Barbara May GOOLD
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GOOLD, Barbara May Died at North York General Hospital on January 2, 2018 surrounded by her family. Daughter of the late Prof. George Patrick Goold and Elizabeth (nee Sharples). Step-daughter of Phillippa (nee Forder). Loving sister of John Richard Goold (Susan) and the late Martin Francis Goold. Adored Auntie Barb to Trudy, Sonja, Richard Anthony "Tony" (Anna) and Daphne. She will be missed by five great-nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the healthcare team at North York General Hospital for their care and kindness to Barbara and her family. A service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.), on Saturday, January 6th at 1 p.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Lung Association.



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Published in Toronto Star on Jan. 4, 2018.
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January 7, 2018
Memorial Poem for Barb

I Remember
©2018 Trudy A. Goold

From childhood I remember
Lasagna Christmas Eve,
Boney M on the tape player,
The small Christmas tree.
Coloured crystal glasses
For the adults, and
After Eights on the table,
With love and hugs for all.

Skating lessons in Eglinton Park,
Watching sports when we played,
Looking after us when new
Siblings were born. Using
Suitcases as airplanes - we still
Have the picture; Tony boogeying
To Neil Diamond playing on the radio.
From childhood, I remember.

I remember other things,
Stuffed leopard on the couch,
Animal decorative plates
On the wall, and the windows
Open to the balcony. Helping
Set up the DVD player, and
Watching the figure skating
Whenever it was on.

I remember your close friends,
Adopted as family by us all
Thanks to the ties you wove between,
You were heart and soul and
The ties that bind, giving us
A family of choice as well
As blood. Generous, patient,
A willing friend and mentor.

But most of all I remember
The care, love, and attention
That we could always get from you.
It didn't matter what the time
Or the season of the year,
You were there with listening ear
When we needed you.
That's what I remember.
Trudy Goold
January 7, 2018
I've known Barb since 2000 and have always found her to be a gentle soul and the voice of reason. She was one of several friends who met in a Facebook chatroom each month, and she furnished the most wonderful trivia quizzes! She was such a devoted friend to so many and was an inspiration to us all.
Jenny Spangler
January 6, 2018
James, Daryl & Matthew & the entire Celtic Tenors team send our love & support to Barb's friends & family. Barb was a sweet gentle smiling soul, and she was a big part of the Celtic Tenors' lives. Rest In Peace Sweet Lady. Forever in our hearts ❤❤
James Nelson
January 4, 2018
Thank you, beautiful Barb, for your friendship. I will treasure it always. Your smile could light up a room and it always did.
Kathy Kauffman
January 4, 2018
Through a mutual love of Irish music, and Anthony Kearrns, we became friends. I am distressed to read this news. I will miss Barb's smile, and lovely personality. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Berta Calechman
January 4, 2018
my deepest symphaty to all of Barbs Family.
im so sad to hear from your loss.
Moni(ka) Bischof
January 4, 2018
Prayers for comfort for Barb's family and friends. We so enjoyed sharing our love of the Celtic Tenors with her, sharing a birthday and keeping up on Facebook. She will be missed by many.
Gary and Linda Peterson
January 4, 2018
Barb at Sunday Brunch
Trudy Goold
January 4, 2018
I will dearly miss Barb and our daily e-mails and monthly phone calls. Barb was a friend to many around the world and always had a cheerie word or two. May she rest in peace! Sending Hugs & Squooshes from Winterpeg! Miss you Barb!!
Hether Poole
January 4, 2018
RIP Barb you will truly be missed by all of us at 141 erskine.
Debbie Bourgeois
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