February 24, 1936 – October 15, 2015
Linda Gall, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 15th at the Rockyview Hospital.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Karl, as well as her daughters Jennifer (Cyrille) and Helen (Greg) and her grandchildren Cody, Krista, Keisha, Stefan and Jaida. Linda was born and grew up in Kulmbach, Germany. At the age of 19 she started corresponding by letters with a young man named Karl who had left Germany to find work in Canada. Karl had been working in Canada for 3 years but was lonely and wanted to meet a girl from home. He asked his sister who knew of Linda and so introduced them. Karl and Linda fell in love through letters and photos and Karl decided to go back to Germany in Dec 1955 to meet her in person. They were engaged on Dec 31, 1955 and married on Feb, 11, 1956. After acquiring the necessary papers, they started their married life in Regina, SK. After moving several times to Port Alberni, Moose Jaw, and Oakland, CA, they eventually settled in Calgary in 1960. It was here that Karl and Linda raised their two girls and despite losing her own mom at a young age, Linda became a wonderful wife and mother who put everyone’s needs before her own. She was caring, selfless and a good friend to many. She baked, cooked, sewed, knitted and was the mom many wished they had.
We will honor this special lady with a celebration of her life at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Yip and the staff on Unit 73 of the Rockyview Hospital for their compassion and exceptional care during Linda’s illness
In living memory of Linda Gall, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences