It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother/Grandmother, Alice Bertha May Goss (nee Green), at the age of 86 at Muskoka Shores, Gravenhurst on Sunday, October 1, 2017
Mom was born August 1, 1931 to Martha Jane (nee Cain) and Allan Green.
Dear Mother of Linda (John) Charby, Robert (Diana), Sandy (Jamie) Godfrey, Patricia Godfrey, Bonnie Kennedy and Ruth Woolvett.
Grandmother of Tammy, Jason, David, Cheryl, Lori, Angela, Robert Jr., Adam, Brenda, Tina, Tim, Beverley, Dan, Chelsea, Lindsay and Allison.
Great-grandmother of 24 and great-great-grandmother of 5.
Pre-deceased by husband Lloyd Godfrey and brothers Don Green and Albert Green.
Remembered by sister-in-law Violet Green.
As we reminisce, we remember Mom/Grandma enjoying watching the Hamilton Tiger-cats while eating spoonfuls of peanut butter, star-gazing, her sweet-tooth, her love of animals and birds (especially seagulls and owls), and her being mesmerized admiring family’s jewellery as they visited with her. During her days at Muskoka Shores in Gravenhurst she would love to be taken to Gull Lake Park. While there having picnics she shared most of her food with the seagulls.
Mom didn’t venture out often and loved watching travel shows and would say “I have travelled the world from my lazy boy”. As you travel in Heaven, may we remember:
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunset on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.
Cremation has taken place and a private, family gathering will be held at a later date.
If considering a donation, The Alzheimer Society or The Ontario SPCA would be appreciated.
We wish to thank all Mom’s caregivers over the years and especially thank those special ones from Muskoka Shores
Bev Ferguson ( nee McIelwain)
Sending my sympathies to all of you at this time…itâ€™s always hard to say goodbye even when we believe we will meet again…I am like a voice from the past…..as Iâ€™m from school days with Linda and Bob…remember all of us in much younger from days at Huntsville…your Mom did an amazing job with her houseful of children…may you cherish fond memories, and feel the presence of Our Lord and Saviour closeby as you pass thru this shadow in your lives…Love to all, Bev Mc…