Linda Zolkavich (nee Shellop) was born to Nick and Gladys on July 17th 1950 in Nipawin Saskatchewan. She grew up on a farm in modest circumstances enduring many hardships. This meager start shaped Linda’s life.
First, this experience taught her that relationships were more important than things.
“Granny,” as Linda was affectionately called, lived for her family. She had a close, warm, and loving relationship with her boys Wayne, Terry, and Todd and daughter-in-law, Carly. She never missed an opportunity to mother her boys. She was the glue.
She loved her time with her six grandchildren, Samantha, Nicholas, Grace, Kate, Annie, and Ryan. Linda enjoyed and at times endured sporting activities, concerts, and other events for more than 40 years never saying no to her family. She saw and spoke to her siblings Wilf, Rose, Charlotte and Bev regularly. Her brother Ed predeceased her and she missed him very much.
But even beyond family, she was a very social person. She did not believe you could have too many very close friends spread over many social circles. She was loved by many.
But secondly, her upbringing spent on a little farm also taught her that the unexplored life is not worth living. She was social, curious, and loved adventure.
Linda’s thirst for life was ended by a drunk driver on October 24, 2014. She will be missed but never forgotten.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be given in Linda’s name to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home at 10011-114 Street on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm.