Linda Ann Quaranto

June 17, 1958January 16, 2021

Linda Ann Quaranto, 62 of Aurora, passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on January 16th, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Joe Quaranto, Linda was born in Newmarket, June 17, 1958, to the late Melbourne and Helen Newton. She lived and worked in Aurora throughout her life. Linda is lovingly remembered by six siblings: Pat Crook (Tim), Bob Newton (Linda), Brian Newton, Karen Cameron (Dave), Mary Croteau (Steve) and Tracey Bickford (Dion) and numerous nieces and nephews. Linda will always be remembered as the perfect storm of strength, vulnerability and caffeine. Her passions included yoga, reading, shopping and laughing. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. In memory of Linda, donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe in Barrie or the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Tracey Bickford

January 31, 2021

To my Ninna,
Thank you my big sister.
You protected me when I was small and vulnerable. You encouraged me when I was insecure and unsure. You kept my secrets with no judgment. You forgave me for my stupidity. We laughed together and cried together. When things got dark and scary for you, you trusted me to stay with you and keep you safe which in itself was a gift to me as well.
Thank you, for everything you have shared with me over the years. I know that you will always be looking out for me.
Until we see each other again.
Love you always

Dana & Nick Gabrielli

January 23, 2021

Linda was a kind and gentle soul. Every time we had the pleasure of seeing Linda she had a smile on her face. We loved when we would get to see her whether it was a quick catch up when she worked at the mall or during family get togethers and Christmas. She was always excited to see our boys and we are grateful for her generous heart. We will miss her dearly and never forget her. I pray she is reunited with her love Joe and shining her bright light down on us.

Mary Croteau

January 22, 2021

Boo, you were my constant companion and confidant. How I miss our 9:45 AM and 4:00 PM talks. Comparing books, and authors; chatting about our days, or making plans to hang out together. Whether it was for hours, or only just a 'well that's all I've got today' short conversation, I miss them and you greatly. You will always be a part of me, and 'til we meet again, keep an eye on Joe, Mom and Dad for us.

Love you, your PITA.

Usha Nageswaran

January 22, 2021

I enjoyed working with Linda at Tim Hortons She always called me her darling with a sweet smile. Always made my day when I saw her as she was so kind and such a hard working individual. I will always remember her sweet personality.

3248 Tim Hortons

January 22, 2021

On behalf of 3248 Tims, our deepest symphaties to Linda's family. Linda is a very nice and friendly colleague. We will never forget her kindness and how jolly she is at work. She will be missed and will be forever in our hearts. 🙏

Caitlin Alford

January 22, 2021

Linda was a team member at our Tim Hortons and while her time with us was short, it was impactful and positive. Everything she did, she did with the intention to improve our restaurant and the camaraderie among the team. She was a staple in many guests mornings in our drive thru and she was beloved by all of them. She knew them by name, and they her, and there was always a smile and a laugh. Our team misses her deeply and her loss is felt daily. Linda became a true friend to many of our girls. She and her family are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Terri Schlosser

January 18, 2021

My deepest condolences to Linda’s family. We often chatted about our families and I know how deeply she cared for hers.
I will miss Linda. I will miss our coffees, lunches, dinners, our chick flicks, and our shopping trips.
I will miss talking to Linda, telling her anything and never feeling judged. I first met Linda on a professional level about 12 years ago, and I quickly realized what a kind heart she had and I enjoyed her company. We became friends and I’ve never been luckier.
My big goal with Linda was to talk her into getting a passport and get her off to an island, but she always just laughed. She was content at home.
It was so comforting to have a friend that is reliable, honest and caring.
I loved having Linda in my life. I will miss her. I will miss my friend.

Mary Powell

January 16, 2021

On behalf of the Powell Family, I would
like to express my deepest condolences to Linda’s family. I had the great pleasure of working with Linda for many years as well as being lucky enough to get to know her and call her my friend. Linda was admired and respected by all of her colleagues and brought smiles to everyone’s face. There wasn’t a day that went by that she didn’t try to help someone. Through the challenges she faced her positive attitude, selflessness and kindness was always there. The world has lost an amazing women. Rest is peace Linda. Thank you for the years of laughter and fun. You will be truly missed.