IN MEMORY OF

Linda Bertagnolio

March 18th, 1955 – April 22nd, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of cherished wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt Linda, after a brave fight with cancer.  Linda, in her 64th year passed quietly with those she loved best around her. She leaves behind her beloved husband Rudy and her loving children Marco and Bianca.  She is survived by her mother Giuliana, siblings Silvia, Sue (Claude), Max (Anna) and Carla (Doug).  She will be greatly missed by her nephews and nieces Christian, Tyler, Julia, Marla and Tara.  She is predeceased by her infant son Luca and her father Renzo.

 

Linda graduated nursing school in 1978 and spend her life dedicated to helping others, especially her family, friends and patients.  She began working at Toronto Western Hospital in 1981, spending 20 years in emergency and the remainder of her career in day surgery. Linda had a great capacity to care for others and build lasting relationships as evidenced my her many friends from school, college and work who were there for her throughout her life and especially in her time of need.  Her family is very thankful for all the love and support she received.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Pinball Clemons Foundation, as the family would like to build a school that will be named in Linda’s memory.  

Building a school internationally has a significant impact in the well being and growth of communities. When children are educated, they are armed with the courage and self-confidence to better themselves and their families, their communities, and ultimately the next generation. They learn  necessary skills like how to prevent illness and improve overall health, building and maintaining infrastructure, manage personal and professional relationships, understand and advocate for basic rights, and secure a livelihood. These tools help pull families and communities out of the cycle of poverty. Educating children empowers the next generation with the life skills to transform their lives, the lives of their children and their communities.

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