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Linda McDermott

Linda McDermott

Sunday, July 20th, 1947 Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Linda Lou McDermott (Mayhew)

We gave Linda back on December 4 in the hospice in Squamish, BC. She had been in hospital for a month with pneumonia and heart attack. During the last three years she had become progressively weak and bedridden at home. Linda was a family physician in Haileybury, a nursing home physician and director of the women’s shelter. She led girl Guides. She used her energy in the horse club and the fall fair. She was active in third world development travelling to Honduras, Guatemala, India, Sri lanka and the Phillippines. Those who knew her understand the inadequacy of this list. There was usually an extra teenager staying at the farm and occasionally a family. “Linda’s girls” were welcome in the barn to ride and learn horsemanship. Her love was shared by Tom and sons Dan,Gavin (spouse Jackie) and Henry (spouse Sabrina); as well as sister Jean Ann Cooney, brothers Rick and Ed Mayhew. She lived this life to the fullest and now exhausted was ready to move on. Her ashes will be
buried at the family home in Mount Currie BC. No funeral no flowers. Contributions to International development through World Accord (http://www.worldaccord.org/ would be welcomed. Smile at a stranger today and hug a friend-that was Linda’s way.

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Bonnie MacDiarmid

Dear Tom And family: Rory & I are very sorry to learn of your dear Linda's passing. Life has not be very easy for her these past few years and she suffered a great deal. She is now free from the e earthly suffering and resting in the arms of her Lord and Saviour. She was a fine doctor, always had a listening ear and a kind word. I know you will all miss her terribly but she is free and happy once again. May God Bless You all. The MacDiarmids
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Irene Bond

Tom and family. So sorry to hear that you have lost your dear Linda. I wish we were closer so we could be there for you and your family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Cousin Irene Bond from Englehart Ontario.
Comment | Posted at 09:29pm via Condolence
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Margaret Mayhew

Tom, Gavin, Darren, and Henry, your Linda, your Mom, was so beloved by all, God's gift, and she will always be in my heart. With much sorrow and big hugs, Margaret Mayhew
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