It is with heavy hearts that the family of Linda Diane Harris announce that she has taken her final flight home. Linda passed away at Headwaters Hospital in Orangeville on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 76 years old. Linda is survived by her husband Tim Harris, son Brett and his wife Stefani, and her ‘two very special grand-boys,’ Connor and Blake. Linda will be greatly missed by her two remaining siblings Carol Small (Darrell) and Glenn Worrell (Maureen) both of New Brunswick. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Helen Worrell, brother Larry Worrell and sister Annette (Rick) Saunders also from New Brunswick. Linda will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews, close friends and especially by her dog Baillie.
Linda was born in Baillie, New Brunswick in 1946 and wrote in her high school year book that it was her dream to become a flight attendant. She moved to Ottawa after high school where she worked for the Federal Government. It was here that she applied to begin taking courses to achieve her dream. Linda flew for Air Canada for 38 years, flying internationally and completing multiple flights to Europe with her favourite being to Germany. She flew her last flight before retirement with Brett on board. Destination: Germany. Retirement found her travelling ‘up north’ to the cottage she and Tim built on Georgian Bay. For a person who said she did not want to cottage, she sure loved it especially in the most recent years realizing how peaceful, serene and safe it felt there. Ever the hostess, no one arrived at the cottage or to Linda’s home without having a glorious spread of snacks, a home-cooked meal and an array of beverages to pick from. Linda knew how to make everyone feel at home and like they were a part of the family.
‘A flight attendant never passes away, they just fly higher.’
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Wednesday afternoon 2 – 4 and evening 6 – 8 o’clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, February 2 at 11 o’clock. Following interment at Morningside Cemetery, Palgrave, a reception will be held at Caesar’s Banquet Centre, 8841 George Bolton Pkwy, Bolton.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to Headwaters Health Care Foundation, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville L9W 4X9 or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1200 – 2300 Yonge Street, Box 2414, Toronto M4P 1E4.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com
Frank & Geri Cianfrini
Dear Tim & family,
Our deepest condolences.
Love Frank & Geri Cianfrini
Dayne & Judy
It is with heavy heart heart hearing the loss of a beautiful person., Linda. Many good memories to cherish. As mentioned always welcomed. Sad for Tim, Brett,Stefani, Conor & Blake, no greater love than for her family. ✈️️
Uncle Tim, Brett and family,
Thinking of you all during this incredibly difficult time. There are unfortunately no comforting words that will make this any easier. I’m so thankful for the memories that I have of Auntie Linda, a favourite “Mrs.Jones”. I’m not really sure how the term originated but I have many post cards and gifts from trips all over the globe that came from her. Auntie Linda was so thoughtful and kind. Please know that we are all thinking of you as you celebrate the life that she lived.
Bif & Teresa Forbes
Linda was truly a very kind soul. Always greeting each and every visitor with a welcoming smile, and treats.
We loved hearing the many fascinating stories of her career life flying as a stewardess. She was an incredible woman.
She loved having her family around to also enjoy the cottage life.
We will do our best to keep alive the many good memories with Linda. She will be greatly missed.
Bif & Teresa
I have many fond memories of working with Linda on those Frankfurt flights she so loved.
My heartfelt condolences go out to her entire family. I will certainly miss her ever present warmth and kindness.
Linda will be truly missed. She was always a great hostess and lots of fun.
My sincerest condolences,
Sylvia Macdonald & Ron Kowk
Linda has left us with many fond memories of her sharing stories about back home in New Brunswick, to Her greeting us with her genuine personality.
We will miss seeing her walk up our driveway with Baillie and sitting down with us for a visit.
She will miss be greatly missed on Twelve Mile Bay, and we will continue to keep her and her sweet giggle in our memories.
Sylvia and Ron
Liz De Biasio
I was very sadden to hear of Linda’s passing and was just thinking of her recently. She was a beautiful, kind and gentle lady who always made me feel so very welcome. My sincere condolences to you, Tim and Brett as well to all her family. I know she will be missed by many and always cherished.
Sending hugs, Liz
Drew and Bev Disney
We were saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a genuinely nice person, with a positive outlook and kind to all. Fly high Linda.
George & Betty Martellacci Family
For everyone who knew Linda, whether for a moment or a lifetime, the feelings were the same. Here was a unique person who genuinely cared.
Linda had a very generous heart and would always give of her time to anyone in need. Conversations were long and newsy, usually with a story from “back home” in New Brunswick.
We were very lucky to have lived beside Linda for many years, to raise our children together; our little crescent was truly one big family. She was Auntie Linda to all our children. They were the years well spent of laughter and love.
Our hearts are saddened today but our memories of Linda will live forever.
Sending our love and prayers to the entire family.
George, Betty, Julia, Matthew , Leah and families
Tim,Brett & Family We are So Sorry For your Loss!Linda was such a Lovely Lady,She was a True Down home girl,Always kind to Everyone she met.R.I.P Linda (You will always Soar above now) Larry&Cindy Douglas
Linda had a heart of gold…that she shared with everyone! Beautiful lady…inside and out! She could never do enough for you…that was Linda and her forever giving nature!
I remember some of her stories she told from her flights that would make you laugh or cringe but she was always the hostess with the mostest…whether it be in the air, on land or aboard Sirrah!
Tim, Brett and Family…my heart aches for all of you. She’s now flying with the angels…at peace…watching over all her loved ones.
Jo Anne and Vic De Biasio
Our condolences to you, Tim and Brett and all the family. Linda lived her best life. She now rests in Eternal Love.
She abides now and forever in the tabernacle of your memories.
Vic and Jo Anne De Biasio
Tim & Family:
Our condolences to you in the loss of a lovely wife & Mom.
She will be missed by many.
All good memories will help during this sad time.
Our thoughts are with you.
Fran Janda & family……..
Tim, Brett , Stef, Conner, Blake and Baillie… my deepest condolences on Linda’s passing. She was such a loving and caring person! We will always love and miss her, fly high with the angels Linda!! Love Jay
Boris and Carol Kikely
Linda You have been a very dear family to Boris and myself. Many laughs, good times, so special. How many times four of us in a bed on many hilarious trips with always fun and laughter. You were like a sister to both of us. We love You and will always remember You. God speed on Your journey to Heaven to fly with the Angels. Boris and Carol
My Heartfelt Condolences to Linda’s Family and Friends.
Jim and Heidi Sant
Our condolences to Tim and all of
Linda was a beautiful lady and will be missed dearly.
Tim i am so sorry to hear of the passing of Linda-I offer my sincere condolences –I know she will be missed by many
Dale and John Guindon
Tim and Brett, we are so sorry for your loss. Linda was such a gentle person. We both joined Air Canada in 1967, lived at Fontenay Court. Linda was a pleasure to work with. She will be missed. Fly high Linda, hugs, Dale and John
Bill & Donna Greavettef
Tim, Brett, Stefi and boys, Thinking of you and all the memories over the years. Boating mostly comes to mind on beautiful Georgian Bay. Linda making potato salad, Tim nodding off at the wheel, but always there to help when needed. Watching Brett grow up to be responsible and caring. We will miss Linda but will not forget her.
Sincerely, Bill & Donna Greavette
Heaven gained one incredible angel. Sending love, hugs and deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss, Tim, Brett, Stef, boys and rest of the family.
All our love,
Jen, Matt, Lucas & Jake
Tim and Brett.
So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Tim, Brett + Stefani, Connor + Blakey,
So very, very sorry for the loss of dear Linda (Grammie). She was so kind, caring, and a real gem of a lady. She would always make a point of coming over when I would be at your house and we would have a nice visit. I enjoyed hearing about her family from NB and growing up on the farm. She will be deeply missed by so many family and friends. Sending love and a hug to you all.
Mom and Rob xo
I was so sad to hear that Linda has passed away. I always enjoyed flying with her and will miss seeing her at our reunions. She will be missed and remembered by so many and to the family, please know we share your grief. It was an honour knowing and working with such a lovely person.
So sorry to read about your families loss of Linda. She was a lovely person and colleague to know and work with at Air Canada. I flew with her to Europe quite often and it was always a pleasure. I joined the airline one year after Linda so we were of the same generation . Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Daryl & Gail O’Brien
Remembering this warm & gracious lady with the friendliest smile! Tim, Brett, we send our sincerest condolences to you and all your family.
Dear Tim and Family
In the beginning of Linda’s career at Air Canada I flew with her quite often. She was always a joy to work with and always made the job fun. She was a true lady and will be missed by many that knew her. It was always fun to see her at the Reunions, Please except my condolences to you and your family..
One last final flight.
So many great memories of Linda and the Family, especially on the water and all the treats that would endlessly flow for all. She was always taking great care of everyone around her. Sincerest condolences to the entire Family. Wishing you all comfort and smiles from the wonderful times and great memories. Love from the Ravens. Michael, Amy, Ella and William.
So many great memories on Wolf Lake wonderful lady
Sending comfort hang on to the memories
Walter Linda. Shpilman
Good memories last a life time
Earle Laycock (Nobleton United Church)
Dear Brett and family. Please accept my condolences. Just reading about your mother tells me that she was quite the lady. So lovely that you were able to share her last flight on Air Canada. That has to be a special moment and memory. Although I never met your mother, I wish that I had.
Dear Tim, Brett, Stef, and family,
Although I never met Linda in person, I heard so much about her, I feel like I know her well. What I do know is she was a wonderful Grandma to Connor and Blake, a loving and caring Mom and wife, and a tremendous host to all who visited.
So sorry for your loss.
Stef’s Aunt Patricia and Uncle Dan
Natalie & Andrew North
Uncle Tim, Brett and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Auntie Linda was always so kind and welcoming to us neighbourhood kids. She will be missed. Thinking of you all.
Natalie & Andrew North
Tim, Brett, Stef, and Family, it was sad to hear about the loss of a special Lady, always welcomed everyone she knew. Many fond memories of the boating years and 12 Mile. Our Condolences go out to you.
Rick & Wendy Sant and Family
Linda and Walter Shpiman and Family
We have lost another beautiful person
Sherrie & Bob Ashleigh
Very upsetting to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a very gentle, kind lady. Working flights with Linda was always a pleasure, an excellent flight attendant. Layovers were fun especially in Mainz. Her stories of growing up in NB were a delight. Sincere condolences to the family.
Dear Tim, Brett and family,
I as so sad to hear of Linda’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and friend to me and my family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love always, Jan Paron (Bell).
My deepest sympathies Tim, Brett and family…I am very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a beautiful woman with a heart of gold. REST IN PEACE Linda.
Dear Tim, Brett, Stefani & Family
My heartfelt condolences. Remembering Linda, always with her warm smile and her kindness. I will miss seeing her rain or shine every morning walking Baillie. As new neighbours Linda and I enjoyed exchanging our family stories with some similarities, especially when I visited N.B. St. Stevens. Her kindness and comfort when my husband was ill was truly appreciated and not forgotten.
Linda I’m sure you will be flying high with the Angels.
My prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. God Bless
My condolence to the Harris family. I worked with Linda as a flight attendant for many years. We had many great times .
Linda was a wonderful person and my prayers are with the family at this time. .
We are sorry to hear the sad news about Linda’s passing. She will be remembered by us for her pleasant & happy personality. Please accept our condolences & best wishes.
Hazel & Bill Harpur & Family