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Beverly Godin of Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away in hospital on Friday, May 8th, 2009 at the age of 65 years with family at her side.
Beverly leaves to cherish her memory three daughters and four grandchildren, Pamela Godin of Tofield, Alberta and her three children, Crystal, Rachael and Michael; Lisa (Rick) Vossler of Brooks, Alberta, and their daughter, Jessica of Red Deer, Alberta; and Teresa “Terri” (Garth) Neitz of Medicine Hat. Beverly also leaves behind two brothers, William (Peggy) Johnson of Fort Frances and their three children and five grandchildren; and Robert (Peggy) Johnson of Emo, Ontario and their two children; as well as her late sister’s family, Bill Paterson and their two children and five grandchildren.
Beverly was predeceased by her father, William Johnson Sr.; her mother, Beatrice Johnson (nee Blakemore), both of Emo; and her sister, Carolyn Paterson of Dryden, Ontario.
Beverly was born on February 26th, 1944 in Emo, Ontario, where she was raised and married Terry Godin of Rainy River, Ontario. Following the birth of their first two daughters, they moved to Calgary, Alberta where their third daughter was born in 1970. Six years later they parted ways and Beverly continued to raise her daughters the best she could. In October 2006, Beverly moved to Medicine Hat to be closer to her most beloved daughter, Teresa “Terri” who visited every week offering her love, support and patient kindness up to and including the day of her death. Beverly had many personal struggles in her life. Her last three years were filled with medical and emotional ups and downs, but she faced them with courage and strength. She had a love for animals, music, fun times and good food with family and friends. She also had a sharp sense of humour and always had a witty comment close at hand.
The family would like to extend special thanks to those she called “Friend” as they were a choice few, but she held them dear and spoke of them often; and to the residents and staff at The Valleyview who became a large part of her final years and her extended family. The family also wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Dang and the staff of ICU at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital who offered their kind support and care to our mother on her last day with us.
A private Family Memorial will take place at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Beverly Godin may do so with a gift to the SPCA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8.
Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject heading Beverly Godin or through www.gonebutnotforgot
ten.ca. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, “The Chapel in the Park’’, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.