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Linda Evelyn O'Leary
November 30, 1944 - March 26, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">O&rsquo;Leary (Jones), Linda Evelyn- age 71, of Dartmouth. On November 30, 1944, God sent a special angel to this world. On March 26, 2016, He called her home. In the presence of family and friends, Linda passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Centre (QEII, VG Hospital) after a courageous eight year battle with a rare cancer. She was the youngest child of thirteen born to the late Arthur and Sarah Ethel (Newport) Jones. <br /> <br /> Linda is survived by her husband of 46 years, Wayne; sons Kevin (Melanie) and Gregory; sisters Dorothy Conrod, Hilda Russell, Barbara (Garnet) Stark and Sally Morash; brothers Roy, Robert (Edna) and Arthur; sisters-in-law Muriel Jones and Elaine Jones as well as many nieces and nephews. <br /> She was predeceased by sister Bessie (Roy) McGrath; brothers Wallace, Gordon (May), Billy and The Reverend Harold; brothers-in-law Lorne Conrod, Charlie Russell, Reg Morash; sisters-in-law Lynda, and Jan Jones. <br /> <br />Linda was a devoted wife and mother, always wanting the best for her two sons. She was employed by Maritime Tel and Tel in the Engineering Department until the birth of her first son. Linda will be remembered as a kind, generous person who wanted and enjoyed the simple things in life. She especially enjoyed gatherings of family and friends and often seized the opportunity to get a laugh. We will miss her sense of humour that she always brought to these events. <br />Linda enjoyed travel. Probably her most memorable trip was to Poland where she made new and lasting friends. Spain, Portugal and Italy were also treasured memories. She always looked forward to her annual summer family vacation in Prince Edward Island. <br /> <br />She loved to sit on her swing in the backyard garden and watch the birds and butterflies. One of her greatest pleasures in her garden was the annual fall harvest of her potatoes. Linda always enjoyed a game of cards and never refused a game of Scrabble with her sisters. <br />For many years, she took great pleasure in coordinating the monthly seniors&rsquo; gathering at her parish. Quilt making with the neighbourhood Chaswood Girls was one of her favourite pastimes which gave Linda a great deal of happiness and pleasure during her final months. The IWK Sick Children's Hospital and women's shelters were the recipients of many of their 60 or more quilts. <br />Linda will be forever loved and greatly missed by her family and friends. <br /> <br />Cremation has taken place. The Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday April 2 at 10:30 AM at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church,15 Caledonia Road, Dartmouth. Father Toochukwu will be the celebrant, concelebrated by Father Irek Bem. A reception will follow in the church hall. As per Linda&rsquo;s request, we invite you to wear a splash of colour or a bird pin. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. All are welcome. <br />Donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Vincent de Paul Society-St. Thomas More Conference. <br /> <br />The family wishes to thank Father Toochukwu Okafor, Father Randy Doucette, Father Irek Bem and the Reverend Doctor Susan MacAlpine-Gillis for Linda&rsquo;s spiritual care. We also wish to thank the many staff members at Capital Health who cared for Linda with particular thanks to Dr. Carman Giacomantonio, Dr. Ron Milne and Mitch Devoe, Dr. Robert Horton and Dr. Dupere at the Palliative Care Units. A special thank you goes to Northwood Homecare and the VON healthcare providers with particular thanks to Charlene. <br /> <br />Many thanks to friends, family and the parishioners of Saint Thomas More and other congregations who often visited and offered their thoughts and prayers. Your visits provided much comfort and treasured memories. <br /> <br /> Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div>