In Memory of



Obituary for Linda Stapleton

Linda Stapleton, 73, passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday June 1, 2022.

Dear sister of Guelda Holmes (Clarence) of Mitchell, Don Stapleton (Marion) of Selkirk and Lloyd Stapleton (Cindi) of Quinte West. Dear sister-in-law of Joan McLean (Stewart). Dear aunt to Donny, Barry (Terry), Todd (Melissa), Carol (Randy), Becky (Rob), Brad, Jeff (Dena), Kris (Earl), Nancy (Ed) and Cheryl, Karen (Ken), Paul (Esther), Nathalie (Brad). Cherished step-mom to Rachelle King (Jeff) and family.

Predeceased by her parents Arthur Wade (1904 - 1976) and Mary Matilda Chandler (1908 - 2001), sister Velma Hollingworth (Doug), brothers Glenn and Cecil Russ Stapleton (Joan), niece Janet Stapleton (1995) and nephew Bill Stapleton (2018). And several long time friends.

Linda started this life in Wingham, Ontario where she described looking out the farm house window longing to explore the world. And before long she was off on her desired adventure.

Linda enjoyed various careers over her life. Starting in the 80's and continuing into the mid 1990's she was with the BC Motion Picture Association where she assisted actors and movie industry people when they came to Vancouver. Most notably was meeting Katherine Hepburn whom she really admired and by all accounts it appears they struck a friendship.
In the early 1990's Linda worked for Neto, a local high end clothing design, manufacturing and retail operation.

Linda ventured into real estate in 1993, originally with Realty World In Town and then it changed to Century 21. She stayed there until she left real estate and achieved the Medallion Club award while there.

From 1997 - 2000 Linda and her friend Wendy worked in the BC Lions Alumni room. They worked as hostesses, coordinated 50/50 draws and raffles and ensured everyone enjoyed themselves. It was something both she and Wendy loved doing. And of course attending the football games was a highlight too.

Linda enjoyed spending time in Birch Bay with friends Richard and Jeremy. In 1995, after many years of visiting her friends at the park she and Wendy bought their own trailer, a Shasta 1963 they christened the Blue Grotto. They started in Beach Side RV and then moved into the Leisure Park in 1997 (Circle 34/Lot 11). So many fun and memorable times for Linda here.

Linda's adventures included a memorable and meaningful trip to a orphanage in Romania where she held and interacted with the children as well as sponsoring three of them.

She also loved Dominica and visited the island and her friends Sandra and Stephen whenever she could.

By 2010 the affects of a rare form of dementia influenced her to leave her chosen home and family in Vancouver and return to her biological family and roots in Ontario.

Linda was loved by people across this country and around the world. Despite the challenges she faced she was never far from a laugh and regardless of the latest difficulty would inevitably say, 'I'm fine dear.'

Private family arrangements entrusted to the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell. Memorial. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Or if you feel so inclined please perform a Random Act Of Kindness while holding Linda in mind. And then share the story.