June 4, 1947 – Montreal, Quebec
June 2, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Linda Joy DeRinzy (nee Henthorn) passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on June 2, 2019 at the age of 71 years, after a lengthy illness. Thankfully, she had been pain free for the entire duration, but not, unfortunately, without other considerable discomforts.
She was the greatly beloved wife of John Irving DeRinzy, loving mother to Jeffrey Andrew Hartley and Todd Patrick Hartley, cherished sister to Carol Riley, and doting grandmother to Evan and Luke Hartley. Linda was also loving step-mother to John’s children, Kimberly (Jones) of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Andrea (Broaddus) of Tehachapi, California, USA, John DeRinzy of Texas, USA, and David DeRinzy, of Colorado, USA. She was also proud step-grandmother to their children. She was the proud loving aunt of Peter and Carol Riley’s children, Sean, Colleen, and Kevin.
Linda was born in Montreal, QC, on June 4, 1947. She graduated from Monklins High School in Montreal in 1965. Linda married Ian Hartley, and remained in the Montreal area, where her children were born. They moved to Calgary, AB, Canada in 1976, but eventually separated. Linda married John in 1982. Linda was employed with various companies in Calgary’s oil and gas market as engineering assistant from 1978 to 2004, when she retired. Linda enjoyed card making, and loved keeping up with the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Red Wings, and tennis star Roger Federer. Linda’s most memorable vacations were when she and John visited the Cook Islands in 1984 and Perth, Australia in 2004. She also greatly enjoyed their visit to Boston’s Fenway Park in 2013 to see her Red Sox play and win their division championship. Linda accomplished much throughout her life and was particularly proud of her grandchildren. She will be most remembered for her kindness, gentility, class, style, passion, her engaging sense of humour, and her love for her spouse and all of her family and friends, as well as her ability to suffer through her final days without complaint.
Linda was predeceased by her mother and father, William and Shirley.
The family will have a remembrance and celebration of Linda’s life at a later date.
If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Alberta Health Care https://secure.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/ccsc. Care of: Calgary Health Trust at (403) 943-0630, specifically for the greatest needs of Rocky View General Hospital Unit 74, where Linda received such good care. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
At this time the family would like to extend a special thank you to Linda’s doctors, and the staff at Rocky View General Hospital Unit 74.
In loving memory of Linda DeRinzy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences