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GOODMAN, Lisa M.

January 7, 1957 – Edmonton, Alberta
October 18, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Always loved, always remembered.

Lisa M. Goodman, cherished wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt passed away on Saturday October 18, 2014 at the age of 57 years.

Lisa worked in the banking industry for most of her career. She started as a teller at Scotia Bank and moved her way up to Senior Account Manager – high value clients at Royal Bank. She was a dedicated employee and self-proclaimed workaholic who took pride in helping her clients and coworkers. During her career, she was nominated numerous times for the Royal Performance International Award and won the Calgary Account Manager of the Year twice. She was also certified as a Securities Advisor. Lisa retired from banking fifteen years ago due to health issues.

Lisa loved spending time with her friends and family. She often had people over for home cooked meals or parties, and spent many an hour perfecting recipes like her spaghetti sauce and chili. She became an expert at the card game hand and foot after playing with her friends for many years on weekends and vacations.
Lisa enjoyed camping with friends, family, and pets. Some of her favourite memories were from camping in Sandpoint and Windermere. The mountains and water held a special place in her heart.

Lisa had a generous heart and would give the shirt off her back. She on more than one occasion gave someone her car when she felt they needed it more than her. She tried to make everyone in her life feel special. She liked to lavish gifts and treats on her family, particularly her pets. Anyone who needed a place to stay or someone to talk to was welcome in her home.
Lisa spent her evenings after work doing quiet activities including gardening, reading, and ceramics. She loved collecting knickknacks. Over the years she collected a pack of dogs, a family of owls, and a kaleidoscope of butterflies and dragonflies. Her collecting passion moved to glassware after she travelled to Israel and had to spend several hours in a glass shop due to a bomb scare. By the time she was able to leave the shop, she had haggled the owner into practically giving her a set of wine glasses.
She opened her heart and her home to all. To be a friend was to be family and she placed family above all else.

She is survived by husband Jack Goodman; daughter Darla Clark (Spencer); mother Donna Lien (Ron); brothers Cam Lien (Debbie) and Warren Lien (Sun Hee); sister Kerry Kraft (Randy); sister-in-law Donna Crawford; nieces and nephews, Frank Crawford (Melissa), Robyn Crawford, Kristen Lien, Geoffrey Lien, Tyler Kraft, Evan Lien, and Amara Kraft; step-nieces, Nicki Fitterer (Bernie), Lisa Carson, Donna Carson; and her beloved cat Dot.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.

In living memory of Lisa Goodman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Jeannie Yip and Barry Zink

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  2. Bob and Margot Morrell :

    Heart felt sorrow for your loss Jack and for your family.

    Be well…

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  3. Jack and Lisa’a family – our condolences and sympathies go out to you at this difficult time.

    All the best,
    Laura and family

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  4. Jack and Family,

    Lisa truly loved life and had a special fondness for cheesecake from the Cactus Club. Her memory will live on well into the future.

    Best wishes to the family at this challenging time.

    Jim and Diane

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  5. Ron Vanderwees :

    Jack, My condolences to you and your family on your loss.

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  6. Jack:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a long and difficult journey for you and your family as you cared for her during the extended illness. I wish you the best during this time of healing.

    Sincerely,
    Sean McCann

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  7. Linda Miller and Anne Maskell :

    Our sincere sympathy to all the family – may the memories of her life give you strength during this time of need….rest in peace our friend

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  8. Sheldon and Kim Yuzik :

    Jack so sorry to hear about your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sincerely,
    Sheldon and Kim Yuzik

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  9. Jack and family,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of unimaginable loss.
    We will hold you in thoughts and our prayers.
    Take Care,
    Joanne

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  10. Nothing but great memories of this fine human being! I hope that Jack and everyone else can take consolation and pride in how well liked Lisa was by the people in her various circles. I will miss the sometimes-snarky sense of humor she would share with me — for some reason that attribute always makes for my “favorite” people. Smiling right now as I recall so many of THOSE kinds of moments — and a smile left with us is truly a wonderful blessing from Lisa.

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  11. Gord & Bev Tallman :

    Jack & family
    The news of Lisa’s passing fills us with great sadness. Our very best thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.
    Sincere condolences, Gord & Bev Tallman

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  12. Allan & Katrin Mackenzie :

    Dear Jack, Darla and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Lisa’s passing.
    Please know that all of you are in our thoughts at this very sad and difficult time.
    Allan, Katrin and Family.

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  13. Jack, Darla and family, I am so sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. I send you my most heartfelt condolences. Keep the memories close to your heart and Lisa will be with you forever.

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  14. Terribly sorry for your loss and offer my condolences. Will be thinking of you and wishing you strength in the days ahead.

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  15. Jack,
    I had the pleasure of working with Lisa many years ago. You and Lisa were even kind enough to drive me to work many many times. I was very sad to read of her passing. She was a beautiful lady! The world has lost someone very special. My deepest sympathies to you and your family! Jodie French

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  16. Dear Jack and Family,
    I am very saddened to hear of Lisa’s passing. She was such an outgoing and generous person. I will always remember with great fondness the traditional Boxing Day open houses with the delightful conversations and wonderful food. You will be in my thoughts through this difficult time.

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  17. Linda & Larry Stock :

    Jack & Darla & Family….We are soooo very sorry….Lisa was and will always be a special person in our hearts…lots of wonderful memories…she will be so missed. Please know we are thinking of you, and sending love.

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  18. Wayne and Jacki Sampson :

    Dear Jack and Darla and family –

    We are shocked and saddened to hear of Lisa’s passing. I had always hoped that we might renew our turbulent relationship as I’d counted her a very good friend for more years than I care to admit. Lisa was a very generous and caring individual who carried her heart on her sleeve.

    I hope that the wonderful memories you have will offer some solace in this difficult time. We are thinking of you, crying with you, and smiling with fond recollection of the good times we had together.

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  19. Patricia Garner :

    Darla & Jack – It was a pleasure to have met Lisa just recently. I was fortunate to have shared a brief time with her and you as a family.

    My sincere condolences for you both – and – know Lisa now is in a place where she is free from the pain endured and is in Peace.

    Patricia

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  20. Please accept Dave’s and my sincere condolences on Lisa’s passing. She was a kind and generous spirit. If there is anything I can do to help during this time of grieving, please give me a call.

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  21. Jack, my deepest condolences to you and all your family and my prayers and wishes that you will find comfort during this time.

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  22. Lynn and Doug Whitten :

    Dear Jack and Lisa’s family,

    We were saddened to hear of Lisa’s passing. We wish to extend our sincere sympathies to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers surround you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace. Lynn, Doug, Jenna and Mary

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  23. Dearest Jack, Darla and family.
    It was such a shock to hear of Lisa’s passing. One tends to believe that life long friendships could ever end. Although living overseas restricted our ability to see each other, our dear friend Carole has always kept me up to date. My memories of our many amazing girly holidays camping, shopping and most of all her forever friendship will always make me smile. Lisa rest in peace my friend.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jack and your family during this difficult time. Sending many hugs your way from here in Australia. Love Janet

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  24. Allan and Maureen Wagner` :

    Jack and Darla – We were so sorry to hear about Lisa. She was such an awesome person – always caring about others and always such a positive attitude. She could make the sun come out on a rainy day. We know that in her last years her health took a toll on her but the real Lisa will be remembered by all who knew and loved her. She will live on in your hearts forever.

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  25. Marilyn Glockner :

    We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Lisa. Please accept our condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kerry, Randy, Tyler and Amara and the Lien family.
    Aunt Sarah, Uncle Peter, Marilyn and Jack Dale

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  26. John and Barbara Skocdopole :

    Dear Donna

    Our thoughts have been with you and Lisa this past week . All blessings to you and your family at this difficult time.

    Much love
    John and Barb

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  27. Dan and Darlene Lebenzon :

    Dear Jack, Darla and Family,

    We are so saddened to hear about the loss of your dear Lisa. Such great memories we have of Lisa and how sad we are for your sudden loss. If there is anything we can do to help you at this time please let us know!

    Love
    Darlene, Dan, Cara and Jackie

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