Linda Ann (MacDonald) Stewart
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 31st, 2016
We are saddened to announce the passing of Linda Ann (MacDonald) Stewart, 68, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, Linda was the daughter of the late Thomas ‘Tommy the Welder’ and Verna (Shepard) MacDonald.
Besides her parents, Linda was predeceased by her husband, Greg Stewart and her siblings, Elizabeth MacDonald Hiscott, Juanita MacDonald and Blaine MacDonald.
Linda is survived by her devoted husband, Gerard ‘Gusy’ Gouthro and his children, David Gouthro, Alicia (Mark) MacDonald and Darryl (Jennifer) Gouthro; daughter, Tracey (Kurt) Buckland and her cherished grandchildren, Emily and Erin Buckland, Emma, Katie and Ethan Gouthro and Isabella and Lila Gouthro. Linda is also survived by her sister, Myrna MacDonald; brother, Darryll (Joan) MacDonald; mother-in-law, Helen Stewart; sisters-in-law, Mary (Jimmy) Kelloway and Sandra (Peter) Veestra; many special nieces, nephews, cousins and treasured friends especially, Duana (Francois) d'Entremont, Dara (Gerard) MacDonald, Duane ‘Dewey’ (Rhonda) MacDonald, David (Kelly) Janes, Helen Lynn (Gerard) Janes, Cheryl (Rob) Donko, Blair Kelloway, Bonita (Paul) Wolfe, Robert (Eleanor) Hiscott, Brent MacDonald, Ave Shaw, Bernice MacDonald, Grace Delaney, Vince and Diane Buckland.
Linda graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Degree in Education and was a dedicated teacher for 38 years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry. Music, art, gardening and especially, photography were Linda's passions. She loved to explore the outdoors with Gerard and her camera buddies searching for the perfect photo. She felt at peace when she was near the ocean and especially, when her grandchildren and her Siberian Husky, Shuky, were at her side. Linda also enjoyed curling up with a good crossword puzzle and her cats, Zak and Zee. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Special thanks to Dr. Ron MacCormick, Dr. John Jensen, Dr. George Burns and the staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their care and kindness given to Linda during her time of need.
A private family service will take place at a later date.
Linda was an active volunteer with The Children's Wish Foundation to which charitable donations can be made in her honour.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
Life's Fleeting Moments – by Linda Stewart
Moments are but bubbles
Flitting through time.
Encircling us who live within.
Then, bursting and depositing us
On the high ground called Memory,
From where we can look back
And marvel at how quickly we have travelled.