Joe Goold remembered
JOSEPH Goold lived and loved life to the fullest.
Family and friends of the outgoing character will celebrate his life with a memorial skate day today, and at his funeral and wake on Monday.
The Terranora man, who would have turned 28 in December, died after his car left the road and rolled down an embankment off Terranora Road last Monday.
Mr Goold, known as Joe, has left behind a mass of loved ones, his older sister Erika Faust said.
“We love Joe dearly and will miss him so much,” she said.
“He always had a smile and a cheeky laugh that could light up a room.
“It's not fair his life was cut so short, but he lives on in all of us, and we should remember his smile and think happy, beautiful Joe.”
Mr Goold was born in Western Australia but always called the Tweed home.
“Joe moved to Tweed Heads at the age of 13 after his mum passed away to live with his sister Barb Wall and husband Pete,” Ms Faust said.
“Although he was born in Western Australia he spent over half his life in Tweed Heads, which became his home.”
She said that even as a child, her younger brother was fascinated by how things worked.
“Into his adolescence, he had an amazing technical knack and love for pulling things apart and putting them back together.
“He had a talented, brilliant mind, and was always the best at what he chose to do.”
Mr Goold, who attended Kingscliff High School, was also well known in the Tweed River Water Ski Club community.
“His first ever ski race was published in the Tweed Daily News when Joe and best mate Luke Trotman, together with Luke's dad Paul Trotman, and Pete, competed in the Grafton Bridge to Bridge at the age of 14, thus starting his love for ski racing,” Ms Faust said.
“He spent a lot of time skateboarding at the local skate parks, and created many friendships such as the close bond he had with brothers Zain, Sid and Eric Constantine, who he has been living with for the past year.”
The Constantine brothers have organised a memorial skate day today at 2pm (NSW time) at the Coolangatta skate park.
“Friends say Joe was a truly genuine friend who was always there for them,” Ms Faust said.
Mr Goold had a love of all outdoor activities, including wakeboarding, fishing, boating, snowboarding, partying, camping, and pulling things apart and fixing them.
“His love of the snow and snowboarding led him to the opportunity to spend a winter in Thredbo working with brother Herb. He donned the apron and rubber gloves and scrubbed dishes at Sante' Restaurant at night in order to fulfil his passion for shredding the slopes every day,' Ms Faust said.
Mr Goold completed an outboard mechanic apprenticeship at Endless Summer Marine and went on to open his own mobile marine mechanic business, JG Marine.
“Without formal qualifications he then went on to engineer after-market car parts, which he had manufactured in China, and distributed through another business online,” Ms Faust said.
“He also helped build APS 3000 surfboard-shaping machines. This is the talent, creativity, and entrepreneurial side of Joe that we are so proud of, and which will be missed.”
Mr Goold's funeral is on Monday at the Tweed Heads Crematorium at 11am (DST).
Family and friends are invited to gather after the ceremony to share stories, have a laugh, and a drink for Joe at Twin Towns Juniors.