Obituary for Daniel Lloyd Goodfellow
Daniel Lloyd Goodfellow of Westport in the Parson's
Nursing Home, Smith Falls, on Thursday Oct. 7, in his 86th year. He
was born in Illinois, U.S.A. on July 16, 1868, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Goodfellow. His mother died when he was a few months old and
he was brought up by his Uncle, David Goodfellow, of Parham.
In his early twenties Mr. Goodfellow resided in the United
States for a few years but later returned to Canada where he was employed
as a commercial traveler.
In 1899, he opened a furniture and funeral business in
Westport. The following year he was married to Mary McCullough of
Lansdowne, who predeceased him in 1940. He is survived by three
sons, Dr. F. Goodfellow, a practicing physician in Westport; W. R.
Goodfellow, who operates the business founded by his father and H. D. L.
Goodfellow, B. A. who is a psychologist with the Ontario Department of
Health at Orillia. Four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ida
Posson of Ulysses, Nebraska, also survive.
During more than half a century of residence in Westport,
Mr. Goodfellow gave much of his time and effort to the welfare to the
community. He belonged to the United Church and was a member of the
Board of Stewards. He was also a member of the Public School Board,
serving for many years as chairman of the board. When he retired he was
presented with a parchment, expressing appreciation for his almost 30
years of continuous service.
Funeral services was conducted by Mr. Lorne Keays, B.A.,
Westport, assisted by Rev. R. A. McRae Newboro. Interment was made in the
United Church Cemetery, Westport.
[Source: Goodfellow Scrapbook, Westport]