Linda Pearl Hetzner
2 August , 1953 – 26 February , 2019
Linda (McHugh) Hetzner was born to John and Pearl McHugh on August 2nd, 1953, in Empress, Alberta. Linda was the sixth child born to a family of ten, six girls and four boys. Linda lived in Sibbald until 1958 and then moved to Camrose, Alberta with her mother Pearl, and brothers and sisters. Her father continued to farm in the Ester area until 1963. Linda would travel along with her mother and siblings to live at the farm in Ester for the month of July every year. Her father sold the farm in Ester in 1962 and bought a farm in Bawlf, Alberta in 1963. Linda attended school in Camrose for grades one to four and then Bawlf school for grades five to twelve.
On November 13, 1971, Linda married Grant Hetzner and they welcomed three children, Jeanette in 1973, Brandie in 1975, and George in 1977. Grant and Linda moved onto Grant’s families’ home quarter in 1972 and farmed along with Grant’s father and mother, George and Melba Hetzner, until 1990. Linda was an amazing farm wife. You could find her doing anything from hauling grain, vaccinating cattle or butchering chickens to cooking, cleaning, and sewing clothes.
From the farm they moved to Falun, Alberta where they farmed and raised cattle. In 1995 they sold and moved to an acreage near Wetaskiwin, Alberta and from there would move into Wetaskiwin. Grant passed away in 2015 and Linda moved to Leduc, Alberta in 2017, where she resided until her passing.
Some of her jobs after selling the farm and her children were grown included, The Pipestone store, the meat department at Sobeys, Walmart, Chiropractic assistant, housekeeper at the Wetaskiwin General Hospital, and finally her last and most cherished position was caring for her granddaughters Peyton and Jayden after school.
Linda’s greatest passion was her family. Her children were her pride and joy and later, her grandchildren. Her happiest moments were spent creating memories with them. Loving and laughing with her grown children and their families, trips to Mexico, Yuma and British Columbia, and spending time with her siblings, as well as many friends and loved ones.
Linda was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her spirit was one of love and gentleness to all who knew her. She always had a kind word and a helping hand. To know Linda, was to love her. She will be forever loved, and forever missed by her family.
Linda is survived by her loving children, Jeanette (Phil) Kurney and grandchildren, Dylan, Michelle and Nicholas; Brandie Hetzner (Kelly Kraal) and grandchildren Peyton and Jayden; George (Holly) Hetzner and grandchildren Gavin and Kylen as well as her siblings Shirley Brown, Lillian (Jim) Schatz, Donna (Willie) Blatz, Eileen McHugh, MaryLou (Gordon) Kiddine, Pat (Ann) McHugh and Tom (Darlene) McHugh, sister-in-law Marion (Stan) Kontek and father-in-law George (Helen) Hetzner, aunt Eileen Moncrieff and numerous nieces and nephews. Linda was predeceased by her father John McHugh, brothers, Brian and Timmy McHugh, step father John O’Donnell, mother-in-law Melba Hetzner, husband Grant Hetzner and her mother Pearl O’Donnell.
- Dylan Kurney
- Nicholas Kurney
- Gavin Hetzner
- Kylen Hetzner
- Pat McHugh
- Tom McHugh
- Wayne Kontek
- Laurie Kontek
- Cross Cancer Institute
- Visitation Tuesday, 5 March , 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, 5 March , 2019
Linda Pearl Hetzner
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Nan and Bill Horne
7 March 2019
Jeanette, Brandie, George and families,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, Linda. Although we only met her a few times, George and my mom spoke so highly of her. She was well loved and respected.
Our prayers for your entire family.
Bill and Nan Horne
4 March 2019
So sorry to hear of your sudden and unexpected loss. We were only neighbours for a short time yet Linda left a lasting impression. She was sweet and kind, and I’ll miss our conversations about our children and grandchildren.
Diana and Vince Daly
4 March 2019
Deepest sympathy to the family of Linda Hetzner (McHugh). May you find comfort in knowing your Mother and Grandmother is at peace in the loving arms of God.
Sincerely, Sandra Olson, Holden, Ab.
Bev and Terrence Huseby
3 March 2019
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was such a kind and caring person. May her beautiful memories help you all through this very sad time. Bev and Terrence Huseby
Sandra & Jamie Mckerrall
2 March 2019
Jeannette, your mom was such a nice, kind, gracious lady. Hugs to all of you.
Love, Sandra & Jamie
Joan Scheie (Nelson)
2 March 2019
I went to school in Bawlf with Linda in grades 11 and 12....so many years ago. I am sorry to hear of her death. She was so young...my age...
1 March 2019
The best memory of have if Linda is when her and I were in the delivery room helping Jeanette while she was giving birth to Dylan. It was the most amazing thing and I was very honoured to be in there with Linda/ Grandma. I’ll never forget this.
My thoughts are with Jeanette and family ❤️❤️ and that grown man now Dylan. RIP beautiful lady 🌹🌹❤️