Edwin Goodwin

West Gardiner-Edwin "Ted" C Goodwin passed Thursday, 2/23/12. His death was sooner than we expected, but we are thankful it was peaceful. He no longer has to struggle daily for his every breath, and his pain from cancer is no longer a battle.

Ted was born in South Berwick, Maine on 7/28/39. Most of his childhood was spent in Rumford and surrounding areas, he graduated from Stevens High School in 1958. He loved Maine and except for 20 years in Florida, he spent most of his life here. He enjoyed his career in construction statewide and often talked with pride about his various projects.

Ted loved the Red Sox with a passion, thrilled with the World Series Win, and most recently loved that his New York Giants won the Super Bowl. Ted enjoyed spending time on the ocean, and everything nautical. In his younger years, he was an avid golfer. He spent his spare time doing woodworking, carpentry, building models, and in recent years, he developed a talent for painting and crafts. Ted enjoyed his pets, especially his Jack Russell Terriers.

Ted was generous during his lifetime raising all his step children, caring for multiple foster children and disabled children and adults.

Ted is mourned and missed by his wife, Norma T Goodwin, his sister, Carole J Moran from Connecticut, several stepchildren, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, multiple nieces, nephews and cousins. His wit, humor, caring, listening ability, and even his stubbornness will be missed by all. He will be joining his parents, Ruth and Wesley Goodwin, his brother George F Stevens and his sister Patricia L Goodwin.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations to Healthreach Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, Maine, 04903 would be greatly appreciated

Following Ted's wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, 2/28/12 from 10 am to 11am and service at 11 am at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond Maine.