GOODWIN, BARBARA – passed away on Saturday August 23, 2014 at the St. Catharines General Hospital, Barbara Goodwin of Fonthill in her 76th year. Loving mother of Penny Thomas (Terry), Thomas (Julia) and Jeff (Mary). Dear grandmother to six and great grandmother of three. Barbara is survived by her brother Leonard Hogue (Pauline). Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday August 30th at 11:00 A.M. at the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick.

20 thoughts on “BARBARA GOODWIN

  • Goodbye for a while, my wonderful, vivacious, fearless, friend and sister. For 11 years, you were my inspiration, my mentor, my confidante. You had an endless capacity for love, life and adventure. You loved your family and your friends, unconditionally. I will treasure the talks, adventures and laughs that we shared and will miss you with all my heart. Carry the shoelaces with you where ever you go, Barb.
    I love you, dear friend.
    Your close friend, Susan Jennifer Grace


    Every woman on this planet is a Sister to one another and when you treat a woman as your Sister, you bring out the best in her.
    We brought out the best in each other my dear, sweet Sister.
    Miss you and LOVE you always!

    Judy Tucker

  • Barbara was such a dear sweet lady that she will be deeply missed by all who knew her and loved her. I shall forever be grateful for all of the help she was with my disabled brother, her patience and understanding was immense. I will always miss her wonderful outlook on life, her positive attitude, her upbeat energy & vivacious personality. I feel blessed to have known her and will carry her in my heart forever.

  • Barbara had a way of brightening up any room. Her smile and laughter brought joy and warmth to every gathering we had. I was always inspired by her wisdom, unconditional love and her zest for life. I feel blessed to have had her as my friend.

  • Barbara ; We are from the same place of which you have returned, and one day so will I. Love and Blessings, Your friend Alan.

  • Your Condolence
    My condolences to all of Barb’s family.
    She was a super intelligent and caring woman. Her curiosity about everything was only limited by her undying need to know more and more.
    When Barb showed up at my meditation group, she lit the entire house with her brilliant smile, her presence and her wonderfully intelligent wit. All who encountered her, loved her. It was impossible not to love her.
    Barb will return, at some other time and other place, to continue to shine her brilliant light on all who are around her.
    Rather than mourn for this Angel, celebrate that you and I had the opportunity to share some of her life and that she had the opportunity to share some of our lives.
    It was an honour to have known the Angel within her.

  • Tom, Julia, and the family,

    On behalf of Celine and myself, we are very saddened by the passing of your mother Barbara. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    My heart is really heaving over this, as Tom is my best friend and I only wish the very best to him. Tom always thought very highly of his mother and of course, she taught him well, to be the best person he could ever be. She has a special place in heaven.

    Your friend John

  • Your Condolence
    Although our paths aligned for only a few years, it was my joy to have travelled with Barbara. Until next time….

  • Your Condolence

    “We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
    Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”
    ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

    yes, even longer, dear Barbara…

  • My most sincere condolences to you and your family. Know that your mother will always be with you in spirit.


  • My deepest condolences to all of Barb’s family. She loved you all very much.

    Free, at last, of all earthly limitations. As a Spiritual Warrior, Barb, you will live on in that other dimension from where we know you will watch over all of us who have received the gift of being a part of your life. You not only listened to us, but heard us as well, and were able to help so many believe that perhaps our most impossible dreams could be possible. You embodied all of that reality for yourself by following your own dreams and desires. Your limitless curiosity and fearless spirit can now fly, unfettered. I know you will continue to be in our lives; to inspire each one of us in all of the many serene, playful and adventurous ways you too embraced life.


  • My sincere condolences to all of Barbara’s family and dear friends. I have know for only a few weeks when she came to Costa Rica but these have been very meaningful and I feel very blessed that our paths crossed even for this short time. I am sad to hear of Barbara’s passing but like so many others, I know that she will keep inspiring us forever. Fly high my angel!

  • My beautiful friend, I am thankful for all the moments that we shared together.
    You brought so much love and light into my life for which I am forever grateful,
    you were a blessing. Until we meet again, you remain forever in my heart.
    Love & Hugs Always!

  • My thoughts are with Barbara’s family and friends with most sincere condolences.

    Upon first meeting this artistic, classy kindred spirit it was realized that Barbara was inspirational to all who were fortunate enough in meeting her. Lifting everyone’s spirit in so many beautiful ways has me feeling she was an angel, a very cool angel that is.
    Barbara’s art classes left her students with more than what they signed for…we were enriched with lessons on life, instructed with grace and love.
    With much Respect and Gratefulness in knowing your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend.


  • My heart felt condolences to all who knew and loved Barb. She was, is and always will be a source of inspiration to me! I am so blessed to have known her. Barb taught me much by her knowledge, her wisdom and by example of how she lived her life. Her light and love is with me forever and always ♥

  • Condolences to family and friends on the passing of an energetic, enthusiastic and outgoing personality that cannot be replaced. Barbara was one of a kind.

    I met Barbara many times when she came to our house to discuss numerous topics and shared interests with Susan. Although Susan has many friends, she told me that the most interesting conversations were with Barbara – discussions about new adventures and interesting activities. You just knew that Barbara had some big plans for the rest of the week or year and one just wanted to hear about it because of her infectious enthusiasm.

    Barbara enlivened every conversation and meeting with wit and energy and obscure words she learned from doing the crossword puzzles. She was always learning something new.


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