It is with extreme sadness that the family of the Bill (William) Goodman announce his passing at West Coast General Hospital on July 14, 2014 at the age of 78.
Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Polly, brothers Lisle and Raymond, and sisters Jenny and Kathleen; Bill is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 57 years, Shirley, sons Michael and Darryl (Pat) and daughter Kristine (Al), his beloved grandchildren Jake, Daniel, Justin, Randean, Nick and Mack, his brothers Jim (Betty) and Don, and sister Joan as well as many other family members and friends too numerous to mention.
Bill was born in Vancouver, BC and came to Port Alberni at the age of 10. He started his working career at Alberni Plywoods and McLeans Mill before becoming involved in the Automotive Industry. While operating Goodmar Sales, he became co-owner of the Port Side Inn Restaurant for a number of years. Bill continued to sell cars and RV’s around the Alberni Valley well into his 73rd year, a career of over 50 years!
Bill was an extremely social man who loved everybody and everything. He was an enthusiastic member of the Gyro Club, the Alberni Valley Curling Club, the Sunshine Floor Curlers as well as being a Past President and Lifetime Member of the Alberni Valley Golf Club.
Bill enjoyed his winter sojourns to Hawaii, Mexico, California & Arizona and spent many summers fishing down the canal. He loved the endless hours with family and friends soaking up the sun by his pool, and was thrilled when he won a Gold Medal in Golf at the BC Senior Games in Nanaimo.
Bill loved his friends and family very deeply and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was a kind and gentle man who touched the lives of all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
A special thankyou to those who provided love and care to our special Bill.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday Aug. 24 at the Alberni Golf Club from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.