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Publication: Globe and Mail, The
Issue: 13 August 2012, page R10
Title: GOODSPEED, Herbert (Death Notice)
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GOODSPEED, Herbert Newcombe
1911 - 2012 With sadness and love we announce the peaceful passing of Grandpa Herb on August 2nd, 2012, at the age of 101. Herb was predeceased by his wife Pauline (Tait); his sons Wesley and Dale; his sisters Alice, Lois and Helen and brother Edward. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter-in-law Lila Goodspeed, his grandchildren Melanie (David Derwin) and Jonathan (Alison Batchelor), and his great-grandchildren Nathan and Kohan Derwin and Hunter, Noah and Bennett Goodspeed. Herb will be sadly missed by his nieces, Sheila Goodspeed Madill and Lindy McNutt (Jim) and family. Herb was born on a farm in Penniac on the Nashwalk River near Fredericton, N.B. to Clarence and Jennie (Wade) Goodspeed. He attended schools in Fredericton and received a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 1934. He was employed in the Electrical Department of International Nickel Company (Vale) from 1940 -1972, working at Copper Cliff, Garson Mine, Levack Mine, and Coniston Smelter. He was active throughout his life and enjoyed sports such as playing for the University Hockey team to tennis, curling and canoeing. He and the family traveled across North America in an airstream trailer and built a family camp at Joe Lake, Ontario. Herb was a great dancer and was still dancing at his 100th Birthday. He was a generous man who supported many organizations and charitable causes. Herb lived in a calm, good-natured, balanced way. He was patient, pensive and sharp until the end. Perhaps this was due to reading three newspapers a day and actively investing since retirement. He lived at Pioneer Manor for 14 years where he was adored and appreciated for his knowledge and independence. He was described as a perfect gentleman with kind words for everyone. The staff was greatly valued by him and all of his family for making the Manor his home. Herb was a 5th generation Canadian who was proud of the 8 generations of Goodspeed's in Canada, and the fact that the Goodspeed family has been here since before Confederation. We have been blessed to have him in our lives for so long as an inspiration and role model. We are mourning the loss of his presence, insights and wisdom. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to: Pioneer Manor towards a living memory of Herb, to beautify the gardens. Pioneer Manor, 960 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 2T4 or the Alzheimer Society Sudbury - Manitoulin, Unit B.,at the previous address Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home.