December 8, 1943- April 11, 2014

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Goldie Williamson, loving wife of 52 years to William G. Williamson.

Goldie was predeceased by her father, Fred Hartman; mother, Margaret Hartman and sister, Doris Perkins. She leaves behind to mourn, her devoted husband, Bill; brother, Dan Hartman (Shiela); daughter,Suzanne Morin (Kim); sons, William Thomas Williamson and Robert Williamson (Lorraine); grandchildren, Candice (Corey), Damian, Anthony, Tara, Matthew, Kyle Dufton and one great-grandson,Blake.

Goldie and Bill lovingly fostered many children over a 25 year span, several of whom became permanent additions to their family. In particular Carl Dick, Laura Page, David Roemer (Michelle) and Shelley Roemer. Goldie loved being a mother and was an extremely proud grandmother to all the children from family and foster children alike.

Goldie experienced great joy in the role of the family storyteller. Her love and memories of Cortez Island life was a common theme she adored sharing with others. The many experiences and wonderful people that she connected with as a foster parent were an endless supply of joy and personal growth, touching everyone’s hearts around her. Goldie’s desire to help others led to her lengthy career as a Long Term Care Aide at Yuculta Lodge and later as a Home Support worker. She certainly had a passion towards helping others and became a very meaningful part of the lives that she touched, young and old.

After retirement, her passion for the outdoors became a priority for both Bill and herself. Any combination of fishing, hunting and camping would lead to new friendships and experiences. Introducing their grandchildren to the outdoors was also an important priority and source of joy for all involved.

Goldie had a true love in sharing, whether a pot of coffee and cookies, an entertaining story, or a family feast, her presence alone would ensure plenty of smiles and laughter. She truly touched every person she met and will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

With the sudden passing of Goldie, a viewing will be held at Sutton’s Funeral Home for close friends and family on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 3-5pm.

Further, a Celebration of Life for Goldie is scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Eagles Hall in Campbell River from 12-3pm. Please join us for a day to remember this truly beautiful, warmhearted woman.

In lieu of flowers please donate generously to the charity of your choice.

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