Linda Marie Furlong

August 22, 1947 to May 5, 2024


On May 5th, 2024, at the age of 76, Linda Furlong (nee Owens) of Mount Scio Road in St. John’s, passed away peacefully at Pleasant View Towers with her family by her side.

Leaving to mourn, the love of her life, her husband of 59 years, John Furlong. Her children, Linda, Darlene (Doug), Johnny (Brenda), Christina (Dave); her grandchildren Justin Coles, Dougie Parmiter, Owen and Jack Vokey, Nicholas Higdon; Great grandchild Nathan Coles have a massive void with her physical presence, but are filled with only the best memories.

While things were not always easy for her, she handled every trial and challenge with strength, determination, grace, and even humour.

Everyone left her place, be it their “sugar shack” in Bay Bulls, or the house they built there with a face that hurt from laughter, and a full belly. She worked hard her whole life along side many lifelong friends made along the way.

She had friends across the Country – and she would drop everything to help them.

Linda “Lindy”, our dear wonderful, generous mom has joined her parents Roderick and Rose Owens and her brothers, whom she loved wholeheartedly. It brought us all much comfort that she had her brothers by her side prior to her passing.

The staff of 3SE at Pleasant View Towers were exceptional in providing her care for almost three years, and her family will be forever grateful.

Until we meet again, we know she is enjoying her after life as fully as she did when she was physically here with us. She never wanted a sad or somber passing, and has chosen not to have a wake, service, or funeral. We know as her family what we are to do, and we will honour her.


To know her was to love her, and we’ll love her forever.



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thanks to my sisters for doing what they did

i will always miss and love my mudder from johnny

I knew Lundy from my teenage years, we hung out at our house and had so much fun ,she was so funny and a good friend. I met her through the Burtons as my sister was Dating Bill Burton . Lindy often had sleep overs at our place. She always had a smile for everyone. I meet her at a baby shower years later ,she was married to John and were busy building their new house in Bay Bulls. So in love we talked for ages about out young teen years and it was like we picked up where we left off. Kids came life got in the way and we drifted apart
But I never forgot her or that magical summer when we were just kids. Rest in peace now Lndy your journey is over and you are home.

Johnny — sorry to hear about your loss your mom. – our thoughts and prayers are with you and Brenda.

So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing . She always was a hardworking and cheerful person who always wanted to help anyone she could , I remember her oprerating the canteen at the Waterford hospital . She was well known and loved by all patients and their families. Also remember all the scoffs at her home in Bay Bulls ! Enough food to feed an army and everyone was always welcome . Rip Linda ! God Speed.

My condolences to all of you from myself and my family. I just arrived back from out of the country & it saddens me hear that You all have lost your mom I know how hard that is . She was a good woman with a big heart actually she would give you the shirt off her back I’m sure my brother will miss her .On this Mothers Day ,Lindy I hope you are hand in hand with Rose sitting by a pond fishing , picking berries or chopping a bit of wood your spirit is now free..

Sending my sincere condolences to my brother and his family on the loss of Linda. For 59 years Linda was part of our family and she brought much laughter and fun to every occasion. She was also responsible for many antics over the years that were all in good fun. She was devoted to her family and loved them unconditionally. I will remember her especially for the times we spent together on New Years Eve, with a house full of children , and a jug full of punch. She will be missed. Rest in peace, and until we meet again, Jean, Paula, Glenn and Derrick Hussey.

Condolences to my nephew John and his family on the loss of Linda. I spent several years enjoying her laughter and antics while living in Middle Pond., and beyond. I remember when she would walk to my home in Middle Pond from Long Pond with the 3 kids, Christina wasn’t born at that time, and a carriage full of laundry. We knew it was going to be a fun day with Linda doing the laundry and me trying to instill some baking skills, lol. The music would always be on and she would sing and dance, and could she donce!. She taught my girls how to do the twist , the shimmy and many more. We still talk about the time she took all of us for a drive in her VW bug , and drove over every bump she could find in Bay Bulls for badness, laughing the whole time. She was a force to be reckoned with and fiercely loved her family and friends. We will never forget the laughter and that smile, she will be missed.

Aunt Joyce, and family – Gail, Edgar (Moose), Darlene and Michelle.

Condolences to her family

So sad that Linda has passed but we know she is now in a better place. We have a lot of great memories of Linda over the years. Sincere condolences to everyone.

So many memories; too many to capture in writing. However, some will always stand out. To the woman that was like a second mom to me and NEVER got mad when Chrissy and I would create a mess when we were little (like melting crayons on the gas stove when we “wanted to make candles”). You were always garenteed to have fun under her roof (even had an indoor water fight lol). Wither we were crawling under tables to collect used bingo cards to play with later or using all the new maxi pads in the bathroom to play doctor with the cat, Lindy always just let us be kids in all our glory. Childhood memories like that are happily remembered decades later with a big smile. And she always sang us songs to keep us entertained on the long drive into the city with a voice I am still to this day jealous of. She had the voice of an angel and now she will remain one as she looks down on her family. Always remembered; never forgotten.

To all the family, we like to express our condolences . We had a lot of memories from years ago with your Mom and Dad. They helped us a lot when we were building on to our house in Middle Pond. A lot of laughs and good times. Your Mom was such a hard worker and always greeted you with a smile and concern for all.
Harry & Millie Bulger

Christina , Dave , John , Owen Jack and Nicholas and all the Furlong family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Mom, Wife and Grandmother. You are in our thoughts as we share fond memories of her devotion to family and her sense of humour. Take good care. Glenys and John Walsh, Carbonear

My deepest sympathies to all of Linda’s family.
She was a woman filled with exuberance and had an incredible love of life and family. I know her wonderful personality will always be remembered.

Heartfelt condolences to John and all the family on the loss of Linda, a loving wife & mom. Will remember her as always smiling. She has left a wonderful legacy in her family and I’m sure was very proud of you all.

Well my long time friend you are now flying high with your angels; your dearest mother and your brothers. I’m sure there is a lot of jokes, laughs and tricks going on… I’m sure your playing great bingo games and enjoying unlimited Tim’s coffee ❤️. Until we meet again, love you forever. Our friendship will always be treasured Lindy. Xo

My Heartfelt condolences to Linda’s Family. I worked with Linda at the Fishplant in Bay Bulls many years ago. I’ll always remember her with fond memories. 💕 Joey Greene From Witless Bay

So sorry to hear this ..Lindy was a fabulous human ..with a smile for all and a heart as big as the moon…everytime we met it was like we talked yesterday…my condolences to the family..Fly High with the Angels Linda and Rest easy …you sure earned your wings…

So sorry on the loss of your mom knew all her family growing up on mount scio she was a good friend of my late sister Valerie Connors may you take comfort in knowing others are thinking about you in your loss God bless you all vange Connors

Condolences to the Furlong family.

Sincere condolences to all the Furlong and Owens family on your loss. Linda and John were a very loving couple and raised a fine family. We especially send our sympathies to Linda who worked closely with us for years. I know you will miss your Mom very much but hopefully your memories will sustain you and your loved ones. May God bless you all. Rest in Peace Linda.

So sorry to hear about the passing of Linda. I worked with her at Crane’s for a bit and always looked forward to my shifts with Linda and you knew you’d spend a good portion of it in laughter. She was a smal woman but her humor and personality were so large! I still so often think of things she said and did from time to time and it makes me laugh as much now as it did then. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Sending my sincere condolences to all the family on the loss of your Mom (Lindy aka: Mudder) who will be forever remembered with nothing but fond memories. She filled everyday with laughter, even during the hard times, but especially during days in the woods having boil-ups, during our drives to/from Bay Bulls singing old songs like “coat of many colors” & “Delta Dawn”, when we were kids and she took us girls (Tish, Darl & myself) to work with her at Ward’s Take-Out, while working long days and lates nights at Linda’s Place, bingo nights when she paid for all the kids, school dances where she danced more than we did, Sunday dinners when she did all the cooking because she said we would only F it up lol, and the list goes on.

If there is anything to learn from life with Lindy, it is to live simple, love everyone, and more importantly laugh hard.

Until our paths cross again special aunt, god bless

John and family, so sorry to read of Linda’s passing. She was a lovely lady, many fond memories of Horsechops. Thinking of you and the family.