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John Terrence Goldie


Petty Officer 1st Class Signalman, C.A.F. (Navy)


Lieutenant-Commander, C.A.F. (Navy)


Born: 04 Jun 1956, Goose Bay, Labrador


Died: 29 Apr 2023, Kitchener, Ontario


GOLDIE, John Terrence - passed away on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 in Kitchener, Ontario from sudden health complications. He was 66 years old.


John was born in Goose Bay, Labrador, on June 4th, 1956, to parents Thomas James and Mary Irene (MacPhee) Goldie. In his younger years, he lived in Montreal, Quebec and Petitcodiac, New Brunswick, where he graduated from high school. He would then go on to joining the Royal Canadian Navy which included his attendance at the Royal Military College.


Lieutenant Commander John Goldie's distinguished Naval career spanned 37 years of honourable service onboard HMC West and East Coast ships: KOOTENAY, RESTIGOUCHE, TERRA NOVA, TORONTO, as well as postings to CFB Esquimalt, Halifax, CFS Aldergrove, NDHQ in Ottawa. He served during several global deployments/conflicts including the Gulf War. A conscientious, dedicated, and responsible serviceman, his talents, knowledge and expertise were recognized early in his career and enabled him to rise quickly through the ranks and to being commissioned from the ranks. This unique vantage point, coupled with his devoted leadership and untiring contributions, earned him the respect of a seasoned Naval Officer.


In his spare time, John took joy in camping, hiking, cycling, reading, travelling, and spending time with family. He would often go for long drives and always managed to find a dirt road to go down. John loved stopping at local diners wherever he drove just to try new dining places. More famously, he liked to go to the movies and was known as an avid watcher of westerns, 007, and war movies. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus and Scouts Canada. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.


John is predeceased by his parents, Tom and Irene Goldie, infant sister, Anne Irene, and his brother, Peter. He is survived by his wife, Susan of Kitchener, ON, his daughter, Laura Maskell (Barry) of Dartmouth, his grandson, Colton Maskell, his son, Alex of Coquitlam, BC, and his former spouse, Donna Haynes. He is also survived by his brothers, Brian (Margie) of Greenwood, Don of Halifax, Harvey (Brenda Riley) of Antigonish, and sisters, Mary Flemming (Larrie Davis) of Innisfail, AB, Peggy Smith of Halifax, NS, Teresa (Phil Rivers) of Edmonton, AB, many nieces and nephews, and his stepchildren.


Funeral mass will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, May 19th, 2023 at St. Joseph's Church in Shad Bay, NS, with Father Earl Smith officiating. A reception will follow at the Prospect Road Community Centre. In remembrance of John's life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Diabetes Canada or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. (Henry Walser Funeral Home 29 Apr 2023)


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