In Loving Memory Of
Linda Carol (Cowell) Zahnd
Linda Carol (Cowell) Zahnd, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the QEII Hospital, at the age of 69 years.
Linda was born January 5, 1950 in Edmonton, AB, where she spent her early life and teen years. She then moved to the United States with her father shortly after welcoming her first daughter, Hazel. She then met Thomas Franklin, got married and had two more daughters, Sherri and Brandy.
Shortly after, she moved back to Canada to be with her mom and family. Once here, she moved to Grande Prairie and started her new life cooking and helping build her community. She met her true love, Darrell Zahnd and they build a life camping, side-by-siding, and fishing. She enjoyed family time, camping, and fishing. The impact she had on people around her and her community was tremendous.
In 2013, she retired from the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen after caring for and being present for homeless, transient, and marginalized people for approximately 19 years. Linda was a one-of-a-kind, compassionate, and loyal daughter mother, sister, and grandma. She will be missed and cherished by many and all who loved her.
She will be sadly missed by her partner Darrell Zahnd; children: Sherri Diesel, Brandy Franklin, Andrea Zahnd, and Maria Zahnd; grandchildren: Jennifer Diesel (Philip Gawryletz), Heather (Alex) Lett, Jessica Franklin (Stefan Benson), Darcy (Jessy) Diesel, Justin Diesel (Kimberly Kerbes), Natasha Diesel, Daniel Diesel (Khloe Kozekavich, Jasmine Holtner (Shane Mclaughlin), Darcy Jussila (Natasha-Rae Stamp), Ray Ross, Nathan Ross (Jessie Ross), and Winter (Nero) Jaeger; great-grandchildren: Ethan Gawryletz, Madison Gawryletz, Zoey Lett, Aleigh Lett, Darius Franklin, Wyatt Diesel, Brynlee Walker, Levi Walker, Nash Walker, Logan Ross, and Baxton Ross; siblings: Judy (Rolly) Mili, Terry (Kenny) Jacobson, and Ron Bacon; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Linda was predeceased by her daughter Hazel Jaeger, mother Rita Hartley, step-father George Hartley, father George Bacon, brother George Bacon Jr., and sister Bunny Morral.
No funeral service will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army (9615 102 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2T8).
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Linda Carol Cowell Zahnd January 5 1950 December 15 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Grande-Prairie, Province: Alberta