Linda leaves a legacy of love

Stratford Press - - News - By ILONA HANNE

Strat­ford’s old­est res­i­dent has passed away peace­fully a cou­ple of months after she cel­e­brated her 110th birth­day.

Linda Wig­gins, who lived at Marire Home in Strat­ford, “died with the same dig­nity as she lived her whole life,” says her daugh­ter Lynette Har­ri­son.

Linda passed away at around 7am on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2 and Lynette says while her mother hadn’t been un­well, “she was 110 so it wasn’t a sur­prise”.

A pri­vate funeral has al­ready taken place, but Lynette says a small ser­vice or me­mo­rial will also be ar­ranged at Marire so her friends can join a cel­e­bra­tion of her life.

Linda moved to Strat­ford when she was 99 and was well known for her in­de­pen­dence and pos­i­tive at­ti­tude to­wards life.

In in­ter­views with the Strat­ford Press over the years, Linda put her longevity down to be­ing hon­est and hard work­ing as well as al­ways try­ing to be what she termed “a good per­son”.

Linda leaves five chil­dren, 19 grand­chil­dren, 50 great­grand­chil­dren and 49 great­great-grand­chil­dren and will be greatly missed, says Lynette.

Linda Wig­gins

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