March 19, 1976 – December 13, 2013
Goldmann, Wesley Kurt – On December 13, 2013 in his 38th year. Too soon departed this life. Beloved son of Ken and Anna Marie, loving brother of Jeff (Jennifer) and Paula. Uncle to Tyler, Leah, Keandra, Nathan and Abby. Grandmothers Jean W. Adams and Helga Goldmann, and his girlfriend Trisha Powell grieve his passing. Wesley was a gentle soul, always kind to others and enjoyed volunteering at the Salvation Army. He loved the outdoors- hiking, biking and exploring. Wesley attended Greensville, Spencer Valley, Lynwood Hall, Woodview Children’s Centre Delta H.S. program and graduated from Highland S.S. He completed the Humber College Horticultural Program and did his apprenticeship with New Style Gardening in Waterdown. Wesley loved gardening, especially propagating exotic plants and flowers. His was the greenest thumb. Visitation will be at CHRIST CHURCH FLAMBOROUGH, 92 Highway #8, Greensville, L9H 4V5 on Wednesday, December 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., followed by a Funeral and interment on Thursday, December 19th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christ Church Flamborough Memorial Fund or the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario would be appreciated.
Dear Goldmann Family,
I had the sincere privilege of working with Wes at the Salvation Army in Hamilton. Wes was a quiet man with such a gentle nature. Wes was a very hard worker and although he was a man of few words, when he did speak, it was often with humour and he always had a twinkle in his eyes. When we worked together, we had many conversations but one thing remained consistent: his passion for others. It was my sincere pleasure to get to know Wes and to see him grow in confidence and to take pride in his efforts. For those of us who were able to be in his presence, we are truly blessed. I will fondly remember how his kind remarks would make me smile and how I looked forward to his days volunteering with me. I am a better person for knowing this very special man and I am truly sorry for your loss.
Anna Marie and Ken. I was deeply saddened to read of Wesley’s passing last Friday. I am truly sorry for your loss. I remember the days that Jennifer, Jeff and Wesley played together when we all lived in Burlington. He was a sweet and loving boy and grew to be the same man. I often think of you all. May your faith bring you and your family through this tragedy. When my mom died, a friend sent me this quote. It helped me, and I hope it will do the same for you. …When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart; and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your happiness…. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy Sharon
Anna Marie, Ken, Jeff and Paula, It is with a saddened heart that I write this message. I was very sorry to hear about Wesley, and can’t even imagine what your family is going through at this time. I know that words cannot make the hurt go away, but hopefully his memories will help to ease the pain, even a little. It is hard to believe that it’s been about 20 years since I’ve been to visit you all, but I think of you often and the fond memories I have between your house and Uncle Frank’s house. Wes was a huge part of that. He always wore a big smile, and I remember his laugh very clearly. He often had a mischievous twinkle in his eyes, and you wondered what was he was thinking about. The memory that stands out to me right now is when he first took me to see his “greenhouse” in the basement and how proud he was of each plant, describing them to me in detail. He was so proud! He even sent me home with one, which grandma and I had to “sneak” back through customs. 🙂 Please accept my condolences, and know that in this difficult time you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you all lots of love and peace, Faith
Anna Marie, Ken, Jeff and Paula and extended family & friends. I am so saddened to hear of your loss of Wesley. I have fond memories of babysitting the 3 kids over a couple summers with many fun times. May you all find peace in the love and memories shared with him during his life. Sending my deepest condolences Lisa
Dear Anna Marie and Ken: We are so saddened to hear of Wesley’s passing. We remember him fondly as the sweetest baby, and we were so privileged to have known him, even for a brief passing in time! Perhaps the Poem Footprints In The Sand, may offer you some comfort at this most difficult time! May it help to know that we are thinking of you. We offer our Condolences Virginia, Julie, and John Bowring
Anna Marie! I was so sorry to read of the loss of your son. I know how difficult it was for our family when my brother lost his only son so I can only offer my heartfelt condolences. Helen
Ken & Anna-Marie & Family. We are both deeply saddened by the loss you have suffered. We cannot begin to imagine what you must feel at this time. We are definitely thinking of you, and have you all in our hearts & prayers.
Dear Anna Marie and Ken; Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened us, but we know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Fred and Jirina
Dear Ken & Anna Marie: There are simply no words to explain to you the profound sadness our hearts are feeling for you. You are having to endure every parent’s worse nightmare and we are so, so very sorry for what you are trying to cope with right now. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you today & everyday. May you and your family be blessed with Christ’s peace in knowing that Wesley is safe and well in heaven. With our deepest sympathy, John & Joyce
Ken and Anna Marie and family, In your sorrow, we pray that you will feel God’s presence. Carole and Doug
Dear Wes: We miss you. We love you. And we don’t want you to leave us. So talk to us and be with us. We will leave the channel to our hearts always open. Our souls will bond because they already have. Love + Light Greg, Cindy, Ashley & Steve XO
mr & mrs goldman,jeff,paula and trisha words cannot express the sorrow that is felt by all right now just know that my thoughts are with you all. i feel truly honourd to be friends with wes he truly was a giving person and i will aspire to be more like him in my life. ivan.
Anna Marie and Ken, Our hearts go out to you at this time. We just wish our arms could stretch out far enough. Please know that our love and prayers are with you and your family. We are prayerfully awaiting your return to your “southern” home. With all our love, Dale and Kathy
We were saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. + love, Mike and Amy Lee
Dear Anna Marie and Ken, some inspirational music, that may help you get through the troubling days ahead : The Canadian Tenors, Lead with your Heart, Anchor Me and The Canadian Tenors Hallelujah “Live”. Hope it will bring you some comfort! My Love and thoughts are with you, and your family Keep your chin up! Virginia.
Ken & Anna Marie. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We can’t express how sorry we were to hear the news. Please know that you are in our prayers and in our thoughts. Take care.
Ken & Anna-Marie,and Family sorry for our loss.i loved your son very deeply it feels like i have known Wes all my life. Wes,i love you,i miss you,you will forever be in my heart.night night,sweet dreams,sweet heart till we meet again. love always. Trisha xoxoxoxoxo….
Ken & Anna-marie &family, very sorry for your loss, Wes was a great part of our lives,we haven;t known him for all that long,but he loved Trisha very deeply & and we were happy she met him. he made her life feel complete. we will miss him and he will be in our thoughts each day. Wes we will take care of your buddy Wiggs(precious) and we hope she will love us as much as she loved you and your family. Bob & Paula,Sara,Cindy xoxxo…until we meet again
Liebe Anna-Maria, lieber Ken, wir sind ganz traurig über Eure Nachricht, die uns am heiligen Abend erreicht. Wesley noch so jung und doch habt Ihr ihn nicht mehr. Kinder haben, ist das Glück des Menschen. Sie zu verlieren ist das Schlimmste, was Eltern passieren kann. Wir trauern mit Euch, und wir wir wünschen Euch von ganzem Herzen, mit diesem Schicksalsschlag ferig zu werden. Wir werden Wesley in unseren Herzen bewahren. Karin + Klaus aus Remseck/Germany
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your son and brother. As you may know from my mum that we lost a family member to suicide a year ago. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this painful time. I admire that you spoke about your loss; you are so brave. Suicide is tragic. I trust Wesley has found peace. God bless Susan Purnell