Linda leaves a legacy of love
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.