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LINDEN – Florence “Flo”

April 28, 1913 – June 27, 2011

We are sad to announce the passing of Florence Linden on June 27, 2011 at the age 98 years old.

Florence “Flo”, brought joy and light into every room and every occasion. Her hilarious stories of her childhood in Crossfield with her family, her uninhibited glee at any gathering of friends and family, and the beautiful memories of a life time filled with laughter and shared joy is her great legacy. Flo’s sense of fun, her mischievous ways and great generosity was shared with her many nieces and nephews, and she never ceased to spoil her grandsons who adored her. Flo loved her daughters Donna and Darlene completely and “the girls” were always there for Mum. Flo was happily married to David Linden for fifty years and after his passing, she was blessed again to find another gentleman to share love and laughter with in John Groth. Her passing is met with sadness, but her beautiful optimism, her sunny demeanour, the fun she had with friends and family, are a wealth of joyous stories to share and celebrate a life well lived. Flo is not gone; she has merely stepped out for a bit.

Flo is survived by, her beloved daughters Donna and Darlene; grandsons, Hugh, Chris (Karen), Sam, and Ben; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Flo was predeceased by her husband of fifty years David Edward Linden (1908-1986), her fifteen siblings; the Patmore family of Crossfield, AB and her long time companion John Groth.

A Celebration of Flo’s Life will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Those who wish to attend please reply to LindenFamily@shaw.ca, or call 403-210-2547. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would especially like to thank all the staff for the generous love and support provided for Flo at George Boyack. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to be made to the George Boyack, or to volunteer your time to support the seniors of your community.

In living memory of Flo Linden, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Joan Graham Tough :

    Dear Donna, Darlene, Hugh, Chris, Sam and Ben.
    Bill and I send all of our love and support to you at this difficult time.

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  2. Kate Sparrow :

    My condolences to Darlene, Donna and the boys. Auntie Flo was a very important part of my life for as long as I can remember and always brought great caring, love and laughter wherever she was. The Sparrow Family had many wonderful times with the Lindens throughout the years! These memories will never be forgotten!

    Lots of Love, Kathy, Tim and “The Sparrows”

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  3. Tanya Laing Gahr :

    My thoughts are with you.

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  4. Linda Sakatch :

    Hugh and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Nana sounds like she was a hoot and I’m happy you had her for as long as you did.

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  5. Kinara Labrenz :

    I am so sorry for your loss, as she truly will be missed. What a great lady.

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  6. Dick & Jennifer McDougall :

    Thinking of your family during this solemn time. Take care.

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  7. Wes Hargreaves :

    Donna, Darlene, Hugh, Chris, Sam and Ben and Family….

    So sorry for your loss – My heart and thoughts are with you during this most trying time.

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  8. Char And Ala :

    We are so sorry for your loss. I have listened to so many crazy wonderful stories about your amazing Nana. She lives on in all of you. Your warped senses of humour and generosity of spirit are her legacy. She lives on in you.

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  9. Betty and Bill Sparrow. :

    Dear Darlene and Donna:
    Our thoughts are with you at this time. Flo will be missed by a lot of people. Our freindship goes back over 60 years. We had a lot of great times together.

    Love Betty and Bill

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  10. Lori Orechow :

    Auntie Donna, Darlene, Hugh, Chris, Sam and Ben;
    So sorry to hear about Nana. Thinking of all of you during this time.
    Love Mike and Lori Orechow

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  11. Susannah Tastad :

    Most sincere sympathies on the passing of this amazing woman. I’ve never read a more beautiful tribute; you have honoured her legacy well. Warmest thoughts go out as you cope together with this transition. Walking her path of joy and laughter will help.
    Best regards,
    Susannah

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  12. Lawrence and Linda Graham :

    Donna, Darlene, Hugh, Chris & Karen, Sam and Ben:
    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Nana. She was one of the most delightful, caring and lovable people we have ever met. Please know that you are in our thoughts and hearts in this very difficult time.
    Love Lawrence & Linda

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  13. Betty and Bill Sparrow. :

    Dear Darlene, Donna and family. Flo was truly a great lady. She will be mised by all. We met Flo and Dave in 1951-2 and enjoyed many wonderfull years doing so many fantastic things. Camping , fishing , boating, playing all sorts of card games. Cathy & Darlene have been like sisters since they were babies. Please try to celebrate her beautifull life. All the best Betty & Bill

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  14. Georgia (Hines) Evenson :

    Wow, so sorry to read about Aunt Flo — we had some fun times, can hear her laughter! The last time I saw her was at my Mom’s funeral, so long ago, but still so very vivid in my mind. Luv and hugs to you all.

    Always, Georgia

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  15. Dar, Donna, Hugh, Chris, Sam and Ben:
    I am sorry about your loss. She was my 2nd mom for what seems like forever and I will miss her humour and her love. She made me laugh so hard so many times. There are so many stories we could tell.
    Take care
    Love
    Lesia & Dave

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