July 26, 1921 – June 4, 2019
Born 26th July 1921 in Cockersmouth, England, Alma came out to Victoria, BC in 1926 with her family, who eventually settled in the Cowichan Valley, where her father Robert owned Ideal Meat Market for years, on Canada Avenue.
Alma is predeceased by her first husband of 42 years, Harold Fielden, who was a beloved father, devout fisherman and gardener. Alma is also predeceased by her husband of 25 years, John Samuel Goodman.
Alma was a caring, loving, and devoted mother and grandmother. She was known for her love of shopping, and her culinary skills, the canning cupboard was always full of garden delights. She is survived by her sons Richard (Maureen) and Robert (Brenda) and daughter Louise. She is predeceased by her brother Jack (Connie), sisters Jean (Dale), Shirley, and June (George), who are with her now.
She leaves 9 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Susan Barr and the lovely caring staff at Cerwydden Care.
WHEN I MUST LEAVE YOU
When I must leave you for a little while, Please do not grieve and shed wild tears, and hug your sorrows to you through the years. But start out bravely with a gallant smile, and for my sake and in my name, live on and do all things the same.
Feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill each waking hour in useful ways. Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer, and in turn I will comfort you and hold you near, And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky.
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