Linda Mae Flint
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Linda passed away in Nanaimo on April 9, 2021 at the age of 71. After a long, inspiring, and courageous battle with cancer, Linda is now at peace with those that she loved and lost before, including her parents, Walter and Jean Becker, and her brother Brad.
Although this is a time of sadness as we think of the void left by Linda’s passing she would want us to remember all the many fond memories and laughs she shared with us. She has left us with lasting memories of her giving heart, her caring and approachable demeanour, and how she was able to change everyone she loved for the better.
Linda’s family is what she cherished the most. She was loved dearly by her husband of a remarkable 51 years, Roy. She was mother to Brent in Calgary and Kent in Nanaimo. She never liked using the words ‘in law’ when she spoke of her sons’ spouses, as she considered Cyndi and Kelly to be her own daughters. To her husband, sons, and daughters, Linda offered unconditional love and support and the comforting knowledge that she was their biggest advocate.
Linda’s greatest joy came from her grandchildren. She considered her role as Grandma/Grammy to be her greatest gift and she was so incredibly proud of Ryan, McKenzie, Will, Morgan, and Sam. She could make something as simple as a back rub, a snuggle, a card game, baking a cake or a DQ Blizzard seem like the most wonderful thing in the world. The profound impact of Linda’s love and influence on these young people is her greatest legacy.
The bonds of family were woven into Linda’s fabric from her birth on January 24, 1950 in Big River, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her siblings who loved and supported her for her entire life: Faye, Pat, Cindy, Barry, Jack, and Brad. Linda considered their partners, Merv, Harv, Niki, Karen, and Kaye to be as close to her as if they were her own brothers and sisters. Family get-togethers with her extended family including many cousins, nieces, nephews, and multiple generations were the events that brought Linda lasting joy and memories.
She made very special lifetime friends throughout the country having lived in Canal Flats BC, Hudson Bay SK, Peterborough ON, and Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, before retiring with Roy in Nanaimo where she loved the ocean and the wonderful climate.
Today her family asks you to think of a special moment you shared with Linda, smile, and consider how you can pay that feeling forward onto others.
A small celebration of Linda’s life will be planned at a later date.
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