Re­mem­ber­ing Dr. Roy:

The Compass - - OPINION -

• Full name — Whit­man LeRoy Good­win;

• Birth­date — Dec. 22, 1916;

• Date of death— Sept. 13, 2013;

• Fam­ily — first wife Edyth (died 1952); sec­ond wife Ali­son (died 1999); two daugh­ters El­iz­a­beth LeFeu­vre (Phillip) of Spa­niard’s Bay and Mar­garet Good­win ( Ver­non Whet­ter) of Belleville On­tario; two sons, Don­ald Good­win (In­grid Wiede) from Bochum, Ger­many and Ian Good­win of Har­bour Grace; four grand­chil­dren and eight great-grand­chil­dren; • Univer­sity nick­name — Goody;

• Oc­cu­pa­tion — Den­tist for 66 years in Har­bour Grace, but also did some work in Gan­der part­time.

• Ed­u­ca­tion — Mount Al­li­son Univer­sity in Sackville for pre­den­tal train­ing; Univer­sity of Toronto to study den­tistry;

• In­ter­est­ing facts about Dr. Roy — he was known to drive to St. John’s for con­fer­ences at “un­heard of speeds,” and never re­ceived a ticket. He was ill dur­ing the Sec­ond World War and could not en­list. The rea­son­ing for the ill­ness was a mys­tery his en­tire life. Dr. Roy was the pres­i­dent of the New­found­land Den­tal As­so­ci­a­tion in 1952, the same year he lost his first wife. His sec­ond wife was sis­ters with his first wife. He was of­ten asked to Em­cee at wed­dings. Dr. Roy spoke at the of­fi­cial open­ing of S. W. Moores Me­mo­rial Park in Har­bour Grace. He had also pre­vi­ously talked both doc­tors and a nurse through surg­eries on the phone.

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