Gregory Goff

Obituary of Gregory J. Goff

GOFF, GREGORY, J. died unexpectedly at Lincoln on Friday, May 22, 2020. Those who knew him best recall Gregory as a charismatic little boy who grew into an adult with a broad range of talents and interests. From his early years he had an ambitious spirit not easily tamed. He was a comedian who could perfectly deliver a joke and was extremely well read across many topics. He was a soft soul always with time to devote to the newest creature in the barn. He had unlimited patience and charm with older people, particularly his grandparents. As a child, Gregory loved fishing, biking on trails that weren’t designed for the type of bicycle he was on, and spending time with his brother keeping the family flock of sheep from getting into trouble. From a young age he developed a passion and talent for running. As a runner he would push himself to his limits. Gregory had an eclectic taste in music and could always be found with headphones in, completely immersed in the beat. He dabbled in playing trumpet. Later on, Gregory's abilities were diverse. A quick learner, his hands-on skills included masonry, mechanics, photography, tapping maple trees and growing hot peppers. He trained in mechanics at NBCC and was employed in the trade. His quieter side reflected a man who took his faith seriously and was inspired by nature. We will treasure the fabulous photographs that he blessed us with. Gregory was born in St. John’s,NL and was a resident of Bayside, NB. He is survived by parents Gregory and Gillian of Bayside, sisters Danielle Goff-Beaton (John) of Antigonish, NS, Alicia Cooper (Dale) of Cogmagun, NS, Meaghan Ciotti (Damien) of Colorado Springs, USA, and brothers Peter of Dartmouth, NS and Paul (Marina) of Dartmouth, NS, plus nieces and nephews Alex, Gwen and Myles Beaton, Shae and Peyton Cooper and Aubrey, Luca and Clara Ciotti. He had many relatives and friends in other locations. He was a friend of Bill W. He will be remembered for his smile, his quiet and generous nature and always brewing the coffee just right. His energy will continue through all who loved him and we are all better for the time we have had him with us. The family will receive friends at visitation at Humphreys’ Funeral Home on Saturday May 30 (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) and Sunday May 31 (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm). To ensure peace of mind, health and safety for all, visitors will be screened by funeral home staff regarding concerns and regulations related to Covid 19. As per NB Public Health requirements “ you are asked to be respectful and mindful of others and maintain social distancing (6 ft) or where not feasible to use a mask. If you are not feeling well or showing Covid 19 symptoms you should remain home”. In light of recent unfortunate events in Zone 5 in the northern part of the province the mass of Christian burial which was to be celebrated at St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church, in Fredericton on Tuesday,June 2nd has now been postponed. Donations in Gregory’s memory can be to the Canadian Red Cross or a charity of your choice. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Mark St., St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506-466-3110)
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