Linda Black

Obituary of Linda Sharon Black

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It is with saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Linda Sharon Black, on the 27th of March 2024. She was the loving wife of John Black, mother to Jonathon Black and Cynthia (Black) Longmire (Brock), and sister to Brian Bernard. Lindy Nannie” leaves behind the loves of her life, the stars in her heaven, her grandchildren, Kaiden, Sawyer, Callum, Gwen, Quintin, Aria and Emery (Longmire) and her beloved grand-dog, Sage.


Linda was born in Campbellton, NB, on July 19, 1947, to James and Vera Bernard of Eel River Crossing. She was educated in the Dalhousie, NB School System, graduating in June 1965. She enrolled at the Jeffrey Hale School of Nursing in Quebec City (the first nursing school in Canada) graduating in 1968 and obtaining her Registered Nurse certification a year later in 1969. She worked at Scarborough General Hospital in Ontario before moving to Halifax in 1972 to work at the IWK Hospital for Sick Children, where she was a pediatric nurse. While working on the Hematology Cancer Ward (6 South) Linda met her soon-to-be husband, John. The first meal she made for him was a toasted peanut butter and banana sandwich, which unfortunately had gone cold by the time he was able to eat it during a busy on-call.


John and Linda married at Fort Massey United Church on November 16th, 1974 and later moved to Digby in 1975 where they settled and raised their two children. They built a beautiful life together, full of love, laughter, adventures and memories to last many lifetimes.


Linda's community involvement was endless. She dedicated so much of herself to her community through the years. She was a past president of Digby Elementary School Home and School Association, was the founder of the first Block Parent Program in Digby, Past Vice Chair of the Digby School Board and past Chair of the Tri-County School Board. She was a member of the Digby Women's Curling Club, past President of the Digby General Hospital Women's Auxiliary, Member of the Digby Historical Society, as well as the District Commissioner of Girl Guides of Canada and Boy Scouts. She also served many years on the Digby Scallop Days Committee as chairperson of the Princess Committee and Parade Chair. She was a member of Grace United Church and taught Sunday School for many years.


Linda was fiercely loyal and protective. She laughed loud and deeply loved both her family and friends. However, for her, family always came first, both in her heart and mind. She was the biggest supporter of her children attending virtually every game, activity or event that they were involved in. She gave the best of herself to her children, no matter what and without any question. If she were ever needed, she was only ever a phone call away and would drop everything for her kids. That love was felt every day, it was endless and comforting. She was a 'fun mom', she had the best laugh and the biggest heart, and her door was always open to friends (hers and her children's), day or night, without question or judgment.


The day she became a grandmother was one of the greatest moments of her life. She adored each of her seven grandchildren equally and without question. She would visit frequently and made sure they felt her love and warmth every day. She enriched their lives and the special bond she formed and her memory and spirit will live on in them.


If you were lucky enough to call Linda a friend, then you were truly blessed. To her, a close friend became family, and she extended the same love and attention for her family to you in return. She was known to never miss a birthday, anniversary or event, big or small. Linda was always there to provide a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen or laughter to lift you up.


Linda's great joy was when surrounded by family, even more so when this occurred at the cottage, her favorite place on Earth. She cherished all of her family trips and her family was blessed beyond measure to share those memories with her.


With her wishes in mind, a Celebration of Life will be held later in the summer for all to remember our very special wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and best friend.


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When you think of Lindy, smile, raise a glass of wine and wish her everlasting peace as she looks down upon us (no doubt with her very own glass of wine in her hand and a warm smile on her lips).


Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Digby County Funeral Chapel, 367 Highway #303, Digby, NS B0V 1A0 (902-245-2444).

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