Salt Spring Island Archives
Goodman Family

Donald Goodman, affectionately known as Goodie on Salt Spring, came to the island as one of Henry Bullock’s boys (see Henry Bullock collection for details). 

In the early 1900’s, the Goodman family fell on hard times.  An alcoholic father, an marital estrangement and the death of Mrs. Goodman to tuberculosis, found all four of the children placed in orphanages, two in Britain and two in B.C.

Goodie was brought to Salt Spring to work for Mr. Bullock.  He worked on Bullock’s farm from 1922 to 1926 when he left to try his hand at other things.  Goodie was a porter on the Island Princess, harvested wheat in the interior of B.C., worked for the Gulf Islands Trading Company, ran the Shell station until 1954 and, for many years, did the job for which he is most well known on the island, that of undertaker. 

Donald Goodman married Isabel Howard in 1934 and they had three children. 

Don & Isobel Don Goodman, Goodie, Isabel, Laurie Goodman-Goodie's retirement 1882 Don, Barb Laurie-1940 Ganges Ganges 1971-72
Don & Isobel.jpg Don Goodman, Goodie, Isabel, Laurie Goodman-Goodie's retirement 1882.jpg Don, Barb Laurie-1940.jpg Ganges.jpg Ganges 1971-72.jpg
Goodie & Isobel Goodie & Isobel's 50th Goodie & Isobels' grandchildren Goodie & great-great grandson Diego Jones Goodie 94th birthdday
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Goodie Goodman Goodie Mason  1970 Goodie and Isobel Goodman Isobel & Goodie
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Jennifer Mandy,Marilyn & Don Goodman, Jaden Mandy,Goodie and Lydia Purser Laurie Goodman, Goodie, Barbara Imler , Don Goodman 1996 Lydia Purser & Goodie 1991 Lydia Purser, Grandson Jim Goodman & Goodie Michael, Diego, Donna, Francisco Jones, Goodie, Doug Jones, Barb Imler, Gary,IanJones
Jennifer Mandy,Marilyn & Don Goodman, Jaden Mandy,Goodie and Lydia Purser.jpg Laurie Goodman, Goodie, Barbara Imler , Don Goodman 1996.jpg Lydia Purser & Goodie 1991.jpg Lydia Purser, Grandson Jim Goodman & Goodie.jpg Michael, Diego, Donna, Francisco Jones, Goodie, Doug Jones, Barb Imler, Gary,IanJones.jpg
Trudy, Laurie,Rick,Valerie. Joan,Sue, Goodie, Diane, Don -Grandson Don's wedding1992 goodie in suit 1992   Laurie Goodman Collectionmore
Trudy, Laurie,Rick,Valerie. Joan,Sue, Goodie, Diane, Don -Grandson Don's wedding1992.jpg goodie in suit 1992.jpg