With broken hearts we, the family of Francis Arthur Linden, are saddened to announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Dartmouth at the age of 56.
Born on September 5, 1965, in Sydney, Francis was the son of Beverly (Tomko) Linden and the late David Linden Sr.
Francis will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and willingness to help anyone in need.
Francis moved to Ontario at a young age and lived there for over 20 years before moving back to Cape Breton in 2016 to re-connect with his family. In 2020, Francis moved to Antigonish to be with Sherry Lynn.
Francis was set to share his life with the love of his life, Sherry Lynn, who he planned to marry in September of 2022. Francis enjoyed their time together at the family cottage, where he loved to go fishing and play with their buddy, Milo.
Francis is survived by his mother, Beverly (Tomko) Linden; brother, David (Kim) Linden; sisters, Darlene Crawley and Mary (Glen) Linden; fiancé, Sherry Lynn Vasil, stepdaughters, Courtney and Lisa (Mike) and his fur baby, Milo. He is also survived by four nieces, two nephews, three great-nieces, three great-nephews, and Goddaughter, Brianna.
Besides his father, Francis was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Francis and Laura Linden, maternal grandparents, Peter and Mary Tomko, and brother-in-law, Scott Crawley.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Francis Linden will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Private interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Francis may be made to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Very sorry for your loss Sherry Lynn and to his family and yours. My. Deepest condolences go out to you.
From: Sheldon Pearo
Bev & Family – so sorry to read of your son’s passing, please know our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
From: Keats & Brenda Biron
My heart breaks for you Sherry Lynn and the families… let your memories heal your heart!!! Thinking of you all!!
From: Vicki Russell
Sherry Lynn and family!Thinking of everyone at this very difficult time!
So sorry for your loss thinking of you and the girls
Bev & Family,
So sorry to hear of Francis’ sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
So sorry for your loss sherry lynn. praying for you all. Bobby and. Sandra
My deepest condolences to the Linden family and the friends of the loss of Francis Linden.🙏🙏💔💔
My deepest sympathy for your family. He will be missed by many.
Francis was a great person and would do anything for anyone. May him RIP.
Till we meet again❤️
I am so sorry sherrylynn to hear of your loss my heart and prayers go out to you
Peace and Love to the Family. In our thoughts and Prayers. The Savoy Family.
Dear Sherry Lynn & family
So very sorry for your loss 💔
Our Deepest Sympathy & Prayers are with you all during this sad time 🙏🙏 Hold on to all your beautiful memories Sending our love & hugs ❤️
Ed & Cheryl xoxo
Sherry Lynn, Courtney, Lisa and the Linden Family. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Francis passing It is never easy losing a Family member. Sincere sympathy on your loss. Our Love and Prayers are with you all. Love you Sherry Lynn – Hugs – Jim & Carol Michaud.
Bev I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. Also for his wife to be. May your memories bring you comfort.
We are truly saddened with the passing of Francis , he will be missed, Francis was like a little baby brother to me, I sit here typing this Bev with a heavy heart , may he Rest In Peace
Please accept my deepest condolences.
Sending big hugs to Sherry Lynn, Courtney and Lisa.
Bev and Family,
So sorry to hear of Francis’ sudden passing. I’ll always remember when he and my brother met Rita MacNeil, he was so excited and talked about it and we laughed so hard. This is the Francis I remember, full of joy and laughter. Take care all of you.
Beverly and Family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of Francis. Many a memory has been stirred of our childhoods and the good times we all had together. He will be missed but always remembered.
My deepest condolences to the Linden Family. Thoughts and Prayers to you all
So sorry for your loss Sherri-Lynn, hugs!❤️
So sorry for your loss Sherri Lynn, you finally found the love of your life and your love was cut too short. My heart goes out to you and the girls……… Try and stay strong you have had so many losses to over come, Cindy & Keith
Darlene deepest sympathies to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Bev so sorry to read of Francis passing, stay strong
So sorry for your Loss , My Condolences to the Family and Friends.
I am saddened to hear for Francis’ passing. I have many memories of playing with Francis at nanny and papa’s.
Aunt Bev please know that I am keeping you and all the family in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you.
Dear Bev & Family
So sorry to read about your son’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.. May Francis Rest In Peace.
Our deepest condolences to Francis’s family, fiance & friends. Francis lived with my sister Debbie & family for a time in Ontario where I first met him. I don’t think that I have known a more kind & generous man than Francis. He was always there when needed. You will be missed Franny. Much love to all from Alberta, Canada.
I am so sorry for your loss Sherry Lyn. I know Francis touched many lives here in Bancroft and made many, many friends. We are saddened by this sudden loss of someone that was not only funny, but very caring. My heart goes out to you, your girls and the Linden Family. My family and I are going to miss him very much❤❤
Sherry Lynn so sorry for your loss my prayers and big hugs for all .There is nothing I can say to help but think what would Frances want you to do
Bev and Family,
Dave and I are so sorry to hear of Francis’ sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad and difficult time.
Sorry for your loss Sherry Lynn
Sherry Lynn so sorry to hear of your loss
Sincere condolences to you and family
Having gone through the loss of my husband 7 mts ago Sherry Lynn I understand your grief and pain. You are not alone … hold your family tight, they will help you through this. Hugs sweetie 💔