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MACAULAY, Linda Jane

December 28, 1933 – London, England
May 29, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Linda’s journey took its last steps with us Tuesday, May 29, as she peacefully left behind the thoughtful care of the Southwood Hospice at the age of 84 years.

Linda started her journey in London, UK, the only daughter of Winnifred and Patrick William Wootten. Her early steps took her across the Atlantic Ocean so often; she fittingly met and married the love of her life, John C. MacAulay, on the Mid-Atlantic isle of Bermuda. Her journey with John took her across the Atlantic several more times, raising children, pets and gardens along the way, before coming to Montreal, QC, in 1971 and Red Deer, AB, in 1977.

In Alberta, Linda’s energy and sense of duty to her family grew to encompass church and community. She volunteered with the Sacred Heart Parish, Red Deer, Bowness Seniors’ Centre, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Calgary. Always walking forward, when John passed away in 1997, Linda built a business around the other love of her life, animals, when she started the Alpine View Pet Spa near Strathmore.

Linda’s journey here is carried on by her five children and their families, Catriona (Dan Ward), Iain Alasdair (Sy-Shi Wang), Moragh (James Barmby), Fiona Seguin (Ernest), and Hamish (Marcia Clark); her grandchildren (Catriona) Euan, David, Anne Mhairi, (Alasdair) Donal, Benetta, (Moragh) Peter, Anna, Jack, (Fiona) Dominique and husband Stephen Devries, Antoine and wife Laura, Marcel and wife Abigail, Andre, Pascal, Jean Pierre, Guy, Angelique, and (Hamish) Aidan, Adeline, Iain; and great-grandchildren (Dominique) Maxin, Theo, Luc, (Antoine) Isabelle, Josephine, Vivienne, and (David) Brock; as well as her brother Ben Wootten (Micca) of Blue Hill, Maine.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church (7624 – 39th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the Church Hall. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Diocese Of Calgary Central Council, PO Box 18035 Shawnessy Calgary, Alberta T2Y 3W0 Telephone 403-250-0319
or The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455,

In living memory of Linda-Jane MacAulay, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Love and best wishes to you all at this sad time. Linda was a wonderful woman. Some time in the mid sixties, when I was barely tall enough to reach the counter, Linda taught me how to make a cake. I think of her every time I bake, and remember her with love and deep gratitude for all her kindness. Holding you all with tenderness, praying for your well-being.
    Love from afar,
    Your cousin,

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  2. Dominique, Stephen, Maxin, Theo, Luc, and Angelique – & all of your family;

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. What a truly amazing legacy she has left behind. Take comfort in all of the memories you have shared and remember the laughs that brought you together.

    Mitch, Ninette, Brad – and your Beaver friends/family

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  3. Linda Goehring

    I have very fond memories of Linda from our time together at Sacred Heart Parish where she and John spent many hours preparing and serving meals for the needy, hungry and lonely of our community. I was nearly 40 with two kids and the hens in the kitchen treated me like I was 12. Linda, with her no nonsense attitude, welcomed me, taught me the ropes and dismissed the clucking. My kids would help set the tables and John would slip them a loonie with a wink. We also had the pleasure of seeing the new puppies when they arrived. To this day my kids love dogs! We were very saddened by the sudden passing of John and the departure of Linda from our Parish. I always wondered how she was doing and I’m not surprised to read that she continued with her volunteering and pets. Our sympathy is extended to you all. Know that your parents made a difference in the lives of many. Our world would be certainly blessed to have more people just like them.

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  4. Carreen Webber

    I was saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. We met as Board members to Strathmore Library, and became friends. Then Alpine View Pet Spa became second home to our Maine coon cat, Freddie Burrburrs. Even after Linda moved to Bowness, she insisted that Freddie stay with her when we had to go out of town.
    Sadly we lost touch when we moved out to the Island. A great lady, with a wicked sense of humour and a great big heart. She was so proud of her family, so am glad to hear that you all will continue her journey.

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