Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON


Linda Elizabeth Lariviere

August 17, 1952July 26, 2020
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With broken hearts and many tears, we sadly announce the passing of our wife, mom, sister, nannie, aunt, and friend forever. Linda Elizabeth Lariviere former Linda Buziak (nee Sloan) passed away peacefully in the early morning of July 26, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa just shy of her 68th birthday. Soulmate of her loving husband Gord Lariviere of Oshawa where they both lived. Loving daughter of Lorne and Elizabeth Sloan (Predeceased) of Lindsay, mother of Kristyn and (Kevin) Bruce, Carly Buziak (Ian MacDonald), sister to Gord and (Nici) Sloan of Lindsay, Greg and (Rochelle) Sloan of Freelton. Loving aunt to Amanda and (Dave) Runge, Zachary Sloan, and Jessica Sloan. Great Aunt to Hayden, Harlow, and Evie, and a year ago blessed with her 1st granddaughter of only 10 months Sloan Bruce.

Linda grew up in Lindsay, Ont. amongst friends and family before going on to post education to become a Registered Nurse from the Osler school of Nursing, a highly touted school in Toronto. Linda held various roles in numerous hospitals throughout her career. Prior to retiring in 2016, Linda was the Charge Nurse at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Linda’s greatest love in life was to be with family especially after the birth of her 1st grandchild “Sloanie”. She dedicated all her time to others whether that be at work or at home. A lover of wine, travel, music, and golf, Linda was always ready for the next big adventure. After battling and winning the 1st round of cancer 2 years ago, the cancer returned in April of this year faster and aggressive than anyone realized. In true Linda fashion, she fought until the very end.

We will miss Linda so so dearly; however, she is now at peaceful rest. Our family would like to give a special thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses at Lakeridge Health Oshawa who supported Linda and her family through this devastating time. Friends are invited to visit the Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West on Wednesday, July 29th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friends are invited to join the service via:https://www.distantlink.com/SCION6.html on Thursday July 30th, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Lakeridge Health Foundation will be appreciated by our family.


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    Wednesday, July 29, 2020


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August 11, 2020

I have just learned of Linda's passing, and was shocked by this sad news. I am one of many who worked with her at Whitby Hospital, and had special memories of her.
My deepest sympathies goes out to her family. Let her love and light guide you thru the dark times.

Tony Redmond

August 7, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

While watching all the photos of happy days together over many years it is clear that Linda was important part of so many lives. I hope that these memories help you as you deal with this difficult loss.



Cathy Savoie

August 5, 2020

To Linda's Family,
I was very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Kate O'Brien

August 4, 2020

Carly and family,

My sincere condolences for your loss. May loving, happy memories bring you comfort during this time. You are in my thoughts.

Ricky Beutler

August 2, 2020

Sloaner and I were on the same floor in training and she had the absolute best sense of humour and a most amazing joy of having fun.

My condolences to all connected to Linda. She will leave a big hole in all the lives she touched.

Safe travels Sloaner we will all see you one day.


Sylvia Jessup

July 30, 2020

I was very saddened to hear of Linda's passing. Linda was my manager at Bowmanville and Oshawa hospital. Although as a manager and employee we did not always see eye to eye, I had complete respect for her. Always full of life and caring. She will be missed. My condolences to her family and friends who knew her as that person.

Deb & Doug Wilbur

July 30, 2020

Dear Gord and family, please accept our love and heartfelt condolences as we learn of the sad news of Linda's passing. She was a kind and brave lady and we will remember her fondly. Take care. Sending virtual hugs. Deb & Doug Wilbur xoxo

Lori James

July 30, 2020

My sincere and deepest condolences. I was very sorry to hear that Linda had passed away.

I have fond memories of Linda from ORNAC meetings and enjoyed becoming reacquainted during my time a Lakeridge Health.

Gone too soon but her love will live on in your memories...

Take care

Lori James

Jessica Williamson

July 30, 2020

Sending my deepest condolences to your family. Linda was such an amazing, kind and thoughtful person. My heart breaks for your family. I will always admire the special bond she shared with both Kristen and Carly.

Nick and Sandi Kapular

July 29, 2020

Gord, Kristyn, Carly and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We lived next door to you at unit 76 on Pearson Street and remember Linda as a lovely person and good neighbour.


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