Ivy Hermine Gooden Beloved wife, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully on April 29th, 2024 at the age of 90. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Born on March 6th, 1934, in Kingston Jamaica, Ivy Hermine Gooden was the daughter of Adrian McHargh and Eva Leg. She grew up in St. Elizabeth in a little country town named Mulgrave in St. Elizabeth Jamaica. While in Jamaica she met Charlie Gooden, and they fell in love and got married. In 1962 she migrated to Canada on the West Indian Domestic Scheme a targeted immigration program through which approximately 3,000 women from the Caribbean came to Canada to work as domestic workers. When in North America she lived both in Canada and the United States and ultimately made Montreal, Quebec her forever home with her husband. She worked as a caregiver and nursing assistant.

Affectionately known as Sista Tuna, Auntie Tuna, or Sister Golden. She will forever be known for her unwavering kindness, compassion, and generosity. Her creative nature was demonstrated in her love for needlepoint, crocheting, and feeding people, as well as her love for fashion.

Throughout her life, Ivy Hermine Gooden was deeply involved with her church and was ordained as Mother Gooden for her devotion for God and commitment. Ivy Hermine Gooden dedicated her life to serving others and had a profound impact on all who knew her.

Her warm smile and gentle spirit brought joy to everyone she met and her dedication to helping those in need will leave a legacy of love and service.

Ivy Hermine Gooden will be deeply missed but never forgotten.


"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted."

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

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Cynthia Mc Hargh-Bobo

Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the family and to everyone who loved her. This is such a huge loss. What a lovely person she was. Her smile could light up the room! Auntie Tuna will be deeply missed. The prayers of the righteous shall prevail. Our hearts goes out to you Auntie Peachie and the entire family. Sending our love to you all. ❤️

Marcia Whittingham

I will truly miss Aunt Tuna. I remember her as fun loving ❤️ and full of life. Gone too soon.

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