Rider, Linda Dianne

Linda Dianne Rider
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Linda Dianne Rider
1949 – 2022

It is with great sadness the family of Linda Dianne Rider announce her passing on May 22, 2022 at the Stettler Hospital, Stettler, Alta.

Linda was born Oct. 15, 1949 in Calgary, Alta. to Howard and Audrey McRae.

Linda spent her early years in Calgary then the family relocated to Oyen. A few years later the family relocated back to Calgary where Linda graduated high school.

She began working at Alberta Transportation in Calgary and soon after met the love of her life, Dale. They were married June 8, 1974. This union brought two children, Chris in 1978 and Cathy in 1984.

Together Dale and Linda enjoyed travelling, rodeos and cherished the time they spent having coffee with friends.

Linda had many hobbies including quilting, painting, reading, gardening but most precious was her grandchildren.

She enjoyed volunteering with multiple groups in the Stettler and Donalda areas including helping with the Donalda Rodeo, Donalda Cemetery Club, Victim Services and many more.

Linda was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Linda is survived by her husband Dale; mother Audrey McRae-McArthur; son Christopher (Candace) Rider; daughter Cathy Rider (Frank Shunock and his daughter Kellie); grandchildren: Carsen, Dexton, Spencer, Asher and Chloe.

Also brother Robert McRae; sister Verna Stirling; brothers-in-law Ron Rider and Gary (Sharon) Rider; sisters-in-law Diane Hay and Gail (Ted) Schoff; as well as numerous other relatives and many dear friends.

Linda was predeceased by her father Howard Alexander “Bud” McRae and in-laws Percy and Astrid Rider.

At Linda’s request there will be no funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Donalda Cemetery Club.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.

Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements 403-742-3342.

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