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Keith “Shorty” Goodman November 5, 1943 - December 27, 2018

Peacefully on December 27th, 2018 in his 75th year, Keith “Shorty” Goodman passed away after a difficult battle with pulmonary fibrosis.Survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda (Dalton), his daughters Tracey and Tanya (Adam Seabrook) and his two precious grandchildren Lauren and Logan.Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Jeanne Goodman, half brother Marcel Lefebvre and brother-in-law Ken Render.  Also survived by his brother Winston Goodman, sister Lillian Render and many nieces and nephews.A retired employee of Brockville Chemicals.  Keith was employed for 32 years as a chemical operator.Keith’s hobbies included fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, motorcycling, camping, travelling, playing the guitar and attending Bluegrass festivals.  He had a love for antique cars, and enjoyed telling jokes/stories, meeting new people as well as reminiscing with old friends.A special heartfelt thanks to Dr. John Evans and Julie Nichol for their devotion and endless hours of care and compassion and to the ICU nurses at the Kemptville District Hospital.By Keith’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service.  Cremation has taken place.  A private family graveside committal service will be held at a later date.By family request donations may be made in memory of Keith to the Canadian Lung Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

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By Keith’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service.  Cremation has taken place.  A private family graveside committal service will be held at a later date.By family request donations may be made in memory of Keith to the Canadian Lung Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

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    Darlene Lowe says

    Tanya and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do to help.

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    Doug and Donna Preece says

    So Sorry for your loss. Our Condolences to you Linda and Family.

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    Robert and Cathy Koopman says

    Linda, Tracey, Tanya and family, we are so deeply sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Shorty will be surely missed. Thinking of all of you. Hugs

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    Elaine Legault says

    Linda and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. Wishing you strength through this tough time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so happy that we were able to bring a smile to his face during my visit at the hospital.

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    John and Kenneth Dalton says

    Sorry for your loss sister. He will be missed. Call if anything is needed and let me know of his graveside service.

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    Murray, Reta Sloan and family. says

    RIP Shorty. Sure will be missed by many. Many fond memories over the years . Great friend, great coach and fierce competitor.
    Deepest condolences Linda , Tracey, Tanya and family and to his extended family and friends.

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    Rick & Penny Hare says

    So sorry to hear of shortys passing , I know he will be singing , Black Diamond Strings in heaven

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    Barb Tobin says

    To all the family our condolences . We will miss his smile and wave as we passed the house. Hoping all your good memories will give you comfort.
    Barb and Shawn Tobin

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    Vince Trodden and Colleen Brock says

    Our deepest condolences to Shorty’s family. We will miss his humour and talent at the Bluegrass festivals. Take care – our thoughts are with you.

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    shelene & Richard atkinson says

    We are so very sorry to hear of Shorty’s passing. He was such a happy fun loving guy. We met at a bluegrass festival and looked forward to seeing him. May you find peace in the days to come. The Atkinson Family

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    June Woo says

    Linda & family
    George & I have been reminiscing stories about Shorty spent camping & at the Blue grass jams.
    Hope to see you still come on Thursdays.
    Keep your memories of Keith close in your hearts & he will always be with you.
    Love June & George ……RIP Shorty you will be missed.

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    George and Pat Grant says

    Linda and Family
    Sorry for your loss but his struggle is now over
    We missed him this year in Spencerville at the Bluegrass Festival
    He was certainly a devoted fan
    Kemptville has lost a true son, indeed
    Thinking of you

    George and Pat Grant

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    Pat and Dwaine Berry says

    Linda and family
    We are so sorry to hear of Shorty’s passing. We will miss seeing his smile and his stories which made us laugh. To us he was a kind and gentle man.

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    Ken Van Allen says

    Sorry for your loss Linda. We grew up in Kemptville right around the corner from the Goodman’s. Keith, Winston and Lillian were in our circle of young kids growing up together. Our prayers surround you and your family. Ken & Myrna Van Allen.

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    Jocelyne and Stephen Elliott says

    We are so very saddened to hear of this news! Our deepest condolences to everyone in the family! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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    Mike & Mary Samson says

    Linda & family, so sorry to hear that Shorty has left us. Good thing we did our annual visit with him this past summer. It was always a good time with him listening to his many stories.

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    Suzann Thompson says

    Linda and family,
    I am so sorry to read about Keith’s passing, I just saw it in the paper today. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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    Patrick Poirier says

    Tanya, Tracey and family. I am so sorry to read about your dad’s passing. My condolences to you and the family.

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