It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Linda Sharleen Groth of Brampton, ON, formerly of Thornbury, ON, as she passed away peacefully after a battle with Covid-19 at Brampton Civic Hospital on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the age of 52.
Linda was very much loved by her husband Terry Groth, whom she met in high school and were together for 36 years and happily married for over 31 years. Linda is also the loving mother of Tyler Groth and Teralin Groth whom she loved more than anything and was extremely proud of. She will be missed by her family so very much, but her memory will live on with them forever. Linda will be lovingly missed by her brothers Brian Cichon and Adam Cichon. She will also be lovingly missed by Earl Ritchie and Misty Hickey. Linda was the daughter of the late Nancy ‘Bunny’ Cichon (nee Lougheed) (late John) and Paul Pallister (Bonnie). Linda was blessed with a loving family and will be missed by her mother in law (Lisa Groth), aunts; Lois Lanktree, Sharleen Killing, Joanne Lougheed and the late Joan Lougheed and uncles; Andy Killing, Orval ‘Sid’ Lanktree, Gary Pallister and the late Bill Lougheed. She will be remembered fondly by her Godmother Fran Rapley (Bruce) and all of her nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Linda was known for the love of everything pink and Peach Schnapps. Her love of life was contagious, and she impacted everyone she came in contact with. She never turned down a reason to celebrate an event. While the kids were growing up, Linda spent a lot of her time volunteering at the schools and at Whispering Pines campground. She left her mark on many of the adults around her but most important to her was the impact she had on the children around her. Linda has had a positive influence on many children over the years and many of them have now moved on to adulthood. Her memory will live on in them as well.
Linda loved being at home when she was there, but her love of the trailer and Whispering Pines was the key to her life. She loved spending time at trailer and being with the community and family there. It won’t be the same place without her.
Cremation has taken place and Linda’s life will be celebrated in the near future when family and friends are able to gather again safely.
As your expression of sympathy, donations to the William Osler Health System Foundation for Brampton Civic Hospital would be appreciated. Linda received excellent care and compassion from the hospital staff in the Intensive Care Unit during this difficult and challenging time in medical care. Her family was also treated with compassion and sincere kindness as they could not be at her bedside. Donations may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca