Elizabeth Goodwin

Obituary of Elizabeth Bain Goodwin

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Elizabeth “Beth” Bain Goodwin (Yule), 95, born in Toronto, passed away in Wolfville, on September 27, 2021. Beth’s parents, Alexander and Helen Yule and siblings were from Scotland.

Beth grew up, worked, married and started her family in Toronto before moving to Nova Scotia in the ‘60s.  She was a city girl at heart and recalled her first visit to her in-laws where they served deer liver for breakfast, a startling introduction to country life!  Beth’s career with Dalhousie University started in 1970 where she worked in various departments including the Office of the Dean of Medicine. In 1975, she moved into employee relations; in 1981 she got a Certificate in Personnel-Industrial Relations and flourished until her retirement in 1989.  She loved her work and was well respected, which was evident by the send off and letters from her colleagues when she retired. Retirement allowed her the opportunity to volunteer with hospitals and be part of the UCW.

Beth had a beautiful voice and loved opera. She was a smart, elegant, independent, strong woman and we will miss her.

She is survived by her children, Helen, Dianne (Mitch), and Pam (Bob); her grandchildren, Emily (Dan), William, Brendan (Bee), and Colleen (John); great-grandchildren, Sidney and Clara (Emily); and sister-in-law, Jean (Garth).

Beth is predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Donald; her brother and sister, Nairn and Irene; her son, David; and her grandson, Emmett.

Burial will be held in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Stewiacke.  Memorial donations may be made to Brigadoon Village. Memorial donations may be made to the Brigadoon Village.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).

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