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NIELSEN – Linda Jo (nee Muller)

July 12, 1947 – August 28, 2010

Linda Nielsen, beloved wife of Erling M. Nielsen of Bragg Creek, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the age of 63 years.

Linda was born on July 7, 1947 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She earned degrees in International Relations and Economics and immigrated to Canada in 1999 after an international career with development projects in Africa, Asia and eastern Europe.

Linda and Erling were married in May 1986. In Calgary, Linda worked at St. Mary’s University College from 1999 to 2010 teaching Economics and as a Student Advisor. She also served on the board of the Ronald McDonald House.

Besides her loving husband Erling, Linda is survived by her children, Sarah and Gita Nielsen; her parents and two sisters and their families.

A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held at in the “Midlands Building” at St. Mary’s University College (14500 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to a scholarship to be established in Linda’s honour, at St. Mary’s University College, 14500 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 1Z4, Tel: 403-531-9130, www.stmu.ab.ca . Please designate “Linda Nielsen Memorial Scholarship.”

In living memory of Linda Nielsen, 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. Bev Dye (Bragg Creek) :

    Dear Erling, Sarah and Gita,

    I was so very shocked and saddened to hear about Linda. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. Linda was always a kind and thoughtful person, she will be missed by everyone who knew her.

    Sincerely
    Bev Dye and Family

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  2. Donna Kirby Rigby :

    I went to high school with Linda and have so many happy memories of her wonderful sense of humor and all the crazy wonderful funny times our group of good friends shared. She was a big part of happy high school memories. I still have a post card she sent to me in 1965 tucked away in a scrap book. To Linda’s family: May your precious memories sustain you in your grief. She will always be with you because love never dies. Rest in peace, dear Linda.

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  3. CHARLES & DEBORAH REILLY :

    ERLING, SARAH, GITA AND ALL THE MULLER FAMILY,
    WE ARE SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF LINDA’S PASSING.
    WHAT A PRIVILEDGE TO HAVE KNOWN SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON.
    OUR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, BRENNA JO, IS ALSO A BEAUTIFUL, LOVING, WITTY AND CARING FRIEND.
    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
    CHARLES, DEBBY & FAMILY

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  4. Linda was always a gracious, gentle presence at St. Mary’s. She had a ready smile and was never too busy to stop and chat for a moment, demonstrating real concern for, and connection with, the students. She was invaluable in setting up the first Mexico house-building trip for St. Mary’s, and we all grew to love Linda and her family through that experience. Our hearts go out to Erling, Sarah and Gita. God bless.

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  5. susan stoddart :

    Erling and Family: I was so saddened when Michelle told me of Lindas passing-she had a wonderful smile and personality-I was so honoured to have met her-Erling, there aren’t any words to express my sadness for all of you-my thoughts and prayers go with you-love always Sue

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  6. Cassidy-Shea Family :

    Dear Erling, Sarah, Gita, Lisa, Marilyn and Mr. Muller:
    Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time, and wish you peace and comfort.

    Kathleen Shea, Earl and Trevor Cassidy
    Denver, Colorado

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  7. Murray Kathy and Andrea Rodgers :

    Our family has so many fond memories of Linda – her heart, her intellect, and her wonderful laugh. We’ve shared so many precious family rituals together over the past 14 years, and we are so grateful that the Neilsens chose to live in Bragg Creek. You’ve enriched our lives. Our love goes to Erling, Sarah, Gita, and all those who loved Linda.

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  8. Marta (Wherry) Mathatas and family :

    Erling, I am so glad that you and Linda found each other- over on the other side of the world: that you brought blessings to each other’s lives, that you created family, that you raised daughters who are a gift to the world, that you served humanity, and stood for peace and justice in this broken world. I wanted so much to see you and Linda in May. I have been holding you and Sarah and Gita, and the Mullers in prayer this whole week and especially as you go through today, celebrating Linda’s life with family and friends.

    Love to you all, and thanks to God for the gift Linda has been to all of us!

    Marta

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  9. erling, sarah and gita – i just wanted one more time to tell you how much i love you, and loved linda. i will miss her so much. i truly hope our families stay close in the years to come, we have lots more memories to create!!
    hugs to you,
    ~katya

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  10. Lisa, Marilyn, Bill & Nona,

    So sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. I was just thinking about her last week about the time that we went to the movie Casino Royale and then drove around Casper laughing like crazy.

    She was a wonderful, fun person.

    Take Care,
    JoAnna

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  11. Inge N. Kutchins :

    Erling and family Nielsen and Muller
    in Calgary and Casper and sisters
    Marilyn and Lisa-
    I read the Casper Journal Obituary last
    night and was saddened to learn of Linda’s death. As a longtime friend of
    Nona and Bill I loved knowing the girls
    through all the many sharings over the years. I know Linda Jo leaves a loving legacy and send comfort to Erling and her daughters Sarah and Gita and will honor her memory here in Wyoming.
    Sincerely,
    Inge N. Kutchins
    Casper, Wyoming

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  12. Gloria Albert (Bastian Birkenhager) :

    Dear Erling and family – My very deepest condolences to you and your family. So many happy memories of our Nepal days, and especially the time Bastian and I visited you and Linda at your mother’s home in Denmark, the walk we took with the mustard fields in bloom, our trip to Copenhagen. I remember Linda being so full of fun, and how expressive her Danish was!

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  13. Although I haven’t seen Linda since college, I vividly remember her because of her great sense of humor, kindness, and concern for others. Unfortunately I never met her husband and daughters, but I have no doubt they are as lovely as Linda. I’m sure Linda lived a very active, happy and productive life, and I’m glad she had a very happy family life as well. I am really sorry though that Linda has left her family and friends too soon. However, her loved ones must know that she has left many both beautiful and funny memories with her friends.

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  14. Klodian Deliallisi :

    I have had a chance to know and work with Linda and Erling when they were in Albania. Both Linda and Erling have many friends in this country. Dear Erling and family, my deepest condolences for your loss.

    Sincerely,
    Klodian Deliallisi

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