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W. LeRoy Goodwin

Passed in: Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: September 13th, 2013

Peacefully passed away at the age of 96 on Friday, September 13, 2013, in the circle of his family at his residence in Harbour Grace. A graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Dr. Roy, together with his father W. S. Goodwin, the first registered dentist in Newfoundland, provided over 100 years of dental service in the province. Dedicated to public service, Roy was active in the campaign for Confederation, President of the Newfoundland Dental Association, member of the Board of Governors of the College of Trades and Technology, member of the Avalon Integrated School Board, and member of the Harbour Grace stadium committee, as well as many others. He was an active member of Lodge Harbour Grace, #476 S.C. (Past Master), District Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador, Grand Lodge of Scotland (Past District Grand Superintendent) and the Royal Order of Scotland. Dr. Roy was elected a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, inducted into the Academy of Dentistry International and awarded life membership by The Newfoundland Dental Association. He is predeceased by wives, Edythe in 1952 and Alison in 1999; parents, Whitman Smith and Elsie Katherine née Warren; brother, Warren; sisters, Flo Munn, Nan Godden and Jan Martin. Left to mourn, two daughters, Elizabeth LeFeuvre and husband Philip, Spaniard’s Bay and Margaret Goodwin and husband Vernon Whetter, Belleville, Ontario; two sons, Donald Goodwin and wife Ingrid Wiede, Bochum, Germany and Ian Goodwin, Harbour Grace; four grandchildren, Patricia LeFeuvre and husband John Guzzwell, children Eric and Emily, Katherine LeFeuvre and husband Jeff Shaw, children Ben, Sarah, William and Jack, Philip LeFeuvre and partner Andrea Butt, Matthew LeFeuvre and wife Wendy, children Sophie and Ella; also a number of nieces and nephews. Rev. Linda Pike conducted the Celebration of Life on Tuesday, September 17 at Coughlan United Church, Harbour Grace. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel’s Funeral Home, Harbour Grace. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.




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