This is Mom’s obituary from April, 2006:
PULLAR _ Linda Louise 1946 – 2006
Linda Louise Pullar (nee Gordon), beloved wife, partner and best friend of John Pullar, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Friday, April 14, 2006 at the age of 59 years, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Linda was born on June 9, 1946 in Arvida, QC. She is survived by her adoring husband John; her daughter Tracy; and her son Shawn. She will be missed by her son-in-law Jason Pigeon; and daughter-in-law Cindy Pullar. She was the proud grandmother of Jack, Luke and Will Pigeon. Linda is also survived by her three amazing sisters, Barbara Wing, Helen McCheyne and Jean Roy; and her loving brother George Gordon. Linda was predeceased by her parents John and Edith Gordon. Her extended family, spread over the country, will grieve for Linda whom they considered the life of any party. Sammy, the family dog, will miss her more than we will ever know.
Married on October 12, 1968, Linda and John set up house in Pierrefonds, Montreal and, without knowing another soul in the west, they moved their little family to Calgary in 1977. Linda raised her children at home and after a long stint as the best stay-at-home-mom, she made a return to the work force in the mid-eighties. While she formed many close friendships in the oil and gas industry before retiring in 2002, Linda’s greatest joys and accomplishments were found closer to home.
With a marriage of thirty-eight years, Linda enjoyed being a Grandma; she also loved knitting, sewing and playing a very mean competitive golf game. Members at Douglasdale and later at Cottonwood, Linda and John spent many hours golfing together and it was a passion they both shared. Linda always enjoyed good friends, a good laugh, great food and wine, nice vacations, and the view from their lakefront home in Okotoks.
She had a sharp sense of humour, always looked amazing, had a positive outlook on life, and was a role model to us all.
This little family will sorely miss our hero, fighter, our glue, our inspiration, and our best friend. Linda had a fantastic life, full of love and laughter, and we know she would only want us to remember the very good times and to celebrate her life.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the Foothills Special Services staff, the Okotoks Homecare staff and the many people who supported Linda, prayed for her, sent good wishes, and who assisted all of us by extending a helping hand.
A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 (Telephone 403-264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca ) or directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 (Telephone 403-205-3966). In living memory of Linda Pullar, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.