Marianne Jocelyn Goodfellow (nee. McCormick)
Passed away on June 14, 2020, following a two-three year hard fought battle with ALS. She died while in Palliative Care at the Miramichi Hospital, age 70 years. She was born November 8, 1949 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Harold Lorimer McCormick and Anna Ruth McCormick (Clarke) of Lequille, Nova Scotia. Marianne has roots in Pictou County, NS, reaching back to Islands in the Hebrides, Scotland.
Marianne was predeceased by her mother, father, and an infant sibling. Mourning her untimely loss are her husband of 45 years John Frederick Goodfellow of South Esk, NB, her three sons William Cormac Goodfellow, Alexander Luke (Lesleigh) Goodfellow, and Alfred Lyle (Sarah) Goodfellow, her seven grandchildren, Jazmin, Ailis, Lachlan, Brighid, Catherine and Evelyn, her brother Timothy (Marianne) McCormick of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and his daughters Jill and Dana, her dearest long-time friend Connie McRae, and many other relatives and friends.
Marianne studied languages at Dalhousie University, followed by a B.Ed in French at the University of Moncton. She spent one summer with the Vanier Institute near Paris, France and some time on St. Pierre, Miquelon. Her teaching career started at Bloomfield, Hfx, moved to Grosvenor-Wentworth prior to moving to Miramichi in 1981 where she taught at Harkins and then MVHS. Marianne taught French, Spanish, Latin and, in her spare time, put heat on the local media for improper use of the English Language.
Marianne was a hard worker, an accomplished musician, an avid gardener, and a bird watcher. She much preferred to be outdoors. She was devoted to her family and increasingly to her grandchildren. She volunteered in many worthwhile causes including the United Church and the political arena. She was known for her sense of humour, for being frugal yet selfless, for generosity and honesty. She will be missed by many.
The family wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to her family doctor Dr. Carl Hudson, the staff of the Extra-Mural Program, the Miramichi Hospice Association, and the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. Their involvement made feasible a quality of life in her home not possible elsewhere.
Memorial arrangements are in care of Davidson’s Funeral Home and due, to COVID-19, will be announced at a later date, tentatively in early August. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the ALS Society of New Brunswick, the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, or a charity of your choice.