Germaine “Geri” Goglin (Bewza, nee Belanger)

Nov 13, 2017
Our Mom, Nana and ‘GG’ Germaine Goglin (Bewza, nee Belanger), affectionately known as Geri, passed away peacefully in Mission Memorial Hospital, Mission, BC on November 13, 2017 after a short illness.

Germaine is survived by her daughter Rosemarie Galligan (Dave), son Alan Bewza, grandchildren Terri (Brad) Miazga, Brian Daniels, the Bewza boys Marc (Michele), Brad (Tracey), Jeff, Darren (Chelsea), great grandchildren Alex-Anne, Max, Chase, Melissa, Stephanie, Brett, Rylan, Hailey, Serena, Ava, Taya and great-great grandson William.

One who will especially miss Germaine is her niece Joan Sorley, who remained very close to her over the years.

One of eleven children born to a French farming family in Shaunavon, SK, who moved to Mission BC in the 1940’s, Germaine was a talented musician, singer and songwriter, loved fishing for steelhead trout in the Thompson and Nicola Rivers, cooked in off-shore fishing and fly-in logging camps (did NOT like the fly-in part), had a fantastic sense of humour and left us with so many good stories and memories of her amazing adventures in life.

We thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Mission and Abbotsford hospitals who cared for Mom, friends and neighbours who helped her run errands, the caring management and staff at her co-op, and a very special thanks to Ginger Mitchell for her gracious and compassionate support of Mom in her last years.

At Germaine’s request there will be no service, so please raise a glass and share a memory in her honor.

We will miss her.


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