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Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON

OBITUARY

Linda Paulocik

23 November , 194916 May , 2019

PAULOCIK, Linda Passed away peacefully, with family by her side on May 16, 2019 at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa, at the age of 69. Beloved daughter of Anne and the late Mike Paulocik. Cherished sister of Susan Fagnani (the late Franco), Chris Paulocik, and Shelly Paulocik. Proud Aunt to Matthew, Ethan and Elias. Linda’s family would like to extend their warm thanks to the 5C stroke unit at Lakeridge Health, especially to Doris and Doctor Colapinto for the compassionate care they provided. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for a Celebration of Linda’s life on Saturday, June 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Hive Centre (289) 928-2998 (text or call) will be hosting a gathering of friends and family to honour Linda on October 12 Contact@TheHiveCentre.ca In lieu of flowers memorial donations to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Humane Society of Durham Region are greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 22 June , 2019

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Ethan Chiddicks

24 June 2019

I'd like to offer my thanks for all those who were able to make it to Saturday's celebration. It was a really nice time and meant a lot to myself and the rest of Linda's immediate family. There's a celebration of Linda's life in the arts on October 12 - please check http://www.thehivecentre.ca/honouringlinda/ for more information.

Nonie Jack Hutchinson

23 June 2019

We first got to know Linda when she was curator of the Station Gallery in Whitby. We remember how creative, generous and thoughtful she was. We will miss her cheerful visits.

Liz Condie

21 June 2019

How fortuntate I was to have Linda as a dear friend and neighbour. Ever thoughtful and caring, she was as sweet to me as the treats she unfailingly showed up at my door with to devour over long chats. I was her 'chauffeur' and helper when she suffered her first stroke, and she more than returned the favour when health woes confined me to my bed.

After losing her faithful four-legged companion, Leon, she all but adopted my Cavalier, Teddy, and I'm not sure who loved who more. She even made sure there was always a Christmas present for him. That's just how she rolled.

Linda may be gone, but a beautiful soul is never forgotten.

Lucila King

21 June 2019

My dearest friend Linda will be always in my mind as a truly special friend, a very caring and loving human being, generous soul. We were lunch buddies at the office and we enjoy interesting conversations. We were always very happy to see each other. Linda has always had a warm smile to everyone in the office and she was a very giving person.
I will remember forever when we hold hands at the Hospital when you recognized me and show me a warm smile. Soon after, you were in pain and I had to leave thinking I will see you another time soon.
Linda and I had planned to continue meeting often for lunch once I retired. I will miss her, rest in peace my friend. My deepest condolences to Anne, Susan, Chris, Shelly and their families

Audrey MacLeam

21 June 2019

Remembering Linda and the significant contribution she made to the visual arts community in Whitb y and the region. She was a pioneer in the promotion of artists and their work including the establishment of the box car print facility at Whitby Arts Station Gallery. Over the years we had many conversations about the development of the gallery and our mutual interest in sports cars. My dèepest sympathy to Anne, Susan, Chris and Shelly and their families.

Laura Armstrong

11 June 2019

Linda will always be remembered by her family as a kind and loving person. Her many talents truly made her the wonderful person she was. She will be greatly missed by her Aunt Mary (Mame) who loved her dearly. We want to express our deepest condolences to Auntie Ann, Chris, Shelly and Susan and please know that we are here for you during this very difficult time.

Laura & Mary Armstrong

Visnja & Ivan Novak

29 May 2019

Our deepest sympathies to Linda's family. Linda has been a very close friend to our whole family. There are many fond memories of her time at the Whitby Station Gallery, in particular her work and support of the Nicholas Novak Print Studio and her strong connections in the art community. She was always there to lend a helping hand from babysitting, to giving thoughtful little gifts to our children and grandchildren. Linda always had a smile on her face . She will be greatly missed.

Rick Dionne

25 May 2019

A very, very long time ago you were a student at Ridgeway in Oshawa. I was about your age and was the victim of schoolyard assault committed by numerous assailants. You were walking home to lunch as I recalled and you intervened and chased the boys away and helped me collect my books and gave me a tissue for a bloody nose. Though we have never spoken since that date in the '60s, I will never forget your kindness.

This world would indeed be a better place with more Linda's in it. Susan, you have my deepest sympathy and condolences. Your sister was a very special person.

Rick Dionne
Canmore, Alberta
Canada

Joy Brooks

24 May 2019

I spent many hours at the Station Gallery with Linda and learned so much from her about art and artists, volunteering, fund-raising, presentation and commitment.
Linda believed in people. She helped local artists get exposure and truly wanted to see them succeed. She let our band perform concerts of original music when no one else would. She hired our daughters to help out at functions and earn spending money while in school.
She would drop by once in a while to check in to see how everyone was doing. We’d reminisce and laugh about the ‘old’ days (she once freaked out when we dropped by the gallery to have a coffee with her while I was in labour with my second before I went to the hospital).
I have gained numerous like minded friends because of the connection I had with Linda and I blessed because of it.
I will miss her.
My condolences to Linda’s family.

Fredrick Brooks

24 May 2019

She Was Tired
 
Linda once told me
“I’m tired, it’s deep in my bones.”
 
I could see it,
There were no bridges left to cross
Each day a stonewall of doubt haunted her waking hours
 
I still hear her footsteps wandering the old railway station, 
Her pixie smile, the way she tilted her head to the side when she spoke
How her eyelashes fluttered when she was excited and our many generous coffees and treats together
 
Linda’s road grew narrow with the years, misunderstood, her career, her art grew dim, complicated as doors unjustly closed around her.
 
In the end, her body and mind failed and I am left with memories and gratitude for chances Linda gave me freely. 
 
Opportunities when few believed.
 
Bon voyage my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY