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POTOSKY, Dianna “Lynn” (nee Sanderson)

July 24, 1949 – Sandy Pointe, NS
August 13, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Dianna “Lynn” Potosky beloved wife of Joe of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the age of 64 years.

Lynn was born on July 24, 1949 in Sandy Pointe, NS. She grew up in Burnaby, BC and moved her family to Prince George, BC and finally to Calgary. She married the love of her life Joe Potosky on March 15, 1974. Lynn enjoyed her work as a judicial assistant in both British Columbia and Alberta. Her greatest passions were her children, grandchildren and friends. Everywhere she lived, Lynn made good friends and was surrounded by people who loved her. One of her oldest friends described Lynn as having the kindest heart and purest soul of anyone she’s ever known.

Besides her loving husband Joe, Lynn is survived by her children, Cathy Potosky, Tammy Brennan (Tom) and Joseph Potosky; six grandchildren, Sadie and Lucas Potosky, Ethan and James Brennan and Jaina and Kharys Potosky; sisters Judy (Rob) Ballash and Barbara (Al) Rose; brother Jim (Nicki) Sanderson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Winnifred Sanderson; brother Richard Sanderson and step-mom Cecile Sanderson.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.McInnisAndHolloway.com.

In living memory of Lynn Potosky, 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. Michelle Armstrong :

    So sorry for your loss. Friend, family or new acquaintance – Lynn always made you feel welcome. Her laughter was infectious and her compassion and generosity for all those around her shall never be forgotten. Goodnight my friend.

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  2. We are missing you Lynn. Thank you for your teaching, knowledge and friendship.

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  3. Jim and Edith Woods :

    Jim and I were so sad to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing. She was a good friend to so many and will be missed. Our condolences to Joe and the family. Please know that we share in your sorrow.

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  4. Kathy McIntosh :

    “Never forgotten, forever loved.” To my Potosky family, I share your heartbroken tears, memories of laughter and hugs from the heart. Always yours, “The Fort Langley Princess”, Kathy McIntosh.

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  5. Beverly Rowe (Prieston) :

    My other family,
    For many years Lynn was my other mother and my mother was very glad that I had her to give the guidance *wink* that I needed. As my seconded mother, her job was never easy but mom Potosky did it with a loving hand and smile. I want to thank you daddy Joe, Catherine Mae, Tammy and Baby Joey for allowing me to have the honor of sharing your family. Mom Potosky will be missed and forever loved not only by me but by everyone who has ever met her. I feel lucky to know that have another special angel to watch over me and keep safe. I love you and will love you always!!!!!

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  6. I am so sorry to read of the loss of your mom. Sending hugs to you and the kids….HUGS

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  7. Pauline & Bill Dawes :

    We will so miss such a strong woman and mentor to our family. Bill and I have so many good memories of Lynne and wish we could be there with you all. Our thoughts and prayers with all of you at such a difficult time.

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  8. Claire Baldwin :

    I was so very sorry to hear about Lynn. Lynn was always so cheerful and always had a smile for others, no matter what troubles she had. Please pass on my condolences to the family.

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  9. Laura Traquair :

    When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. I will always treasure the funny moments we had with Lynn because she knew how to create them. She will be dearly missed amoungst a lot of us, especially at the courthouse. She was a hardworking “firecracker” that kept your sense in tact! She is at peace and so am I knowing she is with her many loved ones that have passed previously, whom she treasured greatly. Thank you Lynn for the memories! My deepest sympathy to the Potosky/Sanderson family and friends. May she remain with you all in spirit.

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  10. Kathryn Sanderson :

    My heart goes out to all of her family. Lynn was my “Rock”. Always a kind and thoughtful word she’d share. Thank you Lynn for always being exactly who you were! You will be missed. Rick, take good care of her.

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  11. Roberta Savard :

    I am a legal assistant at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. In her role as a judicial assistant, Lynn and I were in very frequent contact over a very long period of time. Although I never met Lynn I felt I knew her because our paths crossed so frequently. She was diligent at her work and respected in the legal world. My prayers are with her family.

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  12. Bryan Mahoney :

    Dear Potosky Family – I was so impressed with the memorial service today. Your Mom and Grandma was one of a disappearing breed. Always showed up, always got everything done, always took pride in her work. The court will not be the same without her. May the happy times you spent together support you in this sad time.
    Judge Bryan Mahoney

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  13. Lynn Ann Sitter :

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Lynn at the Calgary Courts, she was always smiling and very pleasant. She is dearly missed.

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  14. Darlene McNeil :

    To the Potosky Family:
    I would first like to say the service on Saturday was absolutely beautiful. I loved Lynn like a sister. During the 10 years I was her friend she was always a pillar of strength, determination and love. I valued her friendship very much I believe Lynn’s mission on this earth was to serve people and that she unselfishly did. During our rides to and from the Courthouse we had many in depth discussions about family, love and life in general. Her main focus was always on her family and for that she was a shining example for all who knew her. I consider myself very lucky that she was part of my life for ten years and I will truly miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Darlene

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  15. Dolorèse Carruthers :

    It was with great sadness that we heard of Lynn’s sudden passing. Someone so special can never be forgotten. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. Wishing you Joe and your family strength and peace.
    John and Dolorèse Carruthers

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  16. I have worked with Lynn for many years, my day always began with Lynn stopping by my desk to share the good and the bad of the day before and the day to come. She was so bright and intelligent that you just knew that she could handle anything which came her way. She was a very caring and giving person which is rarer than you might think these days. In our jobs you can become a little cynical but Lynn has proven that good things are done by good people every day. She was definitely “Good”. What shall we do without her.

    My thoughts are with the Potosky/Sanderson families. Her kindness and beauty will never be forgotten.

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  17. Jennifer Bains :

    Having left the legal industry in 2012, I just became aware of Lynn’s passing now. Lynn was always very patient in the beginning of my career and through our frequent working together offered her house to me when I was having a hard time. I hadn’t met her at that point! That was Lynn.
    Always kind and ready to chat.
    After many lunches together and heart to heart chats I am very saddened to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences to her friends and family.

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