Richard Goad

 

Richard Goad

 

Obituary for Richard Goad

George Richard Venning Goad (Dick), passed away on July 2nd, 2010 at the Moncton Hospital. Born in Dorchester, NB on July 31, 1933, he was the son of the late Jean (Percy) and George T. Goad. Dick grew up at the Dorchester Penitentiary, actually in one of the houses on the hill occupied by the warden. Colonel George T. Goad, his father, was the warden of the prison for 35 years. Dick received his early education in Dorchester (1950). He entered Mount Allison University to study Pre-Engineering in 1954. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering at Nova Scotia Technical College in 1957. Survived by his wife Paula (Steeves) Goad, of Riverview, NB and sister Jean Syvertson of Saint John, NB, sons; George (Katherine) of Halifax, Venning (Barb) Goad of Truro, NS, grandchildren Briana, Devonne and Jared, daughter; Jennifer (Peter) Casey of Quispamsis, and grandchildren Anderson and Allison, father-in-law; Charlie Steeves (Norma Calhoun) of Riverview and mother-in-law; Lois (Homer) Steeves of Riverview, brothers-in-law Charlie Steeves (Carolee) of Hampton, Tom (Chrystal) Steeves of Fredericton, Brian (Janice) Steeves of Calgary and Mark (Pat) Steeves of Riverview, sister-in-law; Helen (Mike) Creighton of Fall River, NS and Mary Ann Reid of Wallbrook, NS. Also survived by his family by marriage, daughter Shelley Henrichs and granddaughter Zoe and son Michael Henrichs (Mar Nowlan) and granddaughters Kolbie and April Blakney; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Eva (Eagles) and son Jimmy, sister Elizabeth Meredith and brother-in-law Fred Meredith. Dick's career began with earlier assignments at Goose Bay and Greenwood. He then became involved in the development of Mulgrave Park in Halifax and with bridge construction on the Bicentennial Drive. An interesting stint was at Expo '67 where he was heavily involved in development and construction of the ultra-modern transit system followed by the pulp mill in Prince Albert, Sask. and the nation's largest paper mill in Gatineau. Eventually he returned to Moncton, developed the City Hall Complex and then created his own business-Team Construction Ltd., in Moncton which went on to specialize in project management. He did renovations including the capital theatre; constructed the Superstore Mall and Zellers complex on Main Street and the RCMP Riverview, and many more projects too numerous to mention. Dick was a Life member of the Association of Professional Engineers of NB and a life member of the Elks Club. He enjoyed curling and bowling in the winter and summers spent on the Little Bouctouche River at the Cottage. He enjoyed making and partaking of fine wine; and the constant frustration of Sudoku. The family would be pleased to meet with Dick's many friends and business acquaintances on Tuesday, July 6 from 6 to 8pm. A memorial service will be held to honor and celebrate Dick's life at Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview, (869-2007) on Wednesday, July 7, 3:00pm. Donations to the memorial of the donor's choice, in Dick's memory, would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca

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