Oshawa Funeral Home


John "David" Goodwin

6 April, 193428 March, 2021

John “David” Goodwin died peacefully on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 a few weeks before his 87 birthday. Beloved husband of Evelyn Goodwin for 61 years. Loving father to four children, Kimberly (Kim) LaFontaine, John (Sandy) Brian (Sandra) and Michael (Ruth). Beloved Grandfather of Shawn, Jason, Cassandra, Callie, David, Kaitlyn, Abigail and Thomas. Loving GG to Landon, Lucy and Ellie. Predeceased by his sister Anne Sabyan. David was born in Toronto and spent most of his childhood in Brooklin, Ontario where his father was the Bank Manager at the CIBC. David worked as an electrician at General Motors for many years until his retirement in 1998. During his tenure at GM he enjoyed the opportunity to train new apprentices as they launched their careers. His love for sharing his knowledge gave him the opportunity to teach night school at Durham College. He was an avid boater and member of the local Power Squadron. He spent most of the summer on his large boats all named Popeye and the smaller runabout, named Swee’pea, cruising the Trent River and Georgian Bay enjoying his time with family and boating friends. David’s active lifestyle included: water-skiing, snow-skiing, badminton, hockey, baseball, snowmobiling, weekly trips to the recreation centre to do his swim laps and his annual golf vacations to Myrtle Beach and Panama City Beach in the winter months. He was a hockey coach, swim instructor, and mentor to many. A Private Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish, Whitby. Followed by Interment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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John "David" Goodwin

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paul sabyan

6 April 2021

I remember this funny guy would make my mother laugh so hard her whole body would be shaking. They loved to laugh together! Paul Mary and Elizabeth

Carol Hoskin

5 April 2021

So sorry to hear of your great loss for you and your family, we have great memories of the both of you and the good times we had. We see you have a great family to support and help you through this difficult time. So sorry Carol and Jack Hoskin

Linda Hoskin

3 April 2021

Evelyn, so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. So glad you have your kids, grandkids and great grandkids around you for support. My thoughts are with you all at this trying time. Seeing your photo tribute brought back some wonderful memories of fun times shared among our families.

Anne Gallas

2 April 2021

Evelyn So very sorry to hear of your loss, he was a great man, he could make me laugh a good many times, I am sure he is in a better place now, my prayers are with you and your family


Paul & Judy Davidson

2 April 2021

Sincere Sympathy to Evelyn and Family for the Loss of your Husband, Father and Grandfather. We hope that the many Wonderful Memories you have will make it easier to manage the void in your lives. He will never be gone because loved ones always live in our hearts. Remembering and missing the Fun Times we had over the years.

Ronalda MacCarl

1 April 2021

Dear Mrs. Goodwin, Kim, John, Brian and Michael. I am sorry to hear about Mr. Goodwin's passing.
It brings me back to the days of Jeanne Court and all the memories there. When I think of boating, I always think of Mr. Goodwin. And the boat in the back yard.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I am sure somewhere there is a sunrise he is sailing towards.

Alan & Jackie Payne

1 April 2021

We have lost a great friend. Too many Memories but we will remember every one of them.

Ken & Penny Jackson

31 March 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Evelyn & the family. As another Member of Oshawa Power Squadron and fellow boater, we have good memories from our time at Gorski's Marina.

Rita & Mark Prest

30 March 2021

Our sincere condolences to all the family. We are so sorry for your loss. He's resting in peace now.

Jill Fleming-Lawther

29 March 2021

Our condolences to the entire family. I remember your dad very well and I think my favourite memory was of him throwing a wrench at somebody racing their car up and down Hazelwood Dr. You couldn’t get away with that now! May your memories provide you comfort during this difficult time.

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