May 18, 1927 – March 25, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with sadness that the family of Eric Goodfellow announces his passing on March 25th at Princeton General Hospital. He was 54 days short of his 96th birthday. Alert and sharp until the end, he remained interested and engaged with those whose lives he touched.
Eric came to Princeton at the age of 6 weeks when his family moved here in 1927. He never left. Always an ambassador for Princeton, he endorsed it as having great weather and fine folks. ‘No better place to live.’
Eric spent his working life with BC Telephones, retiring in 1983 after almost 40 years of service. It was there he met Ruth Peebles who was a telephone operator, and they were married in 1951. The couple had two children.
Eric was called upon to perform funeral services after his father, Reverend John Goodfellow passed away in 1968. Later he was appointed as a BC marriage commissioner and over the next 35 years, he performed some 780 funerals and 560 weddings. He always delighted in seeing young couples exchanging nuptials and starting their life together.
Travel was very important to Eric and Ruth, and they explored the world. He always used to say they made it to six of the seven continents, only missing Antarctica.
Eric gave back to his community in many ways and was involved with many service groups and organizations over the years.
He is survived by his son, Christie (wife Penny) of Coalmont, BC, son-in-law Anthony Muller (wife Patricia) of Lake Country, BC, his special lady friend, Cecile Hug of Cawston, BC, his adopted daughter Debbie Neilson, of Edmonton AB, and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, John & Isabel, his wife Ruth, his daughter Jane, brother Jack and sister Lois.
The family would like to thank Dr. Soutar and the nurses and caregivers at the Princeton General Hospital for their extraordinary care and kindness. He thought the world of you!
A Funeral service will be held April 29th, 1:00 p.m. at the Princeton Legion.
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