In memory of
Vivian (FEHELEY) GOODE
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In memory of
Vivian (FEHELEY) GOODE
Vivian GOODE (FEHELEY) 1929 - 2016 Vivian passed peacefully on October 6, 2016, in North Vancouver, BC at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Grace Feheley, husband Jim (2001), son Elbridge (1982), brother Joe, and sister-in-law Ethel Feheley, brothers-in-law Donald and Charles Goode, and Duke Stafford. She is lovingly remembered by her son Franklin (Denine) and daughter Georgia Allison (Nick Bryant), sister Vera Neveu (Fred), brother Gerald Feheley, sisters-in-law Rosamond Stafford and Josie Feheley, granddaughters Jennifer Boyle (Brian), Stephanie Goode, Leigh Banman (Chris), and Shea Allison, as well as great grandchildren Connor and Nora Boyle, and numerous nieces and nephews. Vivian met Jim in Westlock, Alberta, and they were married in 1951 and settled in Edmonton. In 1961, they moved the family to Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Vivian had put aside her career aspirations when she and Jim started their family. She was a wonderful and caring mother and could be counted on to be fiercely loyal and supportive, while offering guidance, mentorship, and maybe even a little behaviour modification that was called for from time to time. As an advocate for education, Vivian consistently encouraged her three children to pursue their education and personal interests. Vivian was active in the Wetaskiwin community through I.O.D.E., serving as Regent, Secretary, and many other positions throughout the years. She joined the ladies "fun" bowling league shortly after moving to Wetaskiwin and continued to bowl with various teams for almost fifty years. Vivian was known for her sense of humour, as well as her grace, dignity, generosity, and intellect. As an avid and eclectic reader, Vivian was well versed in politics, the economy, and many genres of literature. Vivian was the consummate hostess and a wonderful baker, with an offering of pies, cakes, and sweets that emerged from her kitchen on a daily basis. Always interested in the latest fashion styles, Vivian could masterfully sew for herself and her daughter, placing her own style into each garment, and sometimes causing quite a stir about "where they could be purchased". In the summer of 2013, Vivian moved to North Vancouver, BC to be close to family. She lived her last years quietly and as independently as possible, finally succumbing to heart failure. We will miss her greatly, and hold her in our hearts forever. We would like to thank Gordon Gray for being a supportive and helpful neighbour, enabling Mom to live independently for her last few years in Wetaskiwin. Thank you to the medical teams and staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre, Lions Gate Hospital, and North Shore Hospice for their wonderful care. A private, family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lions Gate Hospital or North Shore Hospice.
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