It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Linda Dutcyvich on Thursday May 14th, 2015 in Port McNeill, BC. She is, and always will be, the very best person in our lives.
Linda was born in Edmonton on April 19th, 1946 to John and Clarice Newman. Raised in the small town of Hyas, Saskatchewan, she grew up with prairie sensibilities and an incredible work ethic. She was smart. Skipping grades, she graduated high school early and attended 2 years of college in Outlook, Saskatchewan before marrying,
having her first child and moving to a remote coastal
logging camp – all this prior to her 19th birthday.
Linda dedicated most of her adult life to raising a
family, building the family business of Lemare, that she
co-founded in 1984, supporting her community and
helping many, many people through good times and, more importantly, the tough ones.
Linda believed family was the cornerstone to a successful life. She worked and sacrificed selflessly to ensure this value. Her legacy as a daughter, mother, sister, grandma, aunt, mother-in-law and friend will endure in our hearts and in our decision making forever.
More than anything, Linda loved having a house full of people eating, visiting, eating, playing games, eating and joking. She was an outstanding cook who enjoyed having her
efforts as the reason for getting together – we would be remiss not to mention that her
baking closed many business deals. And, as ‘Grandma Linda’ to dozens of kids, she
provided an open door, a full table and a fun home.
Linda spent hours hiking and exploring the local area treasures with all of her family.
‘Outings’ were a staple for her weekends. She would gather up family, dogs and snacks and pile them all into her truck to find new places to explore or enjoy her old favourites.
She is irreplaceable.
Linda is survived by her mother, Clarice, and her two sons, Chris(Kim) and Eric(Leslie), five grandchildren, Samantha, Karly, Rhys, Jane and Sarah, her two sisters, Judy(Lorne) and Shelley(Leo), and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, John Newman in 1991.
In consideration of Linda’s passing, we encourage a good ‘outing’ with family, a healthy home cooked meal served at the table or an effort to help someone in need.
We sincerely appreciate the support and love shown to our family through this
tremendously sad time. Our celebration of Linda’s life will be with family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers and cards, please donate in Linda’s name to the Canadian Diabetes
Association at www.diabetes.ca