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Edward Godden

June 9, 1935 ~ July 8, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Edward Francis (Skook) Godden died peacefully at the Sussman Hospice House in Rockport, Maine on the evening of July 8th 2022, with his soul mate and best friend, Cheryl Dobbelsteyn by his side. 

Ed was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Patricia “Peg” Gaze-Godden; his brother, Robert “Bob”; his sister, Elizabeth “Suze” Byrne; and brother-in-law, Jim Byrne. 

Surviving Edward are his sons, David in Maryland, Robert “Bobby” (Mary) in Florida, and Jim (Michele) in Brazil; daughter, Beatrice “Biddy” Hamilton in North Carolina; sisters, Lynn of St. John's and Paula of Montreal; brother, Tom of Calgary; sister-in-law, Marg Godden; grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews of the Godden and Byrne families.

Edward Grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force at age 18. He loved to share stories of his time in Chatham, NB. He had a strong work ethic and worked at many different jobs including a steel mill, parking lot sweeping and painting, antique furniture restoration and reproduction.  One of his favorite jobs was at Kings Landing, NB where he worked several summers as a gardener and itinerant furniture repair man. He loved all the farm animals who would go to him when he approached.  Ed was a volunteer with NorthEast Rottweiler Rescue for many years and loved all the Rotties he adopted over a 30 year span.

Special thanks to Dr. Robert Hunold, Dr. Peabody and the care teams at The Terraces at Quarry Hill and Sussman Hospice House for their excellent care.

In remembrance of Ed, donations may be made to any animal rescue organization. At Ed’s request, there will be no funeral services. Ed’s ashes will return to his beloved Newfoundland at a later date.  

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting:


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