LUSH, Linda Joanne

December 10, 1965 – March 5, 2014

Linda passed away peacefully and surrounded by love at Palliative Care in Nanaimo after a graceful and brave battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, David Carter; son, Jesse Bennett (Emily Kitching); parents, Jack and Joan Lush; sisters, Judy (Bo) MacNeil and Emily (Dave) Kukurudziak; nephews, Paul MacNeil (Tiffany Peters) and Bryson (Emily) MacNeil; niece, Sabina Kukurudziak; and Jesse’s father, Will (Kelly) Bennett. Linda will be deeply missed by the Carter family, as well as many friends.

Linda was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island, where she grew up and developed the strong, wonderful character traits that would guide her through the rest of her life. Eventually, her path brought her to the West Coast, and she and Jesse settled in Nanaimo.

After settling on the West Coast, Linda developed a love for nature. She loved all animals, especially cats, and also enjoyed gardening. Linda shared a love for electronic dance music with her son, Jesse. From seamstress to home renovator, Linda was capable of doing anything she set her mind to.

Linda will be remembered by her family and friends for being a proud and loving mother, and possessing a kind-hearted, fun-loving spirit. Our wonderful memories of Linda will live on in our hearts forever.

We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at NRGH for their compassionate care and the incredible Palliative Care Unit Team for whom we will be forever grateful.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Ave, on Saturday, March 22 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send a donation in Linda’s memory to the BC Cancer Foundation or to your local animal shelter.

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