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Date of Passing: Nov 22, 2019

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(nee DALMAN)

Linda passed peacefully on November 22, 2019. There is nothing as hurtful as this life which is temporary in nature.
Predeceased by parents, Ferdinand and Josephine Dalman; brother Eric and sister-in-law Beverly.
Linda will be dearly missed by husband Don, daughter Kim, son-in-law Sean; grandchildren, Anika and Morgan; brother Lyall (Joanie); sister Johanne (Brian); and many other extended family members and dear friends.
How do we eulogize a daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother and grandmother who was self-luminous? She shone with love for life. A life lived with integrity, intelligence and compassion. She was an excellent judge of character, listened carefully and had an amazing reserve of endurance and strength. Her smile was magnetic. She had a great capacity to love. She was devoted to her family and was a loyal cheerful friend. She understood that life is precious and lived it fully, independently and energetically.
Linda had a very happy childhood growing up in East Kildonan. She graduated from Miles MacDonnell Collegiate. She enjoyed the challenges and people she met throughout her working career. Linda was dedicated to Don for 53 years. She loved travelling, spending time with the children in her life, cooking, singing, entertaining and laughing at Don`s jokes. She took pleasure in finding beauty in daily life, walking her dogs, shopping, lunching with friends, going to plays, music and dance performances, and reading books on the dock at the Lake. She delighted in her grandchildren.
It was Linda's wishes that there be no service.
In her generous way, she chose to share a poem that exactly reflected her feelings:

"Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am gentle autumn's rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there; I did not die."
-Author Unknown

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 30, 2019

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I am so sad that Linda passed away. Both Don and Linda where great friends! Esther also passed away about 3 years ago. Such a lost to both of us! Please contact me Don 778-476-4628 Bryon - Posted by: Bryon Berry (Friend) on: May 14, 2022

  • What a great friend and both Dave and Linda had a great relationship with Ester and myself. So sad............Also Esther passed away 3 years ago..... would like to touch base with you??/ Bryon - Posted by: Bryon Berry (Friend) on: Apr 13, 2021

  • Condolences to the family. Such a sad time for you all ..I just remember her smiles.. Love & prayers....Cousin Joanie - Posted by: Joan Johnston (Cousin) on: Dec 16, 2019

  • Great colleague to work with. Good soul - RIP Linda. - Posted by: Derek Fraser (Former colleague at HSC) on: Dec 02, 2019

  • My condolences on the loss of a wonderful lady. We worked together at HSC Planning Department and have kept in touch at periodic dinners with other work partners. I really appreciated Linda's quiet sense of humor and her kindness. So sorry we will not see her smiling face at our dinners. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Donna Land (worked together) on: Dec 02, 2019

  • I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was a great mentor, and a warm and generous friend. - Posted by: Karen (Past Employee) on: Dec 02, 2019

  • We will miss your never ending smiles Linda. Always in our hearts. Love, Dave and Connie - Posted by: Dave Knight (Brother in law) on: Nov 30, 2019

  • Kim, Sean, Anika, Morgan, and Don, Our most sincere condolences on the loss of Linda who was all that you mentioned and more. Just like her mom, Joey, Linda was every inch the classy lady with a tinkling laugh and zest for life. My folks always had such fun with Don and Linda, but Phyl, especially, cherished her friendship with your mom and enjoyed the many lunches they had out together. Linda was one of a kind and truly unforgettable. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Tracy, Peter, Allery, and Nealy - Posted by: Tracy Zlotnick-Armstrong (Lake neighbour) on: Nov 30, 2019

  • This breaks my heart to find out about Linda. She was always a ray of comforting warmth when you were in her presence. She always conducted herself as a royal lady but was so humble. She never put on "airs" and was always true to herself. She will be very much missed as she was never far from my thoughts. Hugs to everyone in the family as it was not just Don, Kim and grandkids that are hurting from her loss. Love you all. - Posted by: Diane Hazeu (cousin) on: Nov 30, 2019

  • Don, Kim & family We are so very saddened to learn of Linda's passing. She was a warm, wonderful, beautiful lady whom we all loved from the moment we met at the lake. We will always remember the great times spent in her company - it was apparent just how much she loved & lived every day to the fullest, We will never forget her wonderful smile that made one's heart feel happy. Rosemary, Jason & Matthew - Posted by: Rosemary, Jason & Matthew (Lake friends) on: Nov 30, 2019

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