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Born: Aug 28, 1946

Date of Passing: Jun 15, 2021

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August 28, 1946 - June 15, 2021

Linda died peacefully in her sleep June 15, 2021. Her L'Arche family attended to her needs lovingly, and continually, in her final days. She lived an extraordinary life and now all is well.
Linda was born in Moosehorn, Manitoba to Ben and Mathilda Bauch. Linda was the youngest of four children. Linda was predeceased by her parents and her sister-in-law Margaret. She is survived by her brothers, Richard, and Irvin (Shirl), sister, Janet (Ron), along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Linda loved her life growing up on the farm. After the family left the farm, they lived in Sioux Lookout, Ontario where she enjoyed the friendship of some of her cousins. Linda then moved to Fort William where she attended Twinhaven School before moving to Winnipeg.
Linda was one of the first members of L'Arche Winnipeg in 1974. It was here that she found happiness with good friends who accepted and loved her, and a strong faith in God. Linda remained a member of that community until her death. She worked for many years at Imagine Ability where she was a valued member of the team.
L'Arche provided many wonderful opportunities for Linda. She loved to bowl and was proud to share her scores from her bowling card. She took many trips, some of the most memorable ones were to Paris, and on numerous cruises, which Linda called 'Love Boat'. Family was very important to Linda. She looked forward to her trips to Thunder Bay to visit her brothers, and when family visited her in Winnipeg. All those visits would include lemon meringue pie, miniature golf, a birthday party with gifts and a beer. When she visited Mesa, AZ she had fun picking oranges and making juice.
The most memorable event for Linda was when the L'Arche community, family and friends celebrated her life with a ceremony of blessing, organized by her close friends Petra and Rayleen. A ceremony affirming and acknowledging Linda's Wish.
Linda lived a life that was bold and authentic. She was never afraid to express how she felt. "I got it!" or "I love it!" were phrases she would often say as she expressed confidence and gratitude through her many experiences. She was also one to flatter another with sweet endearing compliments of 'hello sweet lady' or 'hello gorgeous', with her signature blow of a kiss.
Linda was a ray of sunshine to anyone who has ever met her. She found joy in the simple moments that many take for granted. A warm ray of sunshine streaming in from the window would sometimes get Linda to burst with joy and break out in songs such as "I've Got Sunshine". It's in these moments Linda held space for us, kept us grounded and reminded us to live in the present and to appreciate the little things.
As Linda's health declined and she was no longer able to enjoy the activities she once loved, she never lost that spark of joy. As she became increasingly frail, her thoughts turned homeward and she looked forward to seeing her Mom and Dad.
The family would like to thank the St. Boniface Hospital staff for their care and comfort in Linda's final days.
A private family graveside funeral will be held on Monday June 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to L'Arche Winnipeg.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I will miss you dearly my sweet Linda. 🙏🏻Love you 🌹 "Your Lady Really" - Posted by: Rayleen Scott (Support worker) on: Jun 19, 2021

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