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LAFFERTY, Linda Christine

September 20, 1963 – December 6, 2012

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our loving wife and caring mother, Linda Christine Lafferty, on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the age of 49 years.

Linda was born on September 20, 1963 in Calgary, and was the youngest of three children of Milan and Evelyn Danco. She spent her school years in Nelson, B.C. and graduated from L.V. Rogers High School in 1981. Linda returned to Calgary where she met and married the love of her life, Roger Lafferty, on August 22, 1987 and raised four children: Tara, Ryley, Shaye and Garrett. She spent many years working at Canadian Western Natural Gas, The City of Calgary, and CMHC in Accounting and Finance. Linda completed her Bachelor of Arts and Science degree at Athabasca University in 2008, and was pursuing her CGA designation. While Linda achieved great success in her professional life, she truly was the heart of her home and her greatest joy and accomplishment was her family. She was unselfish with her time, willing to drop whatever she was doing just to help in any way she could. She spent many late nights reading and editing her children’s homework and preparing a home-cooked meal for the next day. Linda loved to host family events, no matter what the occasion – Christmas, Easter, birthdays, Grey Cup parties, and especially Sunday night dinners – and always worked very hard to make Christmases and birthdays very special. Linda cooked the best meals, and you could never leave without her sending you home with plenty of leftovers. Linda and her family loved to take trips, some of which included Disney Land and Disney World, Sedona, Las Vegas, Mexico, Hawaii, countless trips to B.C., and the western United States. She also had a strong faith and could be found at St. Patrick’s Parish on Sundays over the past twenty years. Linda volunteered her time as a Zone Captain for the Diabetes Association, and various church ministries. Linda’s faith and strength helped her overcome many challenging times in her life. The way she lived her life and the incredible qualities that she held made everyone want to be around her. Linda will be profoundly missed by her family, friends, co-workers and faith community.

Linda is lovingly remembered by her husband Roger; children, Tara (Jesse) Hobart, Ryley, Shaye, and Garrett; mother, Evelyn Stoltzenburg; brother, Brian Danco (Lynda Dowd); sister, Carol (Richard) Mills; brothers-in-law, Gene, Tim, and Gary (Devray); sister-in-law, Darlene (Rick) Strzelec; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and her puppies, Lola and Maya. Linda was predeceased by her father, Milan; father-in-law, Frank; and step-father, Dennis.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

In living memory of Linda Lafferty, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. So sorry to hear about your loss, Shaye. Please let me know if there’s anything I or the class can do to help you and your family out. Sending lots of love and hugs your way!

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  2. Dear Shaye and family,

    My most sincere and deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. My heart is mourning with yours and you and your family are in my prayers. May the peace and love of your family and friends carry you through this time. We are all here for you, in whatever way you need us.

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  3. Tara, I heard about the passing of your mom. I never met her but she sounds like a wonderful, caring woman.

    I know the pain of losing a parent, especially at this season. I hope the love and support of your family and friends heals you in this time of grief.

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  4. Moni & Mark Smaal :

    Tara, I am heartbroken over your loss. A mother is a beautiful soul that never leaves you. She will always hold you and your family in your heart from heaven. She must have been such an extraordinary woman to have raised such a lovely human being such as you. Mark & Moni

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  5. Christine Brown (nee: Mohr) :

    I worked with Linda at CMHC. She was a truly amazing person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Roger, I am so sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts and condolences are with you and your family at this time of grief.

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  7. Allain Desjardins and Deborah Petersen :

    Beloved Lafferty family. It is with a heavy heart that we send our condolences to you all. We remember Linda as an outstanding spirit that will live on with us for the remainder of our lives. She is truly special and her legacy will live on forever

    With deepest condolences: Deb and Allain

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  8. I remember when we all moved to Millview Common. Linda and Roger invited us and others in the new area to come into her home and share New Years. Meet the new neighbours. She was the kind of person we all pray for as a neighbour & friend. I watched next door over the years, and was awe struck at how much love was in that home. Watching the gatherings. bar-b-q’s, chatting about flowers over the fence, witnessing the life of an amazing woman & the family she loves. I am so very sorry to hear of this heartbreaking news. Please accept my condolences.

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  9. Ellen and David Mondoux :

    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother/wife. May the love you all share for her and each other help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you this Christmas season.

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  10. Karen Melnechuk :

    My thoughts are with Roger, her children, Mom, siblings, family and friends. I had the great pleasure of knowing LInda for 41 years. She was a steadfast friend. I hold so many wonderful memories of the days in Nelson and beyond. She was a special person and I’ll miss her. My heart goes out to her kids.

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  11. My sincerest condolences Roger to you and your family. I had the pleasure of growing up with Linda in Nelson starting at St Joseph elementry school to our graduation at LV Rogers. Linda has always been the outgoing loving individual who will be sorely missed. My heart and prayers go out to you and I will be thinking of you through your time of grief.

    Sincerely Noel Poulin

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  12. Mary Clare Zak :

    Linda was such a lovely person and a great friend to have throughout elementary and high school. I will never forget her smile, her laugh, and the fun we had together growing up together in Nelson. Given the time of year, I think of the skiing we did together, and Brian giving us rides up one hill or another. All of my best to her mom, Brian, and Carol, and blessings to her husband and kids. You had a terrific daughter, sister, wife and mother who was admired by many.

    Mary Clare Zak, with love also from the rest of the Zak family. My mom in particular sends her sympathies.

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  13. Roger and the children I am so shocked to hear about Linda’s demise. I know how greatly she cared for her family and was a very dedicated employee as well. She was a wonderful person and I am going to miss her a lot. My prayers are with all of you that may you have the strength to face this difficult time in your life. Celebrate her life and I am sure that is what she would want. Be strong.

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  14. Barbara Young (Mills) :

    I am Richard Mills’ sister, and Carol’s sister in law. I have been extremely saddened at the news of Linda’s passing. Please accept my condolences. My heart aches for your loss. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts & prayers. Hang in there. Love from Barbara, Michael, Daniel & Sierra Young.

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  15. Debbie Amyotte :

    I worked with Linda at CMHC. I am terribly sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to all her loved ones in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  16. Dear Lafferty’s,
    It breaks my heart to hear the tragic news. I will always treasure the memories I have of Linda and the whole family. She was truly an amazing woman, mother and wife. I always looked up to her and idolized her. I will miss her amazing cooking, and her warmth that touched so many lives, especially her family. My heart goes out to you all in this hard time. I know nothing said can make it better, but I hope you get all the support you need, and if me or my family can do anything to help we are more then willing. She will be greatly missed and always remembered.

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  17. Kirsten Reimer (Enokson) :

    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you! Linda was an amazing person whom I admired greatly. She will be dearly missed. I am thankful that we were able to visit this summer. Our prayers are with you.
    Love always
    Kirsten Rob and Damien

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  18. Monica Grainger :

    We were so sorry to learn of Linda’s passing. Evelyn had told me some time ago that she had had surgery, but I had no idea that it wasn’t successful. We remember the happy times we spent with the Danco family, both in Calgary and then in Nelson. Be assured of our prayers for you all. Sincerely, Monica Grainger

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  19. Our sincere condolences to Linda’s family, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

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  20. Erna Ference and Family :

    So sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful friend, daughter, sister, wife and most importtantly mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  21. Shirley Hanson :

    Tara, Jesse and Family
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

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  22. Barbara Dawn Martin(Guss) :

    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Linda. We have had our share of dear family members passing on. I learned a long time ago from my Dear Mother Myrtle Bach(Guss) There is a beautiful section in the Bible John 5:28,29 “Do not marvel at this because the hour is coming in which all those in the emorial tombs will hear his voice (the voice of Jesus) and come out. On my sad days I remember all who have passed away and I have faith in Jehovah our God and Jesus our King, that we will all be meeting again in the flesh in the near future.” There are many scriptures relating to the resurrection. All my deepest love Barbara Martin (nee Bach)

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  23. Ed Strzelec and family :

    Roger and family,
    At a time like this please know that you have the support and caring of so many who keep you close in thought and wish you comfort and peace.

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  24. Our deepest condolences go out to the Lafferty Family. Thoughts and prayers with you always.

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