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Murray Goold

February 28, 2019

Service Date: March 7, 2019

Visitation Location: England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest

Visitation Date and Time: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Service Location: Central Pentecostal Church, 7674 Colborne Street, Fergus

Funeral Service Date and Time: Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Officiant: Pastor John Edwards

Cremation to follow


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Murray Keith Goold, of Mount Forest, passed away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough, on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Suzanne Sharon (nee Hicks) for 47 years. Dear father of Dmitri Goold and his wife Linda, and Dominique Goold. Cherished grandfather of Julie, Jessica and Joshua Goold. Brother of Bob Goold.  Brother-in-law of Dale and Diane Hicks, Charles and Helen Hicks, Roxie Hicks and the late Jack Hicks. Nephew of Gord Butcher and his wife Jackie, and Jean Ward and her husband Jim. Also remembered by his cousins Gary Ward, and Lynda Goold. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Dorothy Butcher and Orlo Goold, his brother Lewis Harold Goold who died at birth and his sister-in-law Melanie Hicks.  Murray was an entrepreneur. Early in his marriage he was a child care worker and later a supervisor of child care workers in Toronto Lakeshore Psychiatry. At the same time, he ran a cash crop farm. He later gave up farming to work as a tractor salesman for Deboers Farm Equipment. He then moved on to be a commission salesman for BSM livestock confinement company. This led to him travelling all over the world to places such as Holland. He loved to travel.  After he retired, he went on to owning and managing apartment buildings in Elora, Fergus and Mount Forest. It was more than a job, he invested energy into the lives of his tenants. He deeply wanted to help them sort out their life skill problems. Some people didn’t appreciate this, but many truly loved him. He ran the Mount Forest apartment building for 25 years, and many of those years he also ran the V&S Solutions store as well as the Bible bookstore. He absolutely loved people and knew everyone all over town. On the side he loved to buy and sell farm equipment. He also took extra training in ventilation and worked with a friend to design products that assisted with this. He was always wanting to learn and try new things such as being a pioneer in the use of Ground sourced heating/cooling in his home thirty years ago and using wind and solar energy to live off grid. He loved to read and try new things. In that last years of his life he volunteered for care partners in Mount Forest and delivered for Meals on Wheels. He also drove neighbours and friends in the Mennonite community around. He kept as busy as a young until the week he ended up in hospital.  Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest on Wednesday, March 6th from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Murray’s life will be held at Central Pentecostal Church, 7674 Colborne Street, Fergus on Thursday, March 7th at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Central Pentecostal Church Benevolence Fund would be appreciated by the family.


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