OBITUARY

Linda FitzGerald

August 16, 1917April 21, 2011

FitzGerald, Olive Mary Letham (“Linda”) - At Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday the 21st day of April, 2011 in her 94th year. Born 16 August 1917 to Frederick Charles and Eliza Saxby in Cawnpore, India. Married on April 1st 1944 at Egloshale Parish Church in Wadebridge, Cornwall, England to Lt. Patrick S. FitzGerald, RCA. Predeceased by her sisters Alice and Phyllis and her brothers Freddy and Charles. Survived by Patrick, her husband of 67 years, her 4 children Christopher (Patricia), Jane, Timothy (Lois Aicken) and Sarah (Tim Wade) and by her grandchildren Richard, Sarah Jane, Sean, Heather, Scott, Bradley, Jeffrey, Gregory and Melanie and by great grandchildren Ella and Charlotte. Linda came to Canada in March 1946 determined to enjoy her new life. She was active in many groups in Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay including her church, the Maycourt Club, Questers, Community Concerts, Meals on Wheels and in Fort Frances was the founding president of the Aquanaut Swim Club. She was a competent and steadfast First Mate to her seafaring husband as they cruised the Great Lakes but most of all she was a steadfast support and companion to her husband and a successful and loving mother to her children. Never deterred she skied, rode horseback, flew in bush planes and gliders, sailed in Lake freighters and in Ocean freighters to Australia – wherever there was adventure. Now she has left us. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday, April 25, 2011 from 5 – 8 pm. Memorial service celebrated from St. Luke’s Cathedral on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 4 pm. The Very Rev. I. L. Robertson officiating. Inurnment St. Luke’s Columbarium. Gifts in her memory to St. Luke’s Cathedral, the Sault Area Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would have earned her grateful approval.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 25, 2011
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Mary & Merridy Cox

April 27, 2011

Dear Pat and Jane, Chris, Tim, and Sarah,

We were deeply saddened to hear of Linda's passing and wished that we could have had a visit and given hugs all around. We do have lots of lovely memories of visits and exploits in past days.
Love and sincere condolences from,

April 27, 2011

To the FitzGerald family:
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time. We enjoyed having you as next door neighbours here in Thunder Bay.
Sincerely,
Darryl and Bill McCrindle

David Ervin

April 26, 2011

Dear Chris,
Condolences on behalf of our family. Your dear mother no doubt passed along her wonderful sense of humour and adventure. Our prayers are with you and the FitzGerald family.

donald robertson

April 25, 2011

Dear Mr. FitzGerald, Chris, Jane, Tim, Sarah and families.

I was saddened when I heard about the passing of your wife and mother. Mrs. FitzGerald was a true lady in all regards.

When passing by the cottage on a walk out to Humbug Point, we always stopped for a short chat to catch up on family news. Your Mom was always interested in the comings and going of our clan. Frequently the visit would be accompanied by a cup of tea and cookies. When I go back further, I wonder how she put up with all of my teen age get togethers. She showed understanding and patience.

The Robertsons of Lanark, pass on our condlences. We will miss her. She is in our thoughts. Linda lives on in each of you, as is shown by your sense of humour and spunk.

Don Robertson
Lanark, Ontario

donald robertson

April 25, 2011

Dear Mr. FitzGerald, Chris, Jane, Tim, Sarah and families. I was saddened when I heard about the passing of your wife and mother. Mrs. FitzGerald was a true lady in all regards.

When passing by the cottage on a walk out to Humbug Point, we always stopped for a short chat to catch up on family news. Your Mom was always interested in the comings and going of our clan. Frequently the visit would be accompanied by a cup of tea and cookies. When I go back further, I wonder how she put up with all of my teen age get togethers. She showed understanding and patience.

The Robertsons of Lanark, pass on our condlences. We will miss her. She is in our thoughts. Linda lives on in each of you, as is shown by your sense of humour and spunk.

Don Robertson
Lanark, Ontario

Brenda Doan

April 25, 2011

Dear Jane

I was very sorry to hear about your Mother. I only met her a few times when we went to Collegiate together.She was a lovely person. May the angels look after her until you see her again.

Alana Turco

April 25, 2011

Dear Pat,
My condolences on the loss of your loving wife Linda. I have fond memories of both you and Linda from Collegiate Heights. She was a lady, with class and strength to be remembered.

Peg Robertson

April 25, 2011

Dear Mr. FitzGerald, Chris, Jane, Tim, Sarah and families,
My last memory of Linda is from last summer as she and you, Mr. Fitz, drove along the Shore Road on your way to your cottage. As ever, we smiled and waved, sharing the comfort of life on the "Island".. a life that Linda loved dearly. I send you all my love and sympathy as you grieve her loss. I will miss her. Fondly,

Kathy Hurley

April 24, 2011

Dear Pat,
Your lovely wife was a breath of fresh air, no one knows that better than you. She will be fondly remembered by me like so many others. May you find comfort in memories of you and Linda.
Tenderly, Kathy Hurley

FROM THE FAMILY