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Linda Stephenson


Linda Stephenson

Linda Jean Stephenson of Trenton, NS passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 12, 2024 at the Aberdeen Hospital after a short courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 02, 1948 in New Glasgow. 

Linda worked for Maritime Tel & Tel (Bell Aliant) as an operator for 31 years where she met many of her lifelong friends. Linda was the second person in the company to receive a Humanitarian Award. Through the company, she started bowling and continued for 58 years up until her illness. After retiring from MTT/Bell, she worked 12 years for Aqua-Check, travelling across Nova Scotia testing water. 

Linda was a faithful member of First United Church, Trenton; a life member of the Canadian Pioneers; a faithful volunteer with both Provincial and Federal Progressive Conservative Party; a past Trenton Councillor; and a friend to many who needed assistance for appointments, yard work, house and pet sitting.

Linda spent her entire life in Trenton where she was an avid baseball player, playing with many teams. She loved fishing with her friend Doris in Jordanville and spending time at the camp. The last few years she loved to go lobster fishing in Tignish, PEI with her friends, Myra, Glen and Gary. She also enjoyed visiting with her friends in Mermaid, PEI, Mary, Darren, Suzie, Brooklyn and Ciara.

She will be dearly missed by her friends, the Tim Tarts, at Trenton Tim Hortons where she had coffee every morning with Cathy, Lisa, Kennedy, Stephanie, Marilyn and her faithful driver, Mary.

Linda was predeceased by her father, Lawson Stephenson; her mother, Charlotte (MacDonald) Jordan; her step-father, Alvin Jordan; step-brothers, Carl and Raymond Jordan and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Linda is survived by her sister, Eileen Stephenson in Hampden, Maine and her children, Linda, Gary, Dona, Sandy and Tammie; her brother, Sandy (Marilyn) Stephenson and their children Todd, his daughter Ella, Aaron (Tracey) their sons Nathan and Ben; and her friend of 40 years, Elizabeth Grant.

The family thanks the EHS Paramedics and the caring staff of both the Aberdeen Emergency Department and 4 th Floor North.

The family also wishes to acknowledge Everett McCullough, Six Mile Brook, for the beautiful wood-crafted urn he made for Linda. 

In keeping with Linda’s wishes, the family will celebrate her life privately. Donations in Linda’s memory to the Pictou County SPCA would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton.

From Linda, with love: "Thanks everyone for giving me such a well-lived life."

Requested Charity
Pictou County SPCA