(Theresa) Darlene Linklater, 63, passed away at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. 2019.
She was born and raised in Fort Frances, Ont. on Nov. 18, 1956 to Eva and Henry Linklater
She later moved to Couchiching First Nation and then to Winnipeg, raising her family there. She moved back to Fort Frances for a time before settling in Thunder Bay.
She was a loved by her family, a strong and independent woman, and always put her family first.
She enjoyed reading novels of all sorts, including romance, and suspense, as well as playing bingo and visiting with her family and friends.
Darlene was predeceased by her parents; sister, Mavis, in 1984; twin sister, Arlene, in 2004; and brother, Ken, in 2006; granddaughter. Sophia, in 2013; and Aunties and Uncles Martha, Agnes, Madeline, Leo, Eddie, Bill, and Roger.
She leaves behind her children, Bill Linklater of Edmonton, Alta., Raven Linklater (Real Arsenault), Stacey Manning, Amy Manning, Tom Manning (Star Meekis), and Leo Manning (Nadine Sinoway) all of Thunder Bay; as well as her 16 grandchildren.
Also surviving are her sisters, Evelyn Nelson, Judy Morrison and Lorna Cochrane; aunt, Mary Ellen Martin; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous other extended family members.
A wake was held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Rainy River First Nations gymnasium.
A traditional funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Elder Charlie Nelson officiated.
Interment took place at the traditional burial grounds at Rainy River First Nations.
A memorial service will be held in Thunder Bay at a later date.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to everyone who offered their support and help during this difficult time. Gitchi Miigwech.
Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.