In Memoriam : Linwood Goodwin

Linwood Goodwin Linwood Carleton Goodwin - age: 92
(March 04, 1922 to November 28, 2014 )
Resident of Goodwins Mills, Maine

Visitation Information:
Family and friends may call at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 3-6PM. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11AM at the Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church, 498 Goodwins Mills Road, Dayton with Pastor Nicholas Foss officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Linwood’s memory to the Advent Christain Church, 498 Goodwins Mills Road, Dayton, ME 04005.

Linwood Carleton Goodwin passed away at Seal Rock Healthcare on November 28, 2014. He was born in Alfred on March 4, 1922, the son of Benjamin Adam and Molly Eva Burleigh Goodwin. As a child, Linwood contracted polio and was told he'd never walk again. Miraculously, he did recover and went on to graduate from Biddeford High School. He served as a staff sergeant in the US Army in the Phillipines during World War II and came home to wed Joyce Rouse from Washburn and start their family, living in the same village that his ancestors founded in 1762. He worked for over 30 years for the Cole Farm Dairy delivering milk door-to-door in Biddeford & Saco. In the 1960s he went to barber school and opened a barber shop in Goodwins Mills, which he ran till his mid 80s.
In between the milk route & barber shop, he could be found in his garden, growing strawberries commercially and vegetables for his large family. For several years , he and his brother Leo operated the L & L Bean Company growing & selling dried beans. He would joke that he was a 'bean counter' as he weighed & packaged them.
Linwood was a lifelong member of Advent Christian Church where he served as the treasurer and a deacon.
He had a great sense of humor and loved to tease & play tricks on his children and grandchildren. He instilled a love for nature, the woods, and all creatures great & small (except cats - he was terrified of cats!). He quietly led a life by example, always finding a way to help others and to be kind & respectful. "A life well lived", as quoted by one of his many neices.
He was predeceased by a son Robert Goodwin, a sister Lucille, and brothers Benjamin, Jr., Harlie, Karl, Glenn and Leo.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years Joyce Rouse Goodwin of Goodwins Mills, five daughters Elizabeth Barr of Augusta, Debra Goodwin of Burlington, VT, Wanda Small of Goodwins Mills, Barbara Pennanen of Portland, and Kimberly Bryant of Portland; a son Kermit Sargent of California; a brother Clint Goodwin of Dayton; a sister Ruth Flewelling of Crouseville, ME; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Susan Masse - December 1, 2014Contact this person Contact this person
So sorry for your loss, Mr. Goodwin was our milkman In Biddeford for most of my childhood growing up in the 1960's. I remember him fondly, such a nice man. I also remember hearing the squeaky brakes from his Cole Farm Dairy truck, that meant it was time to get up and go to school. Sounds like he had a great life.

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