Obit: URQUHART, Linda Gail [née SKIDMORE]

Linda G. (Skidmore) Urquhart 1950-2011
Westville - Linda Gail (Skidmore) Urquhart. The family of the late Linda
Gail Urquhart, 60, of Spring Garden Road, Westville, announces with
great sadness the passing of their beloved sister, aunt and friend after
her courageous battle with cancer (Multiple Myeloma) on Thursday,
September 8, 2011. Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on September 23,
1950, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Dorothy (Sweet)
Skidmore. Linda enjoyed travelling, dancing, swimming, knitting,
quilting, photography, and especially the many weekends getting away
with Dale to enjoy a Bluegrass Festival. Linda will be remembered as an
elegant and strong woman with a great positive attitude, who carried
herself with great dignity and grace throughout her life. Her most
joyful times were spent in the comfort of her loving family. In her own
words– “we all have each other to lean on, to cheer on, to love and we
must never take anyone for granted, as life is sometimes too short.” She
cherished and appreciated every moment of her full life. She especially
appreciated her sisters and brothers including her in the special events
in their children’s lives whom she loved so very much. Surviving are her
brothers: Bill, Stellarton; Richard (Ian), New Glasgow; Philip
(Theresa), their children Wendy-Dawn (Oliver) and Jason, Wainwright,
Alberta; Kerry (Darlene), their children Linda, Andrew (Tina), and
Steven of Calgary, Alberta; sisters: Karen Lahaie (Jules), their
children Neal (Selena), Winnipeg, Sherry-Lynn (Andrew) Toronto, and
Louis (Sharla) of Thompson, Manitoba; Catherine Callahan (Gerard), their
children Josh, Jake (Callie), and Amanda of Prince George, BC;
grand-nephews Brandon, Josh, Jesse, and Seth; grandnieces (whom she
loved to talk to on the telephone, and when together they always had tea
parties) Shayla, Ashlyn, Cara, Savannah-Lee, Eva Catherine and Scotia
Anne-Marie. She is also survived by her stepdaughter, Cindy Larson, and
her children Morgan and Rowan, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. Linda
was employed for almost 25 years as a legal assistant to Richard S.
Goodman, of the law firm of Goodman MacDonald Patterson. For many years
she volunteered with the Royal Canadian Legion holding a life membership
to Normandy Branch 34, New Glasgow, where she also held the offices of
Secretary and President. Linda was also a member of the Zone 6 Color
Party and at the zone level she held the position of Zone 6
Secretary/Treasurer, retiring from both due to her ill health. She was
member of the St. Bee’s Anglican Church, Westville, and a former member
of their Helping Hands Group. Her sisters Karen and Catherine and
brothers Richard and Billy were loving care givers providing support in
many ways to ease the burden of her illness. Also, her Aunt Marion
Bernath travelled from Essex, Ontario, to help care for her during these
trying times. Linda’s many friends were a very important part of her
life and she leaves to mourn, those closest to her, Bonnie MacLaren,
Joanne Machardy, Rose Belleville, Agnes Hoddinott, Joanne Whidden, Joyce
Jobe, and Carol Horton. Many thanks go to Gail Whetsone from Ottawa, and
Linda Payne and Cathy Gallant (the Newfoundland Ladies) who showed love
and compassion. She was predeceased by her first spouse, Ned Curley in
1992, second spouse Dale Urquhart in 2011, maternal grandparents Edward
and Blanche (Quinn) Sweet, of the Magdalen Islands, and paternal
grandparents Elverton and Marion (Dunbar) Skidmore of Stellarton, and
one niece Rebecca Marie Skidmore, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her
remains will rest at R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow with
visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Cremation to
follow. Funeral service at St. Bee’s Anglican Church, Westville, at 2 pm
Monday, September 12, 2011 with Rev. Peter Armstrong presiding.
Interment in Christ Anglican Church Cemetery, Stellarton. Donations may
be made to the CNIB, or to the Palliative Care Society of Aberdeen
Hospital, or a charity of your choice. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 34 New
Glasgow will meet at the funeral home at 6:45 pm Sunday to conduct their
service. Condolences may be sent by visiting
[Saturday, 10-September-2011 R H Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2011-09-10]