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Linda Elizabeth Shoop

December 15, 1946 - January 22, 2019


Linda Elizabeth Shoop (nee Rolfe)

Born: December 15, 1946 in Romford, Essex, UK.

Died: January 22, 2019 in Duncan, B.C., Canada.

Linda’s first vocation was that of wife, mother and ‘Nanny’. Many will also remember her as a gifted primary school teacher. Proverbs 31 gives voice to the excellence with which she fulfilled these callings:

“A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

The heart of her husband trusts in her….

Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and call her happy; her husband too, and he praises her.

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who loves the LORD is to be praised.

Give her a share in the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her…”

Linda lived her last few months, in the knowledge that she was dying, with the faith, grace and dignity expressed in the poem:

‘ Let Evening Come’

Let the light of late afternoon

shine through chinks in the barn, moving

up the bales as the sun moves down.

Let the cricket take up chafing

as a woman takes up her needles

and her yarn. Let evening come.

Let dew collect on the hoe abandoned

In long grass. Let the stars appear

and the moon disclose her silver horn.

Let the fox go back to its sandy den.

Let the wind die down. Let the shed

go black inside. Let evening come.

To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop

in the oats, to air in the lung

let evening come.

Let it come, as it will, and don’t

be afraid. God does not leave us

comfortless, so let evening come.

By Jane Kenyon

A most suitable act of remembrance would be for you to read a story to a child, often.

There will be a gathering for family and friends in August of this year. If you hope to be present, please write to 4037 Johns Rd, Duncan, B.C., Canada, V9L 6S7 or telephone 250-746-1719. Blessings.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Robin Duke
Relation: friend

Hi Greg and family,
I am very sorry to read of Linda’s passing.
My thoughts are with you, Robin Duke

From: Jane Kitchen
Relation: Wife of Gregg Shoop who is a good friend and neighbour.

Our deepest condolences to you Gregg and your family. She will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
God Bless. Doug and Jane Kitchen (Turlock)

From: Tom and Ann Murphy

Dear Gregg and family, We are saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a lovely lady and a very caring person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Alison Bell
Relation: Lynn Chatfield is my sister-in-law

Dear Gregg and family
We are very sad to learn of Linda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Alison and Warwick Bell
New Zealand

From: Tom, Lael, Madelaine, Braden, Nolan and Essa
Relation: friend

Mrs Shoop was an amazing woman who had a heart of gold for all my kids. She guided them and helped them from learning how to start camp fires to learning how to read, to mentorship to them all. What an amazing woman… We are all so sorry to hear of her passing. Our condolences go to Greg, David and her entire family. A true loss. Many stories will be read, often!…….. and are………. she taught us all well!
She was a huge part of our lives, a great loss!

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