Linda Phillips (Nee McLaren)

Private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Roland.

Sadly on Monday March 21, 2022 Linda Susan Pearl Phillips (nee McLaren) passed away at the age of 67 at Carman Memorial Hospital.   She was predeceased by her mother Betty McLaren (nee Smith), brother Donald McLaren, father in law Wes Philips and nephew Brian Phillips.  She is survived by her husband Don Phillips, Children Marsha, Conner; Tasha (Trevor) Kolton and Taytum; Markus (Melissa) Davin and Addyson; her father Clarke McLaren; sisters Tracey(Bruce)McIntosh, LeeAnn Last; mother in law Agnes Phillips; sister in law Shirley McLaren; bothers in law Blaine Phillips (Susan), Raymond Phillips (Jeannie) numerous  aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Linda was born in Carman on July 2, 1954, and grew up on the farm in Roland MB.  She attended elementary school in Roland and high school at Carman Collegiate.   She loved swimming and was involved in 4-H and Baseball.  She then went on to take her nursing at Brandon University and graduated with her RN in 1974.  She started her nursing career at Bethel Hospital in Winkler MB and nursed there for 26 years.  Sometimes when someone phoned the house, she would answer “Hello, second floor, Phillips” then it would go quiet and be followed by laughing.  In July of 2000, Linda and Don moved to Roseisle and Linda started a new chapter in her life.  She went to work at Notre Dame Hospital until spring of 2005 when she retired.  Her retirement didn’t last very long.  Her kindness, caring nature, compassion for others, and the love she had for her patients and clients took her back to continue nursing for Home Care in Carman and area.  She retired from nursing forever in the fall of 2019, but missed it and her clients dearly.  

Linda married the love of her life on April 5, 1975 and started family life a couple years later with a baby girl.  Marsha was born in August of 1977, Tasha followed in August of 1979, and Markus in November of 1981. While the kids were growing up, she coached their ball teams, was a leader in the 4-H club, and took any chance she got for an impromptu trip out to St. Ambroise to the lake whether it was for the day, or the weekend. She was an Explorer leader as well as a CGIT leader and involved in a lot of other community events.   She loved to travel with her dad and sister, and took a few winter vacations with them.  Linda loved every minute that she had with her grandkids. They were her pride and joy.  Whether it was a sleepover or a bonfire or both, there was never enough time.  She would spend countless hours with each of them crafting, painting, gardening, swimming, baking (we hope someone will be able to make bread and pickles like she could) or just going for a walk and having a talk with grandma.  One of Linda’s dreams was to own a restaurant and that dream came true in 2012, when she and Don bought Sparks Drive Inn at Stephenfield.   She wanted it to be a family place where she could work with her grandchildren and teach them everything she knew.  

Her love of painting, baking and canning, gardening, flowers, and her family will always be in the hearts and minds of anyone who knew her. She will be forever missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada (452 Dover court Dr., Winnipeg MB, R3Y 1G4)

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