Jack Irving Goodwill

Jack Irving Goodwill, 69 years old, left this earth unexpectedly after having surgery on January 23, 2020, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

He was born September 26, 1950 in Seward, Alaska to Jack and Bessie Goodwill. Jack graduated from Seward High School and Pacific Lutheran University. He commercial fished in Alaska for many years as a younger man, and then worked for Northern Stevedoring in Seward for over 25 years where he also served as Vice President. Not quite ready for the rocking chair, he went back to work as the operations supervisor for the Seward hub of the Alaska Railroad for 17 years. Jack officially retired, September of 2019 to his villa in Mexico with his beloved wife, Nancy.

Jack enjoyed life to the fullest, with a smile on his face and always with a kind and helping hand. His greatest joys were fishing, gardening, taking pictures of beautiful sunsets, the ocean, delicious food, people, and most of all, spending time with family, friends, and most importantly, his wife. Jack had a special place in his heart for the people of Bucerias, Mexico, where he and Nancy lived during the winters for many years while establishing their retirement home. Jack made an incredible number of friends over his lifetime and he will be sorely missed by all of the people that loved him and called him a friend.

He leaves behind his wife, Nancy Goodwill and his children Bob (Denice) and Brian (Katty), Angela (Jeremiah) and Dean; his siblings, Carolyn Ainsworth (Tex, Floyd, Matthew), Star McCloud (Sami, Shannon, Misty) and Rocky Goodwill (Suzanne, Denali); his nine grandchildren, Nathan, Noah, Russell, Larissa, Zach, Breeann, Anna, Emma and Calysta, and one great-grandson, Jace.

His nieces, nephews and grandchildren will forever miss his infamous Donald Duck impression and the ever-present smile on his face.

“Fair Winds and Following Seas”, we will see you on the other side with our fishing poles in our hand.

A Celebration of Life will be held June 7 in Seward, Alaska at the local pavilion overlooking Resurrection Bay.