November 25, 1951 – May 30, 2015
Passed away suddenly in Dundas, Ontario on May 30th 2015. Predeceased by her father James Murray Short, mother Isabel Pauline Creagh, and brother David James Short. Mother of Randall Cunningham and grandmother of Grace Evelyn Cunningham. Lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law Rhianna Cunningham, her sister Debbie Gillies and brother Robert Short, Tatamagouche Nova Scotia. Private cremation has taken place.
My dear friend. They say “Only the good die young” and you always used to joke saying that for sure with that you would be living a long time. I guess you didn’t realize how much good you had in you. I’m sorry you couldn’t get past what ever demons were chasing you. I wish I could have helped.
We were friends for such a long time. We laughed our way through the day….Larry yelling out “Linda come in here….my tie needs fixing”. Business road trips interviewing students, or eating at quaint cafes in Montreal. We helped each other laugh our way through the sad times and helped each other when needed not when asked.
Oh the times we had on our personal road trips. The torrential rain in North Carolina and all the bunnies in Florida. Having BBQ at the GA Pig where we were those “Damn Yankees” and not sure if we were getting bbq or going to get run off the property. How many times did we laugh over that? Your face when we were going sailing in BVI and we told you that we were actually eloping and that you were our witness, along with Dave the “Insurance Guy”….sitting in the front of the dingy and getting soaked. It would not have been the same without you.
I have missed you over the years and your hugs. You always greeted people with such warm hugs. One day maybe we’ll meet up again and have some BBQ at the GA Pig.
Rest easy my friend, please rest easy.
My thoughts and sincere condolences are with you at this time. Rest in peace, Linda
To Linda’s family, sincere condolences on the passing of a lovely lady. All the neighbours will miss seeing her.
Our thoughts are with you.
So sorry to hear about your Mom Randy. I had a chance to work with her a few years ago on some website projects and it was great to re-connect with her after so many years and experience her professional and creative side. During all the years that we spent so much time hanging out at her house and the cottages she rented, she was always so patient with and kind to us. I’ll miss her.
Condolences to the family, so sad to here this news tonight. Linda and I were friends from Chambly when we were 14 through school marriage, babies. We just reconnected in the Fall after many years, we sat and talked like it was yesterday. I am so sorry for Randy and Grace, she spoke of you a lot. May you rest in Peace my friend, till we meet again 🙁
I offer my deepest condolences for the loss of Linda. I realize that it is never easy to loss a loved one, but thanks to God’s word the Bible we have hope. In the Bible book of Acts 24:15 it says, “I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection”. This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life. (Revelation 21:3,4 and Psalm 37:29) While we await these glorious promise, continue to draw ever closer to our Heavenly Father Jehovah God in prayer, “beacuse He cares for you”. (James 4:8 1Peter 5:7)
Linda was the Executive Assistant to the Ontario Deputy Judges Association. On behalf of the Ontario Deputy Judges Association I express our deepest sympathy on the loss of Linda to all her friends and family.
She was always a positive person in the association. She was liked by Deputy Judges across the province. She was a great communicator and a source of information for them all. We will all miss her pleasant personality, her wit and her valuable contribution to the association. She was good at what she did and people really enjoyed speaking to her both for her positive attitude to life and her intellect.
She is very much missed by everyone especially me.
We knew Linda for such a short time, but what an impression she left! Since purchasing the local convenience store a year ago we were privileged to see Linda every day or two. Maybe just a short, cheerful, “hey girls”, to longer, more meaningful conversations about her work, our work, her son, her granddaughter. Linda was so welcoming to the “hood”, encouraging of women in business and most recently, an advocate for us with the city.
Thank you Randy and Grace for sharing your mom and Nanny.
My deepest sympathy to Linda’s family. I will miss Linda. She was always helpful and caring. She was a valuable asset to ODJA.