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Born: May 15, 1945

Date of Passing: Jul 09, 2023

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May 15, 1945 - July 9, 2023

It is with great sadness that we share that Linda Louise Paterson passed away on Sunday, July 9th at St. Boniface Hospital.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Cathryn (Tim); her son Colin (Janet); stepchildren, Karen, Catherine, Shelly and their respective family members; maternal grandchildren, Jolene, Carter and Noah; her brother Jim and nephew Jamie; as well as many extended family members.

Linda was predeceased by her husband Reynald (Rey) Lauze and granddaughter Hailey Paterson, whom she missed greatly.

Once Linda retired from her position as an X-ray Technologist at Abbott Clinic, she joined Rey in building his company, MorningStar Manufacturing – Kramer Lake Tackle. They absolutely adored working side by side, on their property in Anola, Manitoba, manufacturing fishing tackle.

Linda expressed her admirable creativity through numerous crafts over the years. Long before the popular trend, Linda had a way with macrame. Other outlets for her creative energy were her works in folk-art painting, water painting and sewing. Mom often sewed outfits for herself, her children and later her grandchildren. She also loved to knit and knitted many beautiful sweaters and blankets to keep family members warm. More recently, Linda began loop knitting and kept herself very busy over the winter months knitting more than 500 toques for Coats for Kids and Siloam Mission. There is one more box of hats ready to be donated this fall that were lovingly knit this last winter.

The highlight of Linda’s creative talents showed in her quilting. She took such pride in choosing just the right fabric combination of colours and design to make the most attractive quilts. It brought her such joy to stitch quilts, wall hangings, placemats and table runners and gift them to family and friends. Her love of quilting connected her to another quilter in New Zealand, and though they never met in person, they developed a kindred friendship sharing quilt patterns, and fabrics and conversations of their families.

Gardening was a passion Linda and Rey shared. Together they spent countless hours creating the most delightful flower garden at their home in Anola. Once they sold their home, Linda continued to create a beautiful garden at the lake and on the balcony of their condo.

Given Linda’s creativity, a summer vacation at the lake as youngsters was never without a few crafts to do. Over the years, Linda’s love of knitting was passed on to her daughter, Cathy and Linda’s green thumb and passion of gardening was passed on to her son, Colin.

We imagine Linda and Rey are reunited and are sitting on a boat in the middle of the lake. Rey is quietly fishing, and mom is hand stitching some squares for a quilt, while Brindi, their dog, is curled up at their feet napping.

Mom, you will be greatly missed and have left an enormous void in our hearts. We will wrap ourselves a little tighter in our quilts and forever cherish the memories.

The family would like to thank the Emergency Department and Unit E4 at St. Boniface Hospital for their care and compassion with our mom.

A Celebration of Life for Linda will be planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada or The Friends of Hailey Foundation


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 15, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Linda. I have gotten to know her over the past few years with our regular home visits. She was always so grateful for the service provided to her in home. We talked about life in the country, and plants and quilting and she often showed me her beautiful quilting work and baby toques she would make for the NICU. Linda won’t be forgotten. Sincere condolences to her family she always spoke so highly of. - Posted by: Breanne (Nurse) on: Aug 07, 2023

  • We are so very sad to hear of Linda's passing. She and her family have been (for me) lifelong friends, and for Judy, only for the last 55 years or so! It started with our parents, young married people just recovering from their war years and moving on to better times. We, their children, all remember the get-togethers in one home or another, and many good times at "the lake". Now it is time to say good-bye and express our deepest condolences to Cathy and Colin, their families and to brother Jim and Jamie Rest in peace old friend, and enjoy the boat ride with Rey. Rick and Judy - Posted by: Rick and Judy Lovelace (friends) on: Jul 16, 2023

  • Linda was a strong creative loving lady. A friend for years. We shared family, sewing, all kinds of ideas for crafts, talking, years at the lake with everyone, remembering all those times will always be in my heart. And Rey ….. the cookies were good. - Posted by: Ginny Campbell (Friend ) on: Jul 15, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to the whole family. 💕Linda was one of the first quilters I took a class with, and became fast friends. We belonged to a few groups together, and I’ve learnt a lot of the craft from Linda in the beginning of my journey. Your mother was one very friendly lady, and opened her home for stitch days quite often. After some of her health struggles, I was very glad Linda was able to join us in Oakbank once again last year, for a few months. .Linda will be missed by all her quilting friends. Cherish your quilts from her, because we saw how much love went into each stitch to make them. Take comfort in your memories of Mom and Grandma. - Posted by: Myra Kowalski (Quilting friend) on: Jul 15, 2023

  • Your Mother was such a good person.... a kind and gentle soul.. We shared common friends from school days, my relatives, and friends made through quilting interests. Her quilting pieces were pieces of art work! We had tried to get together during the last year but never seemed to work out. So sorry to read of her passing but her struggles with her health are now over. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Pat Korman (friend) on: Jul 15, 2023

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