65, Glace Bay
It is with heavy hearts that I, John Shepard announce the passing of my dear wife, Linda Elizabeth Shepard on Feb. 19, 2012, in the An Cala unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with me at her side.
Born in Glace Bay, Linda was the youngest daughter of the late Wilfred and Helen (Nellie) Roberts.
Linda was educated in Glace Bay and had spent much of her adult life in the Halifax area, working as a store manager, ladies clothing buyer, and for a number of years ran her own businesses in the Halifax area before returning to our roots in Cape Breton following our retirements.
Linda will be sadly missed by her husband, John Shepard after sharing a married life together for over 46 years. She is also survived by a brother, Jim (Elanor) Roberts.
Besides her parents, Linda was predeceased by brothers, Norman at infancy and John, and a sister, Wilma Ogilvie (Henry).
Following organ donation, cremation has taken place by Linda’s request. Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Linda Elizabeth Shepard will be held at Knox United Church, Glace Bay on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John Finlayson officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the church hall. A private family interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney at a later date.
No flowers by request, donations in memory of Linda may be made to the Palliative Care Society, Knox United Church or charity of your choice.
Special thanks are expressed to the doctors, nurses and other staff of both Cape Breton Cancer Center and the Palliative Care unit for their thoughtful and caring treatments of Linda throughout the stages of her illness.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Thinking of you today John. As a widow, I have taken this journey and know the depths of your sorrow.Be strong and let Linda’s strength and love comfort and support you.Love Linda MacDonald Stewart
From: Linda Stewart
JOHN PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE SYMPATHY. JOAN CALLED ME LAST EVENING WITH THE NEWS. GOD BLESS YOU. ELIZABETH MC DOUGALL PIERCE.
From: ELIZABETH PIERCE
So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing..Deepest sympathy at this most difficult time.
From: Ken Cairns
Nothing can take the place of Linda but our thoughts and sympathies are with you at this trying time Percy, Leona & Family
From: Percy Shepard
John,Jim and family.Very sorry to learn of Linda’s passing.I learned of her illness last week.
From: Robert McArel
Sorry to hear of Linda,s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
From: Barbara & Walter Dominie