(The Fisherman's Advocate, February 21, 1964, page 11)
The people of Port Union were saddened when it was with regret that they learned of the sudden passing of Elizabeth, wife of Kenneth Goodyear, on February 3, in her 66th year.
Although in failing health since July, 1963, at the day of her death Mrs. Goodyear was in good spirits, and her death at 6 p.m., just as she had finished her tea, came as a shock to her family and friends. Truly it can be said, "In the midst of live we are in death."
The late Mrs. Goodyear was born at Catalina, the daughter of the late Robert and Sarah Russell, and in the early days of this town came here to reside with her family.
Forty-four years ago she married Kenneth Goodyear, formerly of Lumsden. Their union was blessed with four children, two of whom died at an early age.
Elizabeth Goodyear was a kind and friendly person, always willing to help a friend in need, and no home could have had a more friendly atmosphere. She was a good and loving wife and mother, and especially a grandmother. She was a faithful member of her church, and not only there will she be missed, but also in her lodge and community. She was very active and a wonderful worker in church and community affairs.
She was a past president of the Ladies Aid of the United Church, a past worthy president of Rising Sun, LOBA, Catalina, and a member of the Local Association of Canadian Girl Guides, first Port Union company.
She leaves to mourn their sad loss her husband, two daughters, Margaret (Mrs. Albert Norman), Effie (Mrs. Edmund Sweetland), eleven grandchildren, at Port Union, one sister (Mrs. Janie Lodge) at Port Union, four brothers, Lloyal Russell at Catalina, Robert and Victor Russell at Port Union, and Thomas Russell at St. John's, also a large circle of relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held on February 5, at Bethany United Church, Catalina, and was largely attended. the casket was adorned with numerous wreaths and foral (sp) sprays. the members of the LOBA attended the funeral to pay their last respects to their-departed sister.
Interment took place at the United Church cemetery, Catalina, with the service at the home, church and graveside being conducted by the minister, Rev. W.T. Reynolds.
May God grant her eternal rest and will say to her at the last day, "Well done thou good and faithful servant," Father in thy gracious keeping, leave we not thy servant sleeping.