Obituary of Linda Elizabeth DeSaulniers
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness the family of Linda E. DeSaulniers announce her passing on Friday, September 22, 2023 at the Saint John Regional Hospital at the age of 73. Born in Saint John on December 27, 1949 she was the eldest daughter of the late Walter and Joyce (Holden) McCutcheon of Cootes Hill, NB. As a young child, the family later moved to Grand Bay NB.
After her graduation from Saint John High School, Linda started working at the Protestant Orphanage Home in Saint John. She was later employed at Kimberly- Clark. Following that Linda became the office manager of DeSaulniers Surveys.
Linda married her high school sweetheart A. Edward DeSaulniers on December 20, 1969, and was blessed with a daughter Natasha DeSaulniers (LeBlanc) (Lloyd Gionet) and son Edward L. DeSaulniers (Carol McKay). She will also live on in the hearts of her grandchildren; Mark LeBlanc (Lise -Ann), Kimberly DeSaulniers (Justin Lutes), Edward DeSaulniers (Chelsey Veniot), James DeSaulniers (Jessica Falkenberg), Cassandra “Cassie” DeSaulniers, Riley DeSaulniers, and great grandson; Grayson DeSaulniers- Lutes. Also lovingly remembered by her brothers; Brian and Gordon McCutcheon, special “double” cousin Louise Belding, Uncle William Harding (late Joan), brothers and sisters in law, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents Linda was predeceased by her brother Reginald McCutcheon.
Linda’s greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandson. She loved going to the family camp on Nelson Lake and hosted many lovely meals there, with friends and family always welcome. Linda also loved working in her beautiful gardens with her faithful toy poodle Cooper who was always at her side. Linda was very talented at making crafts including plant hangers, wooden ornaments, tole painting, and cement bird baths using the biggest rhubarb leaves she could get as a template, stepping stones and planters among many other beautiful creations.
The family is grateful to Dr. Peechora, Extra Mural Saint John, and the staff of 5ASouth at the Saint John Regional Hospital for the care they gave Linda.
Arrangements are under the care of Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave, Saint John, NB E2M 2L3, 506-634-1701. A Private Graveside Service will be held in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Donations in Linda’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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