Murray Goodwin Obituary
Murray Allan Goodwin in his 93rd year, died peacefully, with his wife, daughters and son at his side in Mississauga ON. He was proceeded in death by his parents Clayton and Pearl Goodwin, his brothers, George and Morris. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Patricia (Hannon), a brother Warren, brother in law Wallace (Marilyn) Hannon, his children; Alana (Boris Procyk), Wallace (Maureen), Morris (Pam) and Margaret as well as 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Murray was born in Port Arthur on January 1, 1927. He spent 15 years in Ethelbert, Manitoba where his father worked as a dispatcher. He fondly remembered the long trips to Dauphin in a 1929 Plymouth. His favorite spot was sitting directly behind his Dad where he could breathe in his Turret cigarette smoke blown back from the open window/
In 1942, his family moved to Gypsumville, Manitoba. He had to complete his grade 11 and 12 in Teulon, Manitoba.
The family moved again in 1944 in a town of Atikokan Ontario where he completed high school in June 1945. After he finished high school, Murray worked as a stores clerk in Steep Rock Iron Mines on July 3, 1945. For 6 years he worked a variety of jobs until he was lucky to get a job in the new Data Processing department as an operator. Dad was hired by Algoma Steel as an Internal Auditor. He went on to work as a Systems Analyst and a Teacher in the Time Sharing Department. Dad retired from his business life on Jan. 1, 1992
While in Atikokan, Murray contribution to the community service was 15 years on the Atikokan Library Board and was a member of the Lions Club for 20 years. He also sat on Town Council where he served for six and a half years. As chairman of the Industrial Development committee, he helped attract a Particle Board Plant and Ontario Hydro Thermal Generating Plant.
Dad always said that his biggest accomplishment was to marriage to his wife, Patricia Alice Hannon. Mom was always the light of his life. He said that Mom was responsible for the excellent kids they raised, a credit to the world. They had a wonderful marriage of sixty seven years. They passed on to their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren their zest for life.
Dad had a variety of interested in fishing, badminton, and curling. Now they are mundane but creative activity such of wood carving, art, reading and genealogy.