Linda Rodrigues

June 28, 1954 - July 14, 2021
July 20, 2021 6 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with a heavy heart and much love that we announce the passing of our wife and mother Linda. Surrounded by her loving family, Linda passed away peacefully on July 14, 2021 at the age of 67.

Linda will be lovingly remembered and missed dearly by her husband Bryan and four children: Selina, Kelly, Kyle and Angelique. She also leaves behind her four grandchildren: Taylor, Nicolas, Zachary and Willow, who will forever carry her memory in their hearts. Linda is predeceased by her father Cubison Plant, and survived by her mother Greta and her brothers and sisters: Janine, Jackie, Carey and Ronald.

Born to Cubison and Greta Plant in British Guiana on June 28, 1954, Linda Rodrigues was the eldest of five children and took her sisterly duties seriously, caring for her siblings in every way she could. She loved music and animals and after contracting and surviving polio, she developed a great imagination and appreciation for literature.

Linda met her husband, Bryan Rodrigues, backstage at a school play in 1968 and the two have been inseparable ever since. Linda and Bryan moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1975, where they were married and built a life together with their four children: Selina, Kelly, Kyle and Angelique. Linda was also a warm and loving Nana to her four grandchildren: Taylor, Nicolas, Zachary and Willow. She was always happy in their presence and liked nothing more than to make her grandchildren laugh and smile.

Linda loved unconditionally, laughed easily and never held a grudge. She could swim like a fish and had a tender heart for those in need. She was a gifted artist, a voracious reader and a talented baker - particularly at Christmas time - her favourite time of the year.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Trinity Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021. In true Linda fashion, she has asked that no one wear black - but rather attend in a bright, colourful outfit in celebration of her life.

The service will be live-streamed to all who wish to join virtually, and can be viewed by copy and pasting this link - https://fb.me/e/V0lacnWN - for the Facebook live event into your web browser.

Linda will be laid to rest later this year in Edmonton, Alberta, and some of her ashes will be scattered in Barbados and Guyana.

Flowers are gratefully declined; in lieu we ask that donations be made in Linda's name to the Canadian Liver Foundation, as they hold a special place in our hearts.

On behalf of our family, and in Linda's memory, we ask that you laugh a little more often, forgive a little more easily and love those around you fiercely.

Photos, memories, and condolences may be shared on Linda's Facebook page.

  1. My condolences to the entire family. Remember Linda fondly during the time she lived in LBI. Gone too soon.

  2. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Death is never easy. May she Rest In Peace.

  3. My deepest condolences to Brian, Selina, Kelly, Kyle and Angelique.

    Linda has returned to the Realm, where we all came from.

  4. Condolences to the entire family. May she R.I.P.

  5. Condolences to the family. RIP

  6. What can I say about Linda? How can I put in words what a truly special person she was?
    Linda was the life of any social gathering. A woman that never ´met a stranger´…always kind, considerate and with a smile to share with anyone nearby. It didn´t matter what life threw at her, she lived…fully and wholeheartedly, always with a positive outlook on every challenging situation.
    She was there for me in the best of times and the worst. She has rescued and looked after me, whether I was physically assaulted or mangled after a car accident… by my side in the car heading to a business meeting or laughing hysterically as we headed to the hottest party or lime in Barbados.
    She was truly my sister.
    Linda had a unique perspective on humanity, and the ability to treat everyone equally, without judgement. These tenets of life she instilled in her children: Selina, Kelley, Kyle and Angelique, …lovely, strong adults today who should be proud of having such a charismatic mom.
    Today we celebrate her life, and focus on what a blessing she was to us all. My thoughts and best wishes go out to her husband and my dear friend Bryan Rodrigues, as well as to her mom, siblings and all who knew and loved her, as we bid farewell and celebrate her life today. May her soul soar high with the ancestors, and guide and protect us all from above. <3

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