Some people only walk this earth for a short time. Their departure reminds us that angels are watching over us.
On Saturday, February 26, 2022, Linda Ann Germaine re-joined her heavenly family quite suddenly and earned her wings at the young age of 68.
Born in Digby, NS on June 15, 1963, she was predeceased by her father Robert Germaine, mother Ethel Doucette, sister-in-law Anita Germaine and her beloved dog, Lady.
She leaves behind a very dysfunctional family that she was proud of: If it wasn’t nuts - it wasn’t hers. Her daughter Nancy Hyson and fiancé Jason Boughton, son Dean Hyson and 2 grandsons Jonah Hyson and Drake Boughton. Her children and grandchildren were everything to her and apparently she was not shy telling anyone who listened how much she loved them and was proud of them.
She also leaves behind family in her home province of Nova Scotia. Older sister Morieen (Jeffery) Mullen, brother Robert “Bobby” Germaine, sister Vicki (John) Manzer, nieces and nephews Yvonne Doucet (Stan Surette), Brett and Britney Manzer, Chad Mullen and Tristan & Isaiah Doucet.
Family on Nancy & Dean’s Hyson side are being acknowledged as mom had memories of them as she was a Hyson for 25 or more years before letting go of that side. The father of her children, Larry (Jean) and his sister and brothers: Dorothy, Darren, Paul, Mark, Chris, their spouses and their children. Thank you for the friendships and memories you helped create and keep over the years.
Linda had a big heart and was a kind, compassionate and loving woman and her many friends are testament to the lengths that she would go for them and others. Always quick to offer lending a hand whenever and wherever necessary was how she started fostering teenagers. Her daughter didn’t want to see one of her friends get moved from a group home to another town. This grew to be one of her callings: to be able to show and extend love for those she fostered. She watched them grow up in a stable environment and experience 2 of the boys get adopted.
All who knew her loved her for her wit, charm, tenacity and undying love for those she held close. Everyone always knew where you stood with her - she liked you or she didn’t. She always told you the truth, even if you didn’t want to hear it. Linda was also known for not holding anything back, including her opinion and knack for telling it like it is or was.
So many lives were touched by her, from foster kids, friends, family, friends of family - it is clear to see that she will be sorely missed and forever be in our hearts.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00PM, Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home - 703 - 13 St N, Lethbridge Alberta. Live-streaming and a recording of the service will be available, and a link will appear below this obituary 15 minutes before service time.
To those in attendance, please honour Linda by wearing her favourite colour purple to the service.
To send flowers to Linda's family, please visit our floral store.