Emily “Peg” passed away on March 9, 2021 at Silverthorn Care Community, in her 102nd year. Deeply devoted wife of the late Frederick C. Goodman, M.C., B. Comm., C.A. Beloved mother of Phelps and Roger (Julia). Wonderful Nana to Patricia (Daniel), Heather (Jeff), Graeme and Cameron. Dear Grandnana of Clara and Patrick.
Peg was born and raised in Toronto by her much loved and respected parents, Horace and Emily (nee Jackson) Harpham. Predeceased by her sister and best friend, Elizabeth. Loving aunt of Clive (Emily-Jane, also her goddaughter) and Neil (Laurie), and their families. She will be greatly missed by other relatives across Canada, and in the United States, England, Australia and South America.
Peg graduated with an Honours degree in History from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1942, where she met and fell in love with Fred, her university sweetheart. They married in 1946 after he returned from serving valiantly overseas as an officer in the Canadian Army. She cared deeply for all who knew her, and for whom she was a constant source of humour, generosity, strength and kindness. Time spent with family at the cottage on Georgian Bay provided her with some of her happiest memories. She enjoyed photography immensely, and served as a president of the North York Camera Club. She was a wonderful cook who made any meal memorable – from cottage lunches to more formal dinners. Her interest in current events never waned, and she kept informed through her love of books and writing. A prolific correspondent with her many friends and family, she also rekindled her love of poetry in her later years.
Special thanks go to the staff at Silverthorn Care Community for their outstanding and loving care.
In accordance with current pandemic requirements, only immediate family will participate in a funeral service. A celebration of Peg’s life will be held at a future time.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to Canada’s History Society, Trinity College at the University of Toronto, or St. Timothy’s Anglican Church.
Weep not for me;
Be blithe as wont, nor tinge with gloom
The stream of love that circles home
Light hearts and free!
Joy in the gifts Heaven’s bounty lends
Nor miss my face, dear friends!
I still am near.
Excerpt from “A Voice From Afar” by John Henry Cardinal Newman