On August 6, about a week after his 96 birthday, Terry Goodwin quietly passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital, Veterans Wing.
Terry, who was well-known in the Ontario freight transportation industry throughout the 50s and 60s, was born in Schenectady, N.Y. and raised in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. Like many young Americans at the start of WWII, travelled north to Canada to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
After the war, he flew for American Airlines and married Evelyn Cook of Toronto in 1948. They moved to Philadelphia where he worked for an air cargo company, named ‘Winged Cargo’ – flying cattle and freight to the Caribbean and Central America. He relocated to Toronto and began the family building with Fred, Meg and Phil arriving in 1951 to 1956.
By now, Terry excelled in the ever-growing trucking industry, working in sales and tariffs/rates management.
A community-minded man, he accepted an offer to join Vaughan Township School Board in 1960, and became a Canadian citizen. His community service continued as a local councillor on Vaughan City Council for the better part of 10 years.
He became a great community advocate, presenting ideas and plans to many levels of government. And up to the age of 95, he spoke to school students on Remembrance Day each year, to tell them of the dangers of war.
A celebration of Terry’s life: Visitation -Tuesday September 13, 7-9 p.m. at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, (at Goulding, south of Steeles), Toronto. Memorial Service – Wednesday September 14, 11:30 a.m., Holy Trinity Church, 140 Brooke St, Thornhill. There will also be a memorial service for Terry at the Weekapaug Chapel, Westerly Rhode Island in June 2017, day and time to be determined. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in his memory to: The Nyantende Foundation, 27 Mango Drive, Toronto, M2K 2E9 www.nyantendefoundation.org or Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, 1001 Queen St W Toronto, M6J 1H4. www.supportcamh.ca Condolences – www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159
Read Terry’s full obituary here.