BURKE, Linda Maureen Bossy
Linda Maureen Bossy Burke, 50, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away February 1, 2013 in Palm Desert, California after a 15-month courageous battle with cancer. Linda was born in Montreal Canada to Maureen Kiernan & Leo Bossy on March 13, 1962. Linda graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, in 1993. Linda moved to California in 1995 and started her family. Mackenzie Maureen was born in 1996 and James David was born in 1998. Linda and her family moved to Las Vegas in 2003 and started her career with the Hilton Hotels & Resorts working as the in-house Marketing Coordinator for Hilton Grand Vacation Club. Linda was a devoted mother, sister, daughter, friend and was loved by all who knew her. Linda's smile could light up a room, she was always fun to be around, and had the voice of an angel. She had a tremendous giving heart and was totally selfless in her generosity to others. Linda and her 2 children, Kenzie and Jimmy Jam, were blessed to be able to move in with her sister Karen and brother-in-law John in Palm Desert, CA where she received her cancer treatment. Linda lived her life with grace and joy rooted in her strong Roman Catholic faith and her devotion to the blessed Mother. Linda is survived by her Father and Mother, Maureen and Leo, her brothers Peter Bossy (Christine Moore and son Connor), Steve Bossy (Stacy), Keith Bossy (Marissa and children Tamara, Kaz, Victoria, and Joseph) and her favourite sister Karen Feller (Dr. John Feller and children Kyle, Kaitlin, Alek d. 2010 and Emma). She is also survived by the love of her life, fiancée Dr. Tracy Powell of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has numerous extended family whom she dearly loved - too many to mention. Linda also loved and was deeply loved by the countless friends of her children, many of whom called her "Mom". There will be a Viewing/Visitation at Wiefels and Sons Funeral Home on the evening of Tuesday, February 5, 2013 and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Desert, CA at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 7, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on a date to be determined. A mass celebrating Linda's life will be held at a date to be announced at St. Veronica's Church in Dorval, Quebec. The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to Xavier College Preparatory High School Scholarship Fund, 34-200 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211 (with memo: Linda Burke).

Published in The Gazette on Feb. 6, 2013