Anthea Goodwin Death – Obituary | Dead – Passed Away
Anthea Goodwin Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Anthea Goodwin.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
It is with real sadness we acknowledge the passing of Anthea Goodwin who died on Tuesday 15th September.
She was a remarkable woman, an ornithologist, photographer, and conservationist who spent a lifetime caring for and working to make our planet a better place. She had a unique gift of relating positively to all people but particularly children and sharing her knowledge and love for the with them.
In the Far North she has been actively involved in the Whakaangi Trust, Friends of Rangikapiti Reserve, Puketi Trust, Project Birdsong and the Shadehouse in Kerikeri. Further afield she worked at the Auckland Museum has spent many hours at the Miranda Shorebird trust and has taken part in many environmental projects and expeditions.
At Rangikapiti she initiated the planting of native trees, she saw a need and just got on and did it. By her example, a seed was sown, and the potential for of a diverse coastal forest was realised. A comprehensive tree planting programme is now in place and she always is actively involved. Outside organised working bees she spends hours in the reserve weeding, nurturing plants and enjoying just being with nature.
She began her training as an ornithologist as a volunteer at Auckland Museum and this has contributed to her love for the environment. She has undertaken numerous trips to the southern islands and her photographic records from the 1983 Totorore expedition to southern Chile and Antarctic islands, are held in the National Library.
Anthea your life is an example to us all. You were humble and encouraging and always happy to pass on your extensive knowledge.
Go well dear friend.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.