Brenda Nancy Linklater was born Monday, June 22, 1964 in The Pas, Manitoba to Clara (nee Bighetty) and Celestine Colomb.
Nancy passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, with family by her side, at the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 51 years.
Nancy was a very loving wife and a good mother. She was always happy and very funny. She made people feel good about themselves. She had a wonderful sense of humour and an infectious smile. She loved to share jokes with her family and friends. There was never a dull moment when she was around.
Nancy loved the outdoors and picking berries. She also was a talented artist who loved doing beadwork and making beautiful things. Her pictures of family were very special to her. Her most precious gift to us, her family, friends and neighbours, was to be friendly, nice and welcoming to everyone.
Nancy collected angel ornaments. She was a great believer in God, Our Lord, Jesus Christ and a happy after life. We are sure that all passed relatives will be happy to receive her. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless us all who mourn and grieve.
Michael was Nancy’s life and her main support. Mike loved his wife unconditionally and they were always together. Nancy took ill at the very young age and was on dialysis for a number of years up to her passing.
Nancy was very patient with her illness and rarely complained. She relocated to Flin Flon with her family so she could get her dialysis treatments there. Her patience and her faith were very strong attributes which helped her be the strong and loving woman she was.
Family was everything to Nancy, she lived for her family. She had a special bond with each family member. Her oldest sister Lorna became her closest friend and they always found the time to spend together. They became much closer when they lost their sisters. She fought hard to be optimistic and always had a smile on her face. Even though Nancy had a chance to go for kidney transplant, she adamantly refused when family came forward to offer their help.
Nancy’s main support was her husband Mike, they shared a lot of wonderful and trying years together. Theirs is a love story that needs to be told. Mike did everything for his wife, they always faced all their shortcomings, trials and tribulations together with sincere love and happiness. They travelled together to her appointments in Winnipeg or wherever it was she needed to go. Bingo was her favorite past time and Mike would travel a lot of miles to ensure Nancy had her share of Bingo fun.
Nancy showed a lot of courage and remained that way to the time of her passing with her family by her side she quietly left us to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We will always remember Nancy, a quiet courageous woman who taught us how to smile through the worst times in her life. She will be greatly missed, a jewel and a star in the sky.
Nancy loved the outdoors, she wanted to be buried beside her granny Cecil Bighetty and uncle Pascal Bighetty at Duck Lake, where she was raised.
Nancy leaves to mourn her passing, her loving husband Michael Linklater; children Baptiste and family, Russell and family, Mary, Sherry, Hazel, Kyler, Colin; father Celestine (Ann) Colomb; brothers and sisters Lorna (Gordie) Dumas and family, Bernadine (Gabe) Dumas and family, Brian Colomb and family, William Colomb and family, Calvin Colomb and family, Kelly Colomb, Alvin Colomb; in-laws Jane and Henry Linklater and family; uncles Joseph Bighetty, Cornelius Bighetty and family, Bernard (Agnes) Bighetty and family, Henry (Theresa) Bighetty and family, Arthur (Val) Bighetty and family, Gabe Colomb and family, Earl Nice and family, Donnell Nice and family, Neil (Rita) Nice and family; aunts Madeline Nice and family, Rosalie (Matt) Sinclair and family, Bernadette (Alex) Hart and family, Sharon (Alphonse) and family, Theresa Bighetty and family, Karen (Wayne) Dumas and family, Thelma (Irvin) Parenteau and family, and other extended family too numerous to mention.
Nancy was predeceased by her daughter Sherry; mother Clara Colomb; sisters Marie Rose, Delores; brother Colin; grandparents Baptiste and Cecile Bighetty, Solomon and Maggie Colomb; great grandparents Julien and Nancy Bighetty, Mathias and Margaret Colomb; uncles Gabriel Bighetty Sr., Miles Bighetty, Pascal Bighetty, George Colomb, Charlie Bighetty, Joe (Alice) Colomb, John Sinclair; aunt Blandine Daniels; cousins Angel, Don, Marvin, Cynthia and Bonnie; and many more relatives too numerous to mention.
If we forgot anyone, it was not intentional.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
6:00 pm —9:00 pm
Church of Messiah, Opaskwayak, MB
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Pukatawagan Community Hall
Friday, July 17, 2015 10:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Presiders: Maryanne Dumas,
Theresa Bighetty, Helen Bighetty
Friday, July 17th
Duck Lake, Pukatawagan, MB
Saturday, July 18th 10:00 am
Duck Lake, Pukatawagan, MB
William Colomb, Brian Colomb,
Calvin Colomb, Kelly Colomb,
Remus Colomb, Kelsey Bighetty,
Alexander Bighetty, Gordie Bear.
Flin Flon General Hospital Dialysis Unit and Nurses,
All Nancy’s Family and Friends.
In lieu of flowers, donation to the Flin Flon General Hospital—Dialysis Unit, 51 Church Street, Flin Flon, Manitoba, R9A 1K6,
would be appreciated by Nancy’s family.
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