J. R. BRIAN FOUGERE

The Casket - - OBITUARIES -

Funeral ser­vice for the late John Rus­sell ‘Brian’ Fougere, 61, Wilmot, was held Au­gust 29 in St. Mon­ica’s Ro­man Catholic Church, Mid­dle­ton, with Fa­ther John Macpher­son and Rev­erend Dea­con Don Boudreau of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Mr. Fougere died Au­gust 24, 2018, in Val­ley Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, Kentville.

Born Oc­to­ber 12, 1956, in Antigo­nish, he was a son of the late Rus­sell and Laura (Wood) Fougere. He re­tired after 33 years as a ju­nior high school teacher, hav­ing taught school at Mid­dle­ton Re­gional High School. He coached se­nior boys vol­ley­ball and taught driver ed­u­ca­tion. He was ac­tively in­volved with the Nova Sco­tia Teach­ers Union and was a vol­un­teer with the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Kingston Branch No. 98 and with CAPS Com­pan­ion An­i­mal Pro­tec­tion So­ci­ety. He was an avid gar­dener, blue­berry farmer, loved sports and en­joyed mu­sic.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Dawn (Shymko), Wilmot; son, Michael Fougere, Hal­i­fax; daugh­ter, Chelsea Fougere, Bridge­wa­ter; sis­ter, Lau­rella (David) O’neil, Frankville; two brothers, James ‘Cliffy’ (Jan) Fougere, Kingston, On­tario; Rod­ney (Wendy) Fougere, Sud­bury, Ont.; mother and fa­ther-in-law, Don­ald and Eve­lyn Shymko, Westville; three sis­ters-in-law, Eva Fougere, Syd­ney River; Debby (Harold) Linthorne, Rock­lin; Les­ley (Ja­son) Clish, Pic­tou; many nieces and neph­ews; spe­cial fam­ily friend, Wilena Arse­nault, Mid­dle­ton.

He was pre­de­ceased by his sis­ter, Christina, in in­fancy; brother, Lloyd.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foun­da­tion of Nova Sco­tia.

Online con­do­lences: www.mid­dle­ton­fu­ner­al­home.com

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