Goyetche Family History & Genealogy
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Family News

Stephen and Krista celebrate wedding Stephen Fialli, son of Mark & Pamela (Goyetche) Fialli of North Reading, MA and Krista Lohr celebrated their wedding with family and friends September 21, 2019 at St. Agnes Church in Dalton, MA. Evan and Hannah wed Evan Ross Goyetche and Hannah Riley McIntire of Toledo, OH were married July 31, 2018 on Hilton Head Island, SC. Evan’s parents are Scott Goyetche of Westlake, OH and Dawn Louise Coleman. Suzanne Goyetche honoured with tourism award Suzanne Goyetche of Cochrane, AB has been honoured with the 2017 AMMY Award for Travel Counselling Excellance at the Alberta Visitor Information Providers Conference. The awards, named in honour of Alberta’s official gemstone — Ammolite, recognize achievements of Alberta visitor service providers. The award presented to Suzanne recognizes individual travel counsellors who have shown dedication and passion in delivering exceptional customer experiences in providing convenient, relevant and innovative visitor services. She was honoured “for going above and beyond with visitors to make sure their experience is a memorable one. Whether it’s helping tired bikers or assisting stranded travellers, Suzanne provides outstanding support.” Schiller named to Hall of Fame Two of the fastest men on turf entered the Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame on April 30, 2016. Chris Schiller, whose wife is Jennifer (Goyetche) Schiller (daughter of Gerald & Lynda Goyetche), and teammate Pat McCready became only the seventh and eighth defensemen to receive the honor. During their days in Rochester, the duo combined to play 18 seasons and contributed to the franchise’s first three championships. Chris and Jennifer now make their home in Fort Mill, South Carolina with daughters Bryn, Aubrie and Brooklyn. Chris Goyetche & partner cited for bravery The following story appeared in the Calgary and Toronto Sun newspapers on January 23, 2012. Noting the bravery of two Calgary cops who risked their lives to save four others, a city judge on Monday sentenced a man to four years for arson. “But for the bravery of these two police officers and their instant actions, it is highly likely there would’ve been a catastrophic loss of life in this case,” provincial court Judge Harry Van Harten said. “The phrase ‘they barely made it out alive,’ aptly describes the tenants, their pets and the police officers, because the house was fully engulfed when the fire department arrived.” Const. Mark Reast and Const. Chris Goyetche raced into a three-unit condo complex last Sept. 14, when they became aware the building was on fire. Reast was able to break into the top floor unit where he was able to rescue the female occupants who had taken refuge in the bathroom, while Goyetche helped a woman and her elderly mother flee the basement suite. Four family members complete Ironman Four Goyetche family members completed the 2007 Ironman Canada Triathlon in Penticton, BC on August 26th. They included Chris Goyetche of Calgary, AB who finished in 14 hours 10 minutes 48 seconds; Marieka Goyetche, also of Calgary, AB who completed the course in 14 hours 45 minutes 27 seconds; and husband and wife Brett & Dana Phillips. Dana's time was 12 hours 33 minutes 47 seconds and Brett finished in 12 hours 6 minutes 55 seconds. Dana is the daughter of Bev (Goyetche) Tanner of Halifax, NS. Competitors in the Ironman Canada are required to swim a 2.4 mile course, followed by a 112 mile bike ride and then run a 26.2 mile marathon. Soldiers' life-saving actions commended Two soldiers received the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation this fall for actions they took to save the lives of two Eritrean civilians suffering from gunshot wounds. Corporal Daphne Goyetche, a platoon medic, and Master Corporal (then Cpl) Michael Hawthorn, served with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group during Task Force East Africa (TFEA). On February 13, 2001, a group of Eritrean civilians approached the remote platoon camp at Tsorena, an abandoned village in the midst of the Temporary Security Zone. Two of the group, a young boy of about fourteen and his father, had suffered severe gunshot wounds. Both had lost substantial blood and the wounds were infected.The boy was in danger of losing his life. Cpl Goyetche recognized the urgency of the situation and began immediate treatment, calling for a medical evacuation using Canadian and Dutch assets. Cpl Hawthorn, using his previous training as a paramedic, assisted in the initial treatment and stabilization of the wounded. Both soldiers remained with the injured as Cpl Goyetche directed the evacuation until the ambulance cross-over point where she assisted the Company Medical Officer, Captain Rob Hiemstra in the resuscitation of the boy. Capt Hiemstra said the soldiers' actions were instrumental in saving the boy's life and preventing further injury to the man. From the November 20, 2002 issue of "The Maple Leaf", a Canadian Forces newsletter.

Fondly Remembered

Kenneth James Goyetche

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth James Goyetche, age 74 in Melville Lodge on September 27, 2019. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Frederick and Estelle Goyetche (Fishaire). Kenny was employed at D.N.D. for 33 years and in his off-time loved making homemade wine, as well as spending time with his family. He was the loving husband of Barb (Spidle) for 51 years; and will be missed by his daughter, Daphne Devin (Carl) of Ottawa; son-in-law, Mario Janson of Montreal; sisters, Donna, Marilyn; brother, Paul; grandchildren, Natasha "Tash", Jolin, Nickolas, Matthew, Christopher; many nieces and nephews. Besides both parents, Kenny was predeceased by his daughter, Debra Lynn Janson; and his brother, Ron.

Raymond Steven Goyetche

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Goyetche, aged 87, on August 25, 2019 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax. He was the son of the late Raymond and Mary (Bona) Goyetche, Step-father John Bouchard. Raymond retired from CN Telecommunications after 35 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Audrey (Fader) along with many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sisters Jean and Lillian, step-brothers, Charles and John.

Margaret Mary (Goyetche) White

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, Margaret White (Goyetche) who passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Strait Richmond Hospital on June 25, 2019. She was born in Arichat, July 31, 1926 to the late Alcide and Alexina (Samson) Goyetche. She studied at the Maritime Business College in Halifax, the city where she met her husband, Eugene, of 57 years. She retired from the Louisdale Credit Union in 1985 after a 30-year career in which she spent her last 22 years as the Manager. She is survived by her 11 children, Paul (Terry), Marilyn (Roger), Catherine (Tommy), Carol, Helen (Graham), Andrea (Daniel), Bobby (Debbie), Raymond (Jessie), Mary, Vivian (Cecil), and Germaine (Buddy), 25 grandchildren, 33 great- grandchildren, 1 sister-in-law Gladys (Doug) and numerous nephews and nieces.

Ronald Goyetche

It is with great sadness the family of Ronald “Chopper” Goyetche of Bathurst announces his passing on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, Bathurst, NB at the age of 65. Born in Arichat, NS, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Marchand) Goyetche. He worked for the former Smurfit Stone Paper Mill in Bathurst. He is survived by one sister, Brenda Fraser (Gord) of Little Current, ON. Several aunts, uncles and cousins as well as good friends at “The Hut.”

Juliette Marguerite Goyeche

Passed away October 27, 2018, at 92 in Toronto peacefully with family at her side. Home maker and retired control & accounting staff member at Sealtest Dairies and Holt Renfrew, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and community volunteer. She is survived by her loving children, Dr. Laurie Goyeche, DC, Stephen Goyeche (Ann Seymour), Robert Goyeche (Nola Grimes) and Patricia Goyeche (Alex Neve); grandchildren, Brennan Neve, Sean-Daniel Neve, Selina Neve and Julia Hill; and sister, Moyra Angerstein and her family. Joseph Raymond Goyetche It is with great sadness the family of Joseph Goyetche, husband of the late Dorothy Goyetche of Bathurst, NB announces his passing on Tuesday October 17th, 2017 at the Chaleur Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Born November 17, 1921 in Arichat, NS, he worked for many years as a miner in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Ontario and retired at Brunswick Mines. He was a veteran in the Second World War with the Carleton York Regiment and Cape Breton Highlanders. He is survived by two children: Brenda Fraser (Gord) of Little Current, Ont. and Ronald Goyetche (Chopper) of Bathurst. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret White of Nova Scotia. He was predeceased by twelve siblings.