Goldie Jean McEachen
February 17, 1934-October 23, 2012
Goldie sadly passed away at the Campbell River Hospital on Tuesday, October 23rd due to cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Carrol in 1986 and Nancy Spiers in 2005 and her husband Steven (John) McEachen in 2002. Goldie leaves behind her son Gordon and daughter in-law Carol McEachen of Black Creek, daughter, Lorraine and son in-law Tim Grey of Campbell River, brother Leroy and sister in-law Joy Spiers of Abbotsford, and her brother Ross and sister in-law June Spiers of Campbell River. Also left are grandchildren Brodie and Adrian McEachen, Sarah and Jamie Grey, and the great grandchildren Keyton Dowding and Lexie Grey. Goldie also left behind dozens of nieces, nephews and cousins. Goldie’s partner Len Ring and his family also deeply mourn her loss and who were very supportive during these difficult months.
Goldie was born in Elrose, Saskatchewan in the fall of 1939. At the age of 5 years old, she moved to Campbell River with the Spiers, Hilchey, and Parson families. She married John McEachen in June 1951 and after their two children had grown, Goldie with John’s helping hand, proudly became foster parents. Upon retirement at the age of 65, Goldie received a commemorative plaque for fostering 199 children. She had a passion for caring for new children, helping new parents and volunteering in the community. Goldie and her late husband John were square dancing enthusiasts, traveling and meeting many good friends along the way. Pursuing her love for square dancing she later met Len and they danced their way to the honour of “Square Dance Couple Of The Year.”
A tea will be held in Goldie’s honour on Saturday Nov. 3, 2012 from 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. at the
Masonic Hall, 2905 Island Hwy, Campbell River B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.