Linda Jean Foreman (Rinn) passed away suddenly on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the age of 62 years. Born on February 8, 1950 in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, she was baptized in the United Church, along with Reid Foreman, who would become her high school sweetheart and then her husband in 1968. She and her husband had two children, Melody and Kelly. Eventually, the family left Gilbert Plains and headed west to Red Deer, Alberta in 1973, and finally to Sylvan Lake in 1978, where they built their home and created a life for their family.
Linda was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and dedicated her life to her family. She was determined that her daughters succeed in their education and careers and sacrificed much of herself to make that happen; her commitment to their happiness, success, and well-being continued throughout their adult lives. When her grandchildren Hope and Brett came into her life, she cherished every moment spent with them. She was so proud of her granddaughter Hope and went to all her dance competitions and music concerts, no matter which province they were held in. She loved going to Brett’s hockey games and cheering him and his team on. She enjoyed the friendship of the parents and grandparents she met at the arena. She spent the last 11 years working at Extra Foods (now No Frills) where she was valued and respected by her fellow workers and the customers she enjoyed getting to know. She spent many hours in the summer enjoying her gardens, fountains, and leisure time on the deck. She was also really good at trimming trees; she loved doing it even if they didn’t really need it. She enjoyed family get-togethers cooking a huge, delicious meal and afterwards playing Canasta until the wee hours of the morning. She will be remembered most for her sense of humour and the laughter she brought to everything.
Linda was predeceased by her father Maurice Rinn, her father-in-law, John Foreman, mother-in-law Viola Foreman, and brother-in-law David Morran.
She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Reid Foreman, daughters, Melody (Jason Krusky) of Lethbridge, Kelly White, granddaughter Hope (Patrick Callan), grandson Brett, and their father Darrell, all of Sylvan Lake, her mother Hazel Rinn, brother Clifford (Donna), all of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, sister Edith (Mervin Robak), of Roblin Manitoba, and sister Lorna Morran, of Grandview, Manitoba, sister-in-law, Jane (Wayne Slone), of Roblin Manitoba, sister-in-law Diana Rinn, of Gilbert Plains, and Allan Rasmussen (Marlene), of Dauphin, Manitoba, numerous nieces and nephews, and her many friends and co-workers.
A Celebration Of Linda’s Life will be held at the Chapel Of The Sylvan Lake Funeral Home, Sylvan Lake on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium. Condolences may be forwarded to www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca
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