In Memory of Joseph Henri André Gougeon (Andrew)
Joseph Henri André Gougeon (Andrew) of Ottawa Ontario chose to die with dignity on Monday October 23th, 2023 at the age of 86, after receiving a stage 4 esophageal cancer diagnosis. He passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends.
He is survived by his loving son Edward, daughter-in-law Patricia and his two grandchildren, Madeleine and William. Predeceased by his four siblings, Lorraine Aykroyd, Claude Gougeon, Helene Schull, Peter Gougeon, as well as nephews John Gougeon and Peter Aykroyd Jr. He will be fondly remembered by his nephews and nieces Dan, Catherine, Joe, Mike, Christiane, Tom, Mary, Claire, Suzy and Helen as “Fun Uncle Andy” who’s arsenal of always embellished and delightfully inappropriate stories and jokes made him a perennial oasis of fun and entertainment at dry family gatherings!!
“Andy” spent a fulfilling 36 years as a technical producer for the CBC. Credited with producing coverage of the 76′ Olympics early in his career, transitioning late in his tenure to co-producing the Ontario-wide radio program “Listen to My Music”, a popular start to the day for lovers of Big Band music, with dear friend and host, the late Bert Atkins. He could truly say he loved what he did and those he worked with in equal measure.
Andy made a friend of any and all who crossed his path. Those who knew and loved him remember him for serving up copious quantities of love and kindness to all who knew him and believed life was to be enjoyed to the fullest and consumed in mass quantities! He loved the simple pleasures; a crisp ale, a good history book, a summer drive down the Gatineau parkway in a big black sedan with a red pinstripe, his family and most of all, he loved people. And people loved HIM! He is gone in body, but he lives on in the hearts and minds of the legions whose lives he affected in such a wonderful way, simply by being Andy.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday November 18th, 2023 from 1-3pm at the Riverside Pub (his favorite pub) 3673 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, Ontario
Bring your happy memories and stories and raise a glass in cheer for a local legend!