Linda Margaret Leonard

April 26, 1955 to January 14, 2023


Passed peacefully away in the arms of her husband David on January 14th, 2023, Linda Margaret Leonard (nee Percy) age 67 years after an extended and courageous battle with Cancer.

Predeceased by parents Evelyn and Roy Percy; parents-in-law Greta and Edward Leonard; also predeceased by sister-in-law Elizabeth Leonard and brother-in-law Francis Ryan.

Leaving to mourn husband of 43 years David; sisters (Irish twin) Karen, Donna (Chris) Power, Renee (Ken) Beanlands, brother John (Louise); sister-in-law Barbara (Peter) Simmonds and brother-in-law Ed Leonard, as well as many nieces and nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours, (Bubble Buddies and best friends) Darlene and Jerry, the “Fantastic 5” retired nursing co-workers who were always there for us.

Thank you to Dr. Stuckless and staff at radiation therapy and the chemotherapy unit. Special thank you to Dr. Armstrong – your care and encouragement to continue travelling made dreams come true.
Also thanks for the compassion, respect and care of Dr. Fardy, Dr. Rogers and entire staff at the palliative unit who made the transition as gentle and as peaceful as possible. As well as many thanks to the home care team at the community support program Topsail Road.

As per Linda’s request no visitation is planned. Internment at a later date to be announced.

Linda was a Registered Nurse for 41 years – a profession which she loved and took great pride in. She was blessed with boundless energy and a joy for life. Her passion for travel and wide eyed wonder of each new destination and the feeling of coming home to favorite haunts was infectious.

Linda’s open and honest personality endeared her to all she met. Europe was her go-to of choice. She was always saying “we’re so lucky” whether sitting contented at a café or hiking up a mountain.

Moon River was our travel theme song and whenever she heard it she would get emotional remembering the good times and hoping for more. Even with her difficult fight with the disease she was determined to cross one more destination of her bucket list.

Linda will always be remembered as a fierce and iron willed lady whose unyielding grace gave her the will to battle to the very end.

Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way
Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end
Waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend
Moon river and me

                                                                                                                                  Henry Mancini


Goodbye My Love
and goodbye my love



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Hello Dave. So sorry for the loss of Linda! I know that you are going through a difficult time right now. My wife, Judy, passed away last September, also from cancer and it still seems so unreal that she is gone.
Take care of yourself!

I am so sorry for your loss. . I have only fond memories of linda .. I hope your grief and that of all who loved her will pass quickly.

Dave, I am deeply saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. I have many memories of working with Linda. She was an amazing nurse and friend. Always smiling and caring. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing David my condolences to you and family. I worked with Linda in the GI unit at HSC.

Dave and family,
Paul and I were heartbroken to hear that Linda had passed away. She was a beautiful lady inside and out.
And you my dear man was the love of her life.. You brought her so much happiness. We are so sorry for your pain. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

David Please accept my deepest sympathy on Linda,s
passing ,may all your Happy Memories comfort you at this sad time . Your cousin Alice Pittman Dicks..

My heartfelt condolences to you all on Linda’s passing. May your many wonderful memories of Linda and her infectious smile surround you and help you navigate through these difficult days/weeks ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this extremely difficult time.. RIP beautiful lady.

I first met Linda at “the Pennywell Rd. apartment.” Oh the parties above the plumbing shop !!!
The good times there with her, Dave, and all of our friends. She was truly a spirit with boundless energy and joy. I never saw Linda without a contagious smile and a cheerful remark. She has made an indelible mark on life’s outlook for me and will be deeply missed.
Our deepest condolences to Dave and family.

I was very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I have such fond memories of meeting her and her siblings (my cousins) when I was a child and more recently when my family visited Newfoundland. My heart goes out to Dave, Karen, Donna, John, Renee and all the family members mourning her loss. She was a sweet, kind person who will be deeply missed.

I was saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. It was always nice to run into each other and catch up on the news. She was always kind and thoughtful. Deepest condolences.

Sincere Condolences on the passing of Linda. I worked with her on surgery Cowan Wd at the old general. I saw her after a few years at the GI Unit HSC, always a lovely person. May your beautiful memories bring you comfort & peace at this difficult time. Rest Peacefully Linda.

So sorry to hear of Linda’s death. I knew Linda through Nursing on 4NB and the Gi Unit. She was one of the kindest, caring, giving people I met throughout my Nursing Career. Keep the good times and memories in your hearts. To Dave you were her rock and your lives together was like a love story. Take care of yourself!

David please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Linda. Love is eternal.

My Grandmother Mary was your Fathers sister and I have very fond memories of visiting Aunt Greta and Uncle Edward in St. John’s. We would have met in our youth and again maybe on the occasion of Uncle Edwards living memorial.

It is with heartfelt condolences I write this message. We were so sad to hear this news today. Linda was such a gentle and warm person. So kind to me as a patient .and filled with with compassion for all her patients! She was a lovely person and nurse! It is such a loss!

Dave, Linda’ s family and friends,
I was saddened to read of Linda’s passing. Please accept my condolences. I knew Linda from nursing school and working on surgery with her. Although I haven’t seen Linda for a long time, I always remembered her kindness, and caring. She was a wonderful nurse and colleague.

To Karen and Family:
Very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing, far too soon. I have fond memories of you guys in school and at Cochrane St. Please accept my sincere condolences. Kindest regards to all, Ruth

So sad to hear of Linda’s passing. Four friends from the East End travelled to Mexico (Linda, Scarlet, Jan & myself) following high-school and had a wonderful time together.. We have great memories of our time together with Linda. She was a lovely graceful person. Carmel Conway (originally from Forest Road).

Dave and family:
We were so saddened to hear of Linda’s suffering and recent passing. Our heartfelt condolences as you get through this most difficult of times.
Denise and Randy Ricketts.

My Dear Dave.;
My deepest condolences to you. Linda was a beautiful lady and will be greatly missed.

We have no words to express how saddened we were when we received the news about Linda. She fought the great fight, lived in hope and was determined that she was going to continue to have new adventures despite her diagnosis. – and indeed she did. I recall your wedding day and how happy you both were and then continued to live as newlyweds throughout the years.. You both ensured people felt special when invited to your house and the ladies always left on Valentines Day with a rose and chocolates. David, cherish your memories and to quote Helen Keller “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us”. Take care and stay in touch.

Peggy and Pat

Dave and family.
Dave and I are so shocked and saddened to hear of Linda’s death. Linda and I worked together on 4 north B , and experienced many of life’s milestones at the same time. I remember Linda showing me your beautiful wedding photos and we both had our homes constructed at the same time.
After working with Linda as a colleague, I was privileged to have her care for me in the GI unit. She was always so kind and compassionate in both roles.
Please know, Dave, that you are in our thoughts as you navigate this most difficult time..
Kathy and Dave Collins

Heartfelt condolences to you Dave and to Linda’s family. We are all so saddened by Linda’s passing and hold dear our special memories of Linda, from our days at Southcott Hall during our years in training at the General Hospital School of Nursing, and beyond that, throughout our nursing careers, reunions, etc. Linda was a warm, kind & gentle person who is gone way too soon. Heaven has gained another angel. Sincerely, Sharon Dominic

David and extended family members, my heartfelt condolences to you on Linda’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you. The love you have for each other go beyond words, know she is at peace in God’s care. You have support from many friends and family, who will be there. Share the many beautiful memories with each other, stay in touch with them. God Bless, Brenda (sister of Linda Feltham)

To Dave, my long-time colleague from work in the Department of Natural Resources. So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Our thoughts are with you in what must be a very difficult time. Linda obviously lived every moment with determination and a desire to make the most of every destination and experience. We can all learn a lesson from that, for there is so much that we can never predict. Take care of yourself, and we’re thinking of you..

Andy and Vi Kerr

Linda was the Florence Nightingale of nurses as shown throughout her nursing career. I graduated with Linda in 1975 and worked together for 30 years in the GI unit as a colleague and a very dear friend during and in retirement.So many memories and laughs over the years we were family which included her soul mate and partner Dave.At Christmas Linda would quote a line from A Christmas Carol ” God Bless Us, Ever One. We were blessed to have known Linda.

Dave, My sincere sympathy. I feel your pain and suffering. It will be two years on March 16th since Marge died in my arms. The pain and your mourning will continue as you live with your memories.

Dave ,and the Percy Family ,
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Linda’s passing . I met Linda in the early 198o’s when I was a nursing student on 4NB at the HSC . From the first time I met Linda , I knew she had all of the characteristics that made up an exceptional RN . She was always so calm , understanding , kind and compassionate …. a true role model and mentor for a young student nurse .

Over the years that followed we would catch up , have a chat and share a few laughs . I met you Dave when ye were out and about the city on few occasions and it was a real pleasure to witness your loving relationship. I also knew John, Linda’s brother as we had a mutual friend back in the 80’s . John , Linda always thought the sun shown out of her only brother and she was so proud of you .

This world could use more Linda’s . God had a reason for taking her which we don’t understand but I would think He needed more angels . May Linda Rest in Peace .

Olive McGrath English

Dear David and Family,
So very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Thinking of you and wishing you peace.
Kory Power

I worked as a casual nurse with Linda. She was so patient & kind to me. She made sure I was included in whatever was happening at the time. She cared deeply for her patients & was a great nurse. Blessings to all her family.
Florence Morrissey

Sincere condolences to Dave and all Linda’s family on the passing of a beautiful person and a fabulous nurse.
I worked with Linda for seven year’s on 4North B.
Have heard it several times since that we were the best of a ‘gang’.
We worked hard ,laughed hard and supported one another.
Have good memories of been at Linda’ and Dave’s house and of course Linda wanted everything right!
Well Dave I know from all those year’s that if it wasn’t the first word from her mouth it was the second ‘Dave’!
Keep the memories close to your heart and share with loved ones to help you as you navigate through this difficult time.
God Bless
Rest softly Linda dear one.
Agnes[Aggie] and Andy Careen

Alan & I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Linda will be greatly missed.

Barbara & Alan Carew

Dave & I send our sincere condolences. to Linda’s husband David & her sisters & brother..
I worked with Linda many times during my nursing career. She was always gentle ,kind & devoted to her patients as well as respectful & helpful to those she worked with..The loss of one so dear to her family is difficult . She will be missed forever by all who knew & loved her.. Keep the special memories of her close to your hearts & they will see you through..


Sylvia Hudson.

To the Leonard and Percy family. What a touching and beautiful obituary of Linda’s life. My deepest condolences to both families on the sad loss of a beautiful wife, sister and friend to many. May the happy memories you’ve shared comfort you all during this difficult time.

Dave, Donna, Karen, John, Renee and all Family Members; So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time

Dave, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May happy memories bring you much comfort.

My deepest condolences to Linda’s family and especially Dave her beloved husband….I had the privilege of working with her on 4NB many years ago she was good to us young RNs….after we both moved on to other things in nursing and we saw each other she would always come say hello to me and ask how I was doing and we’d often chat for a bit …Dave was usually by her side…rest easy dear Linda you were one of the best

Dave, please accept our deepest sympathy. To hear of Linda’s passing is absolutely heartbreaking. She was a beautiful person inside and out. The life you both shared was an inspiration to all who witnessed it. We have very fond memories of some beautiful dinners at your place and we speak of them often. As a couple, your enthusiasm for travel, and life in general, was infectious. It was always a privilege to be in your company- the love and admiration you two shared was palpable. Thinking of you at this incredibly difficult time and praying for strength for you and the family.

My heart is broken to have lost such a close beautiful friend. I have known Linda since my early years as a nurse and we became close friends when she came to the GI Unit to work with us for thirty years. Linda’s kind compassionate way with our patients was beyond remarkable. Always worried and thought about them even when they left our care. She was a great support and confidant to me through many stressful times. She was a fabulous nurse
Outside of work we had many great times and a lot of laughs. She was always ready and excited for girl outings and she was known as the Christmas Elf! Her excitement and enthusiasm always started the Christmas spirit early.
I loved hearing about the trips that her and Dave would go on and over the last couple of years fighting her illness she managed to travel a little more.
Dave her love for you was abundant and you were her hero. She would always say when she talked about you”Dave, god love him”. I always admired the love and respect you had for each other.
I could go on and on but I will cherish my memories and miss her dearly.
Dave I hope you can find the strength to carry on knowing that she will always be with you.
Sincere condolences to you and the Percy family

We were shocked to hear of Linda’s passing.. We know there are no words to ease your pain but may your memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. We were blessed to have had Linda a part of our life. Sharing in your sadness, we will treasure our memories of Linda. She was a Beautiful Soul.
Heartfelt Sympathy,
Dana and Veronica

Condolances to the family.

My sincere condolences to you, David, and to Linda’s family and friends. I also graduated in Linda’s General Hospital School of Nursing class in 1975. She was a lovely person – kind, considerate and always willing to help those in need. Whenever we met over the years, these traits always shone through. She was a star!

We were so very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing.
We would like to send our condolences to all of her friends and family, especially Dave, at this difficult time.
She will be very much missed.

Carol-Lynn and Paul Nolan

Dave, Sorry for your loss of Linda. I worked with Linda for a number of years on 4NB. I will always think our talks and her infectious smile. I will always remember our time together. She was a great nurse, thoughtful and caring in client interactions. I know she was a proud graduate of the General Hospital School of Nursing. Linda will be remembered at our annual alumni dinner this fall in the annual roll call and minute of silence. Her name will be recorded in our Memorial Book for deceased graduates. On behalf of the General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni our sincere condolences. I hope the memories of your time with Linda provide comfort to you. God Bless. Robert Meadus, President General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni.

I remember Linda as a nurse intern many years ago. How hard working and kind she was to her patients and coworkers.. in later years enjoyed working alongside her and she was the same Linda. My deepest sympathy to Dave. She will always be watching over you.

Dave, thinking of you at this difficult time.Linda was a very special person.Our Christmas visits with you and Linda were so special.Linda was a kind ,caring person never to be forgotten . Alberts last words to me was to be I hope you will be able to do the same..Take Care Doretta

Dave, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful Linda. Please accept our sincere condolences. at this very sad time and know we are thinking of you and the wonderful life you shared..
Wayne and Linda

Dave, our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your much loved Linda. You were her world.. I will never forget her kindness to me as a new nurse on 4NB., she was always so helpful and patient . Hold on to all the special memories you have shared with each other. Rest in Peace Linda.
Gloria & Dave Earle

My deepest condolences to you on the passing of your beloved Linda. I worked with Linda many years ago on 4NB and I admired her dedication to her job and willingness to help newly graduated nurses. You were certainly the light of her life and I know your loving memories will sustain you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Beth Power

My deepest sympathy to all of Linda’s family especially her beloved Dave. I worked with Linda on 4NB when I was a newly graduated nurse. She was kind, compassionate and hard working. And so very patient with someone like me and many others who were just starting their careers. All of us who worked with Linda knew the best part of her life was the life she had with Dave. She always spoke so lovingly of her husband. I will be praying for your strength and comfort during these difficult and sad days ahead. God bless you Linda.

Sincere condolences to Linda’s family and friends . I graduated with her in the class of 1975 at the General . I think of her easy smile, gentle demeanour and her kindness .. She will be greatly missed .


So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Our deepest condolences.

Dave and Sandra Evans

I am sorry to learn of Linda’s passing, I worked with her on 4NB. Such a beautiful person gone way too soon. My sincere condolences to you at this difficult time.

Donna and family
Our sincere condolences to all of you.. Linda was a beautiful lady. She always has a friendly smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Dave: – Please accept our deepest sympathy on your wife’s passing.. You are in our thoughts at this time. RIP Linda!! Jim & Kay Butler

My most sincere condolences. I worked with Linda on Cowan at the old General,& on 4NB at the HSC! Many great memories of our work together…and our times away from work! Dave, I hope your memories of her help give you strength during this difficult time!

So sorry to learn about the passing of your beloved Linda.I worked with Linda many years ago on 4nb,HSC. Linda was a wonderful nurse and a great person to work with. May the love and beautiful memories you shared get you through this difficult time.Our deepest condolences.
Julie and Gerard (Melissa)

Sending my sincere condolences to Linda’s husband, family and friends. Although I didn’t know Linda well during our high school days at PWC, I was fortunate to have had many lovely conversations with her at our Class of ‘72 reunions over the years. I hope your wonderful memories of Linda will comfort you at this difficult time.

To Dave, the Percy family, and nursing colleagues and friends of Linda,
Deepest condolences to all on the loss of a kind and beautiful person. Our world will be a little less wonderful without Linda’s presence. We have been so blessed to have known her.
Rest easy Linda.


I wish you the strength to carry on in Linda’s memory. She was a lady of unbound enthusiasm, always bubbly with encouraging words for all.
We enjoy the fun, camping trips , parties at Pennywell Road, and most of all, your and Linda’s friendship.
She will always be in our hearts and memories . Hugs

Rosarii and Don

Please accept our sincere condolences . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Baxter and Dolores

Dave, I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Please know we are all thinking about you at this very sad time. I will always remember Linda for her beautiful smile ,soft spoken voice and her love for you.

Dave and family

We both remember Linda fondly from our high school days together and from our many PWC reunions. She was a lovely girl, and she will be much missed. Our sincere condolences to you at this very difficult time.

Heidi and Dick Janes

My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Linda, Betty Spearns

Dave, I’m so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I have many many sweet memories of you and Linda on your many visits to Classic Cafe. .You both were one of my favourite couples and I was so lucky to get to know you both . So very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you as you maneuver the coming days , weeks, months and years . ❤️Eileen

I am so sorry for your loss. Lin da was such a kind and compassionate person. She will surely be missed.

I graduated nursing with Linda in 1975. She was the one with a big smile and the most endearing personality. Sincere condolences to her family on their tremendous loss.

Dave, so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all at this difficult time

Very tragic news I just received about Linda. She was a very wonderful, kind and heart warming person. I will never forget her friendship. So very sorry Dave you have to go through this. I will keep you and Linda in my prayers. God bless!!

Our deepest condolences to you Dave, and your entire family. You and Linda had a very special relationship that every couple hopes to obtain. The mutual love and respect that you shared for each other is a testament to what a marriage should be. God be with you Dave, during this very difficult time.
Melanie & Terry

Dave so sorry for your loss
Sharon Cathy Tom Ronayne

Deepest sympathy from Aubrey and I. Linda was a remarkable person, we are glad to have met her. Sincere condolences Dave, we are thinking of you.

My condolences to Dave and the Percy family.. Linda was a lovely person and enjoyed her life to the fullest. She was always planning her next travel adventure with the love of her life.. She will be greatly missed by her loving family.. A good person taken away too soon.