Surrounded by family, Linda Parker passed peacefully at home on Saturday August 19, 2017.
Linda was predeceased by her parents Beverly and Hugh Parker, and her brothers Casey, Ian, Ben, and Bruce. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Raffaele; children Claire (Austin) and Joseph; sisters Wendy, Shirley (Ernie), brother Brian, and sisters-in-law Cathy (Murray) and Jacquie. She will also be missed by her nieces Rebecca, Bryce, Keira, Jessica, Lindsay, and Jackie (Craig); and nephews Beau (Brandi), Cameron, Josh (Maria), James, Theo, George, Dimitri, and Tayva along with great nieces Maggie, Nico, Clara, and Emma. Also mourning her loss is her soul sister and best friend of 35 years Susan Lowery as well as many other close friends.
Linda was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As the youngest of eight siblings, she learned to find her voice at an early age. Her passion and love for all things creative began when she was a child and continued on well into her last days.
She had a thirst for adventure that could only be quenched by travelling to many amazing places. She reflected on her travelling days often and loved to share stories of the many sights she saw and people she met along the way.
Linnie created a wonderful life with her Raff, Claire, and Joe and their two dogs Abbey and Trixie. The family took many road-trips and loved camping, fishing and going to the lake. We will lovingly remember her ability to make any activity, no matter how small, the most exciting through her vivacious spirit.
After her family and friends, the most important part of Linda’s life was her career as an elementary school teacher in Winnipeg’s inner-city. Those that knew Ms. Parker knew that she lovingly referred to her students as her kids and loved them like they were her own. She worked tirelessly to ensure that her kids felt treasured every time they walked through the classroom doors.
The family would like to thank the team that took care of our Linnie over the last couple of months. A special thank-you goes to Dr. Susan Robillard and the WRHA Palliative Care Program that took the greatest care of our whole family, with an extra special thanks to nurse Lisa.
A celebration of Linnie’s life will be held at 2:00 on Monday August 28, 2017 at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to WRHA Palliative Care Donation Fund. C/O Health Sciences Centre Foundation located at PW112-700 William Avenue. Winnipeg, MB, R3E OZ3.