Delhis Marjorie Goodwin (nee Russell) passed away at M.S.A. Hospital Cottage Extended Care Facility in Abbotsford on July 6, 2003 at age 87.
She was born November 29, 1915 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, one of nine children born to Harold Russell and Laura (Eastman) Russell. Delhis gew up in the rural Saskatoon area and attended Brookland School.
Delhis married Gerald Arnold Goodwin in 1936 and they farmed in the Beaver Creek and Lorne Avenue area where Gerald was stricken with polio later that same year just before the birth of their first son Arnold.
Delhis helped run the farm and raise the couple’s two sons. In 1961 they sold the farm and she moved to B.C. with her husband and youngest son Harvey. She worked at a poultry processing plant and later Abbotsford rural mail route #1 for ten years with her husband.
Delhis was a wonderful cook and was devoted to her family. She made many car trips back to Saskatchewan to the cabin at Emma Lake and to visit with family and friends. She loved picnics, playing cards and gardening and was very close to her brothers and sisters. Her grandchildren all enjoyed time spent with her at the lake. Many members of the Russell family also came to visit there.
She is survived by her 2 sons Arnold (Julie) Goodwin of Spruce Home, SAsk., Harvey (Marilyn) Goodwin of Abbotsford, B.C., sisters Dorothy Kenzie and Madeline Jonah of White Rock, B.C., Marlene (Gordon) McLean of Qualicum Beach, B.C.. Audrey Russell of Ladner, B.C., brothers Clifford (Doris) Russell of Peterborough, Ont., and Lorne (Sharon) Russell of Saskatoon, Sask.; sister-in-laws Helen Howes of Abbotsford, B.C., Anne Russell of Vanderhoof, B.C. and Dorothy Goodwin of Saskatoon, Sask., grandchildren Linda Goodwin of Price Albert, Sask., Murray (Leslie) Goodwin and Colin (Sondra) Goodwin of Calgary, Alta., Michelle (Mike) Appledoorn and Mark (Kara) Goodwin of Abbotsford, B.C., great-grandchildren Kurtis, Tyson, Krystal and Allison Appeldoorn of Abbotsford, B.C., Courtney, Jade and Isaac Goodwin of Calgary, Alta., and Sask.
Delhis was predeceased by her husband Gerald, sister Ethel Smith and brother Bruce Russell.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel at First Memorial Funeral Services at 27555 – 31st Avenue, Aldergrove. Burial will follow at Hazelwood Cemetery in Abbotsford. If desired, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.