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RODRIGUES, Mary Leolinda “Linda” (nee Gomes)

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.

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  1. Nino and Grazia Damis :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Our sincerest condolences. God bless.

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  2. Audrey Mancini :

    Sincere sympathies to you Adele and all your family. Although your loss is profound, the cherished memories you all have will keep her alive forever.
    Audrey and family

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  3. Tom and Cheryle Andersen :

    Adele and Ben and Rodrigues family

    Our sincere condolences go to you and yours at a time which is very precious.
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Please accept our thoughts and prayers at this time.

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  4. Terry and Indra DeFreitas :

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Aunty Linda, a great mother, grandmother and great grandmother to so many even our children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that she is now in God’s hands and she and Uncle Albert will now be together again.

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  5. Kerrin DeFreitas and Michael Maroti :

    Our thoughts are with the family, and we wish we could be there with you all.

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  6. Peter & Heather Weber :

    Our thoughts are with you all. We know that you all have many great memories & Linda will always be in your hearts. xox

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  7. Stella Duben and Family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Aunt Linda was very special to me. I loved her very much. I wish I would have been able to come to the funeral. I spent some time with Aunt Linda in the summer and as usual really enjoyed our visit. Love to you all Cousin Stella xoxo

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  8. Pina Caparelli :

    Bernard & Jacinta and Rodrigues Family
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Pina & Peter Caparelli and Family

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  9. Jim & Brenda Lavis :

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to all the fmily.

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  10. Annette & John Vincent - Montreal :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all the family. I am sure you will take comfort to know that she will be with her beloved Albert at last.

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  11. Julian, Joy and all the family:
    I was saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Mother. It is never easy to say goodbye to those who have been such a large part of our lives. I am sure, however, you have many wonderful memories to give you comfort at this time. With our sincerest condolences and love. Sheila and family.

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  12. Marian Mathieu & Family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences go to all the family.

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