Linda Beckstead

A photo of Linda Beckstead


To Be Announced

Linda Elizabeth Beckstead (nee Nead)

Born:  October 10, 1949

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved Mom on Wednesday July 19, 2017.  She passed peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus surrounded by her loved ones.  She is predeceased by her brother Roger (1968), father Floyd (1987), mother Thelma (2007), brother Al (2012) and sister Audrey (2014) who we know she is safe with now.  She leaves behind her daughters Tammy and Jenn, as well as her three grandchildren Dalton, Ashtyn and McKenna who she loved dearly.  She is survived by her sisters Connie (Bill) and Judy (Larry) and her brother Dale (Sheila).  She will be missed by her nephews Terry (Annie), Dwayne (Cindy), Jamie (Kelly) and Marc (Jen) and her nieces Sandi (Darrin), Nicole, Amy (Derek), Karen and Jaime.

Mom worked at the Southwestern Regional Centre from 1990 until its closing in 2008.  After she retired she enjoyed spending time with her friends, family and her special fur baby Buddy.  She was always willing to lend a helping hand to her dear friends in the apartment building and spent countless hours with her sidekicks Lorraine and Lyle.

A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Friends wishing to remember Linda with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation or an Animal Rescue Foundation of your choice.

Just a few words in closing:

**Special Poem written by her daughter Jenn**

The decisions we made were not easy

We wanted you to stay

But God had other plans for you

And he called you home that day


Our hearts were filled with sadness

Our tears they fell like rain

So we laid our hands upon you

And comforted you from pain


It was hard to watch you lay there

So we whispered “It’s OK”

And kissed you as you left us

Knowing we’ll meet again one day


Our lives will never be the same

The void you left is real

But rest in peace dear angel

Our hearts will somehow heal

Love Jenn


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171 Lancefield Pl. Your picture of Linda is perfect. It has been many years, but I worked at SRC for 28 years. I am devastated at your family loss, and also devastated at the loss of another loved caretaker of the handicaped people who we had wonderous relationships with. Sincere condolances for your family, for an incredible caring angel.

Jenn - Sending comforting thoughts to you and your family during this difficult time.

Remembering Linda from our our very close family at SRC, Wonderful person. I am so sad to hear of another colleague, from that sweet workplace, who has gone before the rest of us. Truly, I believe, that there will be a welcoming reunion, between family, friends, co-workers, soul mates. Southwestern Regional Centre was an amazing tapestry of friends, co-workers, clients, and Linda was deeply connected with all of us. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your loss

Jenn, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother, Linda.

Dr.Mark and I are saddened to hear of your Mothers passing ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you ! Donna and Mark Hare.

Jenn & Family so very sorry for your loss, a beautiful poem such a wonderful tribute to your mom thoughts an prayers sincerely Wendy Trahan.

I am so sorry to hear of Linda's sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the families at this difficult time. Thinking of you, Edith Coulter and Family

Tammy, Jenn and kids I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that you are in our thoughts. Our heartfelt condolences. Hugs.

Heaven received another angel, I will miss our talks as I groomed your bestfriend, Buddy. I was so blessed to have known you, will miss you always and forever. (((Hugs))) and healing prayers to the family, so so sorry

I am so sad to hear this news of Linda's passing , she always had a smile for everyone and was a pleasure to work with . Our deepest sympathy to Tammy and Jenn and her Grandchildren , cherish your wonderful memories . She will be sincerely missed by so many .

So sorry for your loss Tammy, I know how close you were with your mom. I will miss her also, she was probably my easiest client.. So easy to please and open for anything. Thinking of you, your family and beautiful children. Lots of hugs and kisses

Jenn,Tammy and family, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a beautiful person. I lived in the apartment building with her for awhile. She was always offering her hand to the seniors that needed help. She will be missed by many. That is a beautiful poem Jenn. I always thought you were very talented, and the best babysitter ever. Love Shelley and Chuck. R.I.P. Linda.

Our condolences Linda's Family and Friends

So sorry for your family's loss Jenn. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jenn B so sorry for your loss. Hugs and deepest sympathies to you and your family . Love you from Rae , Matthew and McKenzie

Jenn and Ashtyn we are here for you! Know your hearts will heal. Your memories and love last a lifetime! Prayers for everyone! ❤️

Thank you Tammy for thinking of taking the time to personally to tell me about your heart breaks for you!!! I thought the world of her...

Tammy & Jenn and family! I am truly sorry for your loss and I know your pain all to well! Remember the memories! Cherish them and talk about them! Thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.

Jenn, Tammy and family - so sorry for your loss. Hugs and deepest sympathies from Todd and I ❤️ Beautiful poem Jenn

My thoughts are with your family. I had the pleasure of meeting Linda while I worked at SRC she was always a bright light for the day. Smiling and always so caring. I know she will be greatly missed.

Tam, Jenn and kids My heart breaks that you are having to go through this. Your Mom was a fantastic lady...i remember all the late friday night get togethers ...Elvis and Bob Seger and the 50 and 60 music playing all night long..we sure had fun growing up....i know your Mom will always be around you and i hope the great memories help you through the hard days love you guys ❤

My sincere sympathy goes out to all of Linda's family. I had the privilege of meeting Linda through Lorraine and everytime it was a pleasure because she was such a kind and caring woman and she will be dearly missed. Hang on to those memories they are so precious. Kindest regard Sandra Rumble (Lisa and Todd Edmondsons stepmom)

So sorry to hear of Linda's sudden passing. Condolences to the family.