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It is with great sadness that the family of Sonja Jacqueline Goodlad, born December 9, 1943, announces her passing on Sunday, October 2, 2016 after a lengthy stay in the Cowichan District Hospital. Sonja will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 50 years, Gordon, and their children Jennifer, Anita (Chris), & Robyn and 3 grandchildren Kaitlynn, Jacob and Kayden. Sonja is survived by her mother Zoe Braten, brother Frank (Marilyn) Braten, sisters Eileen (Ken) Hillyard & Sylvia (Brian) Grafton. Sonja is predeceased by her father Jack Braten. Sonja will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Sonja was an avid sewer who found great pleasure in making creations for others as gifts. She also loved to travel and spend quality time with her grandchildren who gave her such joy. An afternoon tea to celebrate the life of Sonja will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 between 1-4pm at the Goodlad family home. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Sonja may do so to the Canadian Diabetes Association at https://