April 5, 1935 – July 22, 2021
at the age of 86 years
With heavy hearts we share the passing of Joeanna Ganet Hazel Goodwin on July 22, 2021.
She is survived by her husband Ted, her children Greg (Beth), Christine (Stuart) and Jan (Sue); her grandchildren Jessica, Evan, and Sydney; her great-grandchildren Desirey, Freya, and Isla; her sister-in-law Gwenn (Frank), Donna, Neila and Perla; and all her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and numerous nieces-in-law and nephews-in-law. Everyone is saddened by the loss of Joeanna, and already misses her very much.
Joeanna was born to Isabella and George Bradford in Lacombe, Alberta on April 5, 1935. She was the fourth of five children: Don, Flora, Florence, Joeanna and Jim. She moved to Calgary and met Ted (Charles Edward) Goodwin in 1955. They married in 1957 and immediately went to California. They returned to Calgary in 1960 and welcomed their children. In 1997 they retired to the Shuswap, first in Tappen and then in Salmon Arm.
Joeanna was always active in her community. In Calgary she joined the Activettes and was still an active member in the Shuswap. Their motto is “Working together, forgetting ourselves, to help those less fortunate.” When she moved to the Shuswap, she joined Shuswap Hospital Auxiliary and presided over the bake sale table for many years. She was also an active member of the First United Church.
In Joeanna’s working life she trained to operate a comptometer, which was a heavy duty mechanical calculator used in accounting offices. In San Francisco she worked in Macy’s inventory department. In Calgary she worked in the Bay’s statistics department. After her children began school she trained as a unit clerk and worked in the Foothills Hospital from 1975 until 1996.
A celebration of life for Joeanna will be held at the First United Church, 450 Okanagan Ave E, Salmon Arm B.C. on October 2, 2021 at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Joeanna’s name to:
Shuswap Lake Health-Care Auxiliary, Box 1896, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P9
Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation through the Canada Helps Organization website: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-pulmonary-fibrosis-foundation/