Joe Goold farewelled
JOSEPH Goold had a brilliant mind, a contagious laugh and a cheeky grin from ear to ear.
About 200 friends and family members of the 27-year-old Tweed man, who died after his car left the road and rolled down an embankment off Terranora Road last Monday, gathered at Tweed Heads Crematorium yesterday to pay their respects.
Joe, or Joe Joe as he was known to many, was remembered as an innovator with a Cheshire cat grin, an irreplaceable best friend and a cheeky brother.
His sister, Barbara Wall, who took a 13-year-old Mr Goold into her home in Tweed Heads after they lost their mother, remembered the little boy who had become a man.
“He was amazingly talented and I miss him so much,” Mrs Wall said.
“The little boy I always saw had become a man.
“You did leave from time to time, but our home was always open for you. It was like The Castle.”
Mrs Wall said she took comfort in knowing her brother would now be with their mother.
Mrs Wall's husband, Pete, said Mr Goold was like a son to them.
“I first met him when he was nine and we all got on so well,” he said.
“He made friends everywhere he went in life.”
Youth Group's Forever Young was played at the beginning of the service in honour of the 27-year-old.
Phone messages left by friends unable to attend the funeral were played out as mourners laid out flowers.
On Saturday, more than 150 people turned out at Coolangatta skate park in memory of Mr Goold.
Friend Matt Coaker said they had a day in his honour.
“We just went out there to have a good time for Joe Joe,” Mr Coaker said.
“He's going to be missed massively. The Coolangatta skate park was one of our favourite hang-outs when it first opened.”
Mr Goold's brother, Herb Faust, joined skaters on the day.
“He had a lot of friends there,” Mr Faust said.
Mr Goold was born in Western Australia before moving to the Tweed.
He attended Kingscliff High School and was well known in the Tweed River Water Ski Club community.
Mr Goold also completed an outboard mechanic apprenticeship at Endless Summer Marine and went on to open his own mobile marine mechanic business, JG Marine.