Linda Clarke

October 9, 2019


Passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre October 9, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents, Ron and Violet Marsh, and her husband Maxwell Clarke.

Being an amazing and dedicated chef, she was a woman who took care of and fed so many. Even when serving hundreds on a ship, she gave individual attention to someone’s birthday, whipping up and serving an exquisite version of their favourite dessert. Linda had a way of making people feel special when in her presence. And her chocolate chip cookies – none was ever so good!  Every meal was prepared with detail and love and Linda had a way of making everyone at her table feel welcome, and like family. Well loved by friends, co-workers and her own family, she had a great sense of humor, loved to play in a skit, tell a story and dress up for a laugh! A spontaneous free bird, she was always wanting to have an adventure! From parasailing to renting the red mustang for no reason while on a trip, she wanted to live life to the fullest with no regrets.

A disorganized decorator at heart, she would decorate for Christmas on Christmas Eve – but it was spectacular! Linda was a strong willed woman who had to do it all herself, including fixing all the things at the family’s Bed and Breakfast when no one knew how to fix the toilet. But it always got fixed, as she was determined.

Please join us for a celebration of her life! Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 9-1, Sunday, October 13, reflection of memories at 1:30 p.m.  (Carnell’s also), Interment to follow in Trinity at a later date.



9-1 p.m. on October 13, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Refection of Memories

1:30pm, Sunday October 13th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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So sorry to read about Linda’s passing.I remember her from the old days in The Chef’s association NL

So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. A lovely lady most certainly. She is in my prayers.

Catherine our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories they are forever.

Our sincere condolences to the Clarke family at this hard time. Linda was a force and a kind and gentle soul. I will miss her dearly.

I am so very saddened to hear of Linda’s passing!
My sincere condolences to her family and friends!

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Catherine, my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

I will never forget our friendship that developed at the Marine Institute when you came for training. I’ll always remember the $15 winter coat…I will miss you dearly , and condolences to your family

I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy and prayer go out to all of you. I knew Linda many years ago when I hung out with Peggy, Bun Patsy and Joanne. I remember what a wonderful friend she was to everyone. She will be missed

My condolences to you both,Catherine and Lori,so sorry fir your loss..Totally saddenedby Linda’s passing.She was a lovely person,and a great colleague. She will be missed by all who knew and worked with her,and calked her friend.

It is with a heartfelt sadness that I learn of my Aunt Lynn’s sudden and unexpected passing. My heart is rich of with childhood memories of time spent with her laughing and learning so much. My condolences.

I am shocked and heartbroken to learn of Linda’s untimely passing ..A wonderful and gentle lady forsure..I met Linda many years ago at CONA while preparing to write my red seal in cooking ..Linda’s main concerns were her family and her work.. .
Just hoping you are sailing on an eternal sea of peace and happiness…and being served at the table of The Master of us all and being served with the love and dedication you showed in serving others…My condolences to your two daughters and your beloved grandson, and all your extended family …Rest in Peace Linda as you Sail on your Everlasting Journey..

You were a bright light and will be greatly missed
Our sincere condolences to Linda’s family.

By Agnes Knight and Craig Larkin

It saddens us deeply to lose you Linda. A great friend, a fabulous mom, a wonderful and unselfish person who has been taken too early. We hope you and Max are cuddling tonight.
Ray and Eileen Druken

Cathy and Lori
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you all at this sad and difficult time.
Ron and Betty Johnson

So shocked & sadden to hear of Linda’s passing. Our condolences & thoughts are with you all at this very sad & difficult time.
Bruce & Bernice Miller


Linda and I were co-workers and friends on the West Aquarius. She was one of the most gentle, sensible and down to earth people I’ve had the honour of knowing. Rest easy Linda.. My sincere condolences to your family..

My sincere condolences to all of Linda’s family. She will be missed. I grew up with Linda on Beaumont St. along with Peggy. Pats, and Jo. We had great adventures together as kids. I have had the opportunity over the last few years to get together with” the girls ” and reminisce about our time together laughing out loud for hours. Linda was a loyal friend and quite the entertainer. She had a natural talent to make us all laugh. We have all been friends for over fifty years . There will be a little less laughter in the would now. Rest easy. Linda.

So sorry for your loss. I met Linda through Peggy and everytime she would be in the mall and I was working she would come over and give me a big hug and wish me a good day. I will certainly miss that. Cherish your memories they will get you through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

I know words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling, but I want you to know how much I care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss. Linda was an amazing person and I am so blessed she was in my life periodically. A laugh at a family get together or even just a chat, Linda was absolutely delightful and pleasant to be around. My heart is breaking for you and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

I worked with Linda on the West Aquarius for many years. She was the most kind and loving woman and it definitely showed in her cooking and baking!! She will be so missed! Condolences to the Clarke family for their loss.

Wow, I worked with Linda on the west aquarius, she was always happy, was an outstanding chef, wonderful person.
Lots of love for her, RIP my friend, it was a great privilege knowing.
Condolences to the family.

My deepest condolences to the family.

On behalf of Teekay Offshore we offer our sincere condolences to the Clarke family. Some of us had the fortunate opportunity to sail with Linda and experience her fantastic cooking and baking. Linda’s attitude was always positive and she treated everyone with respect and kindness. Rest in Peace Linda.

So Sorry To Hear Of Linda,s Passing..Thinking & Remembering You All In My Prayers At This Sad Time .Hugsss

My heart is so heavy since learning of the passing of this wonderful lady. A wonderful childhood friend. Every time we ran in to each other it was like yesterday and that no time had passed since our last chat. Heaven has another angel to watch over all who loved her. My sincere condolences to her children and family. Rest easy my dear.

Deepest sympathies on Linda’s passing. She was an amazing lady