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Linda Lee Crosby

September 18, 1964 - October 19, 2020

Peacefully at home surrounded by her family, Linda passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the young age of 56. Linda will be greatly missed by her siblings Gary Crosby, Deb McLeod (Dave), and Beth Wilson (Rudy Graf). She was much loved Aunt/Auntie to Paul and Michele Crosby, Michael (Teagan) and Melissa McLeod, and Laura Wilson (Nancy). She was a fun and caring great Aunt to Cameron and Jackson. Linda will be fondly remembered by her extended family including aunts, uncles, and cousins. She also will be missed by her sweet cat, Paula. Memories of Linda will be treasured by her friends with whom she shared vacations, dinners, and great conversations. Linda is predeceased by her parents Ted (2001) and Marjorie (2011), and her brother-in-law Brian Wilson (2000).

Linda had a passion for literature and enjoyed her position as Research and Curriculum Librarian at Fanshawe College. Linda’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Hamilton and his palliative care team. A private family service will take place at Northview Funeral Chapel, followed by interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Linda are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program or Animal Outreach.

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My deepest sympathies to Linda's family and close friends. Linda was an extremely brilliant woman and I enjoyed working with her. She was quite at times but you could tell she was deep in thought. When she spoke, it was always well thought out. I will miss working across from her and supporting her ideas and projects. Dawn Gratton

~ Dawn Gratton

Deb & Dave and family, Thinking of you during this difficult time. Take care, Elaine & Robert Newton

~ Elaine Newton

Our sympathies to the Crosby family. She will be forever in our hearts.

~ Carole Stinson, Rob Howe and families

(Donated to London Regional Cancer Program)

~ kathleen walsh

My deepest sympathy to you Gary, Deb and Beth and families

~ Pauline Atkinson

(Donated to Animal Outreach)

~ william atkinson

(Donated to London Regional Cancer Program)

~ Carole Nickels

In memory of my dearest friend.

~ Wendy Tippin

Linda will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

~ Carole Nickels

(Donated to Animal Outreach)

~ Nancy Kendall

My sincerest condolences to Linda's family. I was lucky enough to know Linda for many years while working at UH/LHSC. I enjoyed her cheery personality and she always had a smile. Such a lovely person. Linda will be missed by all that knew her. RIP

~ Brenda Kerr

I was so saddened to hear about Linda. My heart goes out to her family for the loss of their loved one far too soon. Laura, I know you were very close to your auntie and, Beth, to your sister so I can’t imagine how incredibly hard this must be for both of you. My deepest sympathy to you. Take care. Denise Statham

~ Denise Statham

Tribute to Linda – October 19, 2020 Linda and I always laughed about how we perfected the art of “the 6 hour dinner date”. We enjoyed many wonderful meals and glasses of wine together while we discussed every possible topic. I will cherish these memories. Linda was kind, compassionate, diplomatic, funny, thoughtful and wise and always had a perspective of the big picture. I always found Linda’s knowledge of what was going on in the world astounding. She seemed to be aware of everything – hence our long dinner dates. I appreciated Linda’s way with words. She was the consummate communicator. She was a meticulous planner and anybody who has travelled with Linda can attest to that. I am so grateful for Linda’s friendship which didn’t last nearly long enough. She added such depth, perspective and dimension to my life. I will miss her so much. My deepest sympathy to Deb, Beth, Gary, Laura, Michele and the rest of the family. Linda’s family was so important to her and she was so fond of her two little grandnephews. I feel like I knew Cameron and Jackson too because she always told me about them. It is terribly sad that Cameron and Jackson will grow up without their Great Auntie Linda. And what about Linda’s sweet Paula, who brought such joy to Linda’s life. Paula will miss Linda so much too. Arla Longhurst

~ Arla Longhurst

Our condolences go out to Gary, Deb and Beth and family. Reading all the beautiful messages sent by Linda's friends must be wonderful for all of you. Our families remember the Crosby's at this sad time. Carrie (Weber) Irwin

~ Carrie Irwin

On behalf of the members of the Fanshawe College Retirees' Association I would like to add my condolences to Linda's family, friends and co-workers. Many of us had the opportunity to know Linda through various avenues at the College and will keep our memories dear to us. Regards, Sandra Detering, President, FCRA

~ Sandra Detering

Sorry for your loss Deb, Dave and Beth and families. Thinking of you. Sandra Gow

~ Sandra Gow

My sincere condolences to the entire Crosby family. I worked with Linda at Library and Media Services at Fanshawe College and will remember Linda as being a very kind, intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate individual. She will be dearly missed. Sincerely, Nancy Rushton

~ Nancy Rushton

Linda will be greatly missed at Fanshawe. Personally, as much as I might have prepared myself for this, it is difficult to believe she is no longer with us. And that I will not have a conversation with her and hear her laugh again. I send condolences on behalf of OPSEU 110 and all of our professors, librarians, and counsellors.

~ Darryl Bedford

Linda and I worked at South Street at the same time. She was a warm and sweet person who always had a smile for everyone. I hadn't seen her for a number of years and am sorry to hearing of her passing.

~ Sandy Levin

Linda and I were close friends in high school but lost touch after that. I am really sorry to hear of her passing. I remember sleepovers in the trailer in the driveway of her home in Dorchester, across from Shaw's ice cream store, and being invited to accompany her to antique car shows (a passion of her Dad's). My first job was with her Mom, at the Dorchester library and I occasionally went with Linda to babysit her sister's children. She spent many hours at my home too. Linda was a loyal friend, easy to talk to and a lot of fun to be with. We always had a great time together. My condolences go out to her family at this sad time. Elaine Schneider (McDonald)

~ Elaine Schneider

I just found out about Linda’s passing I am very sorry Linda was a wonderful person I worked with her at UH. She was one of the smartest ladies I have ever known Sandra O’Neill

~ Sandra ONeill

I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was not only an incredible asset to Fanshawe College, but a wonderful colleague who will be sorely missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.

~ Laura Radtke

Our sympathies go to Linda's family. May your wonderful memories help you all at this sad time.

~ Ruth and Dan Levack

I still remember little Linda in her red velvet dress, which Sharon says she wore as flower girl for Bob and Linda's wedding (1970, I think). We had lots of wonderful family times together. Deepest sympathies to Gary, Deb, and Beth and the whole family.

~ Cousin Doug

My deepest condolence to Linda's family. I worked with her a few times through the Office Admin program. She was a bright mind that was always willing to assist us and our students. She will be missed at Fanshawe. shanta doobay

~ shanta doobay

I had the pleasure of having Linda as one of my librarians at Fanshawe. She was highly intelligent, motivating, funny, the calming voice of reason and delight to have on the team. After I retired, I remained in contact with her. Along with some other friends we shared a number of wonderful meals at the Idlewyld Inn. Arla's comment of enjoying a six hour meal is no exaggeration! Linda came to the table with great stories of her travels, a well developed sense of humour, an eternal inquisitiveness and knowledge of the world and times around her. Her non-judgemental approach to life and her working environment, her willingness to help the faculty and the students are attributes that made her an absolute joy to work with. I shall miss her kindness, her gratitude, and her openness. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathy and prayers to her family as I know that she loved you all so dearly.

~ Martie Grof-Iannelli

Travels, books, wine, margaritas, movies, talks, complaints, secrets, work we shared a true friendship. I will miss her so much Gary, Deb, Beth your partner's, nieces, nephews and greats she loved you so much. We had great conversations about all of you. Thinking of you all

~ Deb Cooper

I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was always a warm and welcoming colleague. She has provided to me, during my time at Fanshawe; a wealth of knowledge, strong academic support, unique and detailed responses to all of my questions. Her advice and guidance was always valuable. Thoughts and prayers, are being sent to you during this hard and difficult time.

~ Kathryn Lee

I will miss my dear friend Linda in so many ways. I will miss her smile, her cheerful spirit, our long conversations over lunch which would nearly roll into dinner. I hated that I haven’t been able to hug her over these past few months. She was so brave and endured her illness with grace. I will keep her in my thoughts and heart forever - she was special beyond what I can express here. I wish her family the peace that I hope they find knowing they had a wonderful person and kind soul in their circle. Linda has been taken from us far too soon. She was a great friend and my heart is broken. I will find comfort in all the many ways that she made this world a better place for me, her family, and her friends. Rest In Peace, my dear friend.

~ Wendy Tippin

Linda's passing is a huge loss. I'm heartbroken that I will not see her smile again, hear about her travel with her sisters, or plan for margarita dinners. She will always be remembered by those she touched at Fanshawe College.

~ Monika Sammut

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