Helen Louise Goodfellow of Bolton died peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton, on Thursday, February 9, 2023, in her 86th year, loving wife for 58 years of the late Roy Goodfellow (2016). Proud mother of Brenda and her husband Earle Mayes, Listowel; Kevin Goodfellow, Fergus; Donna and her husband Don Scott, Oxford Mills; Scott and his wife Frances Goodfellow, Bolton. Cherished grandmother of Lee (Stephanie), Thomas (Tori), and Ryan (Caitlyn Kolb) Mayes; Kaitlyn, Brooke, and Erika (Rob Boyes) Goodfellow; Laura, Nicole, and Joseph Scott; Brandon and Hailey Goodfellow. Loving daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Parr. Dear sister of the late Samuel Parr, Marie Fines, and Alex Parr. Survived by Gordon, Leona, and Marybelle Goodfellow. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Helen graduated Teachers College in Weston, and began her career at Bolton Public School, until she started her family. When the kids were older, she supplied at Macville and Ellwood Public Schools. When she and dad married, he started up the Roy Goodfellow Fuels (Esso) business and she was the bookkeeper, with the office at the house. In the 70’s the office was moved to a portable at the yard on Ellwood Drive, getting the business out of the home. Shortly thereafter, the computer arrived and the business launched into a new era. Mom learned to use the computer with tremendous success until they sold the business in 1985 to Chalmers Fuels. With time on their hands, the opportunity to be the custodians of the Canada Packers Quilt Collection fell in their laps, and provided the opportunity to travel across the small towns of Ontario. Mom also started to volunteer at the Caledon Community Services when they were upstairs at the Caledon East Fire Hall and then it grew so much, they moved to their current location in downtown Bolton. Mom was instrumental in launching the volunteer driver program and coordinating rides for those in need. Her knowledge of all of the back roads, concession numbers, peoples names made her the right fit for the job. She continued to work at CCS for 19 years, acquiring the handi-cap transit vans (Blue Bus program), and government grants. She retired in 2006 with an extensive resume of achievements to her name.
The family would also like to send a huge thanks to the wonderful staff of Knollcrest Lodge for their compassionate care to Mom during her stay.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Thursday afternoon 2 – 4 and evening 6 – 8 o’clock and on Friday morning, February 17 from 10 o’clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at 11 o’clock.
Interment at a later date in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com