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Linda-Anne Sheahan

May 26, 1949April 26, 2021
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Born Linda-Anne Cox in West Ham, Lynne spent her formative years in East Ham and was a life-long fan of “The Hammers”. She was only 9 years old when her Father, Walter Charles Henry Cox, passed away from mesothelioma. Her mother, Annie (nee Warman), passed away two years later and Lynne was then raised by her loving aunt and uncle, who also raised her brother Brian, who was seven years her senior. With her brother’s contacts and a wide variety of friends, her teenage years were an education in the budding music scene. She was tall for her age and could get into pubs and clubs that played jazz and rock music. In these years she met and was befriended by many popular artists from the sixties, including Rod Stewart. She left school at 14 and worked her way up to being the executive secretary of the owner of a local Dairy Products Company. She lived in Navarre Road East Ham until 1972. When she couldn’t attend the match, she could still tell when West Ham scored as the cheers from close by Upton Park could be heard in her room.

She was known as a great darts player in her local area. They would often play for drinks and she seldom lost, in which case she would have them hoarded behind the bar to be served up when she was ready. When I met her, it was the first time I had seen a pint of Babycham. She continued playing in Canada and was a much-feared opponent, especially when she took off her shoes.

She left East Ham to move in with her future husband in South London and in September 1972 she moved with him to Canada. This was after discharging herself from hospital, when an ulcer burst the week before departure. Her secretarial skills were soon employed in recruiting engineers and designers for De Havilland’s STOL program.

She married Michael Sheahan on March 27th 1973 on a twenty-four-hour license at the Salvation Army chapel in downtown Toronto. There were five people in attendance including her brother, who proudly walked her down the aisle. She was the executive secretary of the Ontario Pharmacist’s Association until the arrival of her daughter in April of 1976. This was followed by the birth of two sons in 1980 and 1983.

The family moved to Otter Creek in Whitby in 1983. While being the caregiver to these three active and challenging children, she still found the time to be the Chairperson of Simcoe Hall, a local charity, that served the needs of less-fortunate children and families. She guided the still vibrant organization through many tough years.

She was a supportive friend, a tough negotiator and a formidable adversary. A fearless defender of her children, there were years in Durham education when the words ‘Lynne Sheahan is here to see you’ would make condescending principals and inept teachers tremble and want to hide under their desks.

In 1991 she took on the task of manager of a popular local drinking establishment. At this she was widely loved, admired and from this she forged many close friendships. Later she went back to school to gain computer skills and became the export manager and executive assistant in a Whitby boat-building firm. Her retired years were occupied with watching her two grandsons grow, thrashing opponents in Lexulous, and travelling with her husband to Britain, Ireland and New Zealand.

She is survived by her husband, Michael, her daughter, Kerry Fraser, and her two sons, Devin and Brendan. She leaves a void that will never be filled and memories that will keep us smiling for decades to come.

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Linda-Anne Sheahan

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Kevin Sheahan

May 4, 2021

So sorry for your loss. She was always a delight whenever we met her. We will always have fond memories of her.
Love to you all.
Kevin and Una.

Genevieve and Bill Fraser

May 1, 2021

Mike,
We are extremely sorry
for your loss. We shall miss Lynn dearly, we
shall keep her in our
hearts.

When I hear Lynn's
name, what comes to
mind is her smile ( I
don't ever think I saw
her not smiling), her
gentleness, her
sweetness. She came
across a real
compassionate lady.
She was very kind.

I can still envision her
face beaming with
pride and joy when
watching Elijah and
Noah play their hockey
and baseball games.
It's what we truly had in
common, our love for
those boys. The joy and
pride they brought us
both filled up our
hearts.

One of my fondest
memories was when
we all flew together to
England and stayed at
your parents' house.
Your wife made sure
our stay would be one
we would not soon
forget. She was so very
gracious and helped
make our stay a
memorable one. I shall
cherish that memory
and keep it close to my
heart for ever. I shall
remember your wife as
one special lady.

Genevieve

Owen Duffy

May 1, 2021

So sorry for your loss Michael, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May Lynne rest in peace
Owen and Vivian Duffy

Wyn and Pam Jones

May 1, 2021

So sorry for your loss Mike, Lynne was such a happy person, always laughing. I'm sure you will all miss her. Our prayers are with you and the family. Love to all.

Frank & Marg. Thompson

May 1, 2021

Sorry for your trouble, Mate. Lynne was a lovely lady. She'll be missed.

Brian O'Connor

May 1, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you Mike and Family at this sad time. Brian O'Connor

Mike and Anne Reeder

May 1, 2021

We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Lynne.
Our thoughts are with Mike and his family.
Mike and Anne Reeder

Clare Sheahan

May 1, 2021

Lynne was a lovely lady. The moment you met her, you could see what a kind heart she had. She had a very long and happy marriage and wonderful children/grandchildren. My heart goes out to them at this sad loss. Gone, but never ever forgotten. RIP Lynne. Clare and Nick x

christine crick

April 30, 2021

It was an absolute joy to have known Mrs. Linda Ann Sheahan for decades. She will be engrained in our hearts and memories as one of the most unique individuals we've had the priviledge to know and love.

All the Cricks, both big and small

Mike and Olja Muller

April 30, 2021

Mike, Kerry-Jo, Brendan, Devin
We are deeply saddened by your loss. Lynn was such a beautiful person starting when you two lived with us at Moore. Lynn was always there for Olja and our daughters. She once asked Mike M to just give her a lift to the doctor's not realizing that Kerry-Jo was already on the way.
We will miss her and extend our love to you
Mike and Olja Muller, Toronto