Donald “Benny” Goodman

GOODMAN, Donald Edward. (1929-2017)- It is with great sadness that the family of Donald “Benny” Goodman announce his passing on December 3rd, 2017. Ben was the beloved husband of Hilda for 68 wonderful years, loving father to Wayne (Karen), Brian (Judy), and Sheila (Bob Mitchell), cherished grandpa to Mark (Kellie), Lisa, Krista, Jamie, Sarah, and Michael, and a proud great-grandpa to Tai. He is also survived by his sister Linda, sisters-in-law Janie and Edith, and many nieces and nephews. Ben is predeceased by sisters Bernice, Beryl, and Norma, as well as brothers John and Bob. Ben was a life-long resident of St. Clair Township and a devoted local farmer. He was a long-time employee of Polysar and in his earlier years he worked on Imperial Oil boats. He was a proud member of the local community, including being a member of the Friendship Club and the Moore Optimist Club. He was also involved in the initial development of the Moore Sports Complex. He had a passion for fishing, camping, traveling, and playing cards. He was a true problem-solver who could fix anything and he was always willing to lend a hand. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and funny antics. Ben was a true family man with a big smile and an even bigger heart. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Thursday, December the 7, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. and on Friday December 8, 2017 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. where a funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Ian Marnoch officiating. Interment will follow in Moore-Union Cemetery, Mooretown. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that you consider a memorial donation in Benny’s name to the Knox-Moore Presbyterian Church or the Moore Optimist Club Operation Christmas Tree. Messages and condolences may be left online at knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Thursday December 7, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. Friday December 8, 2017 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Donations

Knox-Moore Presbyterian Church Moore Optimist Operation Christmas Tree

Funeral Date

12:00 p.m. Friday December 8, 2017

13 thoughts on “Donald “Benny” Goodman”

  1. So sorry to hear of Benny’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincere sympathy and love from Peggy and family

  2. Brad and Pat Simpson

    To the entire Goodman family we send our sincere condolences in the loss of a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. It is never easy losing a loved one. Reflect and remember all the happy times as they will surely bring lots of smiles. Yours in remembrance. Brad and Pat

  3. Charlene and Rolf Thorhauge

    Dear Hilda and Family.
    It was with great sadness that we heard of Benny’s illness and passing on December 3rd. Please accept our
    Heartfelt condolences.
    Benny will be well remembered from our vacations in Florida with Jane and John Goodman. Yes, Bennie was an extraordinary funny man and a skilled card player. Encounters with Benny were always special times.

    sincerely, Charlene and Rolf
    Thorhauge

  4. Dear Wayne, Karen and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear that your father has passed away. Your cherished memories will give you much comfort, happiness and lots of laughter. Sending you heaps of hugs
    With deepest sympathy
    Tania & Eric Unwin

  5. Lorraine Bannister

    I’m so very for your loss. May all the great memories you have give you strength and peace. Love and prayers to you all. May God wrap you in his arms!!

  6. The Goodman Family
    My deepest condolences on the loss of Benny. He will be missed by many. May he be at peace now and all his memories help you through the tough days to come.

  7. Brian, Judy and family – our deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. I only met your Dad once years ago and he kept my boat from sinking at the Mooretown ramp, which I greatly appreciated. He seemed like a really nice guy and I am sure that he will be missed by all.

  8. Hi Brian. I would just like to offer my condolences on the passing of your father. Dave told me and I know it has been a very long time since we seen each other. Scott Henry

  9. Hilda and family, So very sorry to hear of the passing of Benny. He will always be remembered by all who knew him for his wonderful personality and of coarse his smiling face. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult times.

    Dianne (Hull) Mclean

  10. Ollie and Janet Smith

    Dear Hilda and family
    We are saddened by your loss..we really enjoyed our chats and Bennies sence of humour..we know he is in a bettter place and out of pain.. God bless you all.. Ollie and Janet Smith
    ❤️🙏🏼

  11. Hilda – so sorry to hear Of Don,s passing. I have been away and when I found out I was totally surprised as It did not seem that long ago that I had a great chat with him. I will certainly miss him and am extremely about his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  12. Laurie McLean-Beatty

    It was so nice to see you Sheila. I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. It sounds like he was a wonderful man to have as your dad. Take care, Laurie

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