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It is with great sadness that we, the family of Linda Kennedy, announce her peaceful passing on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born December 29, 1951 in Louisbourg, Linda was the daughter of the late Tom and Dorothy (LeBlanc) Lynk.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Tom Kennedy; children, Rhonda Hersey (Aaron), Gerry Lee, Cathy Ballentine (Paul) and Rob Kennedy; the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Colby, Ethan, Parker, Spencer, Katelyn, Justin and Luc.

Linda grew up in Old Town Louisbourg and later moved to Downtown Louisbourg. She worked as a hairdresser, a receptionist at the Best Western Hotel and the Fortress of Louisbourg, where she was a tour guide, a tourism liaison officer and finished her career as a historic interpreter.

Linda always had an attachment to Louisbourg and wanted to contribute to the tourism industry and in 1995, she made her dream come true when she and her husband, Tom, decided to build a tourism accommodation business on the water in Louisbourg, giving life to Point a View Suites. Later on, “Sabean” gave life to the Beggar’s Banquet, where many tourists and locals enjoyed an 18th century meal, Nova Scotia traditional live music and a dance with “Sabean”.

Linda enjoyed having family meals, watching her grandchildren play sports, picking beach glass with her grandchildren, meeting her friends for coffee and spending weekends in her camper van with her husband, Tom and browsing at Value Village. Linda was one of a kind and her family and friends were nothing short of blessed to have shared her life with her.

Linda will be greatly missed by her family, numerous friends, colleagues and staff at Point of View and the Fortress of Louisbourg. Her loving, warm and friendly personality brightened up a room and deeply touched every person she ever met. She always put the needs of others before her own and will always be remembered for this. Whether you knew her for 4 minutes or 40 years, you became her friend. Even during her battle with cancer, she was concerned for others and gave great advice. She was an active member of the Mighty Fortress Church of God and her faith was strong.

We, the family, would like to take the time to thank the doctors and staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the VON for your compassionate care of Linda in her time of need. You all made her last days a little brighter by showing her compassion and care that was second to none.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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