Linda Ann (Campbell) Finnie Brooks
It is with eternal love that we sent Linda Ann (Campbell) Finnie, Brooks, peacefully on her journey to Spirit World on October 30th, 2020. She had spent her last few days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the DECH, struggling with lung and heart issues that her body was no longer strong enough to recover from.
Linda was born to loving parents, Doug and Emily (Clark) Campbell of Staples Settlement, NB, 75 years ago on April 28th, 1945. She was the youngest of their six children. In addition to her parents, Linda is predeceased by the father of her children, Jerry Finnie; special grandson, Michael Finnie; brother-in-law, Lue Chamberlin; and son-in-law, Tom Solomon.
She is survived by and will be forever in the hearts of her three children; Tim Finnie (Wanda), Cindy Francis, and Tina Solomon; brothers Percy (Betty), Keith (Cristal), Gordon (Pat) Campbell; sisters Shirley Marie Chamberlain and Mary (Jack) McKinnon. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Linda dearly loved her grandchildren; Tracey (David) Kirkpatrick, Austin (Kaley) Paul, Jenny Paul (Aaron), Dillon Francis (Cera), Doug (Janet) Finnie, Tanya (Noelie) Millier, Tom (Kelsey) Solomon, Chad Solomon (Tawnni), and Ryan (Tiffany) Savoie.
She referred to her great grandchildren as her "Tiny pockets of gold", and loved to boast about how beautiful and smart they all are. Daisy, Aura, Abby, Kristina, Caroline, Layla, Hailey, Austin (Charm), (Holden & Evander – great great grandchildren), Mallory, Triton, Dalton, Declan, Carson, Thayowyn, and Madelyn.
Linda worked as a memorable waitress for many years at Keddy’s Motor Inn and the Silverwood Motel restaurants, where she gathered numerous friends. Linda retired as a Personal Home Care Worker, caring for seniors in Kingsclear First Nation was one of her proudest accomplishments. She loved talking with people and was a skilled "Story-Teller". She enjoyed playing Radio Bingo and was a big fan of Country music. Some of her favourites were Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, George Jones, Conway and Loretta and Marty Stewart, whom she raved about meeting when he was a young boy on Lester Flatt’s tour bus. That story was repeated many times over the years, but everyone knew that Elvis was King in her world. Linda’s local favourite was Joey Knight, whom she loved so much that she kept a framed picture of him on her dresser.
Linda spent her last nine months at Wik-Cihpolakon Senior Home in Kingsclear First Nation. We sincerely want to thank all of the staff for their excellent care. In addition, we remain in awe of the doctors and nurses of the ICU who demonstrated the utmost compassion and dedication to her care until the very end, especially nurses Mel & Marlee.
Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no visitation. Bishops Funeral Home will be responsible for all arrangements should you wish to offer condolences to the family. Donations can be made to the Staples Settlement Cemetery Fund or a charity of the donor's choice in lieu of flowers. A private graveside service will take place at Staples Settlement Cemetery on Saturday, November 7th at 3:00pm for the family, where we will share some stories of her unique expressions, laugh at some of her tallest tales, and reminisce about how much we love her.
Online condolences and sharing of memories may be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com