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COLE, Linda Margaret (nee Nicoud)

February 16, 1949 – December 4, 2017

Linda Cole passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on December 4, 2017, at the age of 68, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Linda was a loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 44 years, John Cole; her daughter, Megan Cole Reinkens (Bill); her son, John Cole; her grandchildren, Anna and Samuel Reinkens; her siblings, Sandra Lansfield (Giles), Richard Nicoud, Daniel Nicoud (Roberta), and Timothy Nicoud; her brother-in-law, Christopher Cole; her niece and nephews, Jessica Lansfield, Alexander Lansfield, Simon Nicoud (Laurie), and Michael Nicoud; and a large extended family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Cyril (Cec) and Margaret Nicoud; and her parents-in-law, Frederick and Betty Cole.

Linda was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. After high school, she trained at the Foothills School of Nursing, receiving her R.N., and then went on to earn her Bachelor of Nursing from McGill University. Being a nurse was more than a profession for her, it was truly her calling. She cared for many people over the years, both through her work and in her personal life. Linda worked in many different areas of nursing. She spent the last 20 years of her career as a public health nurse with Alberta Health Services. Linda was also very involved with the United Nurses of Alberta union, passionately advocating for nurses and their patients. More recently, Linda enjoyed retirement, spending her time travelling the world with John, knitting, quilting, cooking, reading, gardening, and enjoying time with family, especially her grandchildren, who were the apples of her eye. We will all miss her infectious laugh.

Linda’s family would like to thank all her nurses, doctors, and other caregivers over the past three years, particularly those at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Calgary palliative homecare team. Linda was also very grateful for the support of the Sunflower Ovarian Group.

A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada ( to help fight this terrible disease. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Linda Cole, 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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  1. Ben and Yoka Hulkenberg :

    So sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. We remember her and her family from way back when. Our condolences to the family. Ben and Yoka Hulkenberg

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  2. Faye and Ken Cameron :

    There is no doubt that no matter how much Linda tried to prepare you for this your hearts will be aching and you will long to hear her voice. Her presence will remain within you. May all the beautiful memories bring you peace and joy over time.

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  3. Laurangel Farr :

    To John and all of Lindas family. I am so saddened to hear of Lindas passing. We lived on the same floor at nursing residence and became good friends.Wishing each of you strength and peace at this sad time.
    Laurangel Farr

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  4. To all of Linda’s family (and especially, John), Francis, myself and our family extend our heartfelt condolences. Throughout the years, we Nicoud cousins have remained close even though we may not see each other that often. We share an enduring bond and Linda will be sorely, sorely missed! We will always retain our happy memories of her.

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  5. Deepest sympathy at this time to be shared to all who knew and loved Linda. She was a nursing classmate from Foothills class of ‘70 and she will be missed.

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  6. John, my sincere sympathy for you and your family. I trust you will have many happy memories of Linda to share and keep her in your hearts. Thinking of you.

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  7. RoseMary and Bob Comstock :

    To Linda’s family.
    I am so sorry to recently learn of Linda’s death. She is a break in your family chain that can never be replaced and I am sure you will each have very special memories to hold forever. She was loved and admired by many and as time goes on her memory will remain , keeping her with each of you.
    Our deepest sympathy from Bob and RoseMary Comstock {Belanger}

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