Linda Lou Goulet of Coronation, Alta. passed away on Aug. 8, 2022.
Linda was born in Climax, Sask. on April 27, 1954. She was the second child of nine born to Louis and Luella McGuire. Linda grew up on her parent’s ranch near Bracken, Sask. This is where Linda developed her love of horses that lasted her lifetime.
Linda married Laurence Goulet in 1973. Together they raised three daughters, Monique, Victoria and Lauraine.
Shortly after marrying, they moved to Hanna, Alta. where Laurence hauled oil. In 1976, the family moved to Coronation.
Laurence and Linda began operating Goulet Trucking.
Linda was a devoted wife and mother. She stayed home with the girls but also helped Laurence when she could. Linda was far from her family in Saskatchewan but she supported them as much as she could.
Linda was a fun mom, always up for a picnic in the trees or a horseback ride. She enjoyed cooking big meals and hosting others.
The coffee pot was always on at her house for anyone that stopped by for a visit. She also kept in touch by talking on the phone.
She was a member of the Oil Wives Club, Can West Racing Association, Minor Sports, 4H, Food Bank and delivered Meals on Wheels. Linda volunteered for all of her children’s activities. She never missed an event.
The family travelled to Disneyland, Disneyworld and Expo. When the girls were teenagers, Linda started training thoroughbred racehorses, first, on the bush circuit in Alberta and then Marquis Downs in Saskatoon. Linda made many friends at the track that became like family. She was an accomplished trainer for many years but gave it up when the grandchildren were born.
Linda came home to be the best grandma ever. She was able to focus on her grandchildren, her yard and flowers. Linda’s thumb was green, she could bring any plant back from the dead. She was loyal to feeding all kinds of birds in every season. Linda cared for Laurence during his illness and missed him very much after he passed.
The last few years Linda enjoyed bus trips with her sister, camping, travelling to watch baseball, bull riding and Indian Relay Races. She was a hard-core curling fan in the winter.
Linda’s short time on earth was spent working hard but also having fun. People and horses were important to her.
Linda is survived by her daughters Monique (Wil), Victoria (Joe), and Lauraine. Granddaughters, Summer and Breanna. Siblings: Barbara (Arnold), Bonnie (Neil), Martha (Mike), Pat (Barbara Ann), Kathy (Dave), Velda, Maxine (Gary), numerous nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
Linda was predeceased by husband Laurence, parents Louis and Luella, brother Mike, parents-in-law Victor and Cecile, brothers-in-law Danny, Butch and Lea.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The Home Away from Home room at the Coronation Hospital, Mail Bag 500 Coronation, Alta. T0C 1C0..
Those wishing to pay their respects to the Goulet families may do so by visiting www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com.
There will be a celebration of life for Linda on Wed. Aug. 17, 2022 in the Coronation Cemetery at 1 p.m. with Pastor Clayton Grice officiating to which all are invited, followed by a luncheon and fellowship in the Coronation Community Hall, Coronation, Alta. from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Parkview Funeral Chapels of Coronation, Alta. are entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-578-3777.