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GOODWIN, Marjorie (Kira)

GOODWIN, Marjorie (Kira)

[Kira Goodwin, our caring, adventurous, nurturing, loving, smiling, generous angel has left us for her next big journey beyond the mortal boundaries of this earth. Perhaps she is exploring her next big expedition with newfound friends in another universe. Kira gave us the gift of the first week of January to be with her in Kelowna General Hospital ICU and chose to leave us while at peace on January 6, 2018 with family and friends at her side. Kira did not recover from injuries sustained in an avalanche on December 31, 2017 near Stagleap Provincial Park in the Kootenays while skiing back-country with her love, Terry and good friends, despite their heroic efforts and those of search and rescue, the Trail Hospital trauma centre and many, many others. We can never express, sufficiently, our gratitude to all of those individuals and the extraordinary and caring professionals of the ICU team at Kelowna General Hospital, for bringing her to us so we could spend that last few days singing, dancing, sharing stories and truly celebrating her life.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 12, 1985, to Lori and Greg Goodwin and slightly older brother Bryce, she immediately (well almost) asserted herself with a personality that demanded attention, notwithstanding the colic that she suffered from. She loved life and the outdoors from the earliest age. When Kira was two, Goodwins moved to the Cowichan Valley where Kira picked up exploring the giant ravine adjacent to the house and making immediate friends in the neighbourhood. Moves to Prince George, Nanaimo followed and by this time Kira was practiced at making new friends immediately. The big move to Egypt brought out all of Kira's creative energies to prevent the move or to somehow avoid going herself, thus taking her away from her solid circle of Nanaimo friends that she dearly wanted to graduate with. "How about going for one year!


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