The family of Mr. Rodney Robert Goodwin is sad to announce his passing at his home in Terrace on August 30, 2006. Rodney was predeceased by his parents, Avery and Lara Goodwin, his brothers Ross Goodwin and Charlie Goodwin, his nephews Carl Brewer, George Holmes and Arnie Goodwin. He is survived by his sisters Jean Holmes of Kamloops, Myrl Brewer of Sorrento and Anna (Gus) Miller of Creston as well as his sister in law Joan Goodwin of Burns Lake and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Rodney was born at Brownvale, Alberta on June 23, 1926. He was the second born of Avery and Lara Goodwin’s six children When Rodney was seven, he moved with his family to Decker Lake where he spent his growing up years hunting, fishing and trapping with his dad, Avery Goodwin. He said that his fondest memory of that time of his life was hunting moose and going out on the trap line with his dad.
Uncle Roddy spent his working years driving truck out of Terrace. An accident caused him to loose most of the use of one arm. Despite this problem, Uncle Roddy continued to drive truck and was seem canoeing with one of his nieces at a family reunion. Uncle Roddy spent a quiet retirement living simply in his home in Terrace. Although Uncle Roddy was a solitary man, he valued his family. As recently as July 2005 he drove his truck pulling a travel trailer up to Burns Lake to attend the memorial of his brother in law. Predictably, when no one knew if or when he would arrive, a drive to his usual campsite on Burns Lake revealed that, as a creature of habit, he was camped there. Uncle Roddy will be missed by all. A memorial will be held at Decker Lake at a later date. A donation to a charity of your choice in his name would be appreciated.