Pilsworth, Linda

Written by ECA Review

Linda Pilsworth passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on May 13, 2018 at the age of 57 years.
Linda (Hoffart) Pilsworth was born in Taber, Ab. on Oct. 16, 1960. She was the third born child to Lawrence and Elsie Hoffart.
She made a great little sister to Loreen and Bob, and later a big sister to her best friend, Susan.
They grew up on a farm at Bulwark and lived a storybook childhood. Their house was always filled with family and friends, where laughter and music could always be heard.
In 1980, Linda was married and moved to Coronation. Shortly after marriage they decided to start their family and welcomed Dale Alan in 1981.
A few short years later, Lisa Marie was born in 1983. They spent a few fun-filled years living in town and then made the move out to the family farm by Throne. Linda knew her family was not complete with two children and in 1988 they welcomed Lana Jean.
Linda was never afraid of hard work or getting her hands dirty. While raising her family, she continued to work part time at Alberta Agriculture in Coronation.
The Coronation branch closed its doors in 2001 and Linda was challenged with finding another job.
Coronation School was her next calling. She started as an educational assistant working in the classroom with children and later moved to the office.
She always said she was “just a secretary” but everyone else knew differently. She called students in the morning to make sure they were awake, so they could attend school, she helped keep kids motivated by filling their timetables with challenging yet attainable courses, and she kept the school lively with her upbeat and friendly personality.
Linda also volunteered her time with Victim Services helping people through the worst moments of their lives.
Farming was always in Linda’s blood. It seemed like she could do everything. All the cooking, cleaning, yard work, raising her children and running farm equipment. She did it all while being organized and on time.
Even after she moved off the farm, Linda continued to help Dale. She would bring him meals and run the combine after putting in a full days work at the school.
In 2011 Linda was ready for a change and moved to Red Deer. She was employed by Red Deer Public School Division in Human Resources. The comment was made that she put the “human” back in Human Resources.
Shortly after moving to Red Deer, she met the love of her life, George Demars. At this time, Linda’s family grew as she welcomed George’s daughter, Trena and her family, with open arms.
They spent the next few years travelling the world, visiting places such as Scotland, Tennessee and Toronto. One of their favourite destinations was their home in Phoenix.
Family was always Linda’s top priority. She would drive from Red Deer to see her kids and grandkids perform in piano recitals, dance recitals, ball games, Christmas concerts, or just to stop in and say Hi. Linda’s 11 grandkids brought her more joy than anything else.
In the spring of 2015, Linda was diagnosed with cancer. She fought her battle with dignity and strength.
In true Linda fashion, she would go to her treatments looking ready to take on the world, always in a pair of high heels. Linda continuously received “bad news” from her doctors, but her positive attitude helped her to fight for three and a half years.
A big piece of her family’s hearts was lost on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018. Linda passed away at the Red Deer Hospice surrounded by her loving family.
Predeceased by her father Lawrence; sister Loreen and nephew Scott MacDonald; Linda is survived by her loving George Demars; Dale (Laurie) their children: Logan, Christina, Jack; Lisa (Quinton) Beaumont their children: Kyla, Owen, Tessa; Lana (Shawn) Roth their children: Hailey, Sawyer, Harper; Trena (Shane) Downey their children: Lauren and Elizabeth; mother Elsie Hoffart; brother Bob Hoffart; sister Susan (Kim Boser) MacDonald; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
A Funeral Mass was held Tues. May 22, 2018 at the Coronation Community Hall, Coronation, Ab. at 1 p.m. concelebrated by Father Mirek Kostarzewski and Father Arlan Parenteau.
The interment took place in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery, Castor, Alberta.
Donations will be gratefully accepted to Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 or to a charity of your own choice.
Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 403-578-3777, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

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