Obituary of Linda Marie Madonna
November 9, 1948 – Toronto, Ontario
September 17, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta
Linda Madonna, beloved wife of Terrance (Terry) Cotton, of Calgary, AB, died on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the age of 73 years.
Linda was born in Toronto, ON, on November 9, 1948. Through the years she has called many places home; Georgetown, Ontario, Windsor, Ontario, Edmonton, AB, and finally, settling in Calgary, AB in 1989. Although she lived in Alberta for 42 years, she was always a Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan. Linda, a voracious reader was a lover of books and literature. There was never a crack in the spine of her books! Her favorite author was Richard B. Wright. She often donated books to charities, including donating over 350 books to the Cancer Centre in Lethbridge. She always enjoyed visiting her friends and family all over North America for weddings, and special occasions. Linda also loved travelling. Some of her favorite places to visit were Italy and the Caribbean. Her favorite part of everyday was enjoying a cappuccino each morning, overlooking her pretty and carefully attended garden. She took great pride in her work in the Oil and Gas Industry through the years. Particularly, she enjoyed the relationships she formed with the people of Frog Lake First Nation while working with Frog Lake Energy Resources Corp.
Linda was predeceased by her parents, Velia and Frank Madonna. She is survived by her loving husband, Terry, and her sister, Judy. She will be lovingly remembered by Brad Heric who lived with them for three years and thought of Linda as his second mom. He was by her side when she took her last breaths. As well, she will be dearly missed by numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and dear friends who were like family to her.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Wood’s Homes- Working for children’s mental health since 1914 805 37 St. NW Calgary, AB T2N 4N8, Telephone: 403-270-1718 https://www.woodshomes.ca/
“Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I do not die.”
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Terry and Judy would like to acknowledge the work and care of all the staff who attended to her in her days at Foothills hospital. A special thank you to Dr. Jane Ballantine, her family physician.
In living memory of Linda Madonna, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.