GOODS, William "Bill" Stephen
April 1, 1942 - December 6, 2012
After a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer, Bill completed his life journey on Thursday, December 6, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 70. Bill was born April 1, 1942 in Drumheller, Alberta to Stephen William Goods and Esther May Studer. On April 19, 1964, Bill married his soul-mate Dian Kay Bennett in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bill will be forever remembered by his loving wife of 48 years Dian; son Bill Jr., daughters Katheryn Goods and Kim Howard (Brian), grandchildren Brett and Chase Goods, Brittany Goods and Cody Brown, Gracie and Brooke Howard. He is also survived by siblings Connie (Ray) Cowley, Margaret (Bob) Kinvig, Elaine (Rodney) Fatteicher, brother Robert Goods and sister- in-law Arlene Goods of Calgary, brother-in- law Brian Bennett (Trish) and sister in-law Mary Ann Bennett of Tulsa, Oklahoma and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and brother-in- law Dr. Larry Bennett. Being a man of many talents, Bill was an educator, leader, athlete, and businessman. He loved sports both as an active participant and fan. Bill starred on championship football teams at Queen Elizabeth High School, Mount Royal Junior College and the University of Tulsa. Bill was honored by being inducted into the University of Tulsa Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 1964 Blue Bonnett Bowl championship team. His football career continued in the Canadian Football League where he played with the Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Rough Riders and Edmonton Eskimos. Bill's strong interpersonal skills served him well as a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education and in business where he worked his way up from a salesman to senior management. He retired in 1993 as VP of Sales with Motorola Canada Limited. Following his retirement, Bill remained active in the community in numerous volunteer endeavors such as Chairman of the Calgary Stampeder Alumni Charitable Foundation and Chairman of the Calgary Stampeder Alumni Golf tournament, which raised over $500,000 for the benefit of Minor Football in Southern Alberta. He volunteered in the GW Skene School Grandparent Program for nine years where he was affectionately known as Pa Goods. Bill was a family man who put his family first and was extremely proud of all his children and grandchildren. He was their biggest fan and cheerleader. Bill will be deeply missed and left our world a better place. A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Bill's family would like to express their deepest thanks and gratitude to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic nurses and staff, Dr. Bebb, Dr. Sinha, and Dr. LaBrie for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Dec. 8 to Dec. 12, 2012