McArthur, Linda Louise

Linda Louise McArthur (Peeler).

It is with heavy hearts that Linda’s family announces her passing on September 25, 2019 at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg surrounded by family after her short courageous health battle.

Linda will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her daughters, Jennifer (Cory), Jill (Ted), grandchildren Haley and Kole.  She is survived by her beloved sister Marge, two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Linda was predeceased by her husband Chuck, parents Daisy (Hunt) and Elmer Peeler, brothers George and James.

A caring, kind and supportive daughter, sister, wife, Mom, Grandma and friend put everyone’s needs ahead of her own.  With her generous heart and kind soul she made everyone feel special and welcome. She was truly an amazing lady.  We will cherish many joyful memories, her silly charade antics with the kids as well as the funny things she would say without missing a beat.  Dear to Haley’s heart will be the summers spent in Souris with Grandma and Grandpa, while Kole will remember all the special smiles and squeezes meant just for him.

Linda was born November 30, 1944 in Birtle, Manitoba where she spent her early years helping her mom around the old farmhouse and getting into mischief with Marge, George and Jimmy.  After Grade 12 in Birtle, she went on to nursing college at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.  In a recent hospital stay, she shared with one of the nurses her favourite part of nursing – the “operating room.” After receiving her nursing degree, she married Chuck McArthur also of Birtle.  They moved to Souris, Manitoba in 1966 where Linda nursed at Souris Hospital, raised two daughters and built a community of friends.  Linda’s dedication, work ethic and pride were evident in all that she did.  Her 37 years spent nursing and her many friendships are reflective of that.  She loved to bake, garden, read, travel and spend time with family and friends.

The family wishes to thank all those who visited mom and supported us through this difficult time.  Special thanks to Wendy, Dr. Lambda, his team and all the healthcare personnel for their exceptional care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society. In accordance with Linda’s wishes cremation has taken place.  A memorial service was held Thursday, October 3, 2019, at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, MB at 11:00am with a reception to follow. Interment will take place at the Birtle Cemetery.

15 thoughts on “McArthur, Linda Louise”

  1. So sorry to hear this news. I’m pretty sure that Linda was there for the births of both my babies and I’m not really sure that we needed a Doctor as a result. She was such a competent no-nonsense nurse. Our deepest condolences.

  2. I loved the wit of your Mum , she was entertaining and a breath of fresh air to be around. My deepest condolences. .she will be missed.
    Cathy Phair

  3. We are so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was such a good caring competent nurse. Our deepest sympathy.

  4. Jennifer, Jill and family. We are very saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a true friend and neighbor to Flo and Ab. She will be missed!
    Are thoughts are with.
    Glen and Gail Williamson

  5. Dear Jennifer and Jill and families,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom . . .she was a super lady and always a character to have a great visit with. She was so good to Andy and Ila and nursed a whole community of friends and neighbors to health.
    Sincerely, Frank and Karen Lang

  6. Dear Jennifer and Jill and Family
    I’m sorry that I never met you, but I did meet your Mom at one of my cousins wedding in July 1975, in Souris. I was living in B.C. at the time, and your Mom said to the bride at the reception “who’s that girl over there, having all the fun” and my cousin replied that was her cousin, Marilyn. Your Mom said to the bride, “just when I thought I knew all the Janz’s, there’s still more coming out of the rafters” Well we met, I was told what was said, and I have remembered your Mothers comments all these years. Since that meeting, whenever I would see Your Mom, we always had a chat and a little catch up. Her comments about me then, still bring a smile to my face, and I shall never forget her. I am deeply sorry for all the misery your family has endured, with Your Father and Mothers health.
    Sincerely Marilyn (Janz) Forsyth

  7. Jennifer and Jill and your families, it’s very sad to hear about moms passing. She was a great lady, kind and caring always with quick wit and a smile either at the Souris hospital or passing by on the street. She will be missed.
    My sincerest condolences to both of you,

    Derek Kohut

  8. Sympathy to you Jennifer and Jill and your families. Linda was one of the best nurses and she always had a smile for everyone and loved a good chat.

  9. So sorry for your loss, you guys have had a tough year. Your mom was such a beautiful soul, always smiling and willing to stop for a chat. She will be missed!!

  10. We send our sympathy to you, Jill and Jennifer for the loss of your dear Mother. Our family visits with your Mother were always so bright with her wonderful sense of humour. We know that you have many memories that will keep her with you always. Take care of yourselves through these sad times.

    Connie and Al Gordon

  11. Jennifer, Jill and families
    Our deepest sympathy! Your mother will be greatly missed.
    Thinking of you.
    Margaret Edmunds and family

  12. Jen, Jill and Family

    Was so sad to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a great person, friend and community person. She will be greatly miss by all who knew her. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Bill & Ellen Legge

  13. Jen, Jill & Family,

    My most sincere condolences to you both. I was a nursing classmate of your mother. I just loved your mother’s sense of humour and her kind heart.

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