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Service Information
Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors
cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts
Blenheim, Marlborough
Death Notice

GOODWIN, Ethel Flowers
(née Barnes):
Passed away peacefully, with her family and Tom by her side, on Sunday February 14, 2021 (Valentine's Day), 11 days short of her 90th. Dearly loved wife of the late Neville (farewelled on Valentine's Day 2000.) Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Winston (deceased), Charmaine and David Hammond, Malcolm and Christine Goodwin, Rosette Hammond and Kerry Greenfield (Australia). Companion to Tom. Dearly loved Nana/"Town Nana" to her eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren (and 11th arriving soon). A dearly loved sister, aunty, and second mum, to her nieces and nephews and a great-aunty. Messages may be sent to 581 Marama Road, RD 1, Seddon 7285. Ethel's family take this opportunity to thank the following for the dedicated care Ethel received: Tom, for all you did for Ethel and the support you gave us and during her passing. To Lucy, for your numerous phone conversations to Nana, whether it was 2 or 10 minutes. Redwood Retirement Village, Aberleigh Village, Support Services, Emergency Department and Wairau Hospital. We sincerely THANK YOU all for the compassion, patience, honesty and respect you all showed to Ethel and her family over the last 14 months, and supporting family to have a calming and peaceful ending to her life. Due to COVID-19 conditions and Rosette in Australia, a private cremation has taken place. Both Ethel and Neville will be interred with Winston at a later date.


Published in Marlborough Express on Feb. 18, 2021
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