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David Charles Goodwin

18 November , 195811 May , 2019
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It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of David “Dave” Charles Goodwin on May 11th, 2019 at Clinton Public Hospital. Loving husband to Diane (nee MacDonald). Beloved father of Ben (Sarah) and Joel. Son of Harry and late Loretta Goodwin (nee Boucher). Devoted Papa to Shaelynn. Dave will be missed by his siblings Jim (Donna) and Mary-Jean (John). Wonderful uncle to Crystal, Jessica, Marcus and Daniel. Dave had a long and impactful career at the Region of Waterloo and made many lasting friendships there. Dave loved to spend time laughing with friends at the trailer in Bayfield and spending time with family. He was known for his playful, kind and teasing nature. Dave will be greatly missed by all of his loved ones. Friends are invited to join the family on Thursday, May 16th from 4pm-7pm at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre located at 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, ON. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 17th at 11am in the funeral home chapel, with a reception to follow. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer Society, or The Bridges, would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.couttsfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 16 May , 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, 17 May , 2019
  • Reception Friday, 17 May , 2019

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Fay DeMelo

20 May 2019

Dear Diane and Family,

I just found out that Dave passed away. I’m at a loss for words and don’t understand why the good, gentle people are taken far too early from their family and friends.

Dave always called me “ Gertrude “ in high school. I’m not sure why he did, but he always smirked and had a big grin on his face when he said it. The more I asked him why he called me Gertrude...he would just laugh and tease me more.

Diane, Heaven has another angel in their band now. May your memories and his love for you help during this difficult time. Love never dies and until you meet again .

Love you Dansy

Fay xoxo

Mike Rowland

18 May 2019

Goodie sadly gone, way too soon.
Deepest sympathies to Diane and family.
Mike

Dave Wastle

17 May 2019

Judy and I knew Dave for a very short time, but we had said that “there was a fella that we wanted to get to know more”. Such a cheerful soul.

Alan Makins

17 May 2019

Dave and I were the two father-in-laws in the Ben and Sarah marriage. Without any planning we seemed to both adopt the same approach to our role...lots of love mixed with healthy doses of humour, embarrassing and occasionally inappropriate comments plus (hopefully) some good advice and guidance. It’s hard to imagine Dave not being around to continue that. All I can promise is to work twice as hard to try to fill some of the gap. Rest In Peace Dave.

Deana Kerr

17 May 2019

Uncle Harry, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Deana (MacDougall) Kerr and family. XO

Carol and Brett Nowack

16 May 2019

30 years later some of the Victory Street McDonald's gang with Dave
Thanks for the forever memories Dave
Until we meet again.

Carol and Brett Nowack

16 May 2019

Our sincere condolences to Dave's family.
Brett and I met Dave at McDonald's on Victoria Street in Kitchener when he was our Manager.
He was the kindest, sincerest, friendliest guy. We will never forget that heart warming smile.
Dave was truly one of the good guys.
Brett and I still cherish the wedding present he gave us to this day.
We are shocked and so deeply saddened to see this great guy taken so soon.
God Speed Dave
You will be forever remembered
Brett and Carol Nowack

Dave Cuthbert

16 May 2019

My condolences to Diane and the family. 'Goodie' was a very good friend to me in our youth and I'm very saddened to learn of his passing.
We spent many hours as pool rats around the Beaches in Toronto and I can think of many Malvern memories - music, band, Bark Lake, swim team etc.
I can still see that little smirk he would get on his face as he would deliver a sarcastic barb to an unwitting victim. But, he was always kind at heart and a great guy! I will celebrate those memories...
Dave Cuthbert

Shelva Ireland

16 May 2019

Dave was truly one of the kindest co-workers I've ever had the privilege to work with in my 28 years at the Region of Waterloo. His sense of humour and his willingness to help regardless of how busy he was is a testament to the kind of human being he was. He spoke lovingly and often of his family and I'm incredibly heartbroken for your loss. Life is forever altered by such an incredible loss and words do not suffice, but wishing you some comfort in days, months, and years ahead. Forever missed by many.

Don Mayer

16 May 2019

A lot of good memories.
Thanks Dave
You will be missed.

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