The former rector of St. Thomas, Chilliwack (1983-1986) and of Holy Trinity, Vancouver (2000-2002) the Reverend Dr. Colin Goode died in Bellingham, Washington during the evening of February 1.
His death was announced in an email sent by his current bishop, the Right Reverend Greg Rickel, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. Following his resignation from Holy Trinity, Colin was called to ministry as Vicar of Grace Church, Lopez Island until his retirement in 2009. In retirement Colin remained on Lopez Island with his wife Moira.
Bishop Rickel writes:
"Colin had gone in for a heart valve replacement and complications from that led to his death. He died in Bellingham on Monday night. His family was with him in the last few days and Moira reported to me that those were good times. I have assured her of our prayers for her and for their family. The initial memorial will be held this Sunday at Grace, Lopez as part of the morning service which this Sunday will begin at 10:30am Moira has also expressed a desire to do a service later in the year to allow more people to be present. I am making a visitation there in June and we may plan something around that visit. I will let you know all of those details as they become available. Until then, please keep Moira, her family, Grace, Lopez in your prayers."
Rest Eternal grant him O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.
Sharon Grove, parish administrator of Holy Trinity, Vancouver contacted the Bishop's Office of the Diocese of New Westminster early the afternoon of February 5 to say that she had been speaking with the family and the service that Bishop Rickel refers to is likely to be in Bellingham.
More information will be circulated as it becomes available.