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LINDA SORENSON (SOROKA)
Born: Jan 24, 1951
Date of Passing: Jan 10, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
1951 - 2022
It is with deep sorrow that our family announces the passing of Linda Sorenson (née Soroka), age 70, at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, on Monday, January 10, 2022, after a heart-related illness.
Forever missing Linda is her loving husband of almost 50 years, Jim; her daughter Kimberly Lavallee (Dave) and granddaughters, Genevieve and Annick Lavallee of Winnipeg; son Jonathan (Jaclyn) and grandsons, Thane, Leif and Ranon Sorenson of Kelowna, BC; sisters, Evelyn Funk, Kathy Soroka (Garry McDonald) and Diana Soroka. Also mourning her passing are her Aunt Olga Soroko of Lac du Bonnet; Uncle Wally and Aunt Rose Lazecko of Warren, Michigan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Nick and Stella Soroka; her grandmother Mary Holyk; and her brother-in-law Edwin Funk.
Linda was born on January 24, 1951 in Selkirk and raised in Lac du Bonnet. After high school, she moved to Winnipeg, worked at Royal Bank and CFRW, and attended Red River Community College for business administration.
In 1971, Linda met her husband Jim, and they married the following year. After two years living in Calgary, they moved back to Manitoba, settling in Gladstone and taking over the family insurance business - Sorenson Agencies - started by Jim's late father. Life in Gladstone was very busy managing the business while raising their children, Kimberly and Jonathan. Linda was also active in the community, serving on boards, curling, and participating in various community events.
In 1999, they decided to sell the business and follow their children to Winnipeg, settling in Charleswood. Linda began working for Morris Insurance and eventually became Office Manager. She made many friends with her co-workers and had a special relationship with Dave and Nancy Morris. This past fall, Linda retired and enjoyed a wonderful evening with her office co-workers.
Linda was a caring and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She loved spending weekends with her family in Lac du Bonnet, and especially her cousin Ellen, with whom she remained close all her life.
Intelligent, beautiful and witty, Linda had a laugh that could light up a room. She could let her hair down and loved the family annual Beer & Skits in Lac du Bonnet. She also had a quiet confidence and was a great listener, and as a result, people were drawn to her.
Linda loved her family above all else. Her children and grandchildren gave her immense pleasure, and she loved sharing stories, photos and videos with friends and family. She loved taking shopping trips to Grand Forks/Fargo with her sisters and cousin Ellen. In 2018, she enjoyed a memorable winter vacation with her sisters to St. Lucia to attend her nephew's wedding.
Linda's family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Grace Hospital Emergency Room and ICU for their exceptional care and kindness during a difficult time.
Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life will take place in spring/summer 2022, with further notice to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Scleroderma Association of Manitoba.
Rest in Peace Linda/Mom. Even though you left us too soon, we know your spirit will live on in all of us.
"Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened."
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022
Condolences & Memories (9 entries)
I popped into Morris Insurance today to register my vehicle and I asked the staff has Linda retired? One of the ladies who served me said to me that Linda passed away in January. My memories goes back many years as I always pop in and Linda would serve me many many times she was a professional in the her work. Linda was charming person and always had a smile on her face. She was well know in the office. My condolences go out to the family and friends who knew her. RIP. - Posted by: Joseph Halyckyj (Client/ Customer ) on: May 12, 2022
My deepest condolences to Jim and her family. I worked with Linda for a few years and she was a wonderful lady and a true professional. I was sad to hear of her passing. - Posted by: Dini Muns (Previous Coworker) on: Jan 27, 2022
Thoughts and prayers are with you Jim, Kimberly and Jonathan. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sitting in my office and remembering what wonderful times we had as neighbors in Gladstone. Thinking of you lots. - Posted by: Jeff Mowat (friend) on: Jan 18, 2022
We got to know Jim and Linda in Gladstone. We lived right beside them. We had many great visits with them and a many drinks on their deck. Jim and Glen golfed a lot together. We enjoyed our visits with them so much. Linda was a warm and wonderful person. I know she will be missed by many. Our hearts go out to Jim and the family. Love Glen and Pam - Posted by: Glen and Pam Foster (friend) on: Jan 16, 2022
So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I worked briefly with Linda in the early days of my insurance career. She was very warm, friendly and patient. She encouraged me to pursue my designation; which I did and continued in the insurance industry in British Columbia. So glad to have known her. My condolences to her family. - Posted by: Laurie McKenzie-Tann (Former co-worker) on: Jan 15, 2022
I'm so sorry for your loss, Jim & family. - Posted by: Pat McKinley (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022
I knew Linda well when you all lived in Gladstone, and I have often thought of her. We had good times in Kinettes, and curling; Linda was lots of fun. I am so sorry for your loss, and will be thinking of you at this sad time. - Posted by: JoAnn Beavington (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2022
I was fortunate enough to join the Morris team and very quickly got to know Linda very well. She was a great listener and an excellent confidant. We had many good laughs together and although I’ve been retired for almost 10 years her presence will be missed. My deepest condolences to her lifelong sweetie Jim and the whole family. Linda was a lovely lady and I will miss her very much. Linda you have gained your wings. Heavens new Beautiful Angel. Love Leann and Ed Muise - Posted by: Leann Muise (Previous coworker ) on: Jan 15, 2022
I was fortunate enough to join the Morris team and very quickly got to know Linda very well. She was a great listener and an excellent confidant. We had many good laughs together and although I’ve been retired for almost 10 years her presence will be missed. My deepest condolences to her lifelong sweetie Jim and the whole family. Linda was a lovely lady and I will miss her very much. Linda you have gained your wings … Heavens new Beautiful Angel. Love Leann and Ed Muise - Posted by: Leann Muise (Previous coworker ) on: Jan 15, 2022
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