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Robert John Goldsworthy February 26, 1939 - June 18, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we share the peaceful passing, at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, of our beloved Husband, Dad, Grandfather and Brother; Robert (Bob) Goldsworthy of Port Rexton.

Predeceased by his parents Annie and Abram originally of Champneys West.

Leaving to mourn with cherished memories are his loving wife of 52 years Clara; his sons John (Joanne) and Andrew (Shannon); and grandchildren Anna, Jack, Alaina, Kate; and sister Evelyn, brother-in-law Sid, and brother-in-law Gerald. Also leaving to mourn a wide circle of extended family and friends.

Bob was a mild mannered family man with a great passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed a rich lifetime of cod fishing and trouting, cutting wood and hunting, vegetable gardening and cooking up a feed for all hands. A skilled carpenter, Bob built ‘the Supermarket’, as well as their home and cabin where many happy memories were made.

Bob was a successful business person and dedicated community volunteer. He was committed to rural development; serving as mayor of Port Rexton and member of several regional development boards. Alongside Clara, he was also involved for many years with the Port Rexton 50+ Club, and travelled around the province attending social events. Bob knew the value of partnership and community involvement, and cherished many friendships made along the way.

Bob will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by many.

Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service to take place on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Fewer’s Memorial Chapel, Clarenville with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Port Rexton. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Christ Church Memorial Fund, Parish of Port Rexton.


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    Janice (Hiscock) Kean says

    So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers extended to all family and friends.

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      Olga & Church Randell, Riverview, NB says

      Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our condolences to Clara, Andrew, John and families.

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    Josephine Johnson says

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hedley and Josephine

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      Evan Sturge says

      We were saddened to learn of Bob’s passing, and your family truly has our sympathy at this time.

      We first met Bob eight years ago when we purchased his Mom’s house, and since then, he often dropped by to share something he grew from his garden or just to say hello. A true gentleman!

      Bob will be missed.

      Evan Sturge and Sheila Farrell

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    Jeff Piercey says

    Deepest condolences…Bob was a long standing pillar of the community and will be dearly missed. Clara, John, Andrew and family you are in our prayers. Cherish your memories and celebrate his life.

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    Yvonne Whiffen says

    So sorry hear of Bob’s illness and passing, heartfelt condolences to Clara and family, sister Evelyn Butt ( Sid ) and all family & friends. Thinking of you all at this difficult time with caring thoughts and prayers. Sincerely.

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    Ervin & Cyndy Locke says

    May your memories of him sustain your family in the difficult days ahead. He will be missed by all of us who had the privilege to know him. He will remain Mr. Bob and in our hearts forever.

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    Madonna and Wayne Swyer says

    Sincere Condolences to the family. Our family have known Bob for many years and his parents were our neighbors in Champneys West. Very sorry to learn of his passing.

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    Aidan & Gloria Noonan says

    Clara and family, our sincere condolences on Bob’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle man, rest now in peace, Bob, you will be missed.

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    Roy and Donna Haynes says

    Clara and family, So very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories at this difficult time.

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    Terri-Lynn Cooper says

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family 💕🙏🏻

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    Jennifer Rookes (Hookey) says

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Bob’s passing. Years ago when I worked at Coopers, many mornings were spent sipping coffee and enjoying a yarn with Mr. Bob. He will be missed by many.

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    Charlie and cis says

    We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing! Our deepest condolences to all the family!❤️

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    Leslie Pittman says

    John and Goldsworthy family, we are saddened to hear about the passing of your father. He was truly and wonderful man! Sending our prayers and love to all of you!
    Love Joey, Leslie and Ellen Pittman.

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    Delphine Bannister says

    Clara and family our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Ron and Delphine Bannister

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    Gord & Trix Goldsworthy says

    Our condolences to the families. Bob will be missed by all who knew him. We knew him as a quiet and pleasant man, and we liked him very much.

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    ENA Spurrell says

    So sorry to hear of Bobs passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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    Mary, Ken, Emily and Gregory Shugarue says

    Andrew, Shannon, Kate, Alena and Jack,
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

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    Joan Peddle says

    Thoughts, prayers and condolences to all the Goldsworthys at this sad and difficult time.
    Stay safe, stay strong.
    Joan Peddle

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    Karen Peddle says

    Dear Goldsworthy family,

    My sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Goldsworthy.

    Karen Peddle

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    Pat & Ron Samson says

    Dear Evelyn, Sid & all The Goldsworthy Families, sending sincere condolences on your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. Cherish your many memories.

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    Carl & Jean Miller says

    We would like to extend our condolences to all family members!

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    Fred Russell JR. - Port Union says

    To Bob’s family – Please accept our sincerest condolences on his passing. Bob was indeed a wonderful, soft spoken gentleman. He will be missed by his family and the community he loved.

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    Elizabeth Freeman says

    So Sorry to hear of Bob’s Passing, condolence to the Family.

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    Gerry & Mary Horlick says

    Evelyn and Sid – Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your loved one. May your precious memories sustain you at this very difficult time.

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    ,Bond Hart says

    Rest In Peace Bob,condolence to the family.I always liked to drop in your store when I worked with Browning Harvey

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    Robert and Joanne Butt says

    I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Bobs passing. I have fond memories of my childhood in Port Rexton and visiting Uncle Bob at the supermarket. My condolences to Aunt Claire and the boys.

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    Sherry Rose-Christopher says

    John, Joanne and Anna,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. May your wonderful memories bring a smile in the days ahead. Sending much love.

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    Eric and Emily Nurse says

    Clara and family we were both saddened to hear the sad news of Bobs passing, we are holding you all in our thought with deepest sympathy.

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    Trudy Piercey says

    Ms. Clara, John, Andrew and family. It”s with a heavy heart that I heard about the passing of Mr. Bob, as we have fondly called him since childhood. I have fond memories of his good nature and smiles. His kind greeting whenever I visited the supermarket and his laughter for all the World Pond hijinks. Thinking of you all at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Trudy

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    Jason Counsel says

    To all the Goldsworthy family, our deepest condolences during this time.

    Take care – our thoughts are with you.

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      Dianne Adams Drodge says

      I am so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Please accept my condolences.

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    Roy & Genny Janes says

    To clara and family-So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Please accept our condolences. May he R I P.

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    Tracy Gorman says

    Andrew, Shannon & Family,

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

    Tracy & Scott

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    Keith & Robbi Piercey says

    John, Andrew, Clara and families our sincere condolences to you all! No one and nothing can fill the void created by the loss of a father. Mr. Bob was a great man and he will be truly missed and will always be remembered.

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    Jerry Bannister says

    Dear Aunt Clara,

    We’re so sorry to hear that Uncle Bob passed away. Our heartfelt condolences to you, John, Andrew, and your families. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of Uncle Bob taking us out in boat.

    Jerry and Patti Bannister
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

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    Darlene and Lou Puddister says

    Andrew and Family — We were so very sorry to learn of your father’s passing. May the many fond memories provide strength, comfort and a sense of peace in the days ahead. Thinking of you all, with deepest sympathy.

    Darlene and Lou

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