August 6, 1919 – November 7, 2011
Mary Leolinda “Linda” Rodrigues passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, November 7, 2011 in Calgary at the age of 92 years.
Linda was born on August 6, 1919 in Georgetown, Guyana and immigrated to Canada with her husband Albert in 1976. Linda loved to be surrounded by flowers and plants. Her home was a gathering place for family and friends. She was a woman of deep faith, was committed to her family and brought great joy to the many whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her nine children and their spouses, Julian (Joy) of Toronto, Albert (Joan) of Guyana, Mary Ann (Francisco Jose) of Dominican Republic, Bernard (Jacinta), Anita (Ronald), Marguerite (Aubrey), Stephen (Janet), Adele (Ben) and Gerry (Cheryl), all of Alberta; and twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; “little sister” Marie DeFreitas; numerous nieces and nephews as well as her sister-in-law Enid Gomes. She was predeceased by her loving husband Albert in 2006, her sister Vera and brother Vincent.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church (10 Prestwick Drive S.E.) on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org or to St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital c/o Guyana Christian Charities, 534 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto, ON M1C 2Z8. The Rodrigues family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Frank Semaka and staff, the health care providers of Rockyview and Foothills Hospitals, and We Care South for the attention and care they provided.
In living memory of Linda Rodrigues, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences