June 26 2018

Small City Heroes: Edna Godwin

By Portland Street Honda

Small City Heroes: Edna Godwin

"The love for her family and friends was unconditional."

Throughout her life, Edna Godwin was incredibly active, both as a sports fan and in her community. The love and support she offered her friends and family was unconditional, and despite increasing vision problems, she was an avid knitter.

Edna donated her time as a member of the C.N.I.B and the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Dover, where she was very active with the Women’s Auxiliary; even serving as President for a time.

She survived the 1917 Halifax Explosion, losing partial sight when a piece of glass became lodged in one eye. Over time she would lose sight entirely because of macular degeneration, but it was noted that she still played a good game of cards.

She followed tennis all her life, knowing all the players’ strengths and weaknesses and was also an avid fan of figure skating, bowling, and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Edna passed away in 2003 but is remembered fondly as a kind, generous woman who offered support to her community, loved gardening and made a positive impact in the lives of those around her.