Georgina I Kirsch (Goodwin)

Georgina I Kirsch (Goodwin)

May 6, 1929 to Aug. 23 2008

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and Friend. Georgina passed away after a courageous fight against cancer at the age of 79 at home with her family close by.

Georgina is survived by her husband Joe Kirsch, sons Orin (Mary) Anderson, Odell (Gail) Anderson, daughters Laura (Dave) Hope, Marie (Mike) Zemenchik, Earla (Ed) Fermaine, and Irene (Bruce) Elliott, step children Sheila (Brian) Hobenshield, Sylvia (Barry) Meek and Joe (Irene) Kirsch, Shelly (Kirby) Bissell and their families, 14 grandchildren and their families and 14 great grandchildren, four brothers Elwood, Dave, Cecil, and Ernie Goodwin and their families. Georgina was predeceased by her mother Maude and father Earl Menzo Goodwin, grandson Duston Anderson, brothers Reno, Jim, Lester and Lyle Goodwin, sisters Alta Helman and Winnie Olson.

Georgina’s greatest joy was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was very happy she was able to meet the newest great granddaughter. Some grandchildren played hockey, some rode horses, Grandma was there to cheer them on. Each of us has a quilt made with Grandma’s loving hands as well as many mittens, socks and sweaters.

A special memory for us is going to Grandma’s on bread baking day and making your own pan of buns to take home to Mom and Dad. Rhubarb strawberry pie was another favourite.

She also loved to garden and we will miss her apple butter. She took great joy in beating all of us, young and old, at bowling and enjoyed her bowling league and many friends she met there. May her friends remember the fun times at the bowling alley and put an extra quarter in the pot in Georgina’s memory. Crib was another favourite game, which she usually beat us all at, “I think she cheats” was a favourite saying. Thank you to her friends that had time for a game of crib.

We will always treasure our own personal memories. May you treasure yours, whether is was at the Bowling Alley, WI or playing crib.

Special thanks to the Cancer Care Unit, Hospice, Home Support workers, nurses and doctors involved in Mom’s care. You are all very special people.

Cremation entrusted to R.A. Schrader. No service by request.