Re: "Rabble-rouser or pro-union martyr?" Nov. 18.
Thanks to Stephen Ruttan for his excellent summary of the life and death of Albert (Ginger) Goodwin.
Although the Ginger Goodwin Way signs on the inland Island Highway where it passes through Cumberland and beside the cemetery where he is buried were removed shortly after the election of the B.C. Liberal government in 2001, he remains officially commemorated by Ginger Goodwin Creek (1982) and Mount Ginger Goodwin (1989), thanks to Ruth Masters of Courtenay and the Cumberland and District Historical Society. The commemorations have been adopted and recorded by the B.C. Geographical Names Information System of the provincial government.
At the time, it was reported that Goodwin was shot and killed on Lone (later named Alone) Mountain. The Cumberland and District Historical Society successfully petitioned to correct this by having a then-unnamed nearby mountain (on the other side of Cruickshank River) named Mount Ginger Goodwin, which is now accepted as where the killing occurred.
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