Linda Margaret Codling
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Linda Margaret Codling (nee Jeal) of Barrie, Ontario on April 30th, 2023.
Linda was born in Kenora, Ontario, in September of 1945 to Roger and Margaret Jeal (predeceased). Incidentally, she was one of four generations of women in her family to be born in Kenora (her Grandmother Edith, mother Margaret, herself and her daughters Jodie and Julie). She moved with her family to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where she met and married Terry Gordon Codling.
Linda was a devoted and supportive wife to Terry for 55 years. A loving mother of Jon (Natalie), Jodie (Jeremy), Julie (Richard) and J.D. (Sarah) and Gramma to, and adored by, her grandchildren Lauren, Katelin, Sydney, Alyssa, Josiah, Abbey, Sarah, and Connor. Sister to Roy (Jackie), and Leon (Connie). Dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews, brother-in-law Don (Lois), sisters in laws Dorothy Caldwell (nee Codling), Colleen, Mavis Waddell (Bob), and Elaine Eason (nee Codling).
Linda loved her family, especially being a mom to her four children. She stayed at home with them until JD was in school fulltime before working outside of the home for the Red Cross, and at a Montessori School. She was there to encourage, cheer and support us through the many canoe trips, soccer games, cross-country skiing, camping, and swimming (except for Linda) that we experienced growing up. As the family grew, she loved spending time with and caring for her grandchildren.
She loved God and it was evident to all who met her. She treated everyone with love, kindness, generosity, and respect. Linda enjoyed teaching Sunday School or Ladies classes and sharing her faith with those around her. People were drawn to her, for her compassion and quiet display of love in action. Often sought out by others to pray for them or over them for whatever problem, illness or lament they were dealing with at the time. She sewed puppets and used then to perform skits with Terry that entertained children and adults at Church events, and in hospitals for years. More than anything she loved to sing and blessed everyone around her who had the privilege to hear her.
Linda was devoted to caring for her family so as her parents grew older, and their health became an issue and Terry’s Dad had a stroke she returned to staying at home to help care for them.
If so desired, in lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Linda’s name to Harvest Bible Chapel Senior High Yukon Mission.