Bobbi (Rhea) Goddard (nee Phillips)
December 14, 1921 (Telkwa, B. C.) – December 12, 2021 (Edmonton)
Bobbi grew up in Falkland, BC then finished school at Vernon and Mission. She met Spencer at an RCAF dance in 1944 while he had returned for pilot training. They married and she ventured to Alberta – Edmonton, Tofield, Vermilion, Ellerslie, Foremost and Calgary were major stops before overseas postings in Mauritius and Afghanistan – 30 places to call ‘home’. Quilter, gardener, pie-maker, 4-H sewing leader, Mom, Great-great Granny, curler, neighbour and friend. Proud Olds College graduate. Resourceful, clever and adaptive, Bobbi raised five children and fostered more. A child of the Depression, Bobbi could cook anything with two ends on it. She grew tons of vegetables each year and shared them, to the joy of Beaumont seniors’ centre. She quilted in support of WIN House, Edmonton. Highly competitive, she really wanted to hit 100 years but missed it by two days.
Predeceased by husband Spencer, son Ralph (Joyce), daughter-in-law Sam (Doug) and granddaughter Jocelyn.
Survived by Joyce, Margaret (Jack Sewell), Holly (Stan Roediger), Doug (Suzanne) and Tom (Liz).
Grandchildren Brad (Tari), Mike (Chris), Andrew (Lana), John (Heather), Hillary (Ben), Marie (Chris), Nicole, Megan (Derick), Ryan (Lindsey), Janet (Justin), Rachel (Jonathan), Steven.
Great-Grandchildren Jonathan, Shanelle (Landon), Kristy (Sheldon), Jonathan (Jennifer), Matthew, Jonah, Ryan, Ashley (Martin), Larissa, Emily, Sarah, William, Chris, Rhett, Wyatt, Isabella.
Great-Great-Grandchildren Aria, Hayden, Samantha, Georgia, Lily, Cooper, Scarlette.
Thanks to the first-floor staff at Good Samaritan Southgate for their care. Cremation has taken place. Funeral private.
Donations in memory of Bobbi to WIN House or charity of your choice.
Serenity Funeral Service South
780 450 0101