com


  • A Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Barry "Papa Geno" Phillip Goguen

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Kevin Savary

August 16, 2019

What happened to the best d man I ever played with?He had my back,but I will tell you I had his,brothers!Crying now,sorryfamily.19 will live on in my books.Can't make the date,but thinking of you all Please get back to me.

Pam & Paul Law

August 14, 2019

Cathy & Bill and families - our hearts go out to you at this sad time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. You will certainly have lots of fond memories to keep you strong.

Tammy Frost

August 13, 2019

You were one of a kind Barry. So generous to let me stay at your Condo for the weekend so I could go shopping. You always made me smile. Seems you made everyone you knew smile. You will be missed by many. I pray all your pain is gone and you are resting in peace. My sincere condolences to your family. Keeping memories close at heart.

Margaret MacDonald-Trottier

August 12, 2019

Kathy, Gail & Mike, I’ve been musing about Barry over these past days and can’t think about him without a smile. My deepest condolences to you & your families as well as Barry’s family.

Angela Sanford

August 12, 2019

Gog was full of life and laughter whenever we saw him- loved keeping in touch with Dan and I about our boys especially. He will be missed at the camp that’s for certain. Rest In Peace- the Sanfords: Dan, Ange, Devin, Ryan, Wyatt

Brenda Francis

August 11, 2019

Another light has been extinguished here on earth... though it will shine eternally in heaven. Barry's smile and humor will be missed by all who had the good fortune to have known him. I offer my condolences to his family and friends and ask that God comfort you during this difficult time.

Trudy Howard

August 10, 2019

Kathy..so sorry to hear the passing of your brother..your in my thoughts and prayers

Julie Caissie

August 9, 2019

On behalf of the Mackintosh family , I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to all of the Goguen families. Our parents were dear friends and we all grew up with our families intertwined. It is certainly a sad day to lose a free spirit such as Barry. He lived and loved large!
We wish all of you peace as you continue on life’s journey.

Lynn Smith

August 9, 2019

So very sorry for your loss! Barry had many fiends & acquaintances, throughout his life. He had a wonderful smile... My sincere sympathy to his brother & sisters, & daughter Rachel. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏

Debbie Corbett

August 9, 2019

I have known Barry and his family since he was a kid growing up in Cornwallis, Kathy and I were close friends. He was a good kid and grew up to be a good man. Even though I moved out west after high school whenever I saw him when home visiting my parents he always had a hug and a smile for me. Barry you will be missed. My sympathies to Barry’s family, Gail, Kathy, Mike and families.