Groth, Linda Sharleen

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

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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.

Donations: William Osler Health System Foundation for Brampton Civic Hospital
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Sarah Ratcliff
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    My deepest condolences to you all; Terry, Tyler, Teralin, Brian, and Adam. My heart is breaking for you and with you. I will love Linda, our pink Krayon Krew sister, and keep her memory alive forever.

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  2. Kimberly Wall
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    I am sure happy memories of Linda will not be hard to come by as she was such a kind and caring woman. I didn’t get to know Linda very long but in the short time I did, I could tell she put her whole self into everything she did, that includes her love for her family. Every time I saw her she had a smile on her face and I couldn’t help but smile with her.
    I wish the utmost of strength to her family and hope that they know they are surrounded by support and love.

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  3. Katherine Martin
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    I’m so honoured to have known her and to have called her my friend. She was my right hand in fundraising, she and I made a lot of money for the schools. She always did the record keeping part and she had a different colour pen for each day of the week and pink was definitely her favourite. I don’t think we ever had a bad day working together. We spent many hours talking and counting money and we of course talked about our family life and I know how much she loved you Terry, and the kids were her heart. She loved her fur babies too. She was a good person and deserved a longer life. Heaven really did receive an angel. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend.

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  4. Jayne Quinlan Clark
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Terry and Family
    We are so saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. I can still hear her laughter in the front foyer at high school. May you find some peace and healing in all the memories that you hold close to your heart. Sending hugs.

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  5. Kim Fraser
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Terry, Terralyn and Tyler – you are in my prayers. She was a special gal. But you guys will persevere. Right now it all seems so awful, but I promise you as time goes on, you will find joy in her awesome memory, and she will be proud of that. Much love to all of you. Take care! Xo

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  6. Johan & Henriette van den Heuvel
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    It is with great sadness to hear she lost her courageous fight , on behalf of Henriette and myself we extend our deepest sympathy to you Terry and your two children.

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  7. Sandra & Randy
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Thinking of you all at this sad and most difficult time. Linda was our neighbour when she was a young girl, a dear friend to my sister Wanda and just a lovely, caring person. She was most definitely taken from all of you way too soon, but cherish all the happy memories, times and pictures that you have. They will help you through this devastating time.
    Hug to all of you,
    Sandra & Randy Pyatt

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  8. Linda Robinson
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    My condolences to Terry and Family
    I have known Linda for a long time and she will always be remembered for being the sweetest most loving and kindest person I have ever had the pleasure to know.

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  9. Shirley Ritchie
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Terry and Family
    It was a joy to meet and get to know Earls little sister.. I will always treasure the little gifts she has sent me home with him over the years… I am sure she is flying with the Angels… Blessings and Peace

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  10. Bryan Emidio
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    We will always have loving memories of her. She has become a part of everyone who has met her and she will always have a place in my heart.

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  11. Tracey Russell
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Our deepest condolences to Terry and the kids! Keep the memories close to your hearts as she is still with you all! She will truly be missed by everyone who ever spent time with her! Please know we are here for you all!
    Love Glen and Tracey Russell

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  12. Bob and Liz Sewell
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Words cannot express the sorrow we are feeling for you and your families loss Terry.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Bob and Liz Sewell

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  13. Mary and Darryl Klages
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Terry and family we were so sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts are with you all at this trying time. She will be thoroughly be missed at Whispering pines. She was a wonderful lady.

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  14. Leanne Franklin
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Dear Terry, Tyler and Teralin,

    Mitch, Leah and I are deeply sorry for your great loss. Linda was a bubbly, outgoing person who made us all smile. We have such fond memories of her, on Christmas Eve, at Oma and Opa’s house on St. Vincent Street.

    She will be dearly missed by all of us.

    Big hugs and love to all of you.

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  15. Jeff Hill
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    I remember Linda well from high school. Her contagious smile and happiness were ever present throughout the school. I am so very sorry Terry and family. Way too young. Terry, May peace, love and strength surround you and your families.

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  16. Ana Vitiello
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Dear Terry and family, I am deeply sorry for Linda’s passing. All the memories I have of her is of a loving, caring, sweet and generous person. I feel fortunate we shared wonderful moments. Linda will always be missed and loved. I am sure she’s in a place of rainbows, flowers and peace. Lots of energy and love to you all.

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  17. Wayne Reekie
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    To Bri, Adam and Linda’s extended families and friends…. please know we are all thinking of you at this time.

    Wayne Reekie and the whole gang.

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  18. Judi & Bev Wakeford
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    So very sorry for your loss! The campground won’t be the same without her!

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  19. Cindy stevenson
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Our deepest sympathies go out to Terry, Tyler and Terralyn , our thoughts and prayers are with you all, she was a kind gentle soul, always a warm smile. Was always welcomed in her home. Always had a great time together, weddings, dances, dancing to the song she always loved by Bob Segar, Old time rock and roll. Sweetheart, that’s for sure. Hugs to all.

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  20. Renee , Jim & Daniel
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    We send our condolences to you Terry , Tyler and Teralin. You are definitely right that Whispering Pines will not be the same without her. We will always keep her in our hearts and will have memories we can talk about. We will celebrate her life in the best way possible that she would love knowing she will be looking down and smiling at us

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  21. Owen Waite and Family
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    It is with tremendous sadness that we say goodbye to Linda , and hope that memories of her carry you through the rest of your lives. Her absence at Whispering Pines will be difficult to say the least. Sending our deapest condolences to Terry , Tyler and Teralin and the rest of her family. She will be greatly missed !

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  22. Amanda
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Linda was a friend of my mothers growing up but as I grew in my mothers shadow getting involved in the volunteer work she did I often spent time with Linda, I remember the day Linda and my mother convinced me to dress up in a giant M&M inflatable costume to launch their new chocolate bar fundraiser, her motivational prep talk was along the lines of “just smile and wave, even if they can’t see you smile they can feel it”. On a few occassions my self or with my older sister would baby sit Tyler and Teralin, the home was filled with so much love, and when she spoke it was always positive and of kindness. Sending my love and condolences to the family and dear friends

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  23. Sheila Featherston
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    My condolences to Terry & family. Linda was always a ray of sunshine at Whispering Pines, she will be missed by all.

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  24. Yvette Gauthier
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    When a loved one is taken too soon, the pain is so deep and the shock numbs our soul. Linda was a special lady who gave so much of her time and efforts. I know you’re proud of her and of her accomplishments. Cherish the moments, take time to go through the photos together. This sadness is this deep loss anf the love you shared and the memories you’ve had together. Take good care because that’s what Linda would have wanted you to do. She deserved to live so much more life. XO

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  25. Carolynne Champagne
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Terry, Tyler and Terilyn, I am so sad that you are having to travel through the passing of your Wife and your Mother. I can’t imagine the void left in place of her smiling presence. I hope comfort, love and support of family and friends, and the memories of Linda’s laugh and love she shared help you as you walk through this. Whenever I think of Linda, I think of those great personalized jersey shirts she so thoughtfully made for all the kids and how everyone walking by was always welcomed with a wave and a smile. My thoughts and care are with you and your family.

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  26. Frank Bassingthwaite
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Dear Terry, my sincere condolences to you and your family. The loss of someone so young and vibrant is so very difficult to comprehend. Cherish the good memories of your many years together.

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    1. Jim and Coreen Clarke
      Wednesday, May 20, 2020

      Terry and family and Lisa. Our sincere sympathy to you all. Terry we have fond memories of you and Billie at Grace’s. Time has a way of changing everything and not always in the best way.

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  27. Fran Austin
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    My deepest condolences to the family of Linda. Although I did not know Linda I knew her mother and dad. Sympathy to you, Paul Pallister in the loss of your daughter.
    Fran Austin.

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  28. Brian Smith
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Terry, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences during your time of grief and sadness. I wish you nothing but good wishes and hopefully you can look back upon all the good times and laughter over the 36 years you were together! All the best Terry and good luck my old friend!

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  29. Mihaela Neagu
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.

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  30. Marcia and Don Henry Smith
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    With heavy hearts we send love and healing light to your beautiful family.

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  31. Bev. and Marion Genoe
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Bev. and Marion Genoe.

    Paul and Bonnie, we are so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. We offer our sincerest condolences at this very difficult time. We did not know Linda but it is very evident from reading the postings here that she was well loved, respected highly, and “very special” to all those that knew her. Cherish your memories and lean on your family and friends to get you through this.

    Bev. and Marion

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  32. Andrew Tulk
    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    I am truly saddened, Linda was a wonderful person and always treated me like one of her own kids when I was around. You will be miss and always remembered

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  33. Carol Bolton-Scott
    Saturday, May 23, 2020

    Words cannot express on how much sadness this brings to me with the loss of Linda passing. When I got this news so much flashed in my mind of all the fun times we had at our bowling banquets. She was the life of ever party along with the love of her life Terry. Linda was so proud of her children with their accomplishments and choices they have made.

    Somewhere in the sky there is now a bright shining star in the sky and that will be our Linda.

    My deepest condolences
    Carol

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  34. Mylene Pearce
    Monday, May 25, 2020

    Adam and family,

    I am so sad to hear about the loss of your sister. Thinking of you during this especially difficult time.

    Mylène Pearce

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  35. Kim Joseph
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. Sending you and yours love and light.

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  36. Rohit Gade
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    Dear Terry,

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Rohit

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  37. Bonnie Hammond
    Thursday, May 28, 2020

    To Linda’s family – so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She will be missed by many. I have good memories of Linda from our Elementary School days at Beaver Valley! Enjoy your wonderful memories of Linda – they will help you at this difficult time! Bonnie Hammond

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