Sister Stella GOODINE

GOODINE, Sr. Stella Mary (Sister Andre Marie)

The death of Sister Stella Mary Goodine occurred at Ruth Ross Residence on Saturday, August 15, 2015. She was born in Medford, NB, a daughter of the late Owen and Helena (Bowmaster) Goodine. In 1931 she entered the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception. Sister Stella’s home parish at entrance was St. Joseph’s in Medford, NB (Tilley). She did her first year of University at Vancouver City College. Sister Stella received her NB Teacher’s Licence and taught for 39 years in Johnville and St. Patrick’s Orphanage in NB, at St. Anthony’s, Guardian Angel and Sacred Heart in Vancouver, BC and at St. Patrick’s Orphanage in Prince Albert, SK. Sister always enjoyed painting, crafts and many types of art in her teaching ministry. In 1974, she retired from teaching and became a cook and homemaker in Hope, BC; St. Stephen, NB and at Villa Madonna Retreat House in Rothesay, NB. In 1980 she became a full-time parish worker in Hope, BC until she retired to St. Vincent’s Convent in Saint John in 1994. Sister Stella resided at Ruth Ross Residence where she celebrated her 80th anniversary as a Sister of Charity in 2011. In 2015, she celebrated her 100th birthday. Stella is survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she is predeceased by two sisters, Mary Roach and Teresa (Mrs. Colin Dyer) and seven brothers: Lawrence, Ambrose, Charles, Edward, Francis, Isaac and Owen Goodine. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Ruth Ross Residence, Carmel Chapel on Wednesday August 19, 2015 followed by interment in the Sisters of Charity plot at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, St. John, NB (506-634-1965)

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