Remembering Dr. Roy:
• 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.