Dear Daddy....today it is approximately 3 weeks since we were last together for our usual Sunday afternoon drive. We went shopping, as usual, and you were a little more subdued, but I remember remarking how strong you were the way you were gripping a couple of our small shopping bags. I told you that you would be with us until you were at least 100 you were so strong!! On the way back to Avery Heights we sang "you are my sunshine" as we did many times in the past and you sang a word here and there. We all miss you so much and I just want you to know how very much I appreciate how you were always there for me in countless ways and I know I shall never outgrow the feeling that you are by my side through thick and thin. You taught me to stand up for what I believe in [if, of course, it was the right thing to do] and countless times we saw you go out of your way to help others both in and outside of your career you dearly loved. Your guidance and support WILL ALWAYS be with me, Rich and Debbie and others you counseled throughout your life. We just won't see you physically anymore which I miss very, very much, but I want to thank you for giving us good roots and wings so we could fly and setting a good example for us to follow. Your spirit will be with us forever and I truly believe you are at peace with Mom smiling down on all of us. God Bless your beautiful soul William Noel Goodwin, my beloved Dad, I love you forever....your grateful eldest daughter, Charlotte Marguerite xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
How blessed you were to have had him as your Dad - sending prayers and hugs. Sharon Reynolds & family
To the Goodwin family: Bill and I were colleagues on the Hartford YMCA staff and occasionally I assisted him in a training event. On one of those occasions I went on much too long. When I commented to him about that, he simply and kindly said,"Well, you had a lot of material to cover!" Hundreds of YMCA professionals gained insight into and learned techniques of management from Bill. After he retired, I saw him occasionally at Fort Myers or at HYGA golf events. He was a grand gentleman! May God bless you all with wonderful memories of Bill!
Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are in our thoughts.
Bill and Betsy Messenger
A great man and a wonderful friend to my father, Ken Eldridge who also worked at the Hartford Y from 1955 to 1960, There are many whohave been enriched by the greateness of Bill Goodwin
My condolences to the Goodwin Family. We will miss Bill.
RIP Dad, I couldn't have asked for a better Father in Law, or Grandfather for our sons. I will miss our Sunday dinners and talks on the front porch. Love you always, Lynne Goodwin