LINDA MARION ELIAS (nee BURSTOW) With family by her side, was at peace on the afternoon of November 5, 2011. Linda, beautiful wife of Robert Elias of Newcastle, Ontario, and loving mother of Trisha Mader and Derek Mader of Orillia and late son Benjamin Tournay of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Jakob and Emma Mader. Sister of William (Bill) Burstow, Elizabeth (Betty) Dougherty, Laura Hanvey and Roy Hanvey. Linda dedicated her life to being a devoted wife and mother. She unselfishly gave her time and energy to ensure that her family, friends and loved ones were well cared for and respected. Linda graduated from the University of Athabasca, with a Masters in Health Studies and was driven by her strong belief in education and health care. Linda was a professor at Fleming College, Peterborough, and UOIT, Oshawa, in the Health Information Management Program. The family wishes to thank the Palliative Care Team of Durham Region for their care and support. Charitable donations may be made in memory of Linda to the Canadian Cancer Society through NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 1-877-987-3964, with whom arrangements have been entrusted. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Newcastle Community Hall, 20 King Ave. W., Newcastle.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 10, 2011