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Marcella Goodwin

Goodwin, Marcella: passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 5, 20l7 surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Scotland on February 22, 1942, Marcella was the daughter of the late Tom and Helen Ormsby and predeceased by her sister Eleanor Ormsby and husband Bill Goodwin.Her daughters Kristin and Susie are so grateful to have had such a supportive mother who was so much fun. The Dave’s (Beach & Michalchuk) couldn’t have asked for a better mother in and law.  Marcella’s grandchildren Andrew, Keegan and Shyla Beach will continue to be inspired by their amazing Nana who taught them so much.The family are grateful for the love and support of dear friend Wayne Disch and her many other friends  who she cherished. Marcella was a teacher for the Lincoln County Board of education and retired as a Learning Resource Teacher with the District School Board of Niagara One of Marcella’s proudest accomplishments in later life was learning to play the flute, clarinet and violin.  As a result she played flute in both the Lincoln and Welland Regiment Marching Band and the Thorold Reed Band  as well as other musical ensembles. Marcella always made time to enjoy the world’s beauty and was a devoted friend to animals.
A celebration of Marcella’s life will take place on Saturday, March 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Celtic Club, 14 Secord Drive in St.Catharines.
In lieu of flowers,please take time to reach out to your loved ones and friends and if so desired donations can be made to Niagara Action for Animals.


  • David Morris Posted March 9, 2017 11:20 pm

    Kristen and Susie: Marcella will be remembered. As you share the stories and the memories of how Marcella lived her life and how much she meant, may you find comfort- and, throughout this difficult time, may you also know the deep sympathy and concern that is felt for you and all your families. Sincerely, David Morris
    Unfortunately, due to another commitment I am unable to attend the celebration of life for Marcella.

  • Dianne James Posted March 10, 2017 12:06 am

    Kristen, Dave and Family :Sending you our deepest and heartfelt condolences for the loss of mom and nana. Hugs and love. Dianne and family

  • Debra Smith Posted March 11, 2017 12:47 am

    My deepest condolences to Mrs, Goodwin’s Family and Friends.
    I was lucky enough to have her as a Teacher, She was a wonderful
    and positive influence.

  • Carolynne canham Posted March 11, 2017 11:56 am

    Dear Kristin and Susie, We are sorry that we are unable to attend today as we will be in Toronto. Our thoughts are with you and your families as you cope with such a tremendous loss. Bob and Carolynne

  • Bonnie Bryan Posted March 11, 2017 6:08 pm

    I am very saddened to hear of Marcella’s passing. Being with her and talking with her always brightened my life. Although I never had the honour of working with her, I know, from the experiences of one of my relatives, that she was an outstanding teacher who recognized and nurtured the potential in every child no matter how great their challenges were. They all left her care feeling special, because Marcella was special herself! Please accept my deep condolences.

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