Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

96 West Street, Brantford, ON


Isabelle Linda Mroz

December 6, 1930November 24, 2019

Mroz; Isabelle (Linda) It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Isabelle Madelaine Gareau Mroz (Linda) on November 24, 2019. Born in Verner, Ontario, in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Edward Frank Mroz (Ted) of Brantford, they were married in love for over 40 years. Linda was the guiding light for her four children - Diana Rive (Randy), Ted Mroz (Barbara), Frank Mroz , Cathy Zamboni (Frank). She loved and was a force of beauty to her grandchildren Nicole Mariel Mroz (Scott Wilkins), Max Rive (Tiffany), Rick and Mike Zamboni, Ella and Clare Mroz. Equally loved and cherished by her great-grandchildren, Brayden and Isabelle Rive and Harvey Wilkins. Our Mother lost her own Mother when she was 12 years old. She moved to Brantford with her eight siblings and with her two older sisters, Sue (Laurette) and Peggy (Margaret) they forged a new life for themselves, working hard and all finding the loves of their lives and raising beautiful families. Our Mother loved what we loved and found joy and happiness with her large boisterous French Canadian family and beyond. Thank you to Tranquility Place and all the new friends she made there and Thorpe’s Funeral Home for the dignity they placed on taking care of our Mother. She has gone home to her Creator and her Lord Savior Jesus. She will be in our hearts and minds forever. A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday December 1, 2019 at the “Thorpe Brothers Carriage House”, 96 West Street from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Reflections of Mom’s life will be shared by her family at 3:30 pm. In honoring Mom’s wish, cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Stedman Community Hospice-Hankinson House or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences and memories may be offered at thorpebrothersfh.com 519-7592211 God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. - Revelation 21:4, NKJV


  • As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Stedman Community Hospice-Hankinson House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Reflections by her family Sunday, December 1, 2019


Isabelle Linda Mroz

have a memory or condolence to add?

Kenn & Ruth Smith

December 1, 2019

We had many wonderful years as neighbours and friends and we were very disappointed that the weather prevented us from attending the celebration of her life this afternoon.


December 1, 2019

I only have good memories of Aunt Linda. I can honestly say I have only ever seen her with a smile on her face. She was always so kind and generous. Growing up, the Gareau families spent so much time together--so many wonderful memories of all the fun we had. I am so blessed to have spent so many wonderful times visiting Aunt Linda growing up. I am going to miss her so much. I am grateful to have such a wonderful Aunt in my life. I am so sorry for your loss Teddy, Diana, Frank and Cathy and families. I hope the wonderful memories that all of us have help to comfort you. She is now up in Heaven smiling down on us.

Christine Gareau

December 1, 2019

Aunt Linda was such a beautiful, loving and welcoming person. One of the amazing Gareau sisters who showed so much love to all their extended family. I will always remember her sending over cabbage rolls for my dad. We were so fortunate to be a part of the Gareau clan. Love you Aunt Linda

Chris & Jim

Mark Robertson

November 30, 2019

I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to the (extended) Mroz family. It’s difficult to imagine the loss of such a beautiful person. I met Mrs. Mroz several times while attending family events at the farm, and at each subsequent meeting, she would always remember my name, and ask how I was doing. She was a caring and very genuine person. I remember feeling a little smile break out on my face after talking with her - always happened. Mrs. Mroz had that magical ability to make you feel loved.
I consider myself privileged to have had the opportunity to meet her.

Maureen O'Connor-Cleary

November 30, 2019

My dear sweet little Aunt Linda, she was our other mother. If there ever was a beautiful, hard working, put together, strong and classy lady this was her. It is with deep sorrow I say goodbye. You will always be remembered, and you are in my heart forever. xxoo

Love....Maureen and Mike, Trish , Dave and Jack, Michael,Meagan, Luke and Connor, Matt and Katrina.

Lynn & Vincent Russell

November 29, 2019

I met Linda about 30 years ago and the first thing that struck me (along with her height) was the joy that emanated from her. She was warm, welcoming and full to the brim with love.
I usually saw Linda up at Frank and Symphony’s (Cynthia’s) farm where she would be busying herself cooking and helping with pottery shows or sitting and playing with the Ella and Clare.
Linda was easy to be with, interesting and interested and always ready to laugh. The sparkle in her eye that we are all so familiar with came from her centre which was pure love and joy.

As I said to Frank, Linda is one of the few people who, when I think of them, cannot help but instantly smile. Thoughts of her make you glow. I will continue to think, smile, glow and hold Linda close to my heart.

Lynn & Vincent Bear

Joanne White

November 29, 2019

Through my friendship with Cathy, I met Linda many years ago. Always caring and kind with a twinkle in her eyes. Shortly after Linda left her family home and moved into Tranquility Place, my mother - Grace Rannie, made the same move. They had met briefly over the years, but were now together daily, living in the same floor. A loving friendship quickly happened. . I will be forever grateful for the this friendship they had . Linda made such a great impact on my Mom in such a short time . We will miss her . Love from the White and Rannie Family

nordman chartrand

November 29, 2019

Je suis arrivé sur le tard dans votre existence et elle est partie avant que nous puissions nous rencontrer. Or je n’ai pas de souvenir de sa présence.
Cependant, je crois l’avoir rencontrée au travers l’amour que son fils lui a toujours porté et j’espère que cette gentillesse, cette générosité qui lui est propre sauront me rappeler l’immense bien que j’entends d’elle.
avec amour et respect, nordman chartrand

Karen Smith Hanna

November 28, 2019

We had the great privilege of growing up across the street from Mrs. Mroz and then appreciating the friendship she had with our mom and dad for decades after we left home. I remember her being so lovely, warm, and kind - she brought light and grace to Grace Avenue.

Karen Smith Hanna

Mark Jenkins

November 28, 2019

Went I first met Mrs Mroz - I would not have been presumptuous and used her first name. She was to me of that generation and dignity. I remember the first time I met Mrs Mroz at Franks for dinner. I was surprised at how much fun she was, with such warmth and goodwill. It was an impression that lasted. The next time we got to really talk was at her birthday party - this time at Franks current home. We spoke about her future plans. I was struck at how well loved she was - by everyone. There is a tribe in South America that believes each person makes a 400 day journey to other shore after they pass away. And that they cannot get there on their own - they have no paddle. It is the grief and praise of those that love them that propel them to the other shore. With the love of her family and those close to her, Mrs Mroz has all the momentum she will need.