Cyril Goodyear

Reg. #158
Name: Cyril James Goodyear
Date of Birth: Apr 23, 1926
Location at Birth: Deer Lake, Newfoundland
Status: Living
Date of Passing:
Location at Passing:

Ranger Force Career

Regimental Number: 158
Date Enlisted: Feb 17, 1945
Date Discharged: Jul 31, 1950
Length of Service: 5 years 6 months

Posting History

Detachment Start Date End Date
Kilbride Headquarters Feb 17, 1945 Jun 30, 1945
Battle Harbour Detachment Jul 1, 1945 Aug 31, 1945
Nain Detachment Sep 1, 1945 Sep 3, 1947
Kilbride Headquarters Sep 4, 1947 Sep 30, 1947
Port aux Basques Detachment Oct 1, 1947 Mar 31, 1948
St. Andrew’s Detachment Apr 1, 1948 Mar 31, 1949
Port aux Basques Detachment Apr 1, 1949 Jun 30, 1949
Gambo Detachment Jul 1, 1949 Jul 31, 1950

Rank History

Rank Start Y-M-D End Y-M-D
Ranger 3rd Class 1945 Feb 17 1946 Mar 31
Ranger 2nd Class 1946 Apr 1 1947 Mar 31
Ranger 1st Class 1947 Apr 1 1950 Jul 31

Beyond the Ranger Force

Occupation History

Provincial Court Judge, Newfoundland and Labrador
Registrar, Supreme Court of Newfoundland, 1987
Deputy Attorney General, Newfoundland and Labrador
Deputy Minister of Northern Affairs, Newfoundland and Labrador
Mayor, Deer Lake

From the Library

Questionnaire Response, Noel, Llewellyn
Author Noel, Llewellyn
Date Published Jan. 1, 1981
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, MG 621, Box 14, 50th Anniversary folder
A force to be reckoned with
Author Lisa Pendergast
Date Published August 29, 2018
Attribution Memorial University Gazette
Sometimes I Forget
Author Goodyear, Cyril
Date Published Jan. 1, 2012
Attribution ,

Cyril Goodyear grew up in Deer Lake and continues to live in the west coast town in his retirement. Cyril has had many careers throughout his eight decades of life. He was in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and then an officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He became a lawyer and was admitted to the Newfoundland Bar in 1977. He was a judge and then chief judge of the provincial court. He was Deputy Minister of Rural, Agricultural and Northern Affairs. He was Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. He retired in 1989 and then went on to be elected mayor of Deer Lake from 1997 to 2001. Cyril is a widower and father of two sons, an author and columnist, and also a man who continues to enjoy the great outdoors. Cyril has had a very interesting life and he tells readers all about it in an honest, un-compromising and very entertaining manner. This book is his memoir, greatly aided and abetted by the diaries he's kept all his life.

The road to nowhere: memories : Newfoundland and Labrador
Author Goodyear, Cyril
Date Published Jan. 1, 2004
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Contents: Introduction -- Think about your World -- The Car-i-boo Song -- Uncle Jim and the Crow -- The Scruffy Fir Tree -- The Friendly Ones -- Blowing out the Candle -- The Star -- The Gun -- Unitas Fratrum -- The Hoop Theory -- Nearer to Mars -- The Pole Star -- The Water Bomber -- The Message -- The Counterfeiters -- The Two Dollar Murder -- A Full Blown Flower -- Mokami -- The Road to Nowhere.

Against the elements: surviving in Newfoundland and Labrador's great outdoors
Author Goodyear, Cyril
Date Published Jan. 1, 2001
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