Linda “Bristol” Baker, of Red Deer, AB formerly of Liverpool, daughter of Geraldine and Mike Cushing of Liverpool, died peacefully at the age of 47 with her loving family by her side after a long six year battle with A.L.S.
Linda is survived by her two children. Her son Paul (Houaida) Baker and her daughter Sarah (Danny) Giesbrecht. Her precious grandchildren Kaiden, Colton and Dylan all of Red Deer, AB. Her sisters: Christine, Wanda, Stephanie, Sherry and her brother Glen as well as many nieces and nephews. Linda fought a long, courageous battle with A.L.S. with the help of her three dedicated, loving, caregivers Marrissa, Melina and Helen, all of Red Deer.
Linda will be sadly missed. With her bright smile and her loving ways, she touched the hearts of everyone who knew her. Mom’s favorite quote was “Live like you were dying”.
She was predeceased by her husband Greg of 25 years, her maternal grandparents Ronald and Nora Lowe.
Visitation will be today (Saturday, December 5th, 2009) from 7 until 9 p.m. and funeral service will be Sunday, December 6th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. both in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. Family flowers only, donations may be made to ALS Society. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Dear Sarah, Paul, and Families,
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. R.I. P. Linda.
I worked with Linda back in our Sobeys days. She was a great woman, very strong and caring. She fought a long battle. I only hope i can be as strong as she was. I know she will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Linda.
Tammy (Stafford) Chymist
It was so sad to hear of Linda’s passing. May she now R.I.P.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Britol and Baker family for there loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I went to school with Linda, unfortunately haven’t seen her for 30 years, but I remember her very well. Her and I were good friends. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, she was a great person. R.I.P. dear Linda
Dear Paul,Sarah and Families,We are so sorry to hear about your moms passing .Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time and sorrow.She will always be in our hearts.
I am so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. She was a very brave lady who fought to the end. I hope it brings a little comfort to know that her and her beloved Greg are together again.
Heather (Veinot) Stevens and Rita
Paul and Sarah,
We are so sorry for your loss. Linda was an amazing woman, and a strong fighter. We remember her smile and her laugh, and how excited she was when each of you were born. We spent hours making kleenex flowers for her wedding, and had so many laughs…she and your dad were so happy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace with Greg.
Love Heather and Rita
Holly Daury & Jamie Nowe
Auntie Linda we are so very proud of how hard you fought and all that you accomplished during your long 6 year battle with ALS. You fought to see all 3 beautiful grandchildren born, to see Sarah walk down the isle, to see Paul find someone who makes him happy….oh the memories. We are going to miss you so much, but we both promise we are going to take good care of them…they are going to both be okay. Enjoy your time with Uncle Greg, hope you are on a long drive on the Harley. Live your life to the fullest…love you…xxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoo
Paul and Sara my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Your mom was a very couragious woman who gave up a great fight with ALS. She always had that wonderful smile on her face and looking at the video there were not many pictures that she didnt wear that wonderful smile. Hope it gives you some comfort knowing she is now with your dad and now they are both looking over you all. Huggggssss cherish all the memories!
Red Deer, Alberta
Dear Sarah, Paul and Families, It was a pleasure and an honor to have worked with such a courageous woman, your mom, Linda. I will always remember her huge smile and funny laugh. We have all learned a lot from her. She was very well looked after by her family and caregivers and now has been re-united with your dad, Greg. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Glenda
So sorry to her about Linda are thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jackie Whynot [Conrad] and Brian Whynot
MY DEEPEST SORRY TO THE BRISTOL AND BAKER FAMILIES. I KNOW LINDA WHEN WE WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER AND SHE ALWAYS A LOT OF LAUGHS,AND KNEW JUST WHAT TO SAY TO MAKE YOU LAUGH. R.I.P. WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR GREAT SMILE.
Sorry for your loss , Linda was certainly a woman will a lot of will power and a fighter. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you , and she is now in God’s care.
MR.& MRS .MAYNARD CARRIER
WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OFF LINDA . SHE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH. SHE WAS A LOVIN, & FRIENDILY PERSON. OUR THROUGHS GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY. WE ARE THINKING ABOUT YOU . WE LOVE YOU LINDA . DEBBIE & MAYNARD CARRIER.
Stephanie (MacLeod) Wilson
I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to me when we were children growing here in Milton. Actually she was my best friend for many years, she spent alot of time at my home and I did at hers. I am sure that she lived her life to the fullest and I know how much she was cherished by all of you. Know that you are all in my prayers.
Joyce Parks & Family.
So sorry to hear of your moms passing.we where great friends & worked tog at Sobeys. I have a lot of great memories of Linda.
Gerald Keddy, MP
Dear Paul, Sarah and family,
I am sorry to learn of your loss and extend my sincere condolences. Linda will be respectfully remembered as well as deeply missed by her friends and family.
May you find comfort and support in the days that lie ahead.
Gerald Keddy, MP
South Shore-St. Margaret’s
To Linda’s children and family:
I went to school with Linda many many years ago. She was a very caring, loving person. I was truly saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sarah, Paul, and Families. It was with great pleasure to have worked with an amazing woman, your mom. No matter what day it was when we came she always greeted us with a big huge smile. I can still hear her laughing hysterically when we all shared funny stories (hockey fights). Linda was a fighter and out lived many odds that were never in her favor. She was very caring and positive no matter the circumstance. We should all learn from such a courageous woman.
Sarah your mom is looking at us holding your dad’s hand eating her favorite meal with her favorite drink saying…..I love it……I can taste it…..drink……walk…..move….doing the happy dance.
They are both with you in your heart. You have two angels watching you and your families.
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Kevin & Joanne
Our hearts go out to you at this most difficult time, Linda was a wonderful person and a true friend when she lived in Milton , a person one could talk to and to consult with, she will be sadly missed.
Kevin, Joanne , Tasha & Tiffany
my condolences goes out to the bristols and the bakers i am so sorry for your loss and Linda you did fight a long battle and i do hope that you and Greg are enjoying your long rides on the harley now R I P linda you will always be in my heart and in my thoughts love sherry
gail jollimore and family
my condolences to lindas family. I knew linda and greg back in the day when we were teenagers,I remember her dearly, she was a loving person with a winning smile. My thoughts aand prayers are with you at this most difficult time in your lives. MAY GOD BLESS
Vicki Conrad, MLA Queens
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the recent loss of your families loved one. I am so sorry to have heard about the loss of your loved one. My sincere sympathy, Vicki Conrad.