Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard was killed in action, Wednesday, May 17, 2006, in the Panjway district, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Nichola was born on May 2, 1980, in Madang, Papua New Guinea.
Nichola is mourned by her husband, Jason Beam, of Shilo, MB; her parents Tim and Sally Goddard; and sisters Victoria and Kate, of Calgary, AB; grandparents Betty Goddard and the late Anthony Goddard (Llangwnnadl, North Wales) and Michael and Kathleen West (Sault Ste Marie, ON). On her father’s side, uncles Simon (Heather) Goddard, Aberdaron, North Wales; Paul (Janet, Rachel, Jack), Rainham, Kent; Patrick, Colwyn Bay, North Wales; and Michael (Corinne, Sebastian), Croydon, Surrey. On her mother’s side, aunts Elizabeth (David, Alistair, Andrew), Winnipeg, MB; Alison (Jeff, Luke, Clare, Sophie), Arnprior, ON; Hilary (Patrick, Sarah, Hannah, Rebecca, Patrick Jr.), Clarksburg, WV; and Fiona (Bill, Tess), Doha, Qatar. Nichola leaves many relatives, friends and colleagues around the world, all of whom she touched with her laughter and her smile.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Thursday, May 25, 2006 from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church (1407 – 7th Avenue N.W.) on Friday, May 26, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Nichola will be interred at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, Ottawa at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Captain Nichola K. S. Goddard Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4.
With apologies to Leonard Cohen:
With Nichola gone
Whose smile to compare
To the morning sun.
Not that we did compare
But we do compare
Now that she’s gone.
In living memory of Captain Nichola Goddard a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences