Linda Foster

Obituary of Linda Foster

September 11, 1956 – Camberwell, England

August 29, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Linda Foster, beloved wife of Donald Foster, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022, at the age of 65 years from complications resulting from ALS.


Linda was born in Camberwell, England on September 11, 1956, and she immigrated to Canada in the early ‘70s with her first husband John.


Linda married Donald at St. George's in the Pines Anglican Church in Banff in 2009. Linda was well known for her friendly and outgoing nature. She always had a smile on her face and was quick to laugh but was also always ready to be a strong support for any of her family and friends in need.


She will be most remembered for her love of animals. In addition to her own dogs, cat, and fish, which were an integral part of her life, Linda volunteered at the Cochrane SPCA, and was an ongoing sponsor of the World Wildlife Fund, along with several other animal charities. In 2011, after working in the retail industry for many years Linda trained to be a dog groomer and started her own dog grooming salon in Water Valley, AB.


Besides her loving husband Donald Foster, Linda is survived by her four sons and their spouses, Mark, Steven, Stuart, and David; and her wonderful grandchildren. Linda is also survived by her brother Norman in England; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Percy and Eileen Josiah; and her brother Michael.


Linda was an inspirational woman, and her presence filled many people's lives with lightness and laughter. She will be severely missed by all that knew and loved her.


A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Linda always wanted this to be a joyous occasion, formal funeral attire is not required. After the Celebration of Life, attendees are welcome to join the family nearby at her son David’s house for drinks and snacks. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Linda Foster, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6


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