OBITUARY

Eileen "Jocelyn" Beatrice Goodman

22 November, 19323 August, 2022
Obituary of Eileen "Jocelyn" Beatrice Goodman
Our dear Mom, Amma, and Grandma, Jocelyn Eileen Goodman, was born in Winnipeg, November 22, 1932, the fourth of five children of Jack and Eileen Bell. Their home was always a happy, busy, loving hub for friends and family; a quality that Mom carried throughout her life. In 1955, Jocelyn married her sweetheart and husband of 57 years, Roger Goodman. Their adventures and Roger’s work took them to Dauphin, Edmonton, and North Vancouver while raising their five children, Paul, Warren, Gordon (Celia), Jocelyn (Bill) Purcell, and John (Cindy). Our home was always filled with laughter and love, celebrating all occasions or simply getting together for a big family dinner. Mom's motto was "the more the merrier" and everyone was welcome with often a request that Grandma make her delicious garlic bread. Mom loved going for drives which likely started with our dad many years ago when they took a couple of hours on a Sunday morning to enjoy each other's company and explore. The drives got longer and each year they would head down south to Palm Desert where we all enjoyed so many great family holidays together. Mom's passion for the past thirty plus years has been her grandchildren - Erica Purcell (Lukas), Sam Purcell, Sophie (Liam), Max, Kelly and Michael and family friends Cassandra, Nicole and Cameron Mah. She loved hearing about what's going on, encouraging and celebrating their accomplishments, big and small, and attending a lot of field hockey, soccer and football games. Everyone is welcome also meant everyone's pets. Mom enjoyed the company of Chy, Bailey, Luna, Nemo, Abbie and most of all Saela, our beautiful border collie. Mom was predeceased by her beloved husband, our dad, Roger Goodman, sisters Yvonne Larner and Shelagh Lyons and brothers Brian and Robert Bell. Also left to remember a life well lived, full of love, are sister-in-law, Phyllis Bell (Winnipeg), many nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends. Mom was in the centre of our lives and we cherish all the wonderful memories and traditions she has left us. An open house will be held for family and friends in September. Details to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.firstmemorialnorthvancouver.com for the Goodman family.

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