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Goodenough, Evangeline "Rose"



GOODENOUGH, Evangeline ‘ROSE’ (nee Ham)
1924 – 2023

The family of Evangeline ‘Rose’ Goodenough of St. Albert, AB. are saddened to announce her passing on September 3, 2023, at 99 years of age.

Rose is lovingly remembered by her son, Garry (Marjorie) of St. Albert, AB.; grandchildren: Benjamin (Kalie), and Rebecca (Ryan) of Edmonton, AB.; brother’s-in-law: Dennis (Bettie) of Moose Jaw, SK., Ted (Helen) of Saskatoon, SK., Gale (Noella) of Edmonton, AB., Richard (Lois) of Parksville, BC., Stan (Maria) of Edmonton, AB.; sister-in-law, Linda Morley (David) of Portugal; niece, Shirley (Juan) of Roberts Creek, BC; and nephew, Brian (Judy) of St. Albert.

She was predeceased in 2012 by her husband Ronald; parents, Frederick and Eva Ham, brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Kay Ham; sister’s-in-law and brother’s-in-law, Muriel and Gerry Poag, Julia and Ed Ludke and Vera and Leo Ireland. Having lived to be 99, there are far too many other relatives and friends to mention. 

Rose was born in a log cabin beside the Barrier River where her father was one of the first to homestead in the area. Her husband Ron was the love of her life, and they shared 65 years of marriage before he passed in 2012. They worked side by side through many endeavors throughout their years together, owning and operating a grocery store and later a clothing store in Craik, SK, and later farming in the Barrier Ford district of Northeastern Saskatchewan. For 30 years Rose’s legally blind and deaf mother, Eva lived with them.

Through her long life, cooking, baking, gardening, canning, sewing and reading were the things that sustained her. She was creative, contributing articles to various publications, teaching sewing, and writing a family history book in her 90’s.
Rose met life’s challenges with humour and tenacity - she always said that she did not worry about the things she could not change. She kept her sharp mind and a sense of humour to the very end. She had long said that she was ready to go; sustained by her Christian faith and the promise of what awaits her, she passed away unafraid and content. She often said, “I have lived a long life and a happy life”. Rose’s ashes will be interred in the Barrier Ford Cemetery where her husband, mother, father, brother, and sister-in-law await her.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday September 21, 2023, at St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive. 

Arrangements entrusted to Foster & McGarvey St. Albert Funeral Home.

To send condolences, please visit

Foster & McGarvey Funeral Home
St. Albert
(780) 419-6666

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