Added: April 3, 2018
BRIGADIER WILLIAM ARTHUR GODWIN OLM,DMM,OBE (MID)
Please accept this sad notification of the passing of my father Bill Godwin. He passed away, in his 96th year quietly at 1210 hours, Easter Sunday morning, 1st April 2018 after a fulfilling and successful life. He was not a famous general, nor a famous soldier but he was a great leader of men. “Duty, Honour, Country,” these codes of conduct were ingrained in his persona, his peers and juniors.
He was my mentor and inculcated the art of leadership from my formative years. I have much to be thankful, he was and continued to be an excellent role model, always leading from the front. Sadly, with his passing, all the old attributes of this Victorian gentlemen will be but an indelible memory.
His requiem mass in celebration of his life will be at the following address:
1100 hrs, Wednesday 11th April
St Joseph’s Catholic Church,
Corner 21 Buchanan Street/Main Road, Howick, Natal.
Thereafter, the wake will be held at Fern Hill Hotel, 3255 R103, Howick.
May my father finally rest in peace.