The family of Linda Mary Sheppard would like to announce her peaceful passing surrounded by her family and friends at the Palliative Care Unit of Western Memorial Hospital on October 27th, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Leaving to mourn her husband Derek, son Derek Jeffrey (Krista), and the loves of her life her 4 grandchildren, Colin, Olivia, Neil, and Anna. They made her life complete.
Survived by her siblings Carol (Frank), John (Patsy), Rod (Betty), Brian (Doreen), Terry (Donna), Ken (Darlene), Mike (Shelia), George, Cathy (Roy), Lisa (Philip), Paula (Carey); mother in law Marguerite; brothers in law George (Marjorie), Alfred, Scott (Nancy); Aunt Foley Power, as well as her nephews, nieces and cousins. Linda also leaves behind a large circle of friends who were always there for her, Nada, Gloria, Donna, Sandra, Bernice, Leona, Joy, Maureen and many others. They always called, texted or visited every day after she became ill no matter where in the world they were. Special mention to her best friend Christina Penney who for 45 years was there for her every day of her life. She was predeceased by her father and mother George and Elizabeth Byrne and father in law Alfred C Sheppard. As per Linda's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Fillatre’s Funeral Home at 4 St. Marks Avenue from 2:00 - 4:00pm and from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Monday, October 29, 2018. Interment will take place at the Anglican Cemetery in Mount Patricia at a later date. No flowers on request, donations in her name may be left to the Western Memorial Hospital Cancer Center. Linda worked her whole career at Royal Trust and Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union until she retired. She was also very active serving on various associations in Corner Brook and also served on the board of directors of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. The family would like to thank the care givers who helped her through her illness. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten, Dr. Amjad Al-Zubaidy and Denise, Dr. Bubtana, Dr. Lafferty, Dr. Dunne and the staff at Western Memorial Hospital 3A and the Palliative Care Unit, but she would especially like to thank everyone at the Western Memorial Cancer Clinic. Dr. Healey, Dr. McCarthy and all the nurses and staff who were so wonderful to her. Last but not least she would especially like to thank Dr. Amanda Welsh with whom she formed a special bond. May God Bless All of You. The family guest book may be signed by visiting www.fillatre.ca.