Terry David Goodwin (1955 – 2005)

GOODWIN, Terry David – 50, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, died Friday, September 30, 2005, after a valiant battle with brain cancer in Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Terry was the much beloved son of Walter and Truleen Goodwin, Amherst. In 1983 he contracted AIDS and in the years that followed devoted his entire efforts to the well being of persons with AIDS. He was responsible for the opening of the first AIDS service organization where he worked for pension benefits for partner survivors, and developed in Halifax a program aimed at prolonging the lives and improving the life quality of P.W.A.’s. He did not only work in the AIDS Community, but in 1995 moved to Lunenburg where he was chairperson of the Lunenburg Family Resource Centre. Perhaps the most satisfying community work he did in Lunenburg was the establishment of the Farm Project of the Youth Support Programs which worked with youth with addiction problems and those afflicted by family members with addiction problems. By bringing youth back to the soil, their self-esteem and life skills were improved. In 2000 the farm participants presented him with an award of merit. A talented artist, he produced many abstract works. For three years Terry was the charter secretary of the Lunenburg Rotary Club. Terry is survived by parents, Walter and Truleen Goodwin; sister, Patti Kim Goodwin and her husband John Weir, and his best friend, George Munroe. He will be missed by his small black dog, Ariel.

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