Goudy, John Bryan

John Goudy of Meaford, formerly of Kincardine, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 in his 103rd year.

Born in St. Vincent Township, now the Meaford Military Base, on April 14, 1921, John was a son of the late Arthur and Olive (nee Thistle) Goudy.

John is remembered as the beloved husband of late Eleanor (nee Dunnill) and dad to Leonard & Mary Goudy, Elaine & Dave Young, Rosemary & Frank Gowman, Bryan & Candace Goudy, Dennis Goudy & Dorothy Bauman, Vern & Catherine Goudy, and Connie & Jim Fisher.  Grandpa will be missed by his 15 grandchildren and many, many great-grandchildren.

He will be remembered fondly by his brother Alex and his wife Lorene Goudy of Meaford.  John was predeceased by his brothers George, Walter (late Isabel), and sisters Myrtle (late Arthur) Smith, and Margaret (late Keith) Nicholson.He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families.

John farmed in St. Vincent Township until the Military took over, he then proceeded to work as a police officer in Fergus, Mount Forest and Elmira.  Following Johns career as a police officer, he then worked as a driving instructor at the Elmira High School, and finished his working career at a textile plant.

Family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford on Sunday, November 12, 2023 from 1 until 3 p.m.

Funeral services, officiated by Jim Neale, will be conducted at the First Baptist Church, Trowbridge St. W., Meaford on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 11 a.m. with a service of committal and interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca


Sunday, November 12, 2023
Visitation at Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford from 1 until 3 p.m.

Monday, November 13, 2023 11:00 AM
Funeral Service at the First Baptist Church in Meaford, ON

Make a donation in memory of John Bryan Goudy

Donations: Meaford Hopsital Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Fraser MacLeod
    Thursday, November 9, 2023

    We have many fond memories of our visits and phone conversations with John. Him memory and stories were legendary! We have a food dryer we built from plans John gave us that will live on in his memory!
    Our sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time.
    Fraser & Diane MacLeod

  2. Fran Austin
    Thursday, November 9, 2023

    My sincere condolences to Alex, Gary, and Don Goudy and all their families in the passing of John.

  3. Roger Smith
    Friday, November 10, 2023

    Very fond memories of Uncle John (Great Uncle). He was a fellow that I got to know best, way too late. We deer hunted together for a few years, among other things. During those commutes to and from the bush at Walter and Isabelle’s farm near Walters Falls, there was always lots of stories to be heard. He certainly lived life. When informed of his passing, sad as it was to hear it, reminiscing about the time spent together brought a grin and smiles, more than anything.
    Rest easy John, you’ve earned it.

  4. Chris Kelly
    Friday, November 10, 2023

    Sorry for your loss.

  5. Susan Cook
    Saturday, November 11, 2023

    To John’s Family,
    He was a remarkable man – his thinking was clear, his faith in the Lord was strong and very much alive. Even though John and Eleanor left Shiloh Church physically quite a while ago now, they remained in our hearts.
    I remember him teaching Driver’s Ed at Elmira High School – always such a gentleman. And of course going to school with Dennis and Vern especially.
    It was incredible in moving to Bruce County, your Mom and Dad were at the same country church I was – a small world!
    Yes, he was 102, but you will all still really miss him, even in the knowing he is with Jesus. Our sympathy and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Bob and Susan Cook (Cooper)

  6. Donna Smith
    Sunday, November 12, 2023

    You have my sympathy to the family

  7. Dianna Lueck
    Wednesday, November 15, 2023

    We are grateful that we had the chance to get to know John and Eleanor at Shiloh. What a lovely couple!
    He gave us some books before moving away from the area: Sportsmanlike Driving, The Duck Hunter’s Handbook, and many more Hunting books! He was always a pleasure to chat with in person and on the phone. A very kind and gracious man.
    ~Chris and Dianna Lueck

  8. Donna Shortt
    Tuesday, November 21, 2023

    My sincere condolences to Alex, Noreen, Gary and Nancy, Don and families a loss of family is a sorrowful time. Wishing you strength and comfort.


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