Linda Dunbar

Obituary of Linda Susan Dunbar

June 10, 1948 – Edmonton, Alberta

September 3, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Linda Dunbar, an incredible and loving mother and grandmother. Linda passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2022, in Calgary, AB at the age of 74 years.


Linda was born in Edmonton, AB, on June 10, 1948. She graduated from McNally Composite High School in 1966, and NAIT’s Medical Laboratory Technology Program in 1967.


As a long-time resident of Calgary, Linda worked as a Lab Technologist at Calgary Diagnostic Laboratory for many years. Supporting her love of travel, she later trained to be a Travel Consultant and worked at Jarvis Travel in the years prior to her retirement.


Linda had incredible creative talent and she leaves behind a legacy of many beautiful works. She was a master at ceramics, sewing, knitting, cross-stitch, stained glass, and scrapbooking. For the past 20 years she was an avid quilter. She was a member of the Silver Thimble Quilter’s Guild and Piecemakers Quilt Guild. She also served on the organizing committee for Heritage Park Festival of Quilts for many years.


Linda was a lover of travel and has seen every continent. Many of her trips and adventures were enjoyed with her neighbour and dear friend, Laura Landry.


Linda is survived by her children, Stephen Schut of Calgary, AB, Lisa Schut of Toronto, ON, and Karen Schut of Calgary, AB; as well as granddaughters, Selena Schut, Jocelyn Schut, and Emerson Schut of Calgary, AB.


Linda was predeceased by her loving parents, Isabelle Dunbar (nee Latimer) and Russell Dunbar; two brothers, David Dunbar and James Dunbar, and her beloved dog, Oliver.


The family would like to thank the residents and amazing staff of the Rocky Ridge Retirement Community for their loving care and support.


We invite you to join us in celebrating Linda’s life and to fill a room with memories of happiness and some of the beautiful creations she leaves behind. The event will take place on Friday, the 14th of October 2022 at the Railway Orientation Centre at Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Drive SW) beginning at 1:30 pm. Light food and beverages will be provided, and we would be thrilled if you would bring some personal memories of her to share.


Please note that admission to Heritage Park is not required however standard parking fees apply. You may also register your car at one of the lot kiosks and get up to 90 mins free parking. The Railway Orientation Centre is located on the South-West side of Heritage Town Square, just outside the Historical Village gates, in the same building as the Railway Café.


In lieu of flowers we invite you to donate to a charity close to your heart.


Please RSVP to should you plan to attend so that we have a sense of guest numbers.


“What I make with my hands, I give of my heart.”


In living memory of Linda Dunbar, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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