Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, June 12th at the Miller Centre, Linda Anne Clarke (June 16, 1948 to June 12, 2018). Predeceased by her husband, Clifford Penney, her parents, Len and Shirley Clarke; and her Uncle Dick Clarke. Leaving to mourn her brother, John Clarke, and sister, Jacquie Clarke; her special cousin Terry King (Mary); and aunts, Margaret King, Josephine (Bob) Terris and Phyllis (Dennis) Budgell, as well as a large circle of family and friends. She will be missed by her best friends (‘Linda’s birthday club’) who have enjoyed her many delicious meals and precious moments spent together. Dr. Amy Tong, Allison, Val, Marilyn, Lily, Donna, Joanie and Janet have been there for her every day, especially this last 9 months of her illness. A special thank you to her many other lifelong friends, most especially Dolly Hart, Beth & Doug and Mandy.
Linda died as she lived her life, quietly, gracefully and surrounded by the love of her lifetime friends and furry friends, Maggie and Sarah. Linda was known for her big heart, her kindness and generosity to all those she knew. She was always there to celebrate birthdays and occasions and spoil everyone with presents. Linda’s biggest gift was her work with the School for the Deaf, a place she thought of as her second home with so many students to love and care for. She was a kindred spirit who loved to help others and will celebrate her last birthday with all who knew and loved her on June 16th.
There will be no wake but a memorial service to celebrate her life and 70th birthday to be held at Carnell’s Chapel on Saturday June 16th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place.
A special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, Community Health nurses and Palliative Care, especially Carmel Collins, for the special attention and care provided to Linda.
Donations gratefully accepted in her memory in lieu of flowers for the SPCA.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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