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Linda Westcott

Saskatoon Sk.
- December 29, 2017

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Linda Westcott (Strand)
1946 - 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Linda Westcott on December 29, 2017. Linda Louella Strand was born on February 14, 1946 in Lamont, AB, the oldest child of Boyd and Jessie Strand. She attended the University of Alberta and met Neil Westcott at the bus stop. After graduating with an Arts degree, Linda married Neil on August 27, 1966. They lived in Vancouver, BC, Cambridge, MA, and Cambridge, England before moving to Saskatoon in 1973. Linda was a dedicated mother to their three daughters, supporting them in sports, music, academics, and life. She was an active volunteer with the United Church of Canada at both the local and Presbytery level. She was an avid reader. Neil and Linda travelled within Canada and the US, as well as to Russia, Greece, Italy, Scotland, and Australia. Linda is survived by her husband, Neil; her daughters and their families - Sarah (Martin Leuschen, Thea and Adri); Catharine (Robert Topping, Luke, Noah, and Ella); and Barb (Nicole Mewis, Holden); her brothers Jerry (Rosemary) and John (Barb); and her brothers-in-law Terry (Anne) and Brian (Marietta). In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 339 Ave C South, Saskatoon Sk. S7M 1N5.

Funeral Details

A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm at McClure United Church (4025 Taylor St. East). Interment will be at a later date.

Condolence Messages

Lynn and Dennis Gorecki

Written January 11, 2018 from Saskatoon, Sask

Dear Neil, Sarah, Catharine and Barb

We were so saddened to hear of Linda's death. Our condolences to you and your families. Memories went back to kids playing on Mt. Allison Cres. Linda was a very giving and warm person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

James Komar

Written January 06, 2018 from Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan

I am sorry to learn of Linda's death. I came to know Linda at Grosvenor Park United; and over the years I grew to appreciate her fine qualities. I hope the burden of your loss, Neil, is lighter for its being shared by others.

Jim Komar

Catherine Barnsley

Written January 03, 2018 from Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan

I was saddened to learn of Linda's passing, and my thoughts have been with you these last few days. Although Linda & I never worked together in the UCC, I knew of her longtime dedication and integrity in all her volunteer work. My sincere condolences: Catherine Barnsley (UCC volunteer as well)Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask

Elizabeth Dimmock

Written January 03, 2018 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dear Sarah, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's sudden death. May God help you and your family through this time of shock and grief. Catherine told me of the situation and I know she is very sad for you. Elizabeth Dimmock

Lorne Calvert

Written January 03, 2018 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Neil and Everyone,
Our sincerest condolences are sent to you from everyone at St. Andrew's College. For many years Linda, with you Neil, played a very special role in the life of our College and students. We are so saddened by her passing. May God's peace surround you as you treasure the many wonderful memories.
Lorne Calvert

Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

Written January 02, 2018 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Barb + family,
My condolences to all of you for your loss. May you find light in this time of darkness.