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LINDA SMITH (NOBISS)
Born: Jul 07, 1951
Date of Passing: Jan 02, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
Our beloved mother and grandmother passed away with family by her side on January 2, 2022 at Grace Hospital.
Linda will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Donald (Tracey), Jamie (Crystal) and daughter Corralie (Jody); along with grandchildren, Kayla (Matt), Maya (Thomas), Emma, Owen (Hayley), Jessica and Erika. She will also be deeply missed by her brothers, Dennis (Phyllis), Lionel (Linda), John, Terry (Donna) and sisters, Janet, Joan, Lillian and Barbara (Al), as well as many friends and other family members.
She was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Thomas, her husband Peter, her brother Leonard, and her sister Geraldine, as well as her brothers-in-law Clifford, Jim and Bruce.
Linda was born in Stonewall, MB on July 7, 1951. Linda moved with her family to Winnipeg as a child. She left school and started working as a teenager to make ends meet. As an adult, Linda went back to school to obtain her Grade 12 Equivalency Diploma and went on to graduate from the Red River College Community Development program in 1996. Upon completion of her diploma, Linda dedicated her passion and knowledge to helping Adult Indigenous learners improve their lives and opportunities as an Adult Literacy Instructor with the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource and Development Learning and Literacy Centre. A proud moment for Linda was in 2013 when she was nominated for the prestigious Province of Manitoba's Lieutenant Governor Generals Award for her commitment and work within the provinces Literacy sector.
Linda loved spending time with her brothers and sisters, and always made an effort to stay up to date with their lives and current events. Linda loved discussing crafts, attending antique sales with her family and hosting pot-lucks with her grandbabies. Enjoying sunny days out at the cabin with family always held a special place in Linda's heart. Later on in Linda's life she developed a special talent and love for sewing, which she shared with many friends and family members in the way of blankets, table runners, bowl holders, bags and many other items that became precious keepsakes to us all. Linda enjoyed travelling to British Columbia to visit with her family out west. She would often speak of her love of the mountains and would jump at any opportunity to travel that way.
Linda was a proud Metis woman. She was courageous in life and was always ready to provide direction and share her thoughts and opinions with family. Linda was a pillar of strength for her family, and gave all of herself to ensure that others were safe and healthy.
Linda fought a hard battle for the past eight months, never wanting to cause anyone worry or concern. She was tough, and carried this innate strength with her throughout her life and within the many roles she assumed. We are at peace knowing she is no longer suffering, and is now safe in the arms of the love of her life, Peter.
A special thanks to the doctors and nurses who cared for her at CancerCare and the Grace Hospital.
Funeral service will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, located at 1442 Main Street, on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Proof of full vaccination will be required. A live stream option will also be available at www.cropo.com.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022
Condolences & Memories (12 entries)
I just heard of her passing and I am so saddened by the news. My condolences to her family. We met and became friends working with adult learners in the same neighbourhood. She will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Mearle Chief (friend ) on: Jan 31, 2022
Deepest sympathies and condolences to Linda's family and friends. I always remember Linda as a kind and helpful person. Our families were neighbours in the sixties and we have known the Nobiss family since then. RIP - Posted by: Gilbert Manitopyes (Friend) on: Jan 10, 2022
My deepest condolences to her family. She was one wonderful lady and friend. I will always remember the times we had together. - Posted by: Lorna Barley (Friend) on: Jan 10, 2022
Our deepest condolences and prayers to Linda's family We are cousins and we lived in the same neighborhood when we were much younger. Others would get us mixed up as we shared the same first and last name and we use to have a good chuckle over this. It was wonderful seeing how Linda contributed to society and that she truly found pleasure in what she did. Always a beautiful smile . Rest in Peace Linda. - Posted by: Linda (Nobiss) Campbell (cousin) on: Jan 10, 2022
Linda was a few years younger than I but I do remember the Nobiss family from their time in Stonewall. My sincere condolences to all her family, friends and co-workers. She sounds like a wonderfully caring accomplished person who will be missed by many. Cheryl (Moore) Willis - Posted by: Cheryl (Moore) Willis (Family acquaintance ) on: Jan 10, 2022
Linda, my dear cousin. Uncle Tommy, your dad is my mother's oldest brother. I always remember your beautiful eyes. I had not seen you for so many years... I am saddened to read of your passing. My condolences to all those family members - our family - your kids and grandkids and all those around you. Blessings shared, Cousin Jimmy - Posted by: Jimmy La Valle (cousin) on: Jan 09, 2022
My deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss. - Posted by: Gilbert Manitopyes (Friend) on: Jan 09, 2022
With deepest sympathy, Smith family. Linda was an amazing woman, always there to help. - Posted by: Janet Harris (Worked together at NT. ) on: Jan 09, 2022
I'm so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. We knew each other through our field of work in Adult Literacy. She was a genuine ray of sunshine with her warm smile and concern for her students. - Posted by: Sherry Funk (Coworker) on: Jan 08, 2022
My deepest condolences & prayers for such a wonderful friend. She will be missed terribly - Posted by: Deb Schick (Coworker and friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
Deepest sympathies to all that are left behind to mourn the passing of such a warm soul. I remember Linda as being very kind, down to earth and a solid worker back then. Her smiling face came to me as soon as I got notice of her passing. It’s been many years but I still remember you with a smile. Rest In Peace Linda. - Posted by: Denis Labelle (Past co worker) on: Jan 08, 2022
My condolences to her great family. She will be missed. - Posted by: Cecile Leblanc (Coworker, friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
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