Published in the Border Counties Advertizer on Tue 28 May 2013
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(BOBBIE) - The funeral has taken place of Mrs Barbara Frances Glyde Goff (Bobbie) who lived at Topsham, Devon and died peacefully at Whipton Hospital, Exeter, Devon on 15th September 2012 aged 94 years. The service on 10th October 2012 at St. Mary's Parish Church, Kinnerley was conducted by the Rev. David Gough followed by interment in the churchyard. The organist was Sian West and catering provided by Ken Evans in Kinnerley Village Hall. Particular thanks are given to Len Squire for the reading and Jill Cripps for her superb eulogy.

She leaves three children, six grandsons and three great granddaughters.

Bobbie was born in South Molton, Devon and at 17 years of age went to train as an Orthopaedic Nurse at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry (RJ & AH). She also qualified there as a physiotherapist and teacher. Bobbie married Sam Goff (secretary of the Oswestry and District NFU 1937 - 1974) in 1941 and lived in Oswestry until 1996, when she moved back to Devon. Bobbie will be sadly missed by all who knew her. It was her passion for people and life, combined with her extensive knowledge and wisdom that made her an excellent teacher. Many physiotherapy students and patients are very grateful for her guidance and treatment. During her career and beyond her retirement, Bobbie specialised in the neuro-physiological approach to physiotherapy treatment. She gave many talks and lectures in the UK and around the world, meanwhile writing articles and textbook contributions. All of this culminated in Bobbie being awarded a fellowship by the CSP in 1988. During her latter sixteen years, living beside, and overlooking the river Exe Estuary, Bobbie thoroughly enjoyed her gardening and gained pleasure from observing and recording all the constantly changing wildlife scenes around her.

Family mourners were; Susan and John Williams rep Sue Hulme; Howard Goff rep Harvey and Lynne Goff, Dan Goff and Rhonda , Kyleigh and Brooklyn; Martin and Nicky Goff rep Phoebe ; Greg and Hannah Goff; Toby Williams rep Mai Williams; Alec Goff; Tim Williams; Len Squire rep Sarah, Jon and girls; Christine Mogford rep Heather, Ari and family; David and Debbie Mogford; Robert and Jane Mogford rep Isobel and Alastair; Ian and Dawn Nex and Judith rep Ann and Jeremy Clifford; Sarah Pullar rep Tricia and Peter Tesche, Ellie and Pat Casserley and families; Alison Macrea rep Bruce, Fiona and Karley; John and Judy Saunders and Victoria; Robert and Julie Goff; David Goff; Peter and Jennifer Goff rep Edward Goff; Sheila and Vernon Parsons rep John Goff; Leslie Lewis rep Roger and Julia Goff, Noel and Lucy Goff; Colette Hooper rep Bob.

Other mourners were; Ann Salway; Mair Jones rep Bethan, Richard and Owain; Dilys Jones rep Oswestry Golf Club; Gwenan Jackson rep Peter and John Williams; John Humphreys rep Rob and Jon, Mick and Di Hall; Pat Moore rep Physio Dept RJ & AH, Anne Evans and Jane Weston; Georgie Hopkins rep Edna Packham; Anne Richards rep Brian Richards and Christine Hurst; John Woollam rep Ruth Slater; Peter Woollam; Quita Sankey rep John; Jill and Jane Stidiver rep Mick; Jill Cripps rep Cynthia Elkes-Jones, Norma King, Sandra Rhodes, Robbie, Trish Scott, Jenny Walsh, Mel Van de Spuy and Zoe; Margaret Kerr; Ann Whittingham; Erica Moss rep Chris Gregory; Rachel Jones; Rachel Jordan; Ann Jones rep physio students 1957-1960; Jean Jones rep physios Sep 1957 P.T.S.; Caryll Reed rep physio students April 62 set; Marjorie Bloor rep Rita Freeman; Ilid Gittins rep Ruth Bowen; Jo Swindels rep many other physios 1957-1962; Karen Jaundrell rep former physio students 1980-1983; Margaret O'Hara rep Bryan Norris; Marian and John Tidswell rep Kim Jones physio set 39 and generations of students inspired by Bobbie.
Unable to attend; Helen and Reg Grover and family; Harold and Dorrie Lewis; Exeter friends; Sylvia and Terry; Cynthia Jones; Marie Carter.

Donations in excess of £750 were gratefully received for CEREBRA, a charity for brain injured children.

Special thanks to Nick and Gillian Richards, Jackie and Jane of David Davies & Sons, Funeral Directors, Oswestry.

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